Moving anywhere can cause disruptions to your everyday routine. But thanks to its densely populated neighborhoods, busy streets, and noisy atmosphere, moving in our out of New York City can be especially frustrating.
That’s why we compiled this list of actual, real world tips form NYC movers who have to deal with the crowded city every day:
- Plan Your Move Well Ahead of Time — When moving day arrives, the last thing you want is to be scrambling to get your belongings together. Instead, begin packing away your things long before your move is scheduled. NYC movers recommend that you begin the process of collecting or buying boxes, wrapping your most delicate possession, labeling crates and other moving chores at least one week before the moving van arrives at your door.
- Simplify — If you are moving into a New York City apartment, condo or house from the suburbs or even another city, you probably are downsizing when it comes to space (and up-sizing when it comes to housing costs!). In other words, all of your stuff probably isn’t going to fit into your new home, so you are going to have to simplify your life by getting rid of any possessions you don’t need, can’t use, or won’t fit. Schedule a lawn sale or garage sale a month or two before you move. Or put some of the furniture you don’t want to move for sale on Craigslist or in the classified ads of your local newspaper.
- Get an Estimate Ahead of Time –NYC movers know that rude surprises are pretty routine when it comes to moving into or out of the Big Apple. You can reduce unwanted surprises by getting an estimate from your moving company ahead of time — and in writing on paper.
New York is a huge, exciting and vibrant city that truly is the center of the universe. Use these helpful tips to make your move in or out of the Big Apple smooth and hassle free.