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How to Quickly Move to NYC

May 9, 2018 - by City Guide News Desk
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The hustle and bustle of New York City can make moving more than a little bit difficult. That’s why you need to be prepared before moving day arrives so that you can enjoy a smooth experience. Below are six key steps to take to help moving home in the Big Apple easy and quick.

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Take Inventory of Your Belongings

Many people are guilty of hoarding items gradually. Before you start looking for properties and arranging movers, you should take inventory of your belongings to identify how much stuff you will need to take with you, and how much space you’ll need at your new address.

Follow the simple rule of throwing away or donating items that you haven’t used within the last year, which can help you to declutter your belongings. The fewer boxes you have to take with you, the fewer journeys you will need to make moving your belongings from A to B in the busy city.

Find the Best Movers

The thought of moving from one apartment to the next in NYC might fill you with dread, but the right movers will ensure the experience is hassle-free. Hire professional local movers in NYC who will have extensive experience moving boxes, furniture, and fragile items with ease, so you can simply look forward to starting a new life at your new address.

Measure an Apartment’s Doorways

Many doorways inside New York apartments are ridiculously small, so you must measure them before you make the move. If you don’t, even the most talented movers will not be able to move your sofa into your new apartmentand you will be forced to buy new furniture, which could leave you out of pocket before you have unpacked your first box.

Set Up Wi-Fi Before Your Moving Date

A lack of Wi-Fi might be frustrating when moving into your new apartment. To ensure you have a high-speed internet connection on your moving in date, you should contact the building provider to arrange for Wi-Fi to be installed on the day you move in. So, you can connect to the internet for an answer to a DIY question or to simply watch a movie on Netflix to relax and unwind after a busy day.

Install an A/C Unit Before a Moving Date

Are you moving during the summer? You can guarantee the heat will be more than a little intense in the Big Apple, so you’ll want to have an A/C unit ready and working by your moving in date. This will ensure you are not tired and dehydrated as you unpack, which could ruin the moving experience.

Change Your Mailing Address

Ensure your mail never ends up in the wrong hands by changing your mailing address, which will helpfully redirect all your letters to your new home on your moving date. It is, however, important to bear in mind that changing your address will take 10 days to process, so you should ensure you leave enough time, so you never leave any mail behind at your previous property.

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