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Finally moving out of the dorms and into an apartment can be one of the most liberating feelings in the world, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Any type of moving is one big headache, regardless of how much planning and preparation you do, no one likes to move especially dorm movers.

When you live in an area such as New York City, you have some benefits when moving from the NYU dorms into an apartment because you already know the area, you probably have a general idea of the area where you can afford an apartment, and you’ll know which apartments are closest to school.

With that being said, we compiled a list of tips to help lessen the stress you may feel when you’re moving into your first apartment and away from dorm life.

3 Tips for Moving into Your First Apartment

  1. Determine your budget

    Before you begin apartment hunting, you need to figure out what you’ll be able to afford when it comes to rent, utilities, laundry, paying for movers, and even the furniture you’ll eventually need. Your budget is going to help you narrow your apartment search, and it’ll make life infinitely easier because you can work out a savings plan for each month to make sure everything is paid for.

  2. Secure the apartment
    ahead of time

    Don’t wait until the last minute to secure your apartment, otherwise you’ll end up living wherever is still available and you’ll have no control over the area. Once your budget is set, it’ll be far easier for you to find an apartment because it’ll narrow your search drastically. When you live near campus, the apartments will go fast because everyone wants to be close to school, so make sure you start looking as soon as that budget is set.

  3. Don’t keep what you don’t need

    Do you really need that busted futon, or can you throw it out? When you move into your first apartment, you’re going to want to start from scratch. Now, that’s not saying you won’t take some furniture items with you, but you don’t want to have to spend a majority of your budget on movers having to move a bunch of things you don’t realistically need. Instead, pack up early and determine what you can either give away or throw out. Then, label the boxes accordingly so the movers don’t take anything you want to donate.

Moving in New York City?

If you’re moving in New York City and still need to acquire a moving company, contact us at Divine Moving. Along with a fleet of moving trucks and reliable movers, we also have a storage facility in the event you’re traveling for the summer before moving into your apartment and need to keep your things somewhere safe. When you’re moving around NYC, you want to hire a moving company that knows their way around the city streets to ensure that your move goes off without a hitch, and at Divine Moving, we’re that company.


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So, you’re finally moving and you’re excited about it, but as soon as you realize how much packing you have to do, the excitement is sucked right out of you. Nobody enjoys packing for a move because the concept of packing everything away into boxes, only to unpack it shortly after the fact – plus, you have to find new places to put all your stuff. With that being said, there are actually some moving hacks out there that will make your packing experience not AS bad, because it’ll be bad regardless.

Sometimes, there are elements within our possession that are difficult to pack, and even thinking of packing them just helps you picture opening a box full of broken glass. Its instances like these where packing hacks are really useful because you can see how ingenious some of movers can be.

10 Packing Hacks for Everyone Moving

  1. Instead of taking all your clothes off the hangars and folding them, take trash bags and just side them over the clothes with the hangars still on then tie the bag. All you’ll need to do in your new home will be to hang the clothes and slide the bags off.
  2. Afraid of plates breaking? Go out and invest in some Styrofoam plates, then place them in between the glass plates — this will prevent any scratching as well as broken glass provided you don’t drop the box.
  3. Speaking of dropping the box, continuously opening and closing the front door can be risky for the belongings in your hands so, take a rubber band and crisscross it over the lock so it’s blocked and can’t retract. This way, you just need to give the door a nudge to get it to open and close.
  4. Pack your basics separately in case you can’t find anything or if anything gets lost or misplaced during the move. This way, you’ll have the essentials you need. It’s best if you just pack this like a vacation bag.
  5. Did you accidentally put some holes in your walls? Use toothpaste to fill them in.
  6. Label all your boxes on the sides rather than the top so you can see what’s inside of them without having to lift a bunch of boxes to get to the one you think you’re looking for.
  7. Don’t wait till the last minute to find a moving company, especially during the summer when all the recent graduates are moving into their new apartments.
  8. If you’re worried about losing little things like screws, put them in zip-lock bags that are labeled and put somewhere that you’ll remember.
  9. When you’re packing any liquids, cover them with plastic wrap so any spills or liquid explosions are contained.
  10. Add handles to your boxes to make carrying them easier by cutting a thin rectangle on each side so you’re not straining your arms trying to reach around and maintain your grip on the box.




While its best if you can avoid moving during the winter, some people can’t stay away from it as it’s the only time they’re able to move. No one likes the cold, sure it’s fun to look at, but when you’re packing up your life and moving from one location to another in the middle of a flurry and it becomes far less appealing.

Believe it or not, winter isn’t one of the worst times to move, it’s actually one of the best if you’re looking to save money and look past the weather. In terms of hiring movers or renting a moving truck, you’ll find that they offer cheaper rates during the winter. However, that doesn’t mean moving while its freezing doesn’t require some extra preparation.

3 tips for moving in the winter

  1. Contact the property to make sure you have everything.

    Before you start moving your life into your new home, contact your property agent to make sure you’ll have heating and lights. Considering the temperature outside, this is a tip you don’t want to forget. We recommend that you go to the property a few days before you move to make sure that it’s warm for the move-in. Plus, if you’re moving into a city such as New York, the apartments can take a while to heat up fully so, keep that in mind.

  2. Clear the snow from the entrance.

    If your new home isn’t far from your old, it’d be wise to go there the day before to shovel and salt the walkways. This will make it safer for both you and the movers who are assisting you. If you’re moving into an apartment, you should be able to contact the property manager to make sure that this step is done.

  3. Check for parking space.

    Nothing would be worse than hiring movers and not having a place for them to park. Before the move-in/out day, make sure that there’s guaranteed parking for your vehicle as well as any moving trucks you may be using. You may have do some negotiating with your neighbors, but once you get the parking, make sure it’s shoveled and cleared of snow so the lines are visible.

Moving is no joke. It can cause stress, headaches, and it can cost a pretty penny. However, if you invest in a reliable New York City moving company that’s experienced with navigating around your new local neighborhood, you should be set. As long as you invest in movers that can do the heavy lifting, the only stressful part you have to deal with is figuring out where to put all your stuff in your new home.




When it’s time to move, the stress is already there. It’s been looming. You just paid a down payment on your new NYC apartment, you still have to contact movers, pack all your things up, and you have no idea where to start. At Divine Moving, we understand how much moving in the city can suck the life out of you mentally and physically, but we provide our clients with moving advice, because no one knows moving in NYC better than we do.

By the time you start packing up your things and looking into moving companies, you’re probably already aware of your moving budget, and doing anything on a budget can be difficult, but that’s only if you don’t choose the right company to assist you.

Tips for When You Start Your Move

  • If you can take it yourself, take it. You don’t need to let the movers take everything you have in their truck. Moving companies base their pricing on the items you’re shipping, so leave the heavy stuff to them like bed frames, large pieces of furniture, and mattresses to them and then do your best to pack what you can in your car. Also, think about setting aside a pile of the things you don’t really need, because that will be less you have to worry about, and you can donate.
  • Try not to move during the peak of the season. In NYC, the peak of moving season is the summer – that’s when all the recent graduates start migrating into the city and it becomes a nightmare for moving and finding movers that aren’t already booked. If you don’t have a choice and your lease is up during that peak time, make sure you call movers ahead of time, but you really want to do your best to avoid scheduling during those few months.
  • Do your best to use your own packing supplies. Packing supplies are expensive regardless of where you go to get them. So, you want to dig up any boxes you still have from when you moved in, and ask friends or any stores if they have boxes they’re willing to give you. This will save you so much.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask the moving company questions. If you have questions about extra moving costs, if there is a storage option, or if movers insurance is available, ask.
  • If you’re relocating, save the receipts. There’s a good chance you’ll get a tax break if you’re moving into the city from significantly far away for your job. So, make sure you save all those moving receipts from the movers to the packing until tax season.

If you’re moving in New York City

Contact us at Divine Moving. We’re a full service moving and storage company that have highly accessible warehouses that are designed for New York City storage. Plus, our warehouse has 24 hour security, motion detectors, smoke alarms, and video surveillance.



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Looking to Move in NYC?

Moving anywhere is never an easy process, and considering the fact that the average person moves 11 times throughout their life, that’s 11 guaranteed headaches (or migraines, depending on how much stuff you have). Now, if you’re moving in New York City, that’s an entirely different animal. From the traffic to the fact that you’ll most likely be moving into an apartment, there’s a ton of factors to consider which means you want to get the timing just right.

So, we’ve compiled a list of tips down to the time of day in which you should start planning and executing your move into one of the greatest cities in the world.

When’s the Best Time of Year to Move?

According to RentHop, the best time to apartment hunt and move is anytime except the summer. During the summer, a majority of leases are ending, and all the college graduates are moving into the city to start their new jobs, therefore everyone is either renewing their old lease, or they’re looking to move so the entire market just becomes one cluttered cluster. Not to mention that because everyone is apartment hunting, the rental rates drastically increase and you could find yourself paying an extra $100.00 a month.

When’s a Good Time to Contact Movers?

As soon as possible. As soon as you’ve found that apartment, you want to find a moving company and get that booked. If you’re unsure as to where you’re moving, don’t wait past 90 days, especially during the summer months since those are the busiest. Remember when you’re hiring movers in New York City (or anywhere for that matter), make sure that they have a registration number that was given to them by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Also, if your new apartment doesn’t have easy access, there are some moving companies that will charge an extra fee, and although that’s not uncommon, it’s still something you want to look into when comparing quotes.

Moving Around in NYC’s Five Boroughs?

If you’re looking to move in New York City area then contact us here at Divine Moving, and we’ll make sure that your belongings (even your piano) are transported safely to your new home or apartment.

Call 212-244-4011


It’s estimated that people move roughly 11 times throughout their life, now when you’re a child, that’s when it’s easy because your parents did all the work (along with the movers), but when you get older and have to move on your own, it can be intimidating, overwhelming, and turn into one big headache if you don’t do it right. Now, with moving being generally stereotyped as a stressful experience, moving into a city can seem like an even more daunting task, unless you find the right movers who can work efficiently and know the area around your new home.

When you’re moving into a big city such as New York, it can be difficult maneuvering through the traffic and getting all your stuff up to your new home. However, if you find the right movers to help you, they’ll make the whole process infinitely easier.

How to Prepare for Your NYC Move-

Find the right movers:

Although movers will help you get a majority of the work done, including the heavy lifting, it’d be wise to do some of the preparation yourself to help get the job done faster. So, rather than waiting until the last minute, plan your move in advance and become an informed mover. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of tips for you if you’re not quite sure where to start.

  1. Get acquainted with your new community. It’ll give you something to look forward to and it can help you set up accounts with service providers for your internet, phone, cable etc. Once you become more familiar with your area, you’ll feel more comfortable about the move because you’ll know of places to go, you won’t be worried about getting lost, and you’ll know where you’ll need to go to get any shopping done.
  2. Get rid of your extra stuff. One of the hardest parts of moving is packing up all your stuff so, to make it easier on yourself, get rid of your extra stuff. If you’re not sure on what to throw out, ask yourself a few questions:
    • Does anyone have any use for this?
    • Is it just taking up space and being unused?
    • Does it have any sentimental value?
  3. Take inventory of everything you’re taking with you and take special note on items that are difficult to replace. While you’re taking inventory, this will also give you time to wrap any breakables safely, and you’ll be able to keep tabs on anything lost. In the event that there is a delay with your moving company, you want to also make sure that you pack an essentials bag that has clothing, toiletries, prescriptions etc.

Moving in New York City is really just like moving anywhere else, it’s just a busier area, but if you find movers who know the city and your borough, they should be able to help make your moving experience easier.


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