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Leaving your belongings in a building far away from your home doesn’t exactly scream safety and security.  We like our things close to us, which is probably part of the reason why many homes are incredibly cluttered.  Having easy access to our things is important, and letting them sit in a storage unit can feel inconvenient and counter-productive, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  There is such a thing as a great storage unit, and Divine Moving is here to help you find it.

Security

The most important and uncompromisable factor in choosing a storage unit is its level of security.  You’re putting things in storage to get them out of your house, not to get rid of them, and a storage unit that is left unlocked or carelessly maintained is one that you want to avoid.  Great New York storage is hard to come by, but you can trust us to set you up with an option that is safe and secure.

Convenience

If you’re on our site, then you’re likely looking for Manhattan storage.  Not New Jersey, not Connecticut, but Manhattan storage.  Too often, people settle for a storage unit that is incredibly far from their home, and what’s the point of having stuff and paying for a storage unit if you can never get to it?  Packing is not a perfect process, and chances are that you may have accidentally put some items in your storage unit that you may need in the near future.  A storage unit that is close to home is essential for easy access to your belongings.  If your storage unit is so far away that you can never muster the energy to go to it, it’s like you don’t even own your own things!

Size

Choosing a storage unit that is the right size for your needs is imperative in avoiding overspending and overcrowding.  When looking at all of your packed boxes, it can be hard to gauge how much you’re really looking at and what size space you’ll need to fit it into.  By hiring a professional moving company to evaluate your needs, you eliminate the risk of paying for square footage you don’t need or damaging your things by packing them too tightly.

Storage units should relieve stress, not add to it.  Call Diving Moving today to get set up with the perfect New York storage for your needs!

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When you move, it often seems like the thing you pay the least attention to is your stuff.  Between worrying about your new life, your new expenses, or your new apartment, making sure to delicately transport your armoire seems fairly trivial.  Moving is stressful, but that doesn’t mean that your things should be susceptible to damage in the craziness of it all.  Professional movers know how to protect your things so you don’t have to and have the experience, packing tips, and tricks to make your move as seamless as possible. 

Navigating New York

Moving in New York is tricky.  With apartment building hallways barely wide enough to fit a shopping cart, items like couches and dressers can seem absolutely impossible to get out of the door.  However, if you’re moving items out of your home, it means that they somehow got in to begin with.  As experienced New York City movers, Divine Moving knows how to not only get through tight hallways without bumping and breaking your things, but how to navigate the streets as well.  With so many people and so many cars, driving a moving truck through the city can be difficult.  Quick starts and stops can jostle your things, causing irreversible damage.  We’ve weaved in and out of just about every neighborhood in the city, meaning we’ve got the experience to give your breakables their best possible chance at survival.

Knowing How to Pack

This is absolutely crucial to protecting your belongings during a move.  Anyone can surmise that fragile glass items should be covered in bubble wrap, and that you shouldn’t pile breakables on top of one another without a soft layer separating them, but packing tips go far beyond that.  Our moving company knows how to pack and stack your boxes to ensure optimum security, so you can rest easy and not worry about whether or not your dishes will be in a million pieces bye the time you settle in for dinner at your new place.  For more packing tips, you can check under the “Packing Tips” tab on our website.

Strength and Steadiness

The stronger you are, the more you can carry and the easier you can carry it.  When you’re not physically equipped to do heavy lifting, you run the enormous risk of dropping what you’re trying to transport.  Professional moving companies have the muscle to transport your things carefully and quickly, without dropping, shaking, or losing grip on your belongings. 

Moving is stressful enough, so don’t worry about your stuff getting damaged in the process!  Hire a reliable New York City moving company like Divine Moving and know that your items are safe and sound.

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It goes without saying that professional movers make any move easier.  They know what they’re doing, they know where to go, and best of all: they do the heavy lifting.  But what about trying to do it on your own?  Should you even attempt it?  If you’re trying to justify moving alone, whether it’s to or from a building with a doorman, a 4-story walk up, or a cozy townhouse, we’re going to convince you that there’s no “I” in move!

Moving to an Apartment Building

If you’re lucky enough to afford an apartment in New York City, then you deserve to move into it with ease.  When you’re moving to a smaller apartment building with only one elevator, that’s going to create a lot of issues.  Waiting for it to come up and down and only being able to cram some of your stuff in each time is going to take forever, and you need all the power you can get.  Multiple team members mean you’ll always be ready to move another load.  Larger apartment buildings will typically have more than one elevator, so use the extra strength to your advantage!  By hiring professional movers, you can have several people making trips at the same time, expediting the moving process.  Not to mention the fact that moving hard objects like furniture and crates can damage an elevator’s interior.  Professional movers know how to get in and out of your building without damaging it.

Moving to a Walk Up

Yikes.  The laws in New York are changing to accommodate those with disabilities, but many buildings 5 stories or less do not have elevators simply because they were never required to.  Whether you’re moving in or out of a walk up, it’s not going to be easy.  This is really where the muscle behind professional movers comes in.  Sure, you can ask your friends to lend a helping hand, but so many trips up and down could make you enemies by the end of the day.

Moving to a Townhouse

A townhouse may seem less daunting than an apartment building due to the sheer size difference, but don’t let them fool you: you’re still going to have to make a lot of trips up the stairs.  Professional movers won’t just leave your stuff on the ground floor to deal with later (which we all might be a little inclined to do after a long day), but they’ll actually take your stuff up to the floor you want it in.

No matter what your move is, do it right, do it easily, and do it with Divine Moving.

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When is moving your place of business a good idea? Many factors go into choosing the location of your company. Perhaps you are a startup working out of your garage and want to move into an actual office space, or maybe your current office isn’t meeting the needs of unexpected growth. Whatever kind of business you’re running, the location of your work space is one of the most important factors to consider. So when exactly is it time to think about moving?

Factors to Relocating Your NYC Business

Foot Traffic

One of the most obvious reasons for many types of businesses, especially in New York, is foot traffic. If people aren’t seeing your restaurant or boutique, you will most likely not get as many customers. Sure, people can look up your business online and locate you instantly, but attracting new customers that don’t already know about you relies heavily on foot traffic. Expanding into new markets and demographics is something that’s always good to be thinking about, so if you’re not getting the sales you desire, consider changing your location.

Talent of Employees

Another important factor in any business is attracting the right kind of talent to work for you. You of course want the best employees to help grow your business, so relocating to an area that hosts the right kind of people is essential. If your company relies on tech savvy employees, you want to be in an area that will be convenient for people that specialize in that field to travel to. If you’re a trendy restaurant or shop, relocating to an area known to house young hipsters will be beneficial to both your workforce and your customer base. Having a New York business can really help as this thriving city full of intelligent, stylish adults with a mind for business.

Consider Size

If you have a growing business, you need to consider the size of your office. As you become more successful, you might need to hire more people. Keeping your employees happy relies heavily on having a happy work environment. Nobody wants to work in a cramped and overcrowded office, so having enough space is paramount. You might also need to consider the size of your office if you rely heavily on equipment. New technology often creates space issues, and you don’t want to under-serve your growth.

By identifying the needs of your business, you can determine the location that is best suited for you and your employees. Moving is certainly stressful, but planning things out to fit your needs will benefit you in the long run. Divine Moving Company has a history of successful commercial moves and satisfied customers. Our full service company has what you need to take your business to its next home. Feel free to contact their New York City storage facility about moving options to request your quote.

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Have you ever tried to think of something to do with the boxes you just used to move? Many of our NYC moving clients have been asking us about the number of different ways they could to put their used boxes to good use. With this article you will learn that not only are there unlimited ways to use these boxes creatively but there are also a plethora of ways to use these boxes to help with New York City household problems.

Ideas for Recycling your Moving Boxes

Messy tasks are the perfect match for used cardboard boxes. Perhaps you have suspected there is a leak somewhere in your house; the snow does not play in New York. Then you may consider sticking one of these boxes underneath the “leak” to see if your suspicions are correct. Not only can you use the box inside of the house, but you could also use the box underneath your car in the garage, let’s say if you had an oil leak. If you are more creative and paint inside your home, you may want to flatten the box and use it to cover your floor or carpets during any of these craft projects that may leave permanent unwanted memories.

Want some ideas for more functional ways to use these boxes? Try filling the box with your overflow of comfy blankets that you store away after the cool New York winter season. You could even cut into the box and then put some blankets inside to create your own personalized bed for your pet. You can always line the box with some duct tape and use the box as a laundry basket, for sorting or storing clean laundry. Another great use for the empty cardboard box is to gather all of your recycling from inside the house and use it to transport the recyclables out to your recycling bin for an easier method of taking it out.

Another function of these boxes you have recently purchased in order to move, may include “free storage”. Before the age of plastic bins, cardboard boxes were the go-to solution for storing everything from pictures to snow clothes. These days plastic bins are quite expensive and can add up quickly. Just grab some scissors and duct tape and you are ready to begin designing your own personal storage units. A few ideas that you may want to utilize this storage for could include, tax papers, magazines, books, office supplies, toys, and so much more!

Facts about Cardboard Boxes

The average move requires about 60 boxes that consumes about more than half of a one ton pine tree! One pine tree could yield about 805 pounds of paper! To break it down even further, one pine tree could produce roughly 80,500 sheets of paper. That will last someone a month or more. So as you can see, if you can find a way to reuse your old moving boxes you are not only helping your pockets out, but you are helping our planet!

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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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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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.

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