Make Sure Everyone’s on the Same Page When You Move

Moving to a new home can be very complicated. First, there’s the endless details involved with finalizing first the sale of your old home and then the purchase of your new one — or ending one lease and signing another if you are a renter.

Then there’s the endless details involved with finalizing first the sale of your old home and the purchase of your new one — or ending one lease and signing another if you are a renter.

Lots of Little Details

Plus, there are all the details that need to be coordinated, such as hiring NYC movers; packing up all your belongings; arranging the shutoff of all of your utilities, cable, and mail services; and saying goodbye to your neighbors, co-workers and friends.

So it’s not surprising that sometimes little things can get lost in the shuffle — such as providing your NYC movers with accurate directions to your new home.

It’s not enough to give movers your new address. While most moving companies have GPS navigational systems, you might be surprised the number of times two or more places have the same address in the same city or town.

Get It Right the First Time

Even forgetting something as minor as the South, West, North or East in a street address, or saying “Avenue” rather than “Street” or “Road” can have disastrous results, with all of your belongings being delivered — and in some cases unpacked — at the wrong place.

Before you trust all of your possessions with your NYC movers, make sure they know where they are going. Double check the address to make sure it is complete and accurate. And provide detailed directions on how to get there.

It’s also a good idea to give your NYC movers your mobile phone number, email address and new home phone number so they have multiple ways to contact you if they have any questions en route to your new home.