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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 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.


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!

perfect time for a nyc move

Moving is an unfortunate hassle that many of us have to go through. The countless cardboard boxes, the planning and renting of the moving trucks are just enough to make your head spin. The most comfortable and optimal time for moving is usually right before or during Fall. This is the time kids usually start their new school year, and Fall for many is usually the unofficial start of the new year. During the fall many people plan to what they want to accomplish during the New Year and up-coming seasons.

The fall is the perfect time for a change and to make a move. Fall is the ultimate signaling of a new season taking place. The beautiful and vibrant colors of the leaves changing and the crisp scent and breeze of the air make fall one of the most enjoyed and beautiful months of the year!

Fall is the perfect time to move for plenty of reasons! First off, trying to move during the brutal extremes of the summer and winter seasons can be a nightmare. The summer is a problem for moving not only because of the hot and humid weather, but also because of the high demand of moving trucks, moving supplies and movers during the summer months. The summer is the moving boom and it can be difficult to reserve yourself a truck or movers for your specific move date unless booked for months in advance.

The problem with the winter weather is self-explanatory. Try moving into NYC or Manhattan during a winter storm and you are just asking for trouble! The slippery and icy conditions of the ground can be a problem, as can transporting the goods in the extreme cold. Trying to maneuver a moving truck in a busy city during the winter can really stink when you are trying to weave in and out of traffic from the cars and salt trucks. You are going to feel like Frogger the frog carrying your boxes to your new location trying to dodge dangerous and on-coming traffic!

The nice and cool weather of the Fall is the best climate to move. You have a nice breeze and beautiful scenery. After moving in a couple boxes you won’t have to worry about being exhausted and sweating like a dog in a desert. When you are moving make sure you get accumulated to the neighbors and also have your kids become comfortable with the change of schools. We don’t know the temperature around you, but moving into NYC during the Fall is a little cooler so you’d need to make sure you and your kids are bundled in a nice and light hoodie!

Now that we explained moving in the Fall we hope this article helped clear up a couple of questions or even re-affirmed things for you!

If you are ever moving into Manhattan or NYC and need New York movers and/or storage then we are the perfect moving company for you!

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dorm move-in nyc

Summer is winding down, football season is just around the corner and it is almost that time. What time? Back-to-school time. This is the time to begin getting your dorm move-in checklist together, and to contact your local moving company, especially if you will be more than a car-ride away from home. Whether this is your first experience with dorm move-in day or you are a seasoned pro, read our helpful tips to ensure your move goes as smooth as possible.

Tips for Your Move

Mind your work (paperwork)

Prior to your dorm move-in, your university will send out a lot of paperwork. Some of it will be promotional in nature, but much more of it will detail the things you need to be aware of during move-in day. Things like move-in dates and times separated by everything from status (freshmen-senior) to last name are meticulously listed in this paperwork. Are you supposed to unload in a certain area? Is there are designated place for parking during move-in day? Will there be university sponsored move-in teams to help your child get settled or will they need to arrange their own local moving company? These questions and more are detailed in the pre move-in paperwork.

Get Organized

If you have made this move once or twice before, then you might be tempted to just sling everything into the back of your car, get on the road and worry about unpacking later. However, unless you are packing light, that is a bad idea. Making multiple trips to your car to retrieve loose items can get time consuming and tedious. Instead, organize your things with storage bins and labeled boxes to make your NYC dorm move-in a breeze.

Bring what you need

Surely, you will show up to university fully equipped with the necessities. Money for books, pens, paper, folders, a laptop (If you have one. If not, there are computer labs), etc. But, do not forget the stuff that makes you, you. For incoming freshman, the year will bring about a lot of changes. This is especially true if your dorm move will be your first time away from home or first big move. It is an exciting time and naturally you may think of leaving the “childish” stuff home. But, bringing things like childhood teddy bears, blankets or other sentimental trinkets can ease the transition and provide comfort during the times you are homesick. If you do not want to leave your childhood items out in the open, you can always use your storage bins to keep them out of sight.

Get crafty with tools

Some dorms are like swanky hotels that are so luxurious that you will be positively inspired to decorate. Just kidding. They are usually little more than bare bones canvases waiting for your personal touch. Since it will be your home away from home, don’t be afraid to get crafty. Hang a few pictures or posters of inspiring quotes. Put up a cork board or whiteboard. Grab a toolbox and get going to make your dorm room a your own personal retreat.

Don’t forget to inspect your room to make sure everything is in working order when you move in. If you find anything broken or missing, be sure to inform your RA or front desk staff immediately. And finally…have fun! Remembering these small tips will make a big difference for your New York moving experience.



One of the hottest places to live in the United States is New York, of course! Being a local moving company, we at Diving Moving have explored every corner of the city. Here we have compiled a detailed list of where and why these destinations are the best neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Best best neighborhoods in manhattan


Often written as TriBeCa (an anagram-matic combination of the terms  The triangle below canal st  is consistently ranked among the neighborhoods with the highest quality of life, and for obvious reasons. It has the lowest rate of crime in all of Manhattan, next to Nolita/Little Italy; however, in terms of its intangibles, it pulls far ahead from not only Little Italy, but indeed from the rest of the pack, coming in as one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan. Within its borders are located three separate universities, an endless, beautiful waterfront, and apartments in converted industrial buildings that would meet the dreams of every hipster. Notwithstanding, the concentration of celebrities is enormous: seeing characters such as Jay Z and Scarlett Johanson walking by on a daily basis is pretty normal. However, Tribeca is exorbitantly expensive, and consequently it remains a quality match for only those of us that can already afford a yacht.


Lower East Side

In one statement, epitomizes New York. In the daytime, it serves as a major restaurant destination, with some of the biggest names in culinary arts residing in the area. After sunset, though, Lower East Side shows its true colors: it transforms into a bustling nightlife mecca, with raging dance clubs, live music, and attractions such as the Bowery Ballroom. Throughout the area, contemporary art museums are prevalent, and an active community of artists, musicians, and performers reside here. Apartment rentals are reasonably priced, the shopping options are eclectic, and the nights are long. Come here if you are looking for a good time, stay here if it looks like this is where you want to start a new life.

West Village

Fascinated with 18th century Italianate and Romanesque Revival architecture? Looking for an artsy, small-town feel in the biggest city in the United States? We’ve found the place for you. West Village is best known for its confusing, off-the-grid streets and its over 2,000 historical buildings, but there’s more to life here than simply history. Its intimate and residential atmosphere, combined with its high concentration of artists and parks, makes this a faultless location to raise a family. And if one may be worried about seeing a few hippies stumbling down the sidewalks at two in the morning, don’t be: they’re part of the charm.


Yes, we know it’s a surprise, a tiny neighborhood eponymously named after the beautiful private park it surrounds, possesses the highest ratio of trees-to-people outside of Central Park. Composed largely of Victorian townhouses, Gramercy is an isolated wonderland: if someone can afford it to live in one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan. Two bedroom condominiums can range around $6,500 a month to rent, and let’s just say the average income is well above the national, or even the Manhattan average. A friendly, fashionable resort, live in Gramercy if you’re looking for a respite from the daily bustle of the New York  commute.

Once you decide on the right NYC neighborhood, give your local moving company, Divine Moving, a shout. We’re the pros that will make your New York moving experience as smooth as possible.


Moving is usually never a fun thing to have to do. It can be quite stressful and agitating at times. We get all hot and sweaty from moving boxes for hours, our children get antsy and want to just be entertained. New places, new people, new schools, relocating can be really difficult! As a New York moving company, we completely understand that, which is why we have provided 5 really fun ways to get the family involved together and have some fun to make this experience less tense.

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  •  Turn your new home into an indoor campground:  Kids and adults alike just love camping, and what a better time to use our imaginations than when all of our belongings are still stuffed in bags and boxes. Turn your living room into a camping adventure, set up tents and lanterns, throw blankets on the floor, and no electronics, so we can all just focus on laughing and telling campfire stories. Sleeping in the same space as one another will also reduce stress levels during this move.


  • Have a family movie marathon night: Watching one of your family’s favorite movies can make your new house feel familiar. Order pizza and have root beer floats! Forget about the day’s stresses and enjoy each other’s company, along with a meal that is easy to clean up. There isn’t a kid in this world that doesn’t appreciate a pizza, one of their favorites films, and getting away with not having to do any dishes.


  •  New family favs: Most families have a favorite restaurant, park, or place to hang out. Search out your new favorites in your new neighborhood. You may not be able to have the exact same hamburger or shake, but maybe you’ll find something that fits your family even better! Don’t forget to ask your New York moving company for local hot spots!


  • Exploration: Your new neighborhood has so much to offer! The best way to experience it is on foot. Take a walk with the whole family. This also gets your kids acquainted with where they are and where your house is in case they are out by themselves and get lost.


  • Maintaining a Positive attitude: Children react well to positive attitudes and environments, and when children are reacting well, parents are reacting well. Being as upbeat as possible about the move and the new and exciting changes that are coming about will put your children more-so at ease. “Have you seen the playground they have at the park, the equipment looks like so much fun!” “The neighbors are so nice!” Your attitude has a big effect on your kids’ state of mind.


New York moving can be a really hard thing to go through as a family, but with these 5 tips we are all well on our way to having the most fun in life, no matter the circumstance.


Is it just us, or is this summer exceptionally brutal in terms of the heat? In New York City, this summer really is no joke, especially when you’re a reputable New York moving company. People move every day, especially in NYC because it’s one of the most populated areas in the nation. At Divine Moving, we are no stranger to helping NYC apartment owners move from one place to another when the sun is truly unforgiving. In fact, we often see those we are assisting struggle with the temperature more than we do.

Moving during the summer is all about preparation, and that’s from the actual packing to making sure you have enough cold water in the refrigerator. So, if the summer is such an excruciating time to move, why do so many people do it? Well, that’s because it’s all one big equation that’s relatively simple. Allow us to explain…

When you moved into your first apartment after college, you most likely signed the lease for the beginning of May (if you went home for a few months during the summer, you signed during June or July). So, as the years went on, each yearly lease you signed was up during those months. Hence forth, you’re stuck moving during the summer as long as you keep signing for a 12 month lease. So, if you’re stuck moving during the summer, allow us to give you some helpful tips that may help you out a bit.

Why Move During the Summer?

  • The kids are out of school, so the school year isn’t interrupted provided they switch school districts.
  • The US Military more often than not moves their personnel between May and August.
  • With more homes being offered for sale during the spring, the real estate market sticks to their “warm weather cycle.”
  • It’s not freezing cold outside.

7 Tips for Moving During the Summer

  1. Plan ahead. Since the summer is the most popular time to move, you can expect that moving companies fill their schedule relatively fast, so you want to make sure to quote at least three moving companies well in advance. Two months ahead of the move is usually recommended because if you wait until you’re four weeks out, there’s a good chance the moving company you want won’t be able to fit you in.
  2. Pack early. New York moving companies will offer to help you pack your things, but they may charge you extra. Consider whether or not you’ll be able to pack all your belongings by yourself or if you’ll need assistance. If you do enlist in the help of a New York moving company, that will also tack onto the time they’ll need to assist you which could in turn affect their booking you.
  3. Keep it cool. The summer is hot (obviously), so you want to make sure that the electric is on at your new apartment and that you keep it on at your old one as well. Even if your new apartment is initially cool, without AC the cool air will go right out of the propped open doors that the movers are using to bring in your belongings. You’ll also want to make sure that you have plenty of water for yourself, whichever friends are assisting you, and the movers.
  4. Dress appropriately. The last thing you want is to be wearing your casual pair of slacks or sweatpants when it’s over 90 degrees outside. Make sure that when it’s the day of your move, you keep out a set of clothes that are lightweight and not baggy. You’ll also want to wear closed toe shoes (even if it is sweltering out).
  5. Keep the candles cool. Everyone loves to have candles in their home. However, if you like your candles, you’ll want to take them with you in your vehicle rather than let them sit in the back of a hot moving truck. You’ll also want to carry CD’s and DVDs with you because the heat will warp them. This applies to all of your items that may be sensitive to heat.
  6. Consider your pets. You know how when people take their pets to the grocery store and they’ll leave them in the car, but they’ll crack the window? Well, this point is kind of like that in the sense that you want to take your pets into consideration while moving during the summer. Keep your pets in mind at all times when moving, whether you’re leaving them in the car or keeping them in the apartment. The movers will most likely prop open a door in order to make moving large objects into the home easier, so with that in mind, you’ll want to figure out when the right time is to move the animals. In NYC, there are plenty of vet clinics that will board them for one day, so you can focus on your move without having to worry about your furry little kids.

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