Seeking a Reliable NYC Moving Company? Here Are 17 Tips You Can Use! Moving is often one of the most stressful times in our lives. The many things that need to be checked off one’s To Do list can leave even the most organized person frazzled! Probably the most important decision to make when planning a move is whether you will move your own belongings or hire a moving company. In New York City, there are several things to consider when moving. Here are 17 tips on finding a reliable NYC moving company: 1. Get an In-House Estimate: Contact several different companies and schedule an in- house estimate. A representative will come to your home and calculate your moving cost based on every item you need moved. Make sure you show the estimator every single item and every room in your home to get an accurate estimate. 2. Try to get a Binding Price: A binding price is a flat rate price regardless of what the final weight is. Having the guaranteed price will give you peace of mind and that’s worth the extra money during the stress of moving! 3. Remember to Tip your Movers: Just as you would tip your restaurant server for their great service, give your movers a tip if they did a great job for you. They will be very appreciative of a few extra dollars for the exhausting physical labor they’re doing for you. It’s generally suggested to tip between 15 and 20%, but if you have a lot of very heavy items for them to move you should tip a bit more. 4. Protect your belongings with Insurance: Getting Insurance is essential for a move in New York City. Even the best moving companies can sometimes make mistakes and suffer damages. Insurance is especially important if you’re moving heirlooms and other irreplaceable items. 5. Search for a company on the Better Business Bureau: Check the status of a moving company on the Better Business Bureau. Since New York has heavy regulations on its moving standards, you know you’ll get the best minimum requirements. 6. Research the company website: Make sure a company is larger in size and clearly provides its detail, such as full name, complete contact information, number of years they’ve been in business and license numbers. Beware of a company that requires more than half of the cost up front or one that gives an unusually low estimate to differentiate between a legitimate company and a scammer. 7. Ask about all services and all fees: Be sure to ask about everything a company offers, such as free boxes/packing materials and any special deals and discounts. Also ask about all extra fees, such as moving certain items and providing extra packing materials if a boxes breaks apart. 8. Consider the customer service of a company: Have representatives from a company been professional and polite? Have they returned your calls and emails promptly? Within one business day is the standard. Think twice about giving someone your business who is rude or unprofessional because this tells you a lot about how the move is likely to go. 9. Read company reviews: After getting quotes, read through the reviews for each company you’re interested in. These are people that have used the services of the company – whether they completed a move with them or just dealt with their representatives. You’ll find out about complaints that others have had with a company and also the rating – between one and five stars. 10. Ask for recommendations from friends and family: Get recommendations on moving companies that your friends and family members have used. It will give you extra peace of mind to get reviews from people you know well. 11. Pack everything ahead of time: In Manhattan, there’s a good chance your moving van will be blocking traffic. To avoid a ticket or an angry driver, have your items ready to grab and load/unload quickly. This means doing all the packing and disassembling of any furniture/larger items inside! 12. Remember to reserve the elevator: Many superintendents have a schedule of when the elevator can be reserved, so to avoid delays, ask before reserving your moving van. You won’t want to have to carry heavy items up several flights of stairs! 13. Secure a parking space close to your building: In New York City, parking is often a challenge. If you have a car, try to secure a spot in front of your building before you pick up your truck. Then you can just switch it with your moving van. If you don’t have a car, ask a friend to park their car in a close spot for you to switch into. 14. Rent a storage unit: Depending on how many possessions you have, you may simply not have enough room in your new home. This is often the case in big cities, so consider renting a storage unit to hold your extra items. 15. Pack your items carefully: Use newspaper, bubble wrap, pillows, blankets or towels to wrap fragile items and to fill empty spaces in boxes so your items can’t slide around. Use strong packing tape to seal your boxes, not masking tape. You’ll reduce the likelihood of your stuff getting damaged this way. 16. Keep valuable items with you: Items such as jewelry, sports memorabilia, photo albums and other valuable/irreplaceable items should be moved in your car or otherwise with you instead of in the moving truck. 17. Take regular breaks during packing: Remember to take a break every once in awhile during the packing process so you stay on task and on schedule. Replenish with snacks that are high in protein and drink plenty of water! In conclusion, moving is often both stressful and physically exhausting and big city moves can be very different from suburban ones – usually regarding more traffic and less space, but if you follow the above tips you will be able to find affordable movers in New York and have peace of mind that your possessions are in good hands!
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Seeking a Reliable NYC Moving Company? Here Are 17 Tips You Can Use! Moving is often one of the most stressful times in our lives. The many things that need to be checked off one’s To Do list can leave even the most organized person frazzled! Probably the most important decision to make when planning a move is whether you will move your own belongings or hire a moving company. In New York City, there are several things to consider when moving. Here are 17 tips on finding a reliable NYC moving company: 1. Get an In-House Estimate: Contact several different companies and schedule an in-house estimate. A representative will come to your home and calculate your moving cost based on every item you need moved. Make sure you show the estimator every single item and every room in your home to get an accurate estimate. 2. Try to get a Binding Price: A binding price is a flat rate price regardless of what the final weight is. Having the guaranteed price will give you peace of mind and that’s worth the extra money during the stress of moving! 3. Remember to Tip your Movers: Just as you would tip your restaurant server for their great service, give your movers a tip if they did a great job for you. They will be very appreciative of a few extra dollars for the exhausting physical labor they’re doing for you. It’s generally suggested to tip between 15 and 20%, but if you have a lot of very heavy items for them to move you should tip a bit more. 4. Protect your belongings with Insurance: Getting Insurance is essential for a move in New York City. Even the best moving companies can sometimes make mistakes and suffer damages. Insurance is especially important if you’re moving heirlooms and other irreplaceable items. 5. Search for a company on the Better Business Bureau: Check the status of a moving company on the Better Business Bureau. Since New York has heavy regulations on its moving standards, you know you’ll get the best minimum requirements. 6. Research the company website:  Make sure a company is larger in size and clearly provides its detail, such as full name, complete contact information, number of years they’ve been in business and license numbers. Beware of a company that requires more than half of the cost up front or one that gives an unusually low estimate to differentiate between a legitimate company and a scammer. 7. Ask about all services and all fees: Be sure to ask about everything a company offers, such as free boxes/packing materials and any special deals and discounts. Also ask about all extra fees, such as moving certain items and providing extra packing materials if a boxes breaks apart. 8. Consider the customer service of a company: Have representatives from a company been professional and polite? Have they returned your calls and emails promptly? Within one business day is the standard. Think twice about giving someone your business who is rude or unprofessional because this tells you a lot about how the move is likely to go. 9. Read company reviews: After getting quotes, read through the reviews for each company you’re interested in. These are people that have used the services of the company – whether they completed a move with them or just dealt with their representatives. You’ll find out about complaints that others have had with a company and also the rating – between one and five stars. 10. Ask for recommendations from friends and family: Get recommendations on moving companies that your friends and family members have used. It will give you extra peace of mind to get reviews from people you know well. 11. Pack everything ahead of time: In Manhattan, there’s a good chance your moving van will be blocking traffic. To avoid a ticket or an angry driver, have your items ready to grab and load/unload quickly. This means doing all the packing and disassembling of any furniture/larger items inside! 12. Remember to reserve the elevator: Many superintendents have a schedule of when the elevator can be reserved, so to avoid delays, ask before reserving your moving van. You won’t want to have to carry heavy items up several flights of stairs! 13. Secure a parking space close to your building: In New York City, parking is often a challenge. If you have a car, try to secure a spot in front of your building before you pick up your truck. Then you can just switch it with your moving van. If you don’t have a car, ask a friend to park their car in a close spot for you to switch into. 14. Rent a storage unit: Depending on how many possessions you have, you may simply not have enough room in your new home. This is often the case in big cities, so consider renting a storage unit to hold your extra items. 15. Pack your items carefully: Use newspaper, bubble wrap, pillows, blankets or towels to wrap fragile items and to fill empty spaces in boxes so your items can’t slide around. Use strong packing tape to seal your boxes, not masking tape. You’ll reduce the likelihood of your stuff getting damaged this way. 16. Keep valuable items with you: Items such as jewelry, sports memorabilia, photo albums and other valuable/irreplaceable items should be moved in your car or otherwise with you instead of in the moving truck. 17. Take regular breaks during packing: Remember to take a break every once in awhile during the packing process so you stay on task and on schedule. Replenish with snacks that are high in protein and drink plenty of water! In conclusion, moving is often both stressful and physically exhausting and big city moves can be very different from suburban ones – usually regarding more traffic and less space, but if you follow the above tips you will be able to find affordable movers in New York and have peace of mind that your possessions are in good hands!
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