Ah winter, where all of the snow turns into sludge, and you need a puffy jacket just to step out and get the paper. However, did you know, there isn’t a better time to move in NYC? Many people are moving in NYC during the summer time and that usually means, the moving rates are going to be more expensive. A lot of people like moving in the summer because kids are out of school and you have more time to get everything settled before the school year starts.
Also. the weather is a bit more bearable to move in. So if you have the opportunity, move during the winter. It’ll be financially easier on you, and you’ll have more flexibility with your moving date. This is because many moving companies aren’t as busy as they are in the summer. Learn more about this in our guide on when to move in NYC? From your local NYC movers and office movers. Here are some tips on how to move in the winter. This is what you should be doing to prepare for this type of move.
Be cautious of the weather
It’s important to be aware of the weather and constantly stay as updated as possible. If you’re moving date is on your average cold windy day and there isn’t any snow on the ground, then hey, consider yourself lucky. However, if there is a blizzard coming your way the night before, or even during the day you move, you have to be prepared. Pack up all of your winter gear, which means your shovel and salt, as well as all of your puffy winter clothes. Make sure you pack your coffee maker in the car as well. You’re going to want some hot drinks during the move, and it’ll be nice to offer some to the movers.
Hire a moving company
Hiring a moving company in NYC will save you some of the stress of moving in the winter, as THEY will be out in the cold and you won’t have to deal with all of the carrying and lifting. Movers in NYC are trained to deal with all sorts of weather, as the weather in New York City can get pretty extreme on both sides of the spectrum. It’s easier to trust your movers to make sure everything goes safely and as smoothly, than dealing with the weather yourself. Make sure you hire a locksmith company as well. Check out our guide on how to hire a moving company in NYC, as a well as our guide on tipping movers in NYC.
Make sure your utilities (HEAT) are running
When you are moving in NYC, you want to make sure all of your utilities are set up before you move into your new apartment, so you can have all of the necessities of your new home right off the bat. Which includes heat, one of the most important aspects of moving in the winter. The last thing you want is to come into your new home and wrap up in blankets for several days. Check out our NYC moving checklist to learn more about what you should do on move in day.
Try and keep it as clean as possible
While this isn’t a necessity to moving, you’ll thank yourself later. In the winter, chances are the ground is covered with dirty slush and there is salt on the ground, both of which will stain your new floors. This sucks.Especially when you just moved into your new place. So try and keep it as clean as possible. Set up doormats and have little buffer areas so people can wipe their shoes.
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