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, 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.

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!

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.

There are many reasons you may one day find yourself in need of a safe 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 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 storage for you.

New York City is one of the greatest places in the world to live. However, if you are moving to NYC from across the country, it can be a daunting task. Do you sell everything and start over or pack up everything and bring it with you? Most importantly, how do you plan and organize a move of that magnitude?

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While moving is never fun, luckily, Divine Moving has a few tips that will help make moving to Manhattan a breeze.

  1. Pack light. Figure out what you need to take and what you can sell. If you are relocating from LA to NYC, you may be better prepared  because the cost of living and living space is comparable in both cities. However, if you are coming from Spokane, WA to NYC, you might be in for a shock at how much, or should we say how little, space your budget gets you in the Big Apple. Knowing exactly what you need will help you downsize to furnish your new home with just the right amount of amenities.
  2. Ship smart. If you have a heap of valuables that you want to take with you, make sure you insure them before you ship. Many companies that provide homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will extend coverage during a move. In cases where your existing policy does not cover a move, you can take out additional coverage for this special event. In either case, start by consulting your insurance company to determine policy coverage and get advice on your best options for shipping valuables cross country.
  3. Carry on. While you might keep your passport in your top dresser drawer ordinarily, it is not a good idea to leave it there during a cross country move. In fact, personal items like business documents, birth certificates and personal financial information should travel on your person for a move like this. Replacing a broken lamp is far easier and less costly than cancelling all your credit cards and monitoring your credit report for suspicious activity because your passport and birth certificate came up missing during the move.
  4. List it. Make an inventory of what it is in each box and label each with the corresponding room. It may seems like an unnecessary task during the packing phase, but when it comes time to unpack, you will have a much simpler time as a result of your foresight.
  5. Plan ahead. That sounds redundant but it is worth repeating, especially for the procrastinators out there. Waiting until the last minute to list your condo as a rental property, sell any items you do not want, or select Manhattan movers is a terrible idea that will lead to unnecessary stress for you and everyone else involved in the move. Take heed: get a realtor and list items for sale on Craigslist as soon as possible. Six months before your move to NYC is a good turnaround time to list your home or condo for rent.To get the best deals for your items for sale, list them online three to four months before the big move.

 

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?

 

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.

 

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.