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Moving to New York by the book

Moving is always difficult. You are making a decision that will impact the rest of your life. You want to do it properly, or, “By the book”. When it comes to moving to New York by the book, there is a lot to say. I will provide you with detailed instructions on how to tackle this daunting task.

Moving to New York by the book – Steps In Order

I will presume that the decision to actually move is final. You did all the weighing of pros and cons and are sure that you can both afford it and that entire family will be happy with it. Next thing you need to decide is whether you will be moving everything yourself or will you hire a moving company? You could even rent a truck!

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Moving is easy when you follow a few steps.


The first thing that you need to do is estimate, estimate, estimate. There are a lot of items involved in every move and they all need to be carefully counted, weighed and so on. You should also estimate moving distances, stop points and ease of access to the premises. All of these factors will help you make your move easier. Moving companies do all of this for you. If you choose to employ a moving company for your move, you need not worry about any of these things. That is what you pay for, after all! The friendly staff will get these estimates down to the last minute detail and will provide you with an extensive list for you to peruse.

Get the required supplies

If you want to properly move, you absolutely need the right supplies for the job. Moving to New York by the book requires you to have a range of boxes, tapes, protectives and so on. Get some packing paper and packing tape to wrap and seal your more valuable items. Use packing paper for fragile items such as dishes, glasses and so on. A nifty little trick is to use peanuts inside your boxes. They will ensure that whenever your boxes are shaken, or even thrown, nothing happens to the items inside. You should know that if you choose to use them, you will be in for some extra cleaning afterward. Packing foam will provide your ceramics with an added layer of protection while moving blankets are a great protection for your Electronics.

Do not forget quality boxes, the most important moving item of them all.

Again, if you are using the services of a moving company, you will get exact information on how many of each packing item you need. The process is fast and straightforward. It involves someone coming to your house, making an extensive list of items and providing you with a price for everything.

Get Packin’

However you look at packing, it just must be done. It is one of those things that can be really daunting or really simple. You should be taking it one step at a time, lest you be overwhelmed. You can also negate the whole thing by hiring professional packers. It is true that your move could be costly already but these services are invaluable in saving you time and time is money. Also, you can be sure that if you hire professionals, your items will be as safely packed as they can be. And there is insurance, also!

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Make sure to read some tips before packing on your own.

Using a Moving Company

I feel that there would be no complete “by the book” article without explaining what you should do when using a moving company for your move. The reality is that most long-distance moves use moving companies and for a reason! Most of us do not have the free time required to execute a long distance move flawlessly and it is here where moving companies come to save the day. They provide various combinations of services for your relocation.

Find out what you need to move by yourself

There are items that the moving companies just cannot move because the law prohibits it. These items include ammunition, paint, living things. You should ask your moving company about these items, as you will need to transport them yourself. I bet you did not consider that you would have to transport your own lawn mower! It contains gas, so moving companies are prohibited from moving it.

Research and book early

First off, you need to research prospective moving companies. First order of business is to check them out on their websites, such as After that, a phone call is in order. You want to make sure to ask about insurance, their background checks and so on. You can never ask too many questions and if you think it is important, ask.  Do your homework and the move will be flawless.

Moving companies can be quite busy at times so it is best to book ahead of time, preferably two to four weeks. This will ensure that your moving company can be there when you need it.

A good research can help you save a lot of money.

Closing thoughts

In order to complete a flawless move, you have to take note of all these steps. It will make your move that much more efficient. I did not cover the costs but you can tweak any of these factors to suit your budget. I would recommend not skimping out on packaging, though, as having proper packing supplies makes everything goes that much more smooth. If you are moving locally, you can find some friends or neighbors to help you. For long distance, I would say go with the moving company. But, of course, you know best what is right for you, these were just some guidelines on how you should prepare for the big moving day.

July 24, 2018

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