7  NYC Moving Tips To Help Maintain Your Sanity 

NYC Moving Tips

Moving in NYC can be exciting and challenging. It’s no surprise that for many of us, we do feel overwhelmed on the possibility that we’ll mess up during the moving process. Whether if you’re moving cross country or just around the corner in NYC, here are our tried and true tested NYC moving tips that will help make your move a breeze.

1. Avoid moving in the weekend

Thinking about planning your move over the weekend? Not so fast! The busiest days for moving companies are usually on Fridays and Saturdays. To minimize the stress (and the pricey costs), try and see if you can book your appointment on a weekday. Ideally, Monday through Wednesday are the best days to move on. Plus, you may receive a discount for choosing your moving day on an off peak date.

2. Avoid packing the night before your move

Classify this tip as common sense. Unless you want to have a heart attack in the process, try to start packing away your items at least one month before moving day. You’ll also need to factor in the days where you’ll need to rest in between when moving around your items in different storage containers.

3. Get help from others

It’s tempting to do everything on your own. No matter the amount of storage boxes you have, it’s a good time to reach out your friends, family members, neighbors, etc. to see if they can pitch in on your moving day. Be sure to reward their kind gestures for taking some time out of their day to help you during the process, whether if it’s treating them to dinner or a monetary reward.

4. Categorize your items

It can be easier said than done to place all of your items in one box and call it a day. Of course, taking out the items from the same box could prove to be more of a hassle than originally intended. To keep things tidy, separate the contents into different boxes based on its usage.  For example, one box can hold clothing and the other box can hold toys. Keep in mind that some of the items might be more fragile than others, so do take precautions while packing your items away.

5. Stock up on your supplies

Unless if there was a teleportation device where you can miraculously transfer your items from one place to another, you’ll have to carry your storage items the old fashioned way.  If you have some leftover boxes from your online shopping sprees, be sure to keep them. The more boxes, the merrier! It’s also important to note that you’ll need some packing tape and packing paper or bubble wrap to keep your items safe during the transportation process.  If you’re having trouble finding some supplies, visit your local shipping supply store or call us to purchase them based on your needs.

6. Time to say goodbye to unwanted items

Feeling that you’re traveling in a sea of junk? Perhaps it’s a good time to sort out items that you no longer need for your new home. Consider putting your items up for donation or sell them. If you’re looking to sell your items while avoiding a listing fee, try promoting your unwanted items through the Facebook Marketplace, Letgo or Craigslist.

7. Breathe!

It’s okay to feel multiple emotions surrounding your big move. Instead of being lost in the chaos, take some time to meditate and center yourself between tasks. A good way to keep balanced is to take deep breaths in a 15 minute duration. Don’t forget to eat and drink! You can also listen to some music or try doing some light exercise to ease the tension. Our movers are cool and will go with the flow with anything that would make your move quicker easier and enjoyable.

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