Are you moving in or out of a high rise in downtown Austin?
Our city is growing! The Austin skyline has started to fill up and look more like NY these days. It is so exciting to see Austin’s downtown area changing and becoming a thriving metropolis and this means that downtown Austin high-rise moving is becoming more common.
As a local Austin moving company that works often in this growing area we have gathered some feedback from the field to help you pass moving day downtown faster, smoother and more efficiently.
Make sure to reserve parking for the moving truck if necessary. Not all buildings downtown have a loading zone inside the parking structure, so if the moving truck needs to park outside on the street you want it to be able to park as close as possible to the entrance in a legal spot where the movers can load or unload without wasting time walking down the block and most importantly, without getting a ticket!
Reserve the freight elevator for the full amount of time that your Austin mover is expecting to load or unload. Ask the building maintenance to lock the elevator for your mover’s use during the entire estimated time of your move to avoid costly delays caused by waiting for the elevator or having to share with another building contractor.
Some of the newer buildings require an insurance certificate from your mover – be sure to request this in advance and provide all of the building’s requirements to your Austin movers to avoid any delays or problems on move day.
Plastic Crate Rental: Did you know that Elephant Moving & Storage offers crate rental for commercial and residential moves in the Austin area? These earth-friendly stackable crates cut down on waste, cut down on packing time, and best of all cut down on cost. Not only do they cost less than traditional cardboard packing materials, but they make your move a snap! The crates stack easily on one another and have special dollies to move them, which means your Austin mover will spend less time lugging boxes by hand, thus saving you even more.