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Have you decided to take a leap of faith and relocate your home to Manhattan – one of the greatest parts of New York City? Then we do believe that congratulations are in order, as you are about to embark on a brand new life. However, leaving Long Island for Manhattan is easier said than done. Not only do you have to take care of moving-related tasks, such as finding the best moving companies Long Island has to offer, but you also have to take care of your emotional state. After all, relocation is one of the most stressful events a person can go through in a lifetime.

Manhattan seen from a body of water.
The beautiful Manhattan is going to give you a brand new understanding of life.

That’s why we find it our mission to tell you that you don’t have to worry about a thing. We here at Divine Moving and Storage NYC are here to help you adjust to your new life in Manhattan, as well as to help you prepare for what’s to come. You can rely on us for support every step of the way.

Start by looking for a moving company when leaving Long Island for Manhattan

Your move from Long Island to Manhattan is neither a long nor a short one. What does that mean? Well, people go through much easier moves when moving just down the block, but they also go through much more complicated moving endeavors. That being said, you do stand a chance of having a successful and stress-free relocation – but only if you hire the best moving companies NYC has to offer.

The good news is that there is more than one Long Island or Manhattan moving company that will be able to provide you with all the necessary assistance. The best and the safest option would be finding a mover through word-of-mouth recommendations. However, if that’s not a possibility, you can always use the Internet when performing research. These days, the Internet holds every piece of information you could possibly need.

Decide what to do with your car

Let’s start by saying something we are sure you already know – driving around Manhattan is next to impossible. There aren’t a lot of people that decide to get around the city with the help of a car. If you are currently dependent on your vehicle in Long Island, then you need to make the necessary arrangements. Do you sell your car or take the leap of faith and relocate it to Manhattan? Just make sure you are up for the task of driving a car in Manhattan. Go on a test drive if you have an opportunity. That ought to point you in the right direction.

A car on the street to relocate when leaving Long Island for Manhattan.
How skilled of a driver are you?

Transfer your utilities when leaving Long Island

Paying bills for a house you live in is burdensome enough, but that’s just something you have to do. But paying bills for a house you aren’t using would be a nightmare. To prevent that scenario from happening (as well as to prevent moving into a house with no electricity), we suggest you transfer your utilities in due time when leaving Long Island for Manhattan.

We know that with everything you have to do at the moment and with your local NYC move on the horizon, remembering to tackle tasks such as this one might be difficult. But that’s why you have us, as we are here to remind you of everything that needs to be done. Take it from us when we tell you that this will be one of the most important ones.

Get into the right state of mind for moving to Manhattan

Manhattan is one of the most recognizable places in the world. That’s why it’s also one of the most coveted areas to live in. And that’s great, but that doesn’t change the fact that life in Manhattan is completely different from life in most parts of the States – including Long Island. Your current life in Long Island might be simple, enjoyable, and leisurely. That’s why you need to make peace with the fact that life in Manhattan is most likely going to be fast-paced, hectic, and turbulent. Hey, that might just be your cup of tea.

No matter what you like or don’t like, the truth remains the same – life after your move will not be the same. That’s why we suggest you start accepting this fact early on. Learn as much as you can about Manhattan and visit the area as many times as you can before the big moving day. Because after your NYC cross city movers deliver your belongings to the new address, you are in for a whole new life.

A woman meditating in a yoga studio.
Learn some relaxation techniques for when life in Manhattan becomes too hectic.

Organize a small get together when moving to Manhattan

It goes without saying that handling all of your moving-related tasks, such as packing, is of utmost importance in the days leading to your relocation. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make some room for fun. When moving from Long Island to Manhattan, you are most likely going to miss a few things (we say most likely because not every person is the same). You can bet that your friends and family members will be among the things you will miss the most.

You don’t have to organize a major party in order to say goodbye to your friends. All you need to do is buy some drinks, order some good food, and make a playlist with everyone’s favorite songs. Make sure you organize a farewell party after the majority of your items have already been packed. That way, you can relax and not worry about wasting time that you should be spending on relocation-related tasks.

And don’t let your feeling of sadness (if you have any) take over the party. Instead, enjoy every moment and remind yourself that you aren’t moving that far. Chances are you are still going to see your friends on a semi-regular basis. You are leaving Long Island for Manhattan, not Madagascar.

About Author

Born and raised in the upper east side of NYC. I consider myself an expert with anything moving or storage related aspects in New York City. Having been in the NYC relocation industry for almost two decades I found myself at a point that I am able to answer and help my clients on the first phone call. NYC is amazing and I can't wait for it to recover from the COVID related closures. Feel free to email or call anytime! 212-244-4011