Now, who here likes moving?
Well, I certainly don’t – at least, not the process. Moving to a brand new place may seem like an exciting idea. After all, if you have spent more than a decade of your life living in one city, a sudden change of residence brims with countless new opportunities and chances. It could be that there are bygones that you would rather stay bygones or things that you want to forget but the old place keeps reminding you of. We all have our reasons for changing households and whatever they are do not matter. What matters is that you are getting your chance and you deserve that chance.
You are finally welcoming a new life.
While that sounds poetic and all, real life would not feel as fantastic. Many hassles are often associated with moving activities. There are many tedious tasks for you to overcome before you can even rejoice in your brand new home sweet home. So before you start celebrating the beginning of your new life, you should really start doing some packing soon. (Find out more here: https://www.thespec.com/shopping-story/6179934-the-importance-of-properly-packing-your-belongings-when-you-are-moving/)
That is because after the packing part, everything becomes a whole lot more challenging. Transporting your items across streets, cities, or states pretty much involves the same kind of work – the only difference lies in the distance and time you need to transport everything successfully. Before we even begin talking about how you are going to move, let us first discuss how you can prepare for the move.
Here are some easy packing tips that will help you move household items safely and efficiently:
1. Organize Your Belongings – First thing you need to do when preparing to move out, is to organize your possessions. You have to categorize your items according to kind and importance. You should keep everything you frequently use in one place, separate from those you only use for special purposes. This will help you find what you need easily without going through all your boxes after you are done with the move. Be organized – even if it is just this once.
2. You Might Want To Get Rid Of Unnecessary/Unused Items – While you are organizing, you may want to consider getting rid of stuff that you don’t use anymore. All too often, we keep hoarding old and unused items just for the heck of it. Maybe somewhere in your attic lies the costume you used for Halloween seven years ago (and I really doubt it can fit you now). Or, maybe you hid a 10-year old sweatshirt deep in your closet and you forgot that it even existed – well, it is a tad too late to wear a decade old fashion item now, isn’t it? If you look carefully around the house, there is bound to be one too many things that you don’t use anymore. You just do not pay them any mind since you have gotten too comfortable and busy at living your life. Now that you are moving, it is a good chance to dig them right up and send them some place where they can be useful again (read more tips here).
3. Separate & Secure Fragile Items – Lastly, when packing, you would want to keep fragile or accident-prone items in a safe place. Do not mix them in with objects that could potentially harm, damage, or destroy them completely. Mirrors, home appliances, LCD screens (like your TV), instruments, porcelain, and many other breakables should be neatly covered in newspaper, bubble wrap, or Styrofoam. This should help cushion them from violent impacts during the move. Try to give them enough room to move in when you pack. Putting them close together may lead to unnecessary damage due to friction and collision.
Now that you are all ready to move out and greet your brand new life, the next obvious thing to do is to find the right people (or company) to transport your belongings for you. After all, a full-scale move cannot be accomplished by a single minivan trip. You can even own a monster truck and that still wouldn’t be enough to facilitate an entire move! What you need is professional help that involves skilful people and a spacious moving truck. And in New York City, aka the big apple, there are many companies for you to choose from.
Question is, how do you know you’ve got yourself a top rate find in such a huge city?
Do A Background Check
A good company will always have a clean background. So the first thing you need to do is to research everything there is to know about the moving company you are considering to hire. Check the history of the company, their market standing, how long have they been in the business, and if they were ever involved in any unusual cases. Knowing everything you possibly can before officially deciding who to hire will definitely help you make better choices.
Observe Former Clients’ Feedback
New York City movers are likely to have encountered and dealt with many clients in the past – NY is a big city after all, and a bustling one at that. Happy customers usually leave reviews about how satisfied they are about the service. The same goes with unhappy customers. When a moving company makes some noise online, it means that it creates impact on people. Now, all you have to do is to sort out the ones that create POSITIVE impact and not the opposite.
Explore Best Options
Lastly, if you want to find the best moving company out there, you have to widen your search. The more companies you consider, the closer you are to finding the very best one. Many companies are good but the ones will not only offer you affordable pricing but skilful and professional services as well. Explore what the moving industry of New York City has to offer and filter your choices from there.