Finally! The apartment hunt is over, and you’re days/weeks away from moving into your new home. After completing your long journey of looking for a suitable living arrangement, you may think that the worst is behind you. However, moving within the city is a challenge of its own and requires some background knowledge and a certain kind of finesse. Just know that, regardless of how it has gone so far, a chaotic moving day is inevitable. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to minimize moving day headaches.
Coordinate Specifics with Outside Parties
With an extraordinary amount to do to successfully put on a big move, it is imperative to communicate the crucial details of the move with involved entities.
Make sure both landlords have the correct moving dates
Have Wi-Fi set up on the afternoon of move-in day
Change your mailing address and contact any establishments that may need your current address
You will thank yourself for being able to binge Netflix on day one in your new home.
Ensuring the accuracy and communication of important and often overlooked details will likely go a long way.
Visit Your New Residence Before Moving Day
This will give you a chance to envision how you want your new dwelling to be laid out. We recommend bringing a tape measure to measure living spaces and doorways to verify that all of your larger furniture will fit come moving day.
Organize and Get Rid of Unneeded Stuff
When deciding which of your possessions you will take with you, separate items that you value from items that you would like to sell, donate, or trash. Taking steps to downsize before you start packing will lighten the load.
Services like LetGo, OfferUp, and Craigslist allow you to easily sell your unwanted possessions online. Another option is to donate unwanted items to a local non-profit organization. If you don’t think anybody would want your old junk, the NYC Department of Sanitation will take just about anything from the curb (other than electronics or anything predominantly metal); be sure to review their requirements and regulations for disposal.
Make a List and Stick to It!
Take inventory of your possessions when you start packing. Doing so will help you keep track of everything you own so you can reduce the stress of misplacing items. Take photos of possessions you take with you to ensure that the original condition of the items cannot be disputed should anything go wrong during the move. You might also want to try using Sortly, an app that helps you keep track of your stuff.
Pack an Overnight Bag
It can take a few days to get everything unpacked and settled in once the moving process is complete. We recommend packing an overnight bag for each family member to reduce the stress of finding essentials during this transitional period. A basic overnight bag should at least contain a changes of clothes, pajamas, basic toiletries, towels and electronics chargers.
Leave the Rest of the Moving to the Professionals
With so much to take into account, it is inevitable to feel at least some stress before moving. Reduce headaches by hiring a moving company to take the big stuff. When searching for movers, be sure to ask about the company’s experience, availability, specialized services, and insurance protection options.
Q’s Moving is Ready to Help!
At Q’s Moving Corp., our mission is to give you peace of mind, knowing that your furniture will arrive at your new home just as it was before. Our team of experienced movers uses an array of specialized tools to successfully pack, unpack, wrap, assemble and disassemble furniture, among other things, to get the job done efficiently. Contact us for a free quote.
Q’s Moving is a family owned and operated business with branches in both New York and New Jersey. Spanning over 3 generations, we’ve helped countless families relocate throughout the tristate area and beyond! We are committed to caring for our customers just as we’d care for our own loved ones because when you move with Q’s, you’re moving with family.