Moving out of any home is challenging but living on the second or higher floor presents a new set of difficulties. Fortunately, you can enjoy a simple, streamlined move, even if you live upstairs in a condo or apartment building. This blog will share a few of our top tips for how to move in or out of an upper-level unit, whether you’re in Worcester, Connecticut, or Rhode Island. Let’s dive in. Moving Tips for Second and Higher Floors Whether you’re moving a tiny apartment or a whole floor of furniture, these tips can help make your move easier and more streamlined: Declutter first No matter where you’re moving from, decluttering first makes it easy to enjoy a faster, lighter move. A few weeks before your move-out date, go through your home room by room and look for items you don’t use or don’t like. You should also eliminate duplicate items to clear up extra space (nobody needs three waffle makers). As you get rid of clutter, make three piles: a pile of things to give away, a pile of items to discard, and a pile of items to sell or give to family members. If you need help moving large items, like couches or unwanted furniture, give the Gallo Moving & Storage team a call. We can help you transport items, store items you don’t want to move, or transport large items to donation sites. Grab a luggage cart If there’s an elevator in your building, a luggage cart can help you move more items in fewer trips. Ideal for moving book boxes and other small items, luggage carts make it easy to stack non-breakable things and transport large volumes at once. You can purchase a luggage cart online or rent one from a local equipment rental location. Hire help Whenever you’re moving from second or higher floors, it’s a good idea to hire help. A team of professional residential movers will have the equipment, tools, and expertise needed to navigate a second floor move easily. Plus, having some helping hands will make the process faster and reduce your risk of injury during the move. Dress appropriately Moving from a second-floor apartment requires many trips up and down the stairs. Ensure you’re dressing appropriately for this process to keep yourself safe and avoid slips, trips, and accidents. We recommend wearing long pants that you can move in, sturdy shoes with a thick, stable sole, and thick gloves for lifting. If you have old back injuries or need more core support, consider wearing a back brace during the move. As always, don’t attempt to lift heavy items on your own. Instead, work with a team of movers to handle heavy, bulky, or high-value items. Take it slow Moving from a second-floor or higher apartment will slow your move down. When it comes to these types of moves, slow is steady, and steady is fast. Take your time, don’t rush the move, and pay attention to each detail. The more intentional you can be now, the easier your move will be in the long run. Gallo Moving & Storage: Your Go-To Team for Second Floor Moves If you’re moving from a second-floor apartment or condo, our team is here for you. At Gallo Moving & Storage, our experts have the tools, experience, and equipment needed to handle second-story moves quickly and efficiently. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you.