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Done. But I hope you want more than just a beer cuz that's a lot of stairs.
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Done. But I hope you want more than just a beer cuz that's a lot of stairs.
I put in bold the money part...
Plus you can't expect to climb 18 flights of stairs if you first don't try 17.
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Old 03.02.2015, 16:18
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

I can only imagine the moving quote for shifting stuff up to the 17th floor!
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

Helicopter?
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

I'd say, very carefully- and defo a case for spending good money getting the best and most experienced removals' people money can get. With years of experience, they develop a 6th sense and a real eye for what will, or will not, go and how to do it- and they have good insurance (CHECK this)

Honestly, it's great to have friends wanting to help- but non-experienced people can cause so much damage to walls and lift and your furniture too- so best not to skimp on this. Bonne chance.
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Echo...echo...
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Old 03.02.2015, 16:33
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Echo...echo...
Pfft, who reads anything but the last page of these threads anyway?
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Old 03.02.2015, 16:40
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Pfft, who reads anything but the last page of these threads anyway?
Umm, this thread is still on it's first page.

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Umm, this thread is still on it's first page.

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Of course depending on your settings
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

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Shouldn't be any need for lift-locking, as every apartment has assigned move in times, and they can use the smaller lift for getting about whilst i use the 'frieght' lift for moving in.
So the dimensions you posted are for the freight lift ?
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

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He's not made of money!!

Trebuchet?
Very large trampoline?
I like the trebuchet idea, but the rule is that if you accidentally fling your furniture into someone else's apartment they get to keep it.
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

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if I were in your situaiton, I would ask
a) the caretaker
b) the letting agent
c) the neighbours
how they have already done that same move.

If the building is brand new and nobody has ever lived there before, I'd still ask all those people how the others are planning on doing the move. Perhaps, if lots of tenants are moving in on the same day, there might be some way to pool resources (with written agreements, of course).
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Old 04.02.2015, 02:33
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

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The lowest I lived in was on the first floor, the highest on the 51st. Here is the thing: If you have to get it into the elevator does it not matter how high it is... and unless that is one absolute killer couch does it probably make no financial sense to get a 50m crane. That must be some thousands for half a day...
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

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Honestly, it's great to have friends wanting to help- but non-experienced people can cause so much damage to walls and lift and your furniture too- so best not to skimp on this. Bonne chance.
If you are moving in an off-peak time, many movers will offer a discount.
One company I work with is offering a 15% discount during the month of February for moves within Switzerland. So do shop around, and please read the terms and conditions to be certain the quote is clear to you.
If you don't have a fixed priced, then the quote is just an estimate. You could wind up paying a lot more based on the actual time and materials used.
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So the dimensions you posted are for the freight lift ?
Yes, hence 'freight', not freight. It is the size left after all the walls/ceiling have had the wooden protection affixed.

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if I were in your situaiton, I would ask
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b) the letting agent
c) the neighbours
how they have already done that same move.

If the building is brand new and nobody has ever lived there before, I'd still ask all those people how the others are planning on doing the move. Perhaps, if lots of tenants are moving in on the same day, there might be some way to pool resources (with written agreements, of course).
a) They told me to ask movers to figure it out.
b) I bought it, my problem.
c) See below

The building is brand new, nobody has moved in yet and everyone has assigned moving slots, so pooling resources is unlikely.
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

So there are 2 lifts? One passenger lift and one freight/goods lift, right? And the freight/goods lift still isn't big enough for what you need?

Will it go up stairs, assuming you can renegotiate with the management company to use them? If the biggest items won't fit into a freight lift, will they even be manouverable round the turns of a staircase?

Failing that, you're looking at a crane surely, and for the 17th floor, you'll need something pretty big, which will be massively expensive. Can you even get what you need moving in through a window at that height?
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Old 04.02.2015, 10:56
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

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Yes, hence 'freight', not freight. It is the size left after all the walls/ceiling have had the wooden protection affixed.

a) They told me to ask movers to figure it out.
b) I bought it, my problem.
c) See below

The building is brand new, nobody has moved in yet and everyone has assigned moving slots, so pooling resources is unlikely.
New home = time for new furniture shopping! (with measuring tape to hand, of course)
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Re: How to move to 17th Floor Apartment

Remove the wood panelling from the lift; it's probably quite easy to do. Whether it'll give you enough space then .. you'll need to guess.
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