Are you in the process of moving to a condo? This may be your first home or you may be downsizing, regardless of the reason moving can be a stressful and exciting time. Most moves can be complicated which is why you need to plan your move at least 60 days prior to your actual move date. Below are a few tips that can help you navigate your next move like a pro.


If you are moving locally to a new condo, make sure you have all the details of your upcoming move so you can relay that information to your moving company. This will give them the ability to provide you with an accurate quote. It is important to discuss details like stairs, elevators, and the floor your condo is located. Physical details like narrow doorways and hallways, so the movers can plan your move based on your furniture and how they will navigate your items to their respective rooms.

You don’t want to be caught off guard with the movers not being able to move your furniture into your new condo because it doesn’t fit. So try and pre-plan by measuring doorways and your furniture to make sure all of your items will fit.


Many times, we can get so caught up with planning a move, we can lose track of the little things like setting up your utilities (water and electric). If you are used to living in an apartment sometimes electric and water are included in the lease. With condos they are not, so you will need to plan your utility activation with your local municipality a day or two prior to your move in date. Also, don’t forget to plan to shut off your utilities from your old residence the day after your move out. This way you are not moving your items in the dark or without AC.

Tip: To make sure everything is on schedule it is always beneficial to contact your local moving company a few days prior to your move to double check the date and time of your move. Most moving companies will give you a call or email you a few days in advance just to confirm their schedule, however if they don’t it can’t hurt for you to reach out to them just for peace of mind.


To help out your movers you will want to talk with the condos property management company. See if you can reserve a few spaces up front for your moving company to park and unload. Typically, these communities will have ample parking, however that’s not always the case. You don’t want your movers to have to have to move your items from a long distance away from your condo.
You will also want to talk with the management company to see if there is a main elevator or service elevator you can reserve for your movers on moving day.


If you are like the majority of American’s we have too much stuff. So, a move is a great way to de-clutter and get rid of items you no longer have a use for. This will also help you save on your moving expenses. Moving companies will typically charge you less when you transport fewer pieces of furniture.


At Royal Moving and Storage, we specialize in residential and commercial moves. With more than 30 years of experience we are one the largest and top rated local movers in Jacksonville. If you are moving to a condo and need a free estimate and to further discuss the details of your move, contact one of our moving specialists today (904) 724-6683.

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