Even during the pandemic, New York remains one of the popular household relocation destinations along with Tampa and Phoenix. If you are planning to move to NYC too, this guide by moving helpers NYC company will help you a lot.
Hiring a Mover or DIY?
Although DIY moving may seem a great way to save up, you should consider the following:
- NYC traffic – this city has super-busy traffic, which can be very difficult to deal with for newcomers, especially when you are driving a van.
- Moving damage insurance – most NYC buildings require moving damage insurance to cover any potential damage you make when you arrive. Most moving companies provide this insurance.
- Social contacts – everyone prefers to minimize social contacts during the pandemic. Fortunately, many movers offer remote moving that doesn’t require your presence.
Choose the Best Day, Time, and Season
Many NYC buildings have strict rules for movers and prohibit early morning, weekend, and late evening moves. You need to figure that out in advance and schedule your move accordingly. Besides, you need to ensure that no one else is moving to or from your building the same day you move in. You should reserve an elevator for specific hours and ask the building manager to schedule your move with other movers to prevent you from meeting at the staircase with loads of cumbersome stuff. Book a moving truck immediately after you figure out the available moving dates to avoid last-minute booking issues, like the lack of trucks or drivers.
As for the season, you should avoid moving to NYC in winter as the weather can be brutal there. Snow and ice will only make damage and unpredicted issues more probable. Besides, the cost for heavy-weather moving can be higher. The optimal seasons to move to NYC are spring and fall, as the weather is the mildest and prices are the lowest during these seasons.
Hire Movers With NYC Experience
While comparing the prices of different moving companies, you should also contact them to know if they have NYC moving experience. It’s a very busy city, so a seasoned NYC mover must know how to do everything in time, how to park properly, how to carry large items in narrow spaces of apartment buildings, etc. Besides, you should remember that the moving team must include at least 3 workers so that one can stay near the truck to ensure it’s not towed away!
Remember The Tips
Moving is a grueling job, so it’s a great solution to consider tips in advance. The rule of thumb is to tip around 15%-20% of the moving cost and share the amount between the workers. We also recommend supplying the workers with drinks and, say, pizza, to make their job at least a bit more enjoyable and encourage them to be more responsible.
Plan & Go
Now that you know all the nuances related to moving to NYC, you need to thoroughly plan your trip to avoid any complications. Due to the pandemic, NYC is more welcoming for movers than ever, so it’s a great time to seize an opportunity and make your dream about this great city come true.