NYC Divine Move for Hunger
Move for hunger partner of Divine Moving and Storage in NYC

New York, NY Divine Moving & Storage, a premier relocation company in NYC, has committed to fighting hunger in their community by partnering with the national hunger relief organization Move For Hunger.

 

As part of their national network, Divine Moving & Storage joins Move For Hunger’s force of relocation companies: to date, they have delivered more than 7 million pounds of food – 6 million meals – to local food banks throughout the United States and Canada. Food insecurity affects over 1.3 million people in the five boroughs; 1 in 5 children in the city go to bed hungry each night.

Empty Plate

Divine Moving & Storage, who provides relocation services throughout the area, recognized the urgency of their neighbors’ needs and joined Move For Hunger to continue the fight against hunger and spread awareness of the growing need in New York City and across the United States.

When people move, they often throw out a good deal of “stuff.” Unfortunately, much of this stuff is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than just left behind. The crew of Divine Moving & Storage will now be collecting those food items from their customers and delivering them directly to the local community food bank. The service is free to customers and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, simply by donating the cans and non-perishables on moving day.

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Time to Stop Hunger

“We are thrilled to have Divine Moving & Storage join us in the fight against hunger,” says Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “With such devastating hunger statistics at both the local and national level, their efforts will provide crucial support to the food bank’s mission to feed the hungry.”

“When we realized how many of our neighbors were going hungry, we knew we had to do something,” explains David Cohen of Divine Moving & Storage. “Move For Hunger gives us the opportunity to help our community in a meaningful way.”

With over 16% of the population in New York City affected by food insecurity, including nearly 400,000 children, it has never been more important to come together to help neighbors who are less fortunate. Through the support of partners like Divine Moving & Storage, Move For Hunger can continue to help the nearly 50 million Americans struggling to find their next meal.

Donate your unwanted food

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Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. They work with companies across the United States and Canada to collect unopened, non-perishable food from people who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, their network has collected over 7,000,000 pounds of food – that’s the equivalent of 6,000,000 meals – for the nearly 50 million Americans who struggle with food insecurity. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.

 

Divine Moving & Storage

P-212-244-4011 F-212-244-4155

845 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022

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PRESS CONTACT:

Dan Beam, Communications Manager

Move For Hunger

dan@moveforhunger.org or (732)774-0521 x109

 

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How to Deduct Your Move Costs

If you moved due to a change in your job or business location in NYC, or because you started a new job or business, you may be able to deduct your reasonable moving expenses but not any expenses for meals. You can deduct your moving expenses if you meet all three of the following requirements:

  • Your move closely relates to the start of work
  • You meet the distance test
  • You meet the time test

Move Related to Start of Work – Your move must closely relate both in time and in place to the start of work at your new location in NYC. You can consider moving expenses incurred within one year from the date you first reported to work at the new location as closely related in time to the start of work. A move generally relates closely in place if the distance from your new home to the new job location is not more than the distance from your former home to the new job location. For exceptions to these requirements, see Publication 521Moving Expenses.

The distance test – Your new workplace must be at least 50 miles farther from your old home than your old job location was from your old home. If you had no previous workplace, your new job location must be at least 50 miles from your old home.

The time test – If you are an employee, you must work full-time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months immediately following your arrival in the general area of your new job location. If you are self-employed, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months and for a total of at least 78 weeks during the first 24 months immediately following your arrival in the general area of your new work location. There are exceptions to the time test in case of death, disability, and involuntary separation, among other things. See Publication 521 for these exceptions.

Members of the Armed Forces

If you are a member of the Armed Forces and your move was due to a military order and permanent change of station, you do not have to satisfy the distance or time tests.

Reporting Moving Expenses

Figure moving expenses on Form 3903 (PDF), Moving Expenses, and deduct as an adjustment to income on Form 1040 (PDF), U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. You cannot deduct any moving expenses covered by reimbursements from your employer that are excluded from your income.

Additional Information

For more information on deductible and nondeductible moving expenses and information on moves between locations in and outside NYC or the United States, refer to Publication 521Moving Expenses.

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Publication 521 for Moving Expenses

What Not To Move
Rules and Regulations of Packing

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Stamp of approval for safe moving and packing boxes

 

It is very important that you review and understand which
items you cannot ship.

If you are doing your own packing, be sure to read this section before you begin. There are rules and regulations that govern all movers to ensure safety.

  • Drain oil and fuel from lawn mower and other machinery. Discard any partially used cans of paint, thinner, oil or other substances that might leak.
  • All refillable tanks must be purged and sealed by a local propane gas dealer. Discard of non-refillable tanks.
  • Avoid refinishing your furniture before your move. Some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads. Obtain a written appraisal of antiques to verify the value.
  • Think twice before dismantling your outside satellite dish; a new one may cost less than moving the present one.
  • Not all movers move items such as hot tubs, large screen TV’s and some exercise equipment you. Consult with the moving company agent about all items you plan on moving

Follow the list below for information on items not to be shipped prior to packing and loading dates:

Dispose of all flammable, corrosive or explosive items:

Acid / Gasoline Poisons / Charcoal / Lighter Fluid
Fertilizer / Paints / Car Batteries / Matches
Nail Polish & Remover / Ammunition / Liquid Bleach / Stern
Aerosols / Kerosene / Pool Chemicals / Chemistry Sets
Fireworks / Pesticides / Motor Oil / Paint Thinner
Batteries / Loaded Weapons / Weed Killer / Ammonia
Lamp Oil / Propane Tanks / Cleaning Fluid

Dispose of perishables – Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit:

Frozen Food / Plants
Open Food / Produce

Please note that you should empty your refrigerator and freezers for at least 24 hours before loading. Keep the appliance doors open so the appliance will dry out and prevent the growth of mold and odor.

The moving company agent may agree to transport perishables if they are properly packed and require no servicing in transit and the shipment delivery is less than 150 miles and within 24 hours.

Some articles are not accepted for transportation.

The moving company’s agent assumes no responsibility should these items come into his/her possession without his/her knowledge. Although these articles do not create a physical threat it can create problems if your shipment is delayed or items lost. This can be avoided if all irreplaceable, sentimental items are carried with you.

For example:

Address Books / Files / Personal Video Tapes
Air Line Tickets / Financial Statements / Photos and Albums
Car Keys / Furs / Research Projects
Bonds IRAs / Deeds / Tax Records / School Records
Check Books / Jewelry / Sterling Silver
Coins / Letters / Stocks / Stamp Collection
Computer Software / Disks / Medicine

We are standing by to hear from you! please don’t hesitate to call us anytime with packing questions! 866-668-7666

 

Moving in New York City in the spring is an exciting time for anyone. Even the most seasoned movers will have their hands full trying to get their stuff from one home or apartment to the next. One of the most important things to remember is that there are a host of things that could go wrong on a moving job. That’s why it’s so important to find the right mover for the job.

Moving in New York isn’t like moving in most of the towns of America. New York is one of the busiest cities in the world, and has an array of difficulties to deal with when moving that movers in some cities would never have to deal with. The traffic can be terrible. There is also a unique transportation system in the city, and those who’ve never navigated it may find it quite difficult.

Choosing Moving Companies in Brooklyn During Spring

Spring is about Growth

Springtime means new growth. That means growth on the trees in Central Park, and it means growth of the population of the city due to an influx of those who are excited to get a taste of what living in New York is all about; so get a hold of the moving company you want ahead of time!

Find the Right Mover

The moving process is made easier when the right mover is found. This entails more than just finding the company with the catchiest name or slogan. A quality mover will have had quality relationships with their past customers, and will have a proven track record of putting the customer first.

Plan Accordingly

New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world, and that means it’s going to have some of the greatest resources available for those who are moving there. Movers to New York or those who are moving from one NYC spot to another can do their research and plan for all the ins and outs of their move that are particular to them. No move is the same and the better that one prepares for everything they will need, the smoother the entire process is going to go for them.

Divine Moving has been moving New Yorkers since 2000. There are more than enough potential problems to deal with when it comes to moving in this great city. Divine Moving makes it our business to help those in New York move safely and smoothly. To schedule a move or to get a quote, get in contact with Divine Moving today at 866-668-7666!

 

All furniture Services is a professional furniture service company that offers  estimates, inspections, reports, repairs, disassembling and assembling, parts installation, antique restoration, cleaning, dust mites removal, etc.

Each of their experienced technicians carries everything necessary to provide immediate on-site, in-home, and in store furniture repairs on wood, leather, vinyl, fabric, upholstery, metal, steel, glass, ceramic, porcelain, stone, and mechanisms.

They use the latest technologies and products to service your furniture needs. their methods and products are chosen to make repairs permanent, invisible and to return your furniture to its original or even better condition.

We at Divine Moving and Storage recommend them highly and use them exclusively for pre-move and post-move disassembly and assembly including large furniture (Sofas, wall units..) take apart.

If you need your sofa disassembled or any other furniture related issue please let us know when you reserve your move at 866-668-7666 or call them directly at 1-888-575-6757 to schedule an appointment.

 
Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Packing up your belongings and up-ending your entire life is no easy feat. Fortunately, Divine Moving is here to provide New Yorkers with a comprehensive list of moving services to make things much easier for you!

NYC Moving Services

Specializing in packing, storage and moving services, Divine Moving takes care of all the pesky details while you set back and relax. Isn’t that the way it ought to be when you move? With so much to take care of, from enrolling the kids in a new school to changing the utilities over to your new residence, you shouldn’t have to worry about packing and moving your belongings.

Experience

Of course, with so many moving companies available in NYC why should you choose Divine Moving? For starters, our incredible track record speaks for itself. With thousands of happy customers, Divine Moving has proven they are both reliable and professional no matter what your moving needs are.

Multiple Services

Additionally, Divine Moving provides a variety of services to choose from. Whether you need us to come in and pack your items or simply need a place to store them for a while, Divine Moving has you covered.

Location

Not only are Divine Moving NYC offices and warehouses in the perfect location, but we also are fully outfitted with the latest 24-hour fire and security alarm systems available. In other words, you can be confident that your belongings are guaranteed to be safe while in our care.

Customer Service

If you are looking for a stress free, customer orientated, and superior moving experience then contact us at Divine Moving. Our business is built on client satisfaction, and we have proven time and again that our services not only meet but also exceed our client’s expectations.
Reach out to our NYC based Divine Moving and Storage today to learn more about how we can assist you with your NYC move.

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When moving in New York there may be unexpected hurdles that need to be crossed and unforeseen challenges that make the task a little difficult. The secret to a smooth move is being aware of what to do and what not to do. Obviously, many other moves have taken place in the past. The best thing to do as a new mover is listen to the advice of those that have gone before.

Moving in New York City

The Don’ts

Get in a Rush

When moving in a rush things are going to get broken, packed poorly, or just go wrong. Packing and moving are both processes, and especially here in New York City. It is important to take time and plan out each process, with ample amount of time so that no item is left forgotten.

Use a Mover that Communicates Poorly

Communication is key during a move, especially in a city as busy as New York. The location, route, and specifications of each move are different and vary from mover to mover. It is essential that the mover chosen is willing to listen to the exact needs of the customer and lay out their expectations and abilities as well, so that everyone is on the same page.

The Do’s

Stay Organized

This may seem obvious, but when moving or packing or doing anything else that requires a lot of attention, time can get away from you, and it is easy to become frazzled and let organization slip away. Allowing yourself enough time to get in contact with a mover and have an appointment set up, have everything packed, and allow the move to take place as well.

Plan Ahead

The most surefire way to ensure that a move goes smooth is to plan ahead. The more planning that goes into moving across New York City the more bases get covered effectively and the less gets overseen. Planning ahead with the moving company also allows them to plan appropriately for the needs of the mover and have an idea of what the people moving need and are able to communicate what they expect, as far as things that should be packed ahead of time, etc.

The next NYC move can be exciting and hassle-free. Make that the case by signing up a professional mover that puts customer service first. For a New York City move, get in touch with Divine Moving at 866-668-7666!

 
Is it just us, or is this summer exceptionally brutal in terms of the heat? In New York City, this summer really is no joke, especially when you’re a reputable New York moving company. People move every day, especially in NYC because it’s one of the most populated areas in the nation. At Divine Moving, we are no stranger to helping NYC apartment owners move from one place to another when the sun is truly unforgiving. In fact, we often see those we are assisting struggle with the temperature more than we do.

Moving during the summer is all about preparation, and that’s from the actual packing to making sure you have enough cold water in the refrigerator. So, if the summer is such an excruciating time to move, why do so many people do it? Well, that’s because it’s all one big equation that’s relatively simple. Allow us to explain…

When you moved into your first apartment after college, you most likely signed the lease for the beginning of May (if you went home for a few months during the summer, you signed during June or July). So, as the years went on, each yearly lease you signed was up during those months. Hence forth, you’re stuck moving during the summer as long as you keep signing for a 12 month lease. So, if you’re stuck moving during the summer, allow us to give you some helpful tips that may help you out a bit.

Why Move During the Summer?

  • The kids are out of school, so the school year isn’t interrupted provided they switch school districts.
  • The US Military more often than not moves their personnel between May and August.
  • With more homes being offered for sale during the spring, the real estate market sticks to their “warm weather cycle.”
  • It’s not freezing cold outside.

7 Tips for Moving During the Summer

  1. Plan ahead. Since the summer is the most popular time to move, you can expect that moving companies fill their schedule relatively fast, so you want to make sure to quote at least three moving companies well in advance. Two months ahead of the move is usually recommended because if you wait until you’re four weeks out, there’s a good chance the moving company you want won’t be able to fit you in.
  2. Pack early. New York moving companies will offer to help you pack your things, but they may charge you extra. Consider whether or not you’ll be able to pack all your belongings by yourself or if you’ll need assistance. If you do enlist in the help of a New York moving company, that will also tack onto the time they’ll need to assist you which could in turn affect their booking you.
  3. Keep it cool. The summer is hot (obviously), so you want to make sure that the electric is on at your new apartment and that you keep it on at your old one as well. Even if your new apartment is initially cool, without AC the cool air will go right out of the propped open doors that the movers are using to bring in your belongings. You’ll also want to make sure that you have plenty of water for yourself, whichever friends are assisting you, and the movers.
  4. Dress appropriately. The last thing you want is to be wearing your casual pair of slacks or sweatpants when it’s over 90 degrees outside. Make sure that when it’s the day of your move, you keep out a set of clothes that are lightweight and not baggy. You’ll also want to wear closed toe shoes (even if it is sweltering out).
  5. Keep the candles cool. Everyone loves to have candles in their home. However, if you like your candles, you’ll want to take them with you in your vehicle rather than let them sit in the back of a hot moving truck. You’ll also want to carry CD’s and DVDs with you because the heat will warp them. This applies to all of your items that may be sensitive to heat.
  6. Consider your pets. You know how when people take their pets to the grocery store and they’ll leave them in the car, but they’ll crack the window? Well, this point is kind of like that in the sense that you want to take your pets into consideration while moving during the summer. Keep your pets in mind at all times when moving, whether you’re leaving them in the car or keeping them in the apartment. The movers will most likely prop open a door in order to make moving large objects into the home easier, so with that in mind, you’ll want to figure out when the right time is to move the animals. In NYC, there are plenty of vet clinics that will board them for one day, so you can focus on your move without having to worry about your furry little kids.