New York City is a unique place to live in. With this comes a difficult moving experience, especially when you have to move in the winter. Costs are easily accumulated with a winter move, so always be aware of the prices you’ll have to pay to move. Look out for the prices of packing materials, means of arrival and moving of belongings.
When you’re getting ready to move, you have to consider your costs for packing materials. These can include things such as bubble wrap, boxes, plastic bags, tape, and packing peanuts. Depending on how many items you have, these prices could easily add up to a couple of hundred dollars. In New York City, winters can get cold and you should try to weatherproof as many items as you can. This can prevent your electronics from getting cold and breaking. To weatherproof, have packing wrap and a waterproof layer to cover electronics and important belongings. You may also need a hand cart for moving these items around. In total, packing materials could put you out three hundred dollars or more.
Means of Arrival
When moving anywhere, you and your belongings need to arrive at your new house safe and sound! Depending on where your beginning destination is, prices can vary greatly. For example, if you are in a neighboring town, you can rent a car or drive to your destination yourself. This will only cost gas prices or taxi fare. If you are moving from across the country from let’s say, California, prices can reach upwards of five hundred dollars. This part varies greatly, so keep your budget in mind and search for the cheapest alternatives. If you are not significantly far away but not far enough to take a plane, consider looking for a train or a bus to take. If you are bringing your belongings along with you, this may change too.
Moving of Belongings
This is where the expenses really begin. Moving is expensive, especially if you are not moving your items yourself. Hiring a mover to haul your things to your new home can cost immense amounts of money. For example, the base price of a local mover may only be twenty-five dollars per hour, while cross country can be a flat rate of up to six thousand dollars or higher. In winter, prices may add up because of the time it takes to load and unload in the snow. Additional fees can accrue as well depending on New York City situations and weather forecasts at the time.
All of these prices are in addition to the amount you spend on your new place. As you can see, the cost of everything adds up and moving to New York City can be very expensive. It can cost upwards of six thousand dollars just to move depending on where you are originating from. Remember to keep your budget in mind as you schedule movers and means of transportation for your big move!