How to Hire Professionals to Help You Move in NYC

How to Hire Professionals to Help You Move in NYC

Moving in NYC is never easy. Whether you’re just moving to a new apartment in Manhattan, or you’re venturing to a new area like the Bronx, Queens, or anywhere else in the city, you may not be sure how to hire an NYC mover – and ensure you’re getting a good rate, and the best service.

So, what should you do? Keep reading this guide to moving in NYC! We’ll discuss the best strategies for finding professional movers, interviewing them, hiring them, and more! You’ll learn everything you need to know. Let’s get started.

Start With Research

You’re going to want to do some research on the best NYC mover available to you. One of the best ways to get started is to just ask your friends, family members, colleagues, and others living in NYC if they have any recommendations. This is a great way to find a reputable moving company – and learn more about what the experience of working with them is like.

If you strike out on that front, it’s time to pop open your Google search engine – and start looking for moving companies. Find a few top candidates, read their reviews, find their listings on the Better Business Bureau – you get the picture!

Once you start doing research, you should get a pretty good idea of what to look for – reliable, trustworthy movers in the area who are licensed and insured, and have good customer reviews, such as Simply Moving!

Consider Whether You Want A Full-Service NYC Mover

If you’re moving in NYC, it’s important to choose if you want a “full-service” move. Not familiar with the term? Full-service moving means that your chosen NYC mover will come to your home, box up all of your stuff and move it all to your new place, and unpack it – all under your direction and supervision.

Sounds nice, doesn’t it? It is – but it’s not cheap. To save money, you may want to consider packing and unpacking your own stuff. A full-service move is well-worth the investment, but it may not fit your budget. (You do have a budget for your move, right?)

Check The Credentials Of Each Moving Company

You’ll want to check that each moving company is fully licensed, certified, insured, and registered in New York City. Check each company’s US Department of Transportation (USDOT) number with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Ask for proof of insurance and registration as a business, and other such details.

If you come across a company that refuses to comply, or otherwise seems unwilling to supply you with the information you’ve requested, don’t work with them. Getting a slightly better rate is not worth risking all of your stuff, or working with an unregistered or illegal NYC mover.

Get A Written Quote From Your Top 3-4 Moving Companies

Each of your selected moving companies should be willing to give you an estimate. Note that this will likely be a non-binding estimate. It may be higher on the day that you move, but it should be relatively close to how much you’ll pay.

Have an estimator come to your home, and show them everything that you will need to move – in each room, including attics and basements. They should easily be able to give you an informed quote.

It’s likely that most of your quotes will be quite similar. But the advantage of getting a quote from more than one NYC mover is that you can use the lowest quote to negotiate, which ensures that you will get the best possible rate. Just be realistic – don’t try to ask for a price that’s 25% lower than the initial quote, for example.

Choose The Right Mover

Once you’ve done all of your research and gotten estimates from each moving company, you’ll be ready to choose the one you prefer. Using what you know about each company, the experience you’ve had with their estimator, and all of the other details you’ve gathered, you’re sure to make the right choice!

Consider Additional Insurance

Your stuff is always insured when working with an NYC mover, but it’s usually insured by weight – so if you have any particularly delicate or valuable items, you may want to purchase additional insurance. You can typically do this through your moving company, and it’s worth the investment for the additional peace of mind.

Make Your Move In NYC

If you’ve hired full-service movers, all you have to do is wait for moving day! But if you’ve opted to save a bit of money when hiring your NYC mover, you’ll have to pack up on your own. Make sure to box up each room one-by-one and clearly label all of your stuff. Use high-quality cardboard boxes and secure them tightly, and use packing materials to keep delicate objects save.

Before you move, you should also make sure you work out any other details, like renting a storage facility if some of your stuff won’t fit in your new place, signing up for your utilities at your new apartment or home, and changing your address to make sure that you’ll receive important mail.

Congrats! You’re done! You’ve hired an NYC mover, gotten a great rate on professional service, and finished your move.

Follow These Tips For Hiring An NYC Mover!

Hiring an NYC mover like Simply Moving doesn’t have to be a struggle. Just follow the steps we’ve outlined above, and you’re sure to get the service you need at a great rate, and have a simple, stress-free and smooth move.

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Customer Testimonials

We couldn’t be happier with our recent move with Simply Moving.

Their prices were affordable, in fact, a lot cheaper than the quotes we got from the other movers we had called in the NYC area.

On the day of the move, the crew arrived early, and were fast, diligent, organized, and professional. All our furniture …

Muniba M.

I had a truly 5 star experience – they were on time, gave me a call an hour before arriving, packed everything neatly and efficiently and placed all items in my new place perfectly. Did the job as promised!

“Simply Moving- It was our pleasure to move you, the crew said you were well prepared and did a good job with the destination layout and instructions”

Abhishek S.

Great group of MOVERS.

The movers arrived 15 minutes ahead of schedule, when it was cold and rainy. I wasn’t able to pack everything since my mother had passed away a few days before my move. They made me feel safe and helped pack things gently and quickly. They were patient and very positive and compassionate. They were too notch. Highly recommend their services.

Christine V.

Dear Stefan, I want to tell the public how wonderful your company has treated me. Has stored my possessions and has delivered everything with the utmost of care. Thank you will all my heart for the service you gave me and the protection you provided for all my things these years. If I had to rate your company I would give you a ten…!

P.S. when I got the delivery we thought there was an antique shelf missing but I found that behind some boxes after the truck left…So I have it all and am filled with joy…

Kevin S.

You have found Simply Moving so up can STOP searching for movers right now!!!! These guys are really great. Very fast, efficient and professional.

You have found Simply Moving so up can STOP searching for movers right now!!!! These guys are really great. Very fast, efficient and professional. Absolutely no stress involved with the move thanks to Stephan, Scott and Igor taking full control of every aspect of the job. They provided a certificate … CONTINUE READING

Pat T, Client

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