Are you looking for a furniture lift for your next move? Renting a furniture lift can make your life a lot easier and sometimes even be indispensable. Discover in this article what you need to take into account when renting a furniture lift, the price of renting a furniture lift and its advantages.
Price of a furniture lift
How much does it cost to rent a furniture lift?
You are moving by your own and wish to rent a furniture lift for your move? You can rent a furniture lift by the day or by the half-day depending on your needs. However, you do not only pay for the rental of the furniture lift. Indeed, the company that rents the furniture lift must also take into account the transportation costs and the costs for a technician to set up and handle the lift.
Thus, here is a price range concerning the rental of a furniture lift from a specialized company or removal company:
● Between 350 and 500 CHF per half day
● Between 600 and 800 CHF for a full day
Price of a move with a furniture lift
Today, most moving companies can install a furniture lift for your move if necessary. If you use a moving company, a furniture lift will cost you between 300 and 400 CHF.
Does moving with a furniture lift cost less?
Yes and no! It is all a question of constraint, cost and time. To better understand this, we need to study the costs of a moving company.
If your home is on a second floor, and you have a large volume to move, the moving company will perhaps schedule 4 movers without a furniture lift. In this case, the moving company must pay 4 movers for one day.
On the other hand, if a furniture lift is necessary or more convenient, the company may only need 3 movers to load and transport.
In this case, the estimate can be the same whether or not there is a furniture lift, or even more advantageous with it.
On the other hand, depending on the volume to be moved, if the company has to plan the same number of movers whether there is a furniture lift or not, the final moving estimate may be higher with a furniture lift than without.
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When to rent a furniture lift ?
When is it necessary to move with a furniture lift ?
It will be necessary to move with a furniture lift when a piece of furniture does not fit in the elevator and, even dismantled, does not fit in the stairwell. In this case, there is no other solution than to go through the outside openings (large windows, bay windows).
What are the criteria for using a furniture lift?
It is not always possible to install a furniture lift for your move. There are indeed certain criteria to take into account.
- Make sure that it is possible to park the furniture lift. In small alleys or on sidewalks, it is indeed impossible to install a furniture lift. If you are unsure, the moving company will gladly arrange a home visit before your move to see if it is possible to install a ramp lift.
- The floor where your home is located. If you live on the 6th floor or higher, we strongly advise you to ask the moving company, which hires or organizes the service, how high the furniture lift can go. There are different types of furniture lifts: some stop at the 7th floor while others go up to the 10th floor.
The advantages of moving with a furniture lift
It is a common misconception that using a furniture lift saves time. The installation time is not to be taken lightly. So if you have a small inventory, you will not save time by renting a furniture lift. However, if you have a large volume to move (more than 30m3), then it is worth taking the time to install a lift because the loading into the moving truck afterwards will be much more efficient.
Renting a furniture lift for a move or storage reduces the risk of damage. Even if well protected, transporting furniture through the stairwell considerably increases the risk of damage to your belongings and the environment (doors, walls, etc.)
Questions about renting a furniture lift
Do I need to get permission to install a furniture lift?
You must have a permit to install a furniture lift for your move. Check with your local municipality to see if you need to reserve a parking space or discuss this with your moving company.
Do I need a permit to rent a furniture lift?
You do not need a permit to rent a furniture lift. However, even if you do not use a moving company, a technician is required to install and load your furniture onto the lift.
How much weight can a furniture lift support?
This depends on the type of furniture lift used. The simple elevator ramps that can reach up to the 4th or 5th floor can support about 150 kilos. As for the larger furniture lifts, most can support up to 400 kilos.