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.