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Old 02-08-06, 01:04 PM
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how to move furniture into a loft?

I'm looking at a condo with the 2 main bedrooms lofted. The living room goes straight up to the 2nd story ceiling. There is a spiral staircase coming from the kitchen going upstairs. My question is how do you move furniture up there? Things that do not come apart like dressers, box springs, etc.
Complex pully system? Really strong guys tossing items from the living room?
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Old 02-08-06, 01:14 PM
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You need boxsprings? What are you -- a girl?? Sleep on the floor like a man. And like it.

Or pulleys. And if you can't do that, pull up the furniture with ropes tied directly to the pieces, and wrap them (and exposed walls, floors, whatever might get scratched). Also, is there a window that might work?
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Old 02-08-06, 01:16 PM
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Go to IKEA. Buy stuff still in the box. Move it in. Assemble it. Be prepared to leave it all when you move out.

But realistically, the condo should have a freight elevator or some sort of moving stairs around back. Perhaps there's an access to the 2 bedrooms? Check the rules/regs, bylaws or the declaration--it should say how to move things in and out in great detail (hours, etc.). Or just knock on a door of someone with the same unit and ask him/her.
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Old 02-08-06, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by uberjoe
You need boxsprings? What are you -- a girl?? Sleep on the floor like a man. And like it.

Or pulleys. And if you can't do that, pull up the furniture with ropes tied directly to the pieces, and wrap them (and exposed walls, floors, whatever might get scratched). Also, is there a window that might work?
I am a girl.

I was thinking it could be done with ropes and pulling but I didn't want anything to break.
Unf. I have very little ikea furniture - Most of it is older, solid and in 1 piece.
There is a freight elevator for the building itself but this is inside the actual unit. I have no idea how you would get bedroom furniture upstairs.
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Originally Posted by uberjoe
You need boxsprings? What are you -- a girl??
Originally Posted by squidget
I am a girl.
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Hey, I'm a guy and I like my box spring
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Get it halfway up the stairs, then hook it.
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Old 02-08-06, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by squidget
Things that do not come apart like dressers, box springs, etc.
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Speaking from experience, box springs do come apart, or at least to the point where you can collapse them enough to fit up tight stairways. It's a pain in the ass to do, believe me, but for a few moves that I have been involved in, there was no other alternative.
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