I recently moved and so I am now getting things delivered, and I'm trying to figure out what to do.
It seems like even when paying for installation, etc. companies are now refusing to bring items inside. This is fine for smaller items, but for stuff like big refrigerators, washing machines, etc, and other big items that are impossible for me to lift, I don't know what to do when the delivery guys say they will only leave them outside. I understand this is officially because of COVID, but what I find especially weird is that the guys have no problem coming inside themselves (without the stuff they're delivering) without masks (and refuse to wear them when I ask them to put them on) for signing... bizarre. I'm caught in a place where I don't feel safe because they refuse to wear masks and am frustrated they only come inside to sign stuff while leaving heavy stuff I cannot lift outside (physically impossible, I tried)
Any companies anyone know of who can deliver things safely & properly? No idea what to do with large electrical appliances right now...
Before anyone suggests having a friend here to help, because the delivery guys a) give big delivery windows (12hrs or so sometimes), and b ) they're left outside so not safe to just leave until they come over post delivery and my neighbours would probably be annoyed too, c) of course, everyone has meetings during the day and I can't ask them just to sit here 12hrs and be prepared to spontaneously hop off a work call (potentially with a client) at a moments notice... so that is unfortunately not an option. I really need professional delivery people to do this
I want to order a refrigerator online from Ikea and under the delivery options I see they are only delivering to the door due to current situation. Can someone tell me what delivery to do the door means in this instant? Will they just leave it outside of the apartment building or deliver it to my apartment door/floor but not inside?
I can understand about other furniture but I highly doubt I can be able to move the refrigerator on my own to any room. Does anyone has a recent experience?
I know it may sound trivial to many of you but this is my first experience furnishing the apartment on my own.