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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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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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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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There are many reasons you may one day find yourself in need of a safe secure storage facility. Our facility is perfect for your New York City storage needs.

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Business Moves

Storing some items while you are changing business locations can be beneficial because it gives you time to organize as you go or store items that are to be sold at a later time. This allows you to set up your new location at your pace without a lot of clutter.

Downsizing

Many people realize the benefits of living in smaller homes and apartments. When you downsize, there may be some things you occasionally use that you don’t have room for at your new location. For example, if you like to camp in the summer you may not want all your equipment taking up space at your home the rest of the year.

Seasonal Living

If you only live part time in a location, you may want to use storage services for part of the year. This can help you keep your possessions organized and stored properly, so they retain their condition. Our secure storage facility is climate controlled and monitored 24 hours a day.

Students

Student housing can be small, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have things that you might want to have on hand at certain times of the year. Also, if you live in the area only during the academic year, it is much easier to store possessions for when you return instead of taking them with you or relying on less secure storage methods on campus.

Services

Divine Movers provides Manhattan storage as well as moving services throughout the greater New York City area. We can help you pack, move your things, and even put them into secure storage for you.

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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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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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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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