Moving to New York on a Budget: What You Need To Know

Moving to New York on a Budget: What You Need To Know

For some, moving to New York on a budget seems impossible. Still, what you’ll need to know for a successful move isn’t the same for everyone. The key is to start letting go to embrace the new life you’ll lead once you settle into a different community. Find out how to move to the Big Apple without breaking the bank.

Apartment Search in Less Expensive Neighborhoods

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the United States. Unless you’ve lived here your whole life, the rent prices may shock you. If you’re on a budget, find a commute route that works for you so that you can live in a cheaper borough like Staten Island. Further, search in less trendy and expensive neighborhoods, such as:

  • Washington Heights
  • Bedford Park
  • Murray Hill
  • Sunnyside
  • Flatbush

Downsize by 75 Percent

Take stock of your possessions as you start to pack, and sort them into three piles. Your smallest pile should consist of items you will bring with you to your New York apartment. Apartments in New York are small and don’t provide storage. The fewer items you bring, the more space you’ll have to breathe.

The other piles are for items you’ll donate or throw away. Let this be the start of the process of letting go. Get rid of items you don’t use and won’t need while living your busy city life.

Sell Your Car

Put your car up for sale as soon as you know you’re moving to New York City. You don’t need a car in the city due to its thriving public transportation, and the extra money may help you get by during your first few months in the city. Getting to the city without a car is possible as well. Fly, take a bus or train, or use taxis or rideshare apps to get there.

Hire a Local Moving Company

To save money and stress, hire NYC movers and packers to aid with your move. Movers from NYC know the best routes for delivering your items. Talk to Simply Moving today to find out how we’ll give you peace of mind on moving day.

Moving to New York on a budget is possible, but you’ll need to know how to downsize to make it a success. Don’t bring items you don’t need. Further, make sure you choose a neighborhood you can afford. Saving money on your move may allow you to survive in the concrete jungle longer than you expected.

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