Moving To Manhattan From The Suburbs: What You Should Leave Behind

Moving in NYC, within the boroughs, can be a big change. Moving to Manhattan from the suburbs can be a complete shock to your entire existence. However, you’ll probably have more fun than you’ve ever had in your life. It’s also a great opportunity to downsize.

Living a minimal life in NYC is sometimes a choice, and sometimes the way it has to be due to space and storage constraints. Moving and storage in Manhattan are two completely different topics. Moving is easy, storage is not. You’ll have to leave some stuff behind, but what?


Leave Your Car

You won’t need it. The public transportation in Manhattan is easily accessible, and with apps like Uber and Lyft picking up the slack, you will find that you just don’t need a car.

In the rare instance that you do, it will make much more sense for you to rent one than it will to worry about storing your car most of the year. It’s expensive and unnecessary. You’ll get where you need to go much faster via the subway.


Sell Your Extra Furniture

What is considered furniture for your den or finished basement in the suburbs, is considered extra furniture in Manhattan. Your space will be smaller for sure, and you won’t need an additional couch or coffee table. Sell it all before you come to the city. It will cost you a fortune to store it, and you’ll find that you’ll never need it anyway.


No Need For Backyard Luxuries

It’s unlikely that you’ll have a yard in the city. You might have amazing rooftop access overlooking literally everything, but yards are few and far between. Sell your backyard luxuries (swing sets, fire pits, grills, Power Wheels) to the family purchasing your home, or on outlets like Letgo.

You’ll make a ton of extra cash selling what you don’t need, and it will cost you less to hire professional movers because you won’t have a bunch of large ticket items headed into a storage unit.

Moving to Manhattan from the sprawling freedom of the suburbs can seem confining, but the way you’ll branch out culturally is incomparable to the small issue of less space. Your family will thank you, and you’ll rarely consider moving back to the ‘burbs.

If you’re finally ready to make the big switch, give Simply Moving a call to get your affairs in order. We’ve been moving in NYC for years, and we’re more than happy to help you get where you need to go. Without the swingset. Contact us today!

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