It’s no secret that New York City apartments are notoriously small and most of them have less than ideal accessibility—we’re talking no elevators, narrow staircases, and impossibly small entryways. While smaller apartments and walkups are known for being a money-saving alternative, they can also be a hassle to move into.
If you’re about to move and are wondering how exactly to get your sofa up a 6-floor walk-up, here are a few ideas for getting real furniture into your NYC apartment on moving day:
1. Go to IKEA for pieces that aren’t assembled
IKEA is known for it’s arduous assembly process, but the one benefit to this is that unassembled furniture is much easier to move. A new kitchen table can easily fit into the back your car and won’t require too much maneuvering to get into your apartment. If you have any furniture that has been well loved, consider trying to swap it our for some IKEA furniture instead. Not only will this save you the hassle of trying to move it, it can also be a great opportunity to start fresh in a new place.
2. Try a bed-in-a-box
A rolled mattress delivered to your new home is considerably easier to carry up your stairs than if you were to try and finagle your old mattress over a banister and up to a 4th floor apartment. Most mattresses only last between eight and ten years anyway, so if you’re about to hit that mark (or have already flown past it) you’ll want to consider purchasing a new one. In addition to the mattresses, you can also choose one of their easy-to-assemble foundations. This will save you the trouble of moving your bed frame as well. The best part is these beds are pretty comfortable, so you won’t have to sacrifice comfort for the sake of moving!
3. Hire experienced movers
We can’t stress enough that hiring movers that know what they’re doing and can think of creative solutions is crucial to a stress-free moving day. As movers in New York City for over 20 years, we know just how to execute a successful move. We are proud to have moved thousands of apartments in the last few decades alone. With so many apartment-moving experiences under our belts, we’re not afraid to move you even if you’re on the top floor of an apartment building with only a rickety stairs to use! Not only is our experience key to making sure your belongings are well taken care of, but it also means that we can get your move done quicker and easier than if you were to do it yourself.
4. Look into hoisting services
Sometimes your belongings just can’t fit up a rickety staircase, no matter how creative you get. This is where our top equipment comes in handy. We use top-notch equipment to carefully relocate furniture.
Whether it’s a crane, dolly, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered…even if it means getting a piano into your new apartment!