NYC movers are an important asset that every New Yorker should have up their sleeve when switching apartments, even if they’re only moving down the street. Moving in NYC is next to impossible without the help of qualified movers, particularly if you’re relocating to one of the city’s many walk-up apartments.
Even if your new walk-up apartment is only on the second story, that one flight of stairs can pose a world of problems if you don’t take care to make the moving process as painless as possible. Here are some simple steps you can take to ensure your walk-up move goes off without a hitch.
Hire Movers to Do The Heavy Lifting
This is basically a no-brainer, but it bears repeating anyway: don’t risk injury to yourself or a friend by trying to handle moving into a walk-up on your own. Unless you are yourself a professional mover, you probably don’t have to expertise to remove this kind of situation deftly.
A reasonable local mover won’t overcharge you for their services, and will be significantly less expensive than medical bills should something go awry if you attempted the move on your own. Don’t risk discomfort or injury, instead work professional movers into your budget. When all is said and done, you’ll find that the movers’ fees are a small price to pay for the extra hands.
Don’t Bring All of Your Boxes Up at Once
Consider asking your movers to take some of your less vital belongings to short term storage while you assess how everything will fit into your new apartment. Some moving companies will even deliver your items from their short term storage homes once you’re ready for them.
The danger of bringing all of your boxes up at once is that you may find after the movers leave that not everything fits into your new space, but by then you’ll be left to either live with bulky boxes taking up room in your new apartment or to try and maneuver them down the stairs on your own.
Store Your Larger Furniture
Particularly if your stairs turn a corner, some of your furniture may not be able to make it to your walk-up. This is particularly likely with couches and other bulky items that don’t break down into smaller sections. If an item is too large, it’s not worth risking damage to try and force it.
Do a little legwork ahead of time by measuring the new stairway and your furniture. Plus, experienced movers should be able to tell you upon arrival whether any of your items won’t be able to make the journey up to your new apartment, in which case your best option is to put them in storage.
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