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Moving down the street is stressful enough, let alone moving out of state or to a new city that’s far enough to be in a new state, but have no fear because we have some advice for you. The average person moved 11 times throughout their life – that’s a lot, and you’d think that with all that moving experience it’d get easier, but it just doesn’t. Packing your life into cardboard boxes can be depressing and if it’s your first big move, it can be scary, especially if you’re moving into a big city like New York.
If you’re moving to a new place, take a look at some of the tips we’ve put together. At Divine Moving, we’ve dealt with all different types of people moving in and out of new York City, and we’ve seen people handle moving several different ways, some more successful than others, and we’re going to share the more successful ones with you.
4 Tips for Moving Out of State
Put together a master plan
If this is your first time moving out on your own, sit down with family members who can help you prioritize and let you know what you’ll need to consider since they’ve most likely done it before. This list should include everything from your packing strategy (when you should start), contacting professional moving services, and setting up your new place.
Don’t wait till the last minute
This is the worst thing you can do. Start packing early so you can better determine what you need to take and what you can either give away or leave at home. Moving is a long and lengthy process that takes preparation so the bigger jump you get on it, the better.
Choose your method
You can either do it yourself, or hire professional movers. We highly suggest hiring movers because you don’t want to risk damaging any of your belongings. Of course, you’ll take some things in your vehicle, but you don’t want to have to move an entire bedroom set down a flight of stairs then pack it into a rental truck, let the movers do that for you. We guarantee we have more experience with that type of lifting and handling. Plus, movers will have a better idea of the area and where to park to begin unloading your things at your new place.
Move important items by yourself
If you do hire professional movers, you want to keep any important possessions in your possession. Move the items that cost more money or are invaluable by yourself into your new apartment, that way if they get lost, it’s no one’s fault but your own, but hopefully you don’t lose them.
Moving Around New York City?
Moving from one burrow to another in NYC can be a daunting task, but that time comes for everyone. With the busiest moving season coming up in May, contact us at Divine Moving to schedule an appointment. No one knows New York City like we do, and we offer storage for any of customers who may need to keep some of their belongings stored away in a temperature controlled environment.