3 Tips You Need to Know When Moving to New York City
Whether you’re moving in or out of New York City, or within the five boroughs of New York, moving is no easy feat in the city that never sleeps. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you will want to hire a professional moving company. This way, you can focus on other important aspects of moving and leave the stressful part to the professionals. There are 3 important things you want to know when moving in New York City.
1. Hire Movers With NYC Experience
The first step in the moving process is to hire movers with NYC experience to assist you. There are dozens of moving companies in your area alone, but you shouldn’t hire the first name that comes up in your search without digging deeper into their history and reputation. The number of years a moving company has been in business will be a telltale sign of their experience handling customer’s personal belongings. You will feel a lot more comfortable and at peace with a company that has decades of experience in the packing, loading and transporting of household items. To get a good gauge on a company’s experience in the industry, check out their website and read up on their history. Moving companies that are a part of a national van line are also a plus because they have access to large fleets of trucks and high end technology that will ensure the safety of your items. They are also held to very high standards in terms of employee training, background checks for moving crews and quality assurance.
2. Select A Move-In Date When No One Else Is Moving
If you live in NYC, you know some of the struggles that come from moving in a big city full of hustle and bustle. To avoid any difficulties or delays the day of your move, try and select a date when no one else is moving in or out of your building. This may leave you the ability to reserve a service elevator for yourself and avoid delays caused by multiple movers coming in and out. If you are moving into a smaller building, it is smart to reserve a day when you’ll be the only tenant moving in or out to prevent possible delays from foot traffic.
3. Leave The Packing To Pros
One of the most important decisions you have to make after you hire NYC movers is whether you’ll take advantage of their packing services. You almost always have the option of doing your own packing (unless you’re traveling internationally), but many moving companies will offer both partial and full packing services. It’s highly suggested that you take advantage of packing services for a few different reasons.
First, if you hire a reputable moving company, they will have the know-how to pack your belongings correctly thanks to years of experience. They will also have the materials that are necessary to pack your items in the safest way possible. White Glove Moving Services is also an option which includes the packing and moving of breakables and high value items such as paintings and fine art, pianos, wine collections, china or glassware among many other valuable items.If you are short on time and your move was last minute, having the movers do the packing will save you both time and unwanted stress.Whether you prefer full or partial packing services leave the unique items to the professionals, and you’ll save yourself from having to deal with broken items later on.
Ready to make your NYC move?
Finding a NYC moving company with the experience to execute a perfect move isn’t as difficult as you may think. Liberty Moving & Storage opened in NYC in 1939, and we have the industry know-how and local street smarts to handle any NYC move no matter how big or small. If you’re ready to begin the moving process give us a call at 1-800-640-4487 or submit the form below to schedule a free in-home estimate at no obligation.