There’s no shortage of NYC movers available to help residents swap apartments, but simply hiring a mover isn’t the only facet of handling a New York City move with aplomb.
People downsize apartments for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps you’re moving to a higher rent neighborhood, have had a change in employment, or are moving out of an apartment shared with roommates to live on your own—whatever the reason, there are a few things you can do to ensure you navigate downsizing like a pro.
Put Some Items in Storage
The simple fact is that most NYC apartments are small already, so if you’re downsizing further, you may not have room to accommodate everything you own, particularly some furniture items. Peripheral, non-vital items may have to fall to the bottom of your priority list, so keep your couch but store that vintage armchair that’s really more of a conversation piece.
Rather than getting rid of the items that won’t fit in your new place completely, place them in storage so you can retrieve them when you move back into a larger space.
The easiest way to generate more space in your lower square footage apartment is obviously to eliminate large items, but take stock of the smaller things that may cause clutter in your new apartment, too. Things like excessive pots and pans, or too many throw blankets may be sucking up more space than you realize.
Hire Movers Who Can Take Those Items with Them
Once you’ve established which of your items you can stand to live without for a period of time, make sure you choose a moving company who can take those items directly to storage as you move. Bonus points if this company actually maintains their own storage facility, as you’ll be able to rest assured your items will arrive safely and securely that way.
Moving in NYC is stressful enough without having to navigate storage on your own, so finding a company who offers this service will take a huge weight off of your shoulders and allow you to focus on getting organized in your new space without all of the extra baggage.
Get Organized Before The Move
Don’t wait until you’ve got a pile of boxes sitting in your new living room to decide that you have way too many sweaters. Spend some time pre-move looking through all of your things and deciding what you genuinely need, and what could go in the donation pile.
Purging your closet, as well as every other room of your apartment, can help life in your new home feel like a genuinely fresh start. Plus, taking the time to do this before you move will save you a headache later on.
If you’re ready to enlist the help of a trusted, local moving company before your upcoming move, get in touch with us for a free estimate!