You have managed to get a decent job offer, secure an apartment in NYC, and now need to take care of moving, but are on a tight budget. It is possible to get your belongings to your new apartment if you take the time to conduct a little research before your actual moving date.

You have managed to get a decent job offer, secure an apartment in NYC, and now need to take care of moving, but are on a tight budget. It is possible to get your belongings to your new apartment if you take the time to conduct a little research before your actual moving date.

  • DIY or a Professional Mover? The costs of DIY are not always cheaper than a residential moving company in NYC. You are going to need to find at least two other people to help with the move, since one person has to stay with the truck while you are unloading it. You may even be required to purchase a special mover’s parking permit. In the long run, it could be comparable—or even cheaper—to use a professional, especially if you move during the slower times of the month.
  • Avoid Paying for Moving Boxes. Ask the moving company if they offer free boxes—some do. If not, ask local stores in your area for boxes. Many stores are happy to give them away for free rather than deal with breaking them down for recycling.
  • Have a Yard Sale to Offset Moving Costs. Since you are most likely downsizing into a smaller apartment, have a yard sale or post items online to earn some extra money to use to pay for moving expenses.
  • To Bubble Wrap or Not? Clothing and towels provide sufficient padding for fragile items. However, consider if you are going to have to launder those items later, because the little bit saved now could cost more in laundry expenses.

Feel free to contact Moves LLC for a free moving estimate today at 212-695-0200 and ask about our moving specials.