new york moving Moving to New York City can be an experience all on its own! New York City movers, Divine Moving, are able to make it a positive one. Today we want to discuss some tips to keep your belongings and valuables safe during a move and what can be done to prevent anything from getting damaged in your local moving company experience.

Tips to Keep Your Valuables Safe From a Local Moving Company

Use Ratchet Tie Downs

Whether you are undertaking a big moving project with the help of a local moving company, or just taking a couch across town to a buddy’s house, it is ALWAYS a good idea to move with your belongings ratcheted down. These straps can be a little tricky to use at first but the benefits far outweigh the time it takes to learn how to tighten and loosen the straps. They will help keep your belongings and valuables safe and free from harm throughout the process.

Load Boxes First

Again, whether you are using a local moving company or are moving some things in a truck or SUV yourself, loading boxes first allows the more abstract shaped furniture, tables, and miscellaneous items for the front. This will allow you to load as much as possible and secure the furniture and tables in the back while leaning them against the boxes for support. The furniture can then be tied down to walls or rails to keep them secure and in place.

Remove Drawers and Glass!

Many cabinets, dressers, and shelves have drawers that slide and move around if they are not removed. Emptying these drawers and removing them from the dressers will prevent them from sliding out during the moving process. The drawers can also be tied or strapped in to avoid the same issue.

Cushion is Your Friend

It would be difficult to have too much cushion during a move. The most efficient way to go about keeping fragile spots or fragile pieces from being vulnerable during a move is to wrap them in a healthy dose of clothes or blankets – and if those aren’t available bubble wrap will do the trick. A few towels or blankets would save the price on bubble wrap, and either one will be able to keep fragile pieces safe. But remember this does not take the place of properly securing down your belongings!

Use Common Sense!

Don’t lift anything that will cause you to strain, as this puts you at a risk for hurting your back. Refrigerators, washers or driers, and desks are some of the heavier pieces to consider letting a professional help you move. Also remember to always double-check to make sure your belongings and valuable are strapped down and secure. It’s always better to be safe than sorry! Lastly, remember that for big jobs and heavy items, Divine Moving is here to assist you. We specialize in moving and help New Yorkers move on a daily basis. Let us help you and make the beginning (or end) of your stay in this wonderful city smooth and carefree!

If you or someone you know would like help from a professional local moving company, don’t hesitate to call! Our friendly, professional movers would love to get your into your new home, apartment, or office! You can reach us at 866-668-7666

Moving can be such a stressful activity, the carriage of your property from one point to another and the logistical nightmare that accompanies such a process. It can eat much of your time and consume a lot of your energy but when you leave it to the experts of Divine Moving to do it for you all this is relieved, you pass the burden to a third party who as a result of experience will be in a position to handle it fast and efficiently.

Moving and Storage in NYC

Divine Moving and Storage has been in the moving and storage business since 2000, we understand all that needs to be done to ensure that our clients property get to their intended location on time and in a safely manner. As a certified licensed and insured Moving and Storage company in NYC, customers can rest assured that large and small items will be moved to the intended destination. If you are moving homes, you would like your child’s doll to be get into your new home safely, the same with the large and delicate furniture, you spend a fortune buying them, we understand this very well and that is why our staff are highly trained in handling such equipment. Next time when you are moving do not just hire a company for the sake of it make sure you carry out a due diligence process, get to know the company. Failure to carry out this process may lead to disappointment when your belongings get to the intended destination in pieces or some of them get lost on the way. Get a reliable moving and storage service in NYC, Divine Moving and Storage fits the bill, we will get to your destination in one piece and at the required time. NYC Movers Packing--let alone moving in NYC--your home and belongings can send anyone into a panic. Divine Moving & Storage takes the stress out of it with our professional movers. Each packing professional has years of experience packing up homes just like yours. They come armed with the moving boxes, packing supplies, and relocation tools to make packing a breeze. There’s packing the hard way, and then there’s packing the Divine way. Call today for your free quote.  
tips for moving
Moving during the winter is not easy. You are dealing with the extremes of the cold temperature and the holidays. We understand how annoying moving during the holidays could be, but sometimes there is no way around the fact that it has to be done. We already gave you some tips for moving during the fall and to continue with this tradition we are going to leave you with some tips that will help you during a frosty move.

5 Packing and Moving Tips for First Time Movers

Moving can be a stressful occurrence. Believe us we know; the act of finding a suitable location, getting a lease, getting school set up for the kids, finding a new job, and packing are some of the inconveniences that a first time mover will have to experience. Sometimes moving is inevitable and can bring upon a fresh start. Instead of looking at it as a negative, try looking at it as something positive and something that was meant to happen. A fresh move can bring upon new friends, better career opportunities, and a new life. Before a first time mover makes a move to their new location they are going to have to pack and move all of their current belongings. This Packing services for last minute movestask can be really stressful, the act of carrying furniture, boxing up, and organizing the belongings in the truck can be a major annoyance. Many people opt out of moving themselves and choose a professional to move and package their belongings for them. If this isn’t the case and the person likes to do it themselves, although hard to do, it is still possibly. Luckily, through ours years of being a premier moving company in the heart of NYC, we here have acquired the knowledge necessary to give first time movers some packaging and moving tips to make their move less miserable!

5 Packaging and Moving Tips

1. Pack the items you will need as soon as you get to your new location in a clear plastic bin.

The reason for this is so that you are easily able to find what you will need to use first. If you know moving like us, there is usually a horde of brown cardboard boxes. It would be hard to tell which box is which till you look at the sharpie description. Things to include in a clear plastic bin would be a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags, silverware, cookware, power strips, toilet paper, soap, phone chargers, tools, etc.
2. Save on bubble wrap.
You can save on bubble wrap by wrapping your dishes and glasses in clothing. With this method you are killing two birds with one stone, packaging the clothes and kitchenware together.
3. Separate boxes for the appropriate room.
DO this instead of putting all the blankets or books in one designated box. When it comes to unpacking it would be quicker and more efficient to separate the boxes for the assigned room. For example, don’t mix Michael’s belongings with his twin brother Peter’s stuff. This will just create an avoidable headache.
4. Label the SIDES of the boxes.
This is very important to remember! If you label the top of the box you will not be able to identify what the box is when it is stacked. Remembering to label the side of the box can save a lot of much needed time.
5. Moving heavy furniture and glass, it is better to get a professional to do this.
When moving heavy furniture and glass we always recommend getting a professional to help with this. We have heard many times of someone falling dogdown the steps with a heavy television or sofa. With what you gain in doing the process yourself, you will lose ten-fold in medical bills. Furthermore, getting a professional is important because they will know how to properly organize the objects in the moving truck to ensure stability. This is important if you have glass or objects such as high end televisions. We hope a prospective mover enjoyed these tips. These tips will help ensure a smoother moving process. Once again, for bigger objects we always recommend getting a mover to help with the process. Have a safe and swift move!

Moving is not easy - we are here to help in the NYC area

If you are in the New York City area and need packaging and moving services we are here to help. We are your premier NYC movers. For help with your next move visit our contact page or call us at: +1 212-244-4011 or Toll Free at  +1 866-668-7666.
room - moving proccess
An office move can be a real pain in the butt. Our customers and clients know first-hand the experience of trying to relocate their office. After trying by themselves and finally getting frustrated they decided to give us a call. There are those too that like to do things by themselves. For those people we have decided to make a little guide to help make your transition and relocation as smooth as possible.

Office Move Preparation

Before you do the move you are going to need to start preparing at least 4-8 weeks in advance. There is going to be a task list of duties that need to be accomplished before going into the moving stage. What you are first going to need to do is scout the new office building out. What you are going to need to do is approve of the new furniture layouts. You can bring some of your furniture from the old office, but unfortunately the layout of the office is not going to be the same as the previous office so you are going to need to make some adjustments.

Make a Great Office Move Team

You are going to need to make a competent office move project team of whom you trust. This team is going to help facilitate all aspects of the move. It is going to be important to have employees you can trust to undertake these tasks. When you sign the lease you are going to need to make a realistic budget. You are also not going to want to sign a lease without any legal advice. There are a lot of scam artists out there and they are waiting to prey on any wrong move. You are going to need to pick the right team of moving guys. If you don’t have someone in your office that is hands-on it would probably be best to just call a moving company to handle the move. Even moving into an apartment is annoying, imagine trying to coordinate and move an office by yourself.

Conclusion to relocating an office

The moving stage is a great opportunity to make adjustments and upgrades to the company as you see fit. Moving is a great way to get a new start and to bring fresh air back into the company. For your next office move we hope you have a great move. If you need any moving services done then we are your premier movers in all of New York City. To read more about us and our services you can click below:

perfect time for a nyc move
Moving is an unfortunate hassle that many of us have to go through. The countless cardboard boxes, the planning and renting of the moving trucks are just enough to make your head spin. The most comfortable and optimal time for moving is usually right before or during Fall. This is the time kids usually start their new school year, and Fall for many is usually the unofficial start of the new year. During the fall many people plan to what they want to accomplish during the New Year and up-coming seasons. The fall is the perfect time for a change and to make a move. Fall is the ultimate signaling of a new season taking place. The beautiful and vibrant colors of the leaves changing and the crisp scent and breeze of the air make fall one of the most enjoyed and beautiful months of the year! Fall is the perfect time to move for plenty of reasons! First off, trying to move during the brutal extremes of the summer and winter seasons can be a nightmare. The summer is a problem for moving not only because of the hot and humid weather, but also because of the high demand of moving trucks, moving supplies and movers during the summer months. The summer is the moving boom and it can be difficult to reserve yourself a truck or movers for your specific move date unless booked for months in advance. The problem with the winter weather is self-explanatory. Try moving into NYC or Manhattan during a winter storm and you are just asking for trouble! The slippery and icy conditions of the ground can be a problem, as can transporting the goods in the extreme cold. Trying to maneuver a moving truck in a busy city during the winter can really stink when you are trying to weave in and out of traffic from the cars and salt trucks. You are going to feel like Frogger the frog carrying your boxes to your new location trying to dodge dangerous and on-coming traffic! The nice and cool weather of the Fall is the best climate to move. You have a nice breeze and beautiful scenery. After moving in a couple boxes you won’t have to worry about being exhausted and sweating like a dog in a desert. When you are moving make sure you get accumulated to the neighbors and also have your kids become comfortable with the change of schools. We don’t know the temperature around you, but moving into NYC during the Fall is a little cooler so you’d need to make sure you and your kids are bundled in a nice and light hoodie! Now that we explained moving in the Fall we hope this article helped clear up a couple of questions or even re-affirmed things for you! If you are ever moving into Manhattan or NYC and need New York movers and/or storage then we are the perfect moving company for you!

Call us at: 866-668-7666 or 212-244-4011

dorm move-in nyc

Summer is winding down, football season is just around the corner and it is almost that time. What time? Back-to-school time. This is the time to begin getting your dorm move-in checklist together, and to contact your local moving company, especially if you will be more than a car-ride away from home. Whether this is your first experience with dorm move-in day or you are a seasoned pro, read our helpful tips to ensure your move goes as smooth as possible.

Tips for Your Move

Mind your work (paperwork)

Prior to your dorm move-in, your university will send out a lot of paperwork. Some of it will be promotional in nature, but much more of it will detail the things you need to be aware of during move-in day. Things like move-in dates and times separated by everything from status (freshmen-senior) to last name are meticulously listed in this paperwork. Are you supposed to unload in a certain area? Is there are designated place for parking during move-in day? Will there be university sponsored move-in teams to help your child get settled or will they need to arrange their own local moving company? These questions and more are detailed in the pre move-in paperwork.

Get Organized

If you have made this move once or twice before, then you might be tempted to just sling everything into the back of your car, get on the road and worry about unpacking later. However, unless you are packing light, that is a bad idea. Making multiple trips to your car to retrieve loose items can get time consuming and tedious. Instead, organize your things with storage bins and labeled boxes to make your NYC dorm move-in a breeze.

Bring what you need

Surely, you will show up to university fully equipped with the necessities. Money for books, pens, paper, folders, a laptop (If you have one. If not, there are computer labs), etc. But, do not forget the stuff that makes you, you. For incoming freshman, the year will bring about a lot of changes. This is especially true if your dorm move will be your first time away from home or first big move. It is an exciting time and naturally you may think of leaving the “childish” stuff home. But, bringing things like childhood teddy bears, blankets or other sentimental trinkets can ease the transition and provide comfort during the times you are homesick. If you do not want to leave your childhood items out in the open, you can always use your storage bins to keep them out of sight.

Get crafty with tools

Some dorms are like swanky hotels that are so luxurious that you will be positively inspired to decorate. Just kidding. They are usually little more than bare bones canvases waiting for your personal touch. Since it will be your home away from home, don’t be afraid to get crafty. Hang a few pictures or posters of inspiring quotes. Put up a cork board or whiteboard. Grab a toolbox and get going to make your dorm room a your own personal retreat. Don’t forget to inspect your room to make sure everything is in working order when you move in. If you find anything broken or missing, be sure to inform your RA or front desk staff immediately. And finally...have fun! Remembering these small tips will make a big difference for your New York moving experience.

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One of the hottest places to live in the United States is New York, of course! Being a local moving company, we at Diving Moving have explored every corner of the city. Here we have compiled a detailed list of where and why these destinations are the best neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Best best neighborhoods in manhattan

Tribeca

Often written as TriBeCa (an anagram-matic combination of the terms  The triangle below canal st  is consistently ranked among the neighborhoods with the highest quality of life, and for obvious reasons. It has the lowest rate of crime in all of Manhattan, next to Nolita/Little Italy; however, in terms of its intangibles, it pulls far ahead from not only Little Italy, but indeed from the rest of the pack, coming in as one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan. Within its borders are located three separate universities, an endless, beautiful waterfront, and apartments in converted industrial buildings that would meet the dreams of every hipster. Notwithstanding, the concentration of celebrities is enormous: seeing characters such as Jay Z and Scarlett Johanson walking by on a daily basis is pretty normal. However, Tribeca is exorbitantly expensive, and consequently it remains a quality match for only those of us that can already afford a yacht.  

Lower East Side

In one statement, epitomizes New York. In the daytime, it serves as a major restaurant destination, with some of the biggest names in culinary arts residing in the area. After sunset, though, Lower East Side shows its true colors: it transforms into a bustling nightlife mecca, with raging dance clubs, live music, and attractions such as the Bowery Ballroom. Throughout the area, contemporary art museums are prevalent, and an active community of artists, musicians, and performers reside here. Apartment rentals are reasonably priced, the shopping options are eclectic, and the nights are long. Come here if you are looking for a good time, stay here if it looks like this is where you want to start a new life.

West Village

Fascinated with 18th century Italianate and Romanesque Revival architecture? Looking for an artsy, small-town feel in the biggest city in the United States? We've found the place for you. West Village is best known for its confusing, off-the-grid streets and its over 2,000 historical buildings, but there's more to life here than simply history. Its intimate and residential atmosphere, combined with its high concentration of artists and parks, makes this a faultless location to raise a family. And if one may be worried about seeing a few hippies stumbling down the sidewalks at two in the morning, don't be: they're part of the charm.

Gramercy

Yes, we know it's a surprise, a tiny neighborhood eponymously named after the beautiful private park it surrounds, possesses the highest ratio of trees-to-people outside of Central Park. Composed largely of Victorian townhouses, Gramercy is an isolated wonderland: if someone can afford it to live in one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan. Two bedroom condominiums can range around $6,500 a month to rent, and let's just say the average income is well above the national, or even the Manhattan average. A friendly, fashionable resort, live in Gramercy if you're looking for a respite from the daily bustle of the New York  commute. Once you decide on the right NYC neighborhood, give your local moving company, Divine Moving, a shout. We're the pros that will make your New York moving experience as smooth as possible.

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