NYC Relocating Tips

It is time to relocate to your new fabulous New York City home or apartment. This coveted piece of real estate will soon be a place you call home, but before you actually enjoy this amazing city you will have to deal with the ups and downs of the New York moving process. Check out our New York moving tips to make your experience as smooth as possible:

Move with the Seasons: If you can, try to move during the "off peak" season (October-May) where costs will be much lower than the "peak" moving seasons (June-September). Also, the beginning and the end of the month or end of the year holidays are extra busy for movers, since this is when most leases are signed. During that period, the demand for moving equipment, vans and personnel is heavy.

Make a List and Check it Twice: When moving to New York City, check with referrals from friends and family, as well as valuable resources online such as that specialize in NY moves. Be sure that movers come to your old place for an in-house estimate. This will also give you a chance to discuss any particular areas of concerns about your items, as well as enable you to ask questions about insurance for your belongings.

Organize, Organize and Organize: Even though moving can be chaotic, you can make your NYC move as smooth as possible by organizing. Begin room-by-room and devise a system to toss, donate or keep your belongings. You will know what needs to be tossed and donated (items that haven’t seen the light of day in your closest are likely in the toss pile). You can even have a yard sale (if you have the time). The items to keep can be packed into boxes, sealed with packing tape and clearly labeled. You can even make a list what is inside of each box, which will make for an easy unpacking job in your new place.

Communication is Key: On moving day, make sure you have your movers contact information such as direct cell phone numbers. Make sure that you are able to communicate with them throughout the day, so you know the status of your items. This is especially important if you are flying to NYC, so you can check-in with them before boarding and when you land.

Look into Storage: Most likely your new abode will be a little on small side (part of the trade-in to live in NYC). No worries, you can still keep your items and have a comfortable living situation thanks to storage. After a few days in NYC, you should start to look into storage facilities. You can located the best storage deals by asking your moving company for referrals or conducting research (much like you did with your NYC moving companies search). Be sure they have units that you require — a storage facility for books and a storage facility gardening will have very different features. It is best to visit before any deals are made.

Post Office: About one week before your move, change your address at the postal office. You can even do this online for a simple (and quick) change.

Take a Walk: You did it! You finally made it to NYC. Now, you can relax (for a bit) and take in your new surroundings. Take a walk around your new neighborhood and start to become familiar with the location of the grocery store, library, drug store and Laundromat.

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