Moving in NYC is an exciting yet stressful process. There is so much that goes into a move. As NYC movers and office movers, we have actually developed an NYC moving checklist to help you figure out what you need to do for your move. However, many people are still wondering how to establish a moving budget. There are many different things you need to take into account when moving into NYC, so why not properly prepare? Here are some guidelines to developing a moving budget in NYC.
Figure out how much you can spend
There are so many ways you can spend your money, but first, figure out how much you are willing to spend on your move. There are differences between spending money on a move in Manhattan, or if you are moving in Brooklyn or even a moving to Staten Island! We know times are tough and a lot of people who are relocating don’t have a large amount money to spend. However, we advise that you save up a decent amount before, as you’re going to need to spend some money once you get to your new place. If you are relocating from another city, you should have enough saved to hold you over until you get paid by your new job.
Call a moving company
Moving companies in NYC will often give you quotes to give you a good idea as to how much your entire move will cost. However, often times those quotes change and clients are frustrated at the end of the move because the price went up. Serenity movers offer a moving price guarantee. If you get our onsite estimator to look at your home, we’ll give you a moving price guarantee! This can help you establish a base for your moving budget in NYC.
Get a Storage unit
Getting a Serenity storage unit might save you a lot more money in the end when you are moving in New York City. If you’re moving from a house to an apartment, and there are just some things you can’t get rid of, or still have some really big and heavy objects, consider hiring the Serenity storage facility. It’ll be much cheaper to store some of your items away and picking up them up at a later date, as opposed to getting a storage room in your building or in your new neighborhood. Call today to get one month of free storage.
If you have kids, consider getting them a babysitter for the actual move -in day. There will be a lot of hectic stuff going on and it might be overwhelming to the kids, and more stress on your part. So, allocate a part of your budget for baby sitting services, games, toys and snacks for the moving day. To learn more, check out our guide to moving with children in NYC.
There are other aspects of moving you should consider. Such as, packing materials, how much your security deposit is, and money for food after the move is complete, because the last thing you’re going to want to do is to cook. Set aside some money to have your utilities turned on as well. Make sure you hire a locksmith company to take care of your locks. There is a chance something can go wrong, so it’s best that after you have a good idea about how much you’ll spend, try and save an additional 10% of that final number in case something does go wrong. It’s always better to over prepare than to have an unexpected cost come to up that you need to pay for. Learn more about our moving promotions, where you can get $80 worth of free moving boxes, or get $100 of your next move.