Moving in the city presents it’s own challenges. I’ve been very fortunate to work with amazing clients across the country, but I love the city that never sleeps. However, NYC and large cities like it present unique challenges, which make it even more imperative to hire a very good moving company. Beyond the parking nightmare, the logistics of getting your things out of your flat require a well-orchestrated dance involving elevators, doormen, back entrances, gates, stairs and alleys. Therefore, before you hire your mover in the city, take the time to get acquainted with the ‘back of the building’. Ask your super for a quick tour. Get to know where the service entrance is located. Notice any obstacles that may get in the way. Ask about elevator use. These details may seem insignificant but will prove to be extremely valuable when interviewing potential movers. Sometimes recommendations may not prove to be accurate because there are varying frames of reference. If a mover is good at shuttling small deliveries the city, they may not be equipped to handle a full blown residential move. Therefore, targeted questions concerning your needs will go a long way. A good mover will be able to answer your questions and be able to provide solid recommendations that best meet your needs.
Keep in mind, if you choose to use a portable storage unit in the city, you will have a very small window to empty it’s contents so make sure you are prepared to take delivery.