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How to prepare for your NYC relocation in advance?

Author: Betty White
by Betty White
Posted: Mar 01, 2019
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Making a decision to move to another place is never simple. There are just so many things to take into consideration and so much planning to do. There is also the question of will the new city fulfill all of your dreams and is your relocation even financially possible. Still, when you think about everything and make a final call that the move will be a good thing for you, the real hard work begins. That is preparing for your NYC relocation. It won’t be easy and it can get overwhelming, but if you use some tips and tricks, you can make through this process without stressing too much about it. Surely, if you want to make your move to the Big Apple as smoother as it can be, you will need a bulletproof relocation plan.

Make a budget plan for your NYC relocation

When you want to relocate to the city with such a high price tag like New York, you will have to make a moving budget plan. You’ll need to count in the monthly living expenses and the total moving costs. While those are the biggest parts that will be the base of your budget, you should also include the following costs:

    • The cost of lease termination or realtor fees of your current home if you are a renter
    • Expenses of cleaning and repairs for your current home
    • Rent and possible repairs to your future apartment in NYC
    • Any overdue utility bills
    • The cost of the security deposit if you plan on renting a home in NYC
    • The cost of renting a storage unit in New York, if you’ll be needing one
    • Packing supplies expenses
    • Your travel costs to NYC
The costs of hiring a moving company

You will need to hire professional movers for your NYC relocation. Since it is the long distance move, you’ll need all the help that you can get. Who will be better for the job than somebody who does that for a living? Sure, it will be more costly but when planning a long distance relocation you should always count in the costs of hiring the moving company. That way, if you try to move on your own and at some point you discover that it’s more than you can take, you will have the necessary funding to include the professionals.

With this type of relocation, there are just so many things that you have to handle. Having someone to load, transport and unload all of your belongings to your new home in NYC will take a huge burden off your shoulders.

When you delegate this task to the professionals with years of experience, you are creating the opportunity for a truly stress-free move.

The total moving costs when using the services of the moving company should include:

  • The estimated costs of loading and relocating your belongings to your new home
  • Moving company quotas
  • Packing and storage services (optional)
  • Tips for the movers (if they did a good job)

The critical point in hiring movers is to find reliable ones. Still, the reputable and trustworthy moving company doesn’t have to be the pricey one. You can find affordable moving assistance online that are providing excellent services. The best movers in the business are usually affordable ones with excellent customers reviews.

Start looking for your new home in Big Apple

In order to calculate how much money your NYC relocation will require, first you have to find a new home. You have to have the exact address so that movers can make a quota based on the distance from one home to another and the total weight of your items.

When searching for a home in New York, you have to option. If your budget allows it, it's a good idea to hire a real estate agent. The local professional will know exactly what listings to show you according to your needs and means. That will save you a lot of time by checking out only the suitable living units.

The other option is to spend a few days in NYC and look for a new home yourself.

Renting a place in NYC by using the internet is off the table. It's the playfield for all kind of con artists. The photos and seeing a place in person are two different dimensions. You never know what you get, so renting a home without seeing it is a really bad idea.

Whatever option that you choose, be careful of the scams and never wire money in advance. Not until you check the place yourself.

The final preparations before your NYC relocation

Unlike the excitement of hunting an apartment in New York, this part o the moving tasks is quite dull. In order to be more organized and make sure not to forget something, you need to make a moving checklist of the final arrangements to your NYC relocation.

Here are some things which should be finished before start packing for your move:

  • Here are some things which should be finished before start packing for your move:

      • Set up mail forwarding to your new home in NYC
      • Make appointments to turn off your utilities
      • Set a date to turn on the utilities in your new home
      • Make a packing plan and a schedule
      • Gather all necessary packing supplies
      • Make sure to label each moving box correctly
      • Check all the moving dates with your movers - Check your traveling arrangements to New York
About the Author

My name is Betty and I have been writing expert articles in relation to the moving industry for the last couple of years. Besides this specific area, I am also experienced in other spheres pertaining to the concept of relocation.

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