Moving to NYC? Here Are Five Tips to Make it Easier

By  //  August 5, 2019

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Hire NYC movers, make the relocation fast and efficient 

A lot of people decide to move to New York City, and for all the good reasons. The Big Apple is a remarkable place, with a lot of great career and leisure opportunities.

A lot of people decide to move to New York City, and for all the good reasons. The Big Apple is a remarkable place, with a lot of great career and leisure opportunities.

However, before you get to see and feel what NYC has to offer, you have to relocate here.

And that’s where the difficult part starts, as moving even a sofa, a TV, or just a few boxes to the city can be a daunting task, because of the traffic, no space for the truck/car, buildings with small corridors, and sadly, so much more. 

Lucky for you, there are certain guidelines that you can follow to make moving to NYC a bit easier and a bit faster.

Whether you move from another relatively close town or city, or from a different state, you need these five tips to avoid a painful relocation. And, when you’re done, you’ll be thankful that you did it the smart way.

  1. Do it when no one else is moving in or out

Just think about it for a second that you’re moving when someone else is also relocating in the building: no space at all to bring down your stuff to your truck or car, you have to wait for them to bring down a lot of boxes before you can continue your work, and so many precious minutes wasted by always checking if it’s your time to move your things.

There are just so many negative aspects of this that you truly do not want to do it this way.

How to be the only one who’s moving that day? One of the easiest ways is to announce all your neighbors weeks before the actual move.

You can start a casual conversation with them when you meet, or, if you don’t get the chance to do this, you can simply knock on their doors and tell them of your plans. When this is done, you can also reserve the elevator for a block of time (if the building you live in has one).

All of these steps are a must, especially in large buildings that have about 100 apartments or maybe even more.

But, even if you live in boutique residences, you still need to follow these tips, just to be sure. If you find out that someone else is preparing to relocate, ask your super or building manager for the schedule to see what can be done about it. 

  1. Be 100% prepared when the big day comes

When the day of the relocation comes, you have to be fully ready. What do we mean by this? Well, you don’t want to finish packing on the last day. The only thing you have to do when you’re relocating is bringing all your stuff to your car or truck, uploading them and once that’s done, head to your new home.

Plus, if friends are helping you carry your things, they probably don’t want to start gathering your belongings and packing stuff. That’s not really their job, and it’s not really comfortable to them to pack your personal things, such as clothes. 

In order to make the whole process easier, try to get rid of stuff you don’t need or items that get easily broken, crushed, or lost.

However, the things you really need must have their own little boxes that provide a safe place during the whole trip. Be sure to secure all of your boxes with tape and fill them with packing peanuts. This way, when the big day comes, the only thing you have to worry about is carrying your things, and not packing.

  1. Delicate objects require special care and attention

When you have a lot of fragile or sentimental items, it’s not really okay to pack them with the other stuff. If you can, move these type of belongings a day or two before the actual relocation.

What kind of things fall into this category? Jewelry, valuable electronics, various photo albums, collectibles, and all the things that are not too heavy and can be hand-carried. 

Why is this important? Mainly because in all the hurry and excitement people tend to forget about them. Because of this, many important items go missing or end up broken.

If you come to think about it, when you have a 3-4 hour road ahead of you, or even more, and your expensive, sentimental objects are in your trunk with the other things and get squashed…yes, it’s not a great sight. That’s why it’s always better to be safe than sorry. 

  1. Move during spring or summer.

Moving to NYC can be really complicated by its own, so it’s a great idea to help your cause in as many ways as you can, and that includes picking great weather.

You don’t want to move during winter, especially in New York City, as January and February can be pretty cold. That’s why it’s better to move during spring or summer. June is a great month, where the weather is great, and it’s still not as hot as in July. 

Of course, you can’t predict the moods of nature, so maybe you’ll get to move during a rainy day or when the Sun decided to take a day-off. However, it’s still a lot better and safer this way, than to endure the hardships caused by snow and ice. And let’s not talk about doing the whole thing during a snowstorm. Now that’s simply impossible. 

  1. Hire NYC movers, make the relocation fast and efficient 

If you don’t have the time nor the energy to deal with moving to New York City alone, you can always ask for help from professional NYC movers.

Always go with a company that can help you all the way, from organizing your belongings, packing your things, carrying them, making sure that everything’s safe and secure, and also transporting your possessions in a quick and efficient manner.

This way, you can just sit back and relax while the professionals take care of the difficult part of the relocation.

Seasoned movers will have no problems with double parking and maneuvering household items, furniture, antique items of fine art, and even a piano through tight corridors and steep stairs.

And of course, a professional company will have the necessary equipment and manpower to guarantee a successful relocation to the Big Apple. 

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