Storage units in NYC

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!

Storage units in NYC

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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Mental Health Makeover: Acting Like You’re Moving

Moving is regarded as one of the most stressful things that one can do in life, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  The stress of moving often comes from the anxiety of living in a new place, establishing new relationships, and in many ways, restarting your life, so putting all of that aside: is moving really that stressful?  Or can it be a great way to clear your mind?  Acting like you’re moving and the way it forces you to evaluate your possessions, and by extension your life, can be a really cathartic and productive use of your time.

Ending the Clutter

In New York, having a storage unit it almost as necessary as having an elevator.  With real estate at the price level that it is today, it’s nearly impossible to find an apartment that is a livable size for you and able to accommodate all of the things you’ve seemed to amass over your lifetime.  Deciding to go through everything you own, sorting what to keep and what you can trash, can be the first step in not only clearing your apartment, but clearing your mind. 

Selling the Excess

Once you’ve sorted through all of your belongings, chances are that there’s a lot that you don’t need.  Money, or rather lack thereof, is easily one of the biggest stressors that we all have to worry about, so help relieve the stress and make a quick buck!  Sell your discarded belongings! And though they will definitely take time to sell, whether you do it through a garage sale, Craigslist, or eBay, it’s going to take at least a little bit of effort to get your items on the market and into someone else’s home.  If some of the items that you’ve decided to sell are on the larger side, consider hiring a local moving company to do the heavy lifting for you!  By hiring professional movers, you lessen the risk of damaging your stuff, meaning you can get more money for it.

Moving is no breeze, and deciding to fake a move to help your mental health seems insane.  However, being forced to organize your home and compartmentalize your things will result in a natural organization of your mind.  Once you have everything clean, clear, and sorted, your home can feel brand new, and sometimes all we need to get out of a rut is to make a little change. 

Hire Divine Moving for all of your New York moving needs, real or simulated!

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professional movers

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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Moving in New York City in the spring is an exciting time for anyone. Even the most seasoned movers will have their hands full trying to get their stuff from one home or apartment to the next. One of the most important things to remember is that there are a host of things that could go wrong on a moving job. That’s why it’s so important to find the right mover for the job.

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Moving in New York isn’t like moving in most of the towns of America. New York is one of the busiest cities in the world, and has an array of difficulties to deal with when moving that movers in some cities would never have to deal with. The traffic can be terrible. There is also a unique transportation system in the city, and those who’ve never navigated it may find it quite difficult. Find the right mover:

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Spring is about Growth

Springtime means new growth. That means growth on the trees in Central Park, and it means growth of the population of the city due to an influx of those who are excited to get a taste of what living in New York is all about; so get a hold of the moving company you want ahead of time!

Find the Right Mover

The moving process is made easier when the right mover is found. This entails more than just finding the company with the catchiest name or slogan. A quality mover will have had quality relationships with their past customers, and will have a proven track record of putting the customer first.

Plan Accordingly

New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world, and that means it’s going to have some of the greatest resources available for those who are moving there. Movers to New York or those who are moving from one NYC spot to another can do their research and plan for all the ins and outs of their move that are particular to them. No move is the same and the better that one prepares for everything they will need, the smoother the entire process is going to go for them.

Divine Moving has been moving New Yorkers since 2000. There are more than enough potential problems to deal with when it comes to moving in this great city. Divine Moving makes it our business to help those in New York move safely and smoothly. To schedule a move or to get a quote, get in contact with Divine Moving today at 866-668-7666!

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Packing Tip: To Fold or Roll Clothes When Moving?

When moving in New York City there is no doubt a lack of luggage space at times. That’s why it is so important to pack efficiently and utilize all available space. There are many available methods for packing a suitcase and for assembling a load of boxes to be able to move to a new home or apartment, but one of the most complicated packing items can be.

There are two general methods of packing clothes, the most obvious being folding. The next is a little less obvious but is at times far more efficient, and is the rolling of clothes. This is the method used in the military, believe it or not, and is sometimes regarded as the most efficient way to pack clothes when moving.

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Methods of Packing

Folding

Folding clothes has its own perks, but it is not the most efficient way when the most important thing is saving space. The biggest advantage of this method is that it is far better at keeping clothes from getting wrinkled and keeping them in prime condition. On a business trip, folding up the clothes for the suitcase is most likely a better option. However, when moving in New York City chances are that while folding may be the easier and more comfortable option, there may be better ways to go about assembling the clothes for the move if space is the most important thing.

Rolling

While this method may be more unfamiliar to some, it has its advantages while moving in New York City, or anywhere else for that matter.  Rolling clothes is more efficient at saving space because when those T-shirts or blue jeans are rolled up, they are compressed and are able take up less volume. That means more of them will fit into a box or suitcase than a mover ever thought possible. For that reason, rolling clothes is considered by many to be a better option for packing for a move.

If this option seems preferable, it is really very simple. Simply fold the article of clothing in half, and if there are sleeves fold them as well. At this point, roll it tightly and until It resembles the shape of a thin tube. Now it’s ready to be stacked I the suitcase or box with the other clothes of its type.

When getting ready for a move, the important thing is to keep things as stress-free as possible. If that means using less space, it is recommended that the rolling method is used. If space is not an issue and there are plenty of boxes or suitcases, then the more traditional method of folding the clothes can work as well.

For New York movers be sure to get in touch with Divine Movers, the experts at moving in New York City!

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BBB A+ moving review “I have some weirdly shaped things that didn’t fit into the conventional boxes and so I required Divine moving & storage to be really creative with their packing. The movers arrived right on time and got to work. They really were super creative while packing my valuables. Even my furniture received a coat of shrinking tape. While many would argue that they use too much packing materials, I think it made sure that my valuables travel safely from Astoria, NY to Manhattan. They arrived on time and as I expected all my valuables were unharmed. I have never seen movers this professional.”

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Everyone knows that although New York City is a city where opportunities are vast, moving there is no easy job. From the consistent traffic to understanding the grid system, there really are no other cities like it, but there also aren’t a lot of NYC moving companies like us at Divine Moving.
We’ve made it our goal to make moving in NYC a breeze, whether it’s by providing custom storage spaces to keep some items in, or moving the contents from one apartment to another.

However, even though we can do a majority of the hard work, we can’t do it all which is why there are some tips we’ve compiled to help make moving from one location to another easier and less stressful.

NYC Moving Tips: The Things You Might Not Have Considered

  • Pick the professionals over your friends

    Although it may seem like a good idea to enlist in the help of your friends because the labor will be cheaper, you’re really putting your stuff at risk and you’re extending the entire moving process. Moving with the help of your friends will not only cause a ton of distraction, but also fights and potential damages to your belongings.

    When you invest in a professional NYC moving company, you’ll also get movers insurance which will help protect anything that may get a little dinged up in the process. So, spend the money. It’ll be far more worth it than looking at your dented bedframe that Rob and Tim couldn’t get up the stairs.

  • Buy all the boxes in the world

    Okay, not literally, but you want to vary the boxes that you buy for packing. Don’t just get a bunch of big boxes because you think that’s what you need, instead get a few large ones, some medium ones and a few smaller ones. The small boxes will be perfect for packing books; medium ones are great for loading in smaller boxes or dishware, and the large ones you want to keep for lightweight items like bedding and clothes.

  • Choose the right company

    Us, right here! Pick us! Honestly, there’s no other moving company out there that understands the city like we do. Our storage units are even custom built for the city. However, if you aren’t moving in NYC and we can’t assist you, then you’ll want to make sure you’re hiring a moving company that is licensed and properly insured. Also, take a look at their Yelp profile to see reviews from former customers. Word of mouth is always the most reliable source.

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