I may soon have to transport a washing machine to my appartment. The problem is that
- I live upstairs.
- I may not be able to find a friend to help.
So I'm thinking whether it is practical to transport a washing machine up/down stairs alone. Obviously just carrying it is pretty much out of the question, given that a household washing machine weighs about 60 - 80 kg. I know that professional movers usually use moving straps to carry heavy loads, but I think these do not work for a single person.
The only practical option I found is to use a hand truck, and to tie the machine to the truck. Ideally I'll use a stairclimber, which has special wheels to make it easier to climb/descend stairs. However, I'm not sure whether even a stairclimber will let me transport a washing machine without help.
- Is it feasible to transport a washing machine alone with a stairclimber or similar?
- Is there any other option?