Green City Movers Military families moving services

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Green City Movers Military families moving services

Green City Movers Military families moving servicesFor the past 15 years, Green City Movers has proudly served thousands of families within the Tri-State area and beyond. Whether you are moving your business, or your home, down the street, or long distance, our wide range of affordable, moving services will get you where you need to go. Our comprehensive moving plans are built to satisfy clients of all walks of life, because every family is different, and no two moving situations are alike. Throughout our many years in the moving industry, we’ve had the honor of serving many of our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, the brave and selfless souls that fearlessly defend our country, and our freedom each day. We are very proud to be the moving company of choice for military families. To learn how Green City Movers Military families moving services can work for you, please continue reading below.

  • Military families are more often on the move rather than in one place for prolonged periods of time. Whether it’s for temporary duty or a PCS move, picking up and moving from one location to another is a regular occurrence. Although members of the military become accustomed to frequent relocation, which may become easier over time, unfortunately it doesn’t get any less stressful than the first time around. The same concerns will always be present. Allow us to take care of all of your moving needs, and concerns. From packing, to settling in the new place, we know how to accommodate your specific needs to get you on your way without delays, and mishaps.

⇒⇒⇒ Contact our friendly team of moving consultants and simply mention that you or a family member is a member of the military. From this point on, your moving consultant will be your guide throughout the entire process. He or she will properly address your particular needs, and help you with all of the logistics of your upcoming move.

Moving home is a sensitive matter, and you deserve the best moving services available!!!

We are pleased to announce our many credentials that display our innate ability to better serve you and your family.

  1. Green City Movers is a fully licensed and insured, full-service moving company.
  2. Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited, and in good standing. BBB rating: A+
  3. Members of the New York State Movers & Warehousemen’s Association
  4. Two consecutive years in a row achievement of the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. An award that is only achieved by a fraction of movers in this industry. Strict eligibility requirements include an “A” rating in overall grade, extensive background check, and meeting the criteria for all operational guidelines.
  5. Our user friendly website, and social media outlets allow for an easier, and quicker way our clients can reach us, 24/7.
  6. Our active blog provides continues and updated content that serves as an informative tool for all of our current and perspective clients. Helping them make an informed decision in regards to their upcoming move.
  7. We carry top of the line moving and packing equipment among our entire fleet of air ride equipped moving trucks.
  8. We provide specialty-moving services for those who require.

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Benefits of moving during spring

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Benefits of moving during spring

Benefits of moving during springWith winter nearly over, blooming flowers, and much more appealing, warmer temperatures of spring are right around the corner. Springtime prompts us to certain rituals like spring-cleaning, and spring break vacations. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that springtime is also an ideal time to move home. The weather is not as harsh, and it’s still a few months before the busiest season of the year for the moving industry, allowing you to still enjoy increased savings on moving expenses. There are many benefits of moving during spring, below are our top picks!

  • Weather – One of the top benefits of moving during spring is the weather! Sure, we tend to get a lot of rain during springtime, but for the most part, we get to enjoy comfortable weather that won’t have you freezing or sweating. Although it may not seem like a big deal now, you will quickly learn what a true blessing it is. Moving entails physical work, and comfortable weather conditions creates a comfortable working environment. You will be grateful that you are not drenched in sweat, or freezing your fingers off. In the event that your move is affected by bad weather.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Springtime is notorious for the constant change in weather. Keep an eye on the weather forecast one week leading up to the move day, and prepare accordingly.

  • Lower moving costs/Greater flexibility – Winter months offer some of the lowest prices of the year for moving services. This is largely due to the fact that people tend to move more during the warmer months. As a result, moving companies offer greater deals on moving costs to attract more customers, and secure more jobs. You can expect to enjoy greater booking flexibility during this time as well. On the other hand, summer months are the busiest months of the year, when the demand for moving services is at its highest. This results in high moving costs, and less room for flexibility. If you are moving during the summer months, it’s advised to book at least a month in advance to reserve your desired slot. That is why you will find that moving during the spring offers a great medium in terms of cost, and availability. Moving companies tend to get busier now but will still honor lower rates to compensate for downtime experienced during winter. You may not find the same bargain like you would if you were moving in the middle of winter, but you are still guaranteed a good deal compared to a summer move. In a nutshell, when moving during spring, you can expect to save money, and get the moving date you desire.
  • Spring Cleaning – As mentioned earlier, spring is most commonly a time a lot of us choose to freshen up our appearance and our environment. A typical time of the year for re-organizing and re-decorating our home. Spring-cleaning gives us a chance to reevaluate what we enjoy about our home and what no longer excites us. Moving home is the perfect time to spring clean, and get rid of things hat no longer serve you. You will have to sort and purge your home either way, why not take care of spring-cleaning while preparing for your move. Like most people, you probably hoarded some items you haven’t used in years. You can finally get rid of these items, and as a result, have less to pack.
  • Great time to sell property – Spring is the most popular season to sell home. Which is why it is a great time to move as well, as you won’t have any trouble selling your existing property. A lot of people choose to sell their home during spring to prepare for a summer move. Putting your home on the market in spring yields good perspective buyers and a quick sale. More people tend to be in the market for a new home during this time, which means you can be pickier with who you sell your home to, and won’t have to settle for a lower price.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Not sure whether to hire a realtor to help you sell your home? Here are some of the Pros and cons of hiring a realtor to help you sell your home.

  • Spring Break – If you have children that are in school, then spring can be a good time to move, if you can schedule your move during the spring break. Moving during spring break will allow for an easier transition into the new school, and won’t disrupt their routine.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ For more tips on moving home with children!

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10 Tips for moving in Queens

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10 Tips for moving in QueensGranted, moving home is not rocket science, and despite popular belief, is an overall straightforward task. One of the best things you can do for yourself when moving, is to prepare. Get organized, know what to expect, and plan ahead. Preparing is a step-by-step system that will simplify your move, and help keep things in order. Below is a list of 10 Tips for moving in Queens to help you get started. Whether you are moving in Queens, or any other borough in New York City, these moving tips will help you prepare.

Tip #1: Professional Movers Make arrangements in advance with movers in your area. Credible moving companies are in high demand and therefore tend to get booked quite fast. If you set to move on a particular date with no room to budge, reserving your spot in advance becomes even more important. There are several tools you can utilize to find the best movers near you. Make sure to choose wisely, because not all movers are the same.

Tip #2: Change your address File a “Change of Address” form with your local post office. This process can take some time; therefore you should do it at least at least two weeks before you actually move.

Tip #3: Purge Moving is a great time to get rid of things you no longer need or use. Consider having a yard sale for things of value. There are several online marketplaces that make it easy to sell your used items. This is a great way to potentially make some extra cash, and reduce your moving expenses, as you will now have fewer things to move and extra capital to pay for it.

Tip #4: Start packing as soon as you know you are moving This may sound a bit excessive, but you will quickly learn that packing is the most time consuming part of relocating home. This is not a process you will want to rush through either. If you simply don’t have the time or the energy, you can pay your movers to pack for you. Most moving companies offer packing as an extra service, if this is something you are interested in. Otherwise, start by packing decorative, seasonal items, and items of rare use first.

Tip #5: Label and number your boxes – Once you begin the packing process, you will want to do one room at a time, so your items are not scattered all over. Label all boxes you pack with the appropriate room and place they belong to. Once all boxes are labeled, continue to number them as well. This way you know exactly how many boxes you have.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ You can record what particular numbers belong to a specific room. This will also save you time when unpacking (Ex. – Bedroom 1-10).

Tip #6: Make sure you pack properly – Avoid overstuffing and/or under packing boxes. Overstuffing may potentially make them heavier and harder to handle, as well as susceptible to breaking. Under packing boxes will leave the items inside unstable, and shifting easily. This too can jeopardize the integrity of your things.

Tip #7: Take pictures of any complex electronic set ups – When you start packing your home theater or entertainment area, document which wire goes where before unplugging. Take pictures of any complex set ups, this will make re-wiring all your electronics a lot easier.

Tip #8: Keep “important items” with you – Keep anything that is of great value on you throughout the move. These items include, important documents, jewelry, laptop, etc. Don’t pack these things for the movers to move. In fact, the movers prefer you take such items with you in your own car.

Tip #9: Pack an overnight bag – Moving home doesn’t end with the arrival at your new place. In fact, that is just the peaking point of the entire process. To make the next few days a little more convenient, be sure to pack a box of essentials. These are the items that you will need, and will have easy access to while still settling in. Items such as utensils, toiletries, and bedding, should be among the top in your essentials box.

Tip pro ⇒⇒⇒ Don’t forget your chargers!

Tip #10: Take pictures of your empty apartment – If you are renting, be sure to take pictures of your old place just before you leave, as well as your new apartment before you move in. This will keep you covered in the unfortunate event of property damage or rental deposit disputes.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ More on how to avoid losing your rental deposit when moving.

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What to do before Professional Packers Arrive

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What to do before Professional Packers ArriveThere are many reasons why people hire professional packers when moving. But, for the most part, lack of time is usually the biggest culprit. After all, it is by far the most time consuming process you will go through when moving. It is a great thing to be able to recognize lack of sufficient timing, and instead of forcing it and jeopardizing the integrity of your things, you entrust professional packers to get the job done for you. They will come in and carefully pack all of your belongings in a timely, but proper manner. Although professional packers are doing the packing for you, you are still responsible for preparing your things to be packed. It is a concise and straightforward process, our tips below on what to do before professional packers arrive will help you get started.

Purge your home

Your initial and very logical first step is to purge your home of any unwanted items. It is more than likely that if you no longer have a use for something, you won’t want those items packed, transported to your new home, and be charged for something you didn’t want in the first place. Carefully go through each room and throw out, sell, or donate whatever you no longer need. Consider having a yard sale for items of value. This can be a great way to bring in extra cash for your moving expenses.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Whatever you decide to do, if these items are still in your home when the packers arrive, designate a place for them, and mark accordingly!

Create an inventory

Create a concise, itemized list of items that are being packed by the packers. Detail every item to your best abilities. This will be very helpful when you arrive at your new home and have to sign off on the shipment.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Taking photos can be a quick and easy way to inventory your belongings.

Get rid of items the movers can’t move

Licensed packers must and will follow federal regulations when you hire them to pack up your things for a move. Federal law prohibits movers to transport various perishable and hazardous items. Contact your company for a complete list of items movers will not move, and either use them or properly recycle before the packers arrive. These items will include household plants, cleaning agents, etc.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Do not attempt to conceal these items from your movers. These items can endanger the safety of the entire move. Movers are not liable for anything they did not pack themselves.

Label

Create labels and designate them to each room respectively. This will allow the packers to easily navigate items that belong to the same place, and label the boxes accordingly. You do not want your bathroom items to be packed together with other personal things.

Pack these yourself!

Although you hired professional packers to pack for you, there are items that you really better off packing your self. These items include valuables such as important documents, electronic devices, valuables of all kind, medicines, etc.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Always take all jewelry with you!

Overnight box

This specialty box will contain all items most commonly referred to as the survival kit. As the name implies, it will contain all items your will need to survive in your new place upon immediate arrival, and for the next few days that follow. These items include, toiletries, bedding, prescription medicine, utensils, etc.

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Green City Movers Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016

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Green City Movers Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016

Green City Movers Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016We are proud to announce that for two consecutive years in a row, Green City Movers have achieved the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016. Recognition for our overall performance, and extreme dedication to be of service to our clients is what drives us to perform our absolute best, on every job. We do not take our success for granted, and our hard work is truly reflected in our many accomplishments as one of the best movers in Brooklyn, NY. Competition is fierce, but our unrivaled ability to satisfy clients on even the toughest jobs is what puts us in top demand. As Green City Movers Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners, we have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade (Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality), recent grade, and review period grade. In addition, we have met all guidelines for good standing with Angie’s List, passed an extensive background check, and Angie’s List operational guidelines. According to Angie’s List statistics and Founder Angie Hicks, “Only a fraction of all moving companies in New York City were able to do it.”

All of us at Green City Movers are truly humbled and honored for this achievement. We are a family, and all of our accomplishments, from awards to happy clients, are a team effort indeed! From our friendly and knowledgeable office staff, to our efficient, hard working field team, Green City Movers is not to be rivaled with.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” – Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks.

We invite you to give us a call and experience your upcoming residential or commercial move with Green City Movers. To truly understand unprecedented quality moving services is only to experience them for yourself. Don’t take chances with just any moving company, but give a chance to a company that has the proper credentials to serve you and your family in the manner that you deserve. With many years of experience, numerous awards, and proper credentials, we are able to provide our clients with unmatched moving and packing services. High quality services and affordable prices is what you can expect when you hire us for your upcoming relocation. We guarantee your satisfaction, just ask our many returned and referred clients!

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Additional moving services great movers offer

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Additional moving services great movers offerFor the most part, everyone is familiar with the services offered by a moving company. In a nutshell, movers come to your current home, pick up your items and load them into a moving truck. The movers then drive to your new home and unload the items. The less common knowledge is that professional and reliable movers can and will offer additional, specialty services if you require them. These are top rated companies that are equipped with the knowledge and manpower to provide such services to satisfy the needs of their clients. Although these services are offered at an additional cost, they are specifically designed to make your moving experience overall more comfortable and less stressful. For our list of additional moving services great movers offer, continue reading below.

Packing

Packing will be by far the most time-consuming moving task on your moving checklist. Especially if you have a large home that needs to be packed, finding the time to get it done can put you into overtime. Lack of sufficient time can also force you to rush the process, greatly risking the integrity of your stuff. Even if you were being proactive, why would you want to risk packing expensive, delicate items on your own? Professional movers are not only properly trained but also offer additional insurance for your high value items. In addition, anything you pack on your own is not considered movers’ liability.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒ Additional moving insurance for high value items is provided by movers for an additional fee.

Unpacking

Unpacking moving services offers the luxury of having your belongings delivered to their destination, carried inside their respective rooms, and unpacked. All of which is done according to your instructions. Disposal of your no longer needed packing materials may or may not be included in the unpacking charge. Discuss the terms with your movers.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Pre plan where you want each item to be positioned in their rooms to save time and money (if you are being charged by the hour).

Disassembly and reassembly of furniture

Any credible moving company you hire should be able to provide disassembly/reassembly services. Some pieces of furniture is not meant to be moved in an assembled form, and to properly disassemble these pieces requires proper tools and skill to do it. Even if you have the proper tools for the job but no experience, you can greatly compromise the structure of the furniture. Even a small mistake can affect how the furniture is reassembled in its new home.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Discuss additional disassembly and reassembly costs, if any, with your movers ahead of time. You don’t want any surprised on the day of. Especially if a particular piece of furniture won’t fit in the truck in an assembled form. In which case, you won’t have a choice but to pay the extra costs.

Specialty Items

Specialty household items, such as a piano, a pool table, a big safe, or even a hot tub are some of the most difficult items to move from one place to another. It probably has something to do with their extreme weight (A standard slate-top pool table can weigh up to 1000lbs.), and at times unusual shape. These are the items that are considered to be safe to move by professional movers only. Not only are these luxury pieces easily susceptible to damage, but their extreme weight also makes them very dangerous to move for inexperienced individuals.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Let your movers know of any specialty items you have in your home. Not all movers are equipped with the manpower, knowledge, and material needed to perform specialty moves.

Storage

If by the time you move out of your current home your new home is not yet ready, you will certainly require storage services. There are instances when the new residence is still in its final stages of a renovation, when you have to move out of your current residence and perhaps stay with relatives or at a hotel for a few days. Similar cases happen all the time and you will need to look for reliable movers who are equipped with a clean and safe storage solution to store your belongings in the meantime.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Storage fees will accrue an additional cost aside from your moving costs. Discuss rates with your movers.

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How to simplify your move when moving in Brooklyn

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How to simplify your move when moving in Brooklyn

If you could take the necessary steps to simplify major events in your life, would you? Of course you would! Anyone would be crazy to instead take the long, hard road. Well, the same applies when you are about to move. Moving can either be exhausting and stressful, or surprisingly easy going and simple. It all depends on the steps you take to organize and simplify your upcoming move. Our tips on how to simplify your move when moving in Brooklyn or anywhere else for that matter will help you get started.

Map out your move

How to simplify your move when moving in BrooklynOne of the best ways to simplify your move when moving in Brooklyn is to create a planner. A sort of timeline that allows you to outline specific dates for a particular moving related activity. Let’s face it, when we are planning for a move our day-to-day activities don’t just take a back seat until we are ready to return to life as usual. Sure, we may take a day or two off right before and after the big day, but planning for a move will require more of your attention than just a day or two. The amount of time you have to commit will closely reflect on the size of your move, but non the less, unless you only have 5 boxes and few pieces of furniture, you will have to take the time out of your daily activities to dedicate to organizing your upcoming move. Of course things may not always go according to plan and you may either overestimate or underestimate a timeline. But that’s the beauty in creating a planner because it allows you to leave extra room for the unexpected. As the saying goes in the moving industry, “It’s always best to expect the unexpected”.

Purge

Moving home is the best time to go through your stuff and toss, sell, or donate whatever you won’t be taking with you.

Hire movers

Hiring professional movers can easily simplify half of your moving to do list. Full-service movers provide various services and material supplies that best suit your needs. Don’t feel like packing or simply just don’t have the time? Professional packers can come in with their own material and do this daunting task for you.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Not all movers are the same! Therefore, it is of great importance you do the proper research in finding the right movers near you.

Contact your property management

Parking availability, move-in time and date requirements can be troublesome if not resolved ahead of time. Contact your new property manager and discuss matters about parking, loading, unloading, move in timeframe/restrictions, and COI (Certificate of Insurance) requirements for the day of the move. Having all this figured out before the big day will save you time, money, and stress.

Label

Labeling your boxes according to their content and destination is of great importance. This is a great unpacking tool that you will be especially grateful for when it’s time to unpack, and of course when your fragile items arrive to their destination intact. You can use a Sharpie marker to label boxes that may something like: Fragile, Kitchen, Basement, etc. You can also buy a pre-labeled packing tape at your local hardware store.

Pro Tip ⇒⇒⇒  Assign a color to each room, mark boxes and furniture with coordinating stickers.

Box of essentials

Pack your day-to-day necessities so that they’re together in one place. Items you will use most definitely need in the first few days at your new home. This includes bedding, towels, toiletries, toilet paper, medications, snacks, dishes and utensils. This box of essentials will make your life that much easier, especially on the first night at your new home. Instead of frantically looking for dishes to eat out of or sheets to sleep on, you can simply relax. As you deserve it; it’s been a long day!

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Cleaning house when moving

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Cleaning house when moving

Cleaning house when movingMoving home is a time-consuming and stressful time, requiring attention to many details. One of the main factors that oftentimes get overlooked is the importance of cleaning house when moving. Whether you are currently renting or selling your home, if you want to avoid losing your rental deposit or boost opportunities for a sale, you will need to clean up before you can move out. Continue reading our tips for cleaning house when moving to get an overall idea of what awaits you. You can also use the tips below to create a checklist and stay organized during this overwhelming time.

Cleaning supplies you will need:

  1. Vacuum
  2. Mop
  3. Bucket
  4. Scrubbing sponges
  5. Microfiber cloths
  6. All purpose cleaner

Important Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Try to void using harsh chemicals when cleaning your home. The manufacture and disposal of these chemical based products not only contribute to environmental pollution but to adverse side effects in people who use them regularly as well. According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 1 in 3 people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis in the United States.

There are many non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products available on the market. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day All-Purpose Cleaner is free of chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Natural essential oils are instead used to give this product its pleasant smell and aromatherapeutic properties. Shaklee is another eco-friendly company producing various biodegradable cleaners. Their Get Clean Basic H2 is a concentrated, organic formula that can be used to clean multiple surfaces that require degreasing, including windows, and mirrors. Baking soda and lemon are another great and inexpensive alternatives that can be utilized to clean many different surfaces in your home.

Kitchen

  • Clean your kitchen appliances thoroughly, taking special care of tough oil stains. Main appliances like the fridge, microwave, and stove, should be cleaned a few days before the actual move to be ready for transport on moving day. Be sure to also clean any appliances you are leaving behind, especially if you are currently renting from a landlord. Make proper arrangements for any appliances you are throwing out.
  • Cleaning your refrigerator should be straightforward. Begin by removing all of the shelves and drawers. Thoroughly clean the interior of the refrigerator, freezer, and shelves. Wipe dry and place them back in the refrigerator.
  • Spray your oven inside and out way with the all natural cleaner and let it is for about one hour. Take this time to clean the next item on the list. Using a sponge and paper towels, wipe down all surfaces. Rinse with clean water. Repeat the process until the oven is completely clean. Don’t forget to clean the vent above the stove as well.
  • Drain the water from the sink and spray down with all-purpose cleaner. You may use a scrubbing sponge to get the edges of fixtures and the sink. Afterwards, wipe down with a microfiber cloth.
  • Thoroughly clean the interior and the exterior of the cabinets, drawers and countertops.
  • Sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Carefully, as to not scuff up the floor, pull out large appliances, such as the stove and refrigerator to clean the floor underneath.

Bathroom

Thoroughly scrub the sink, bathtub, toilet and shower. Make sure you have removed any buildup and mildew. Wipe down everything from mirrors, hooks, to light fixtures. Your all-purpose cleaner should be adequate to get the job done, therefore no need for a more abrasive substance. Sweep and mop the floor, especially minding those tight corners around the toilet and sink.

The rest of your home

After removing all your clothing from the closets, wipe clean all the shelves as needed. Once the furniture has been dismantled and moved out of the room(s), sweep and mop the floors. If you are leaving some furniture behind, carefully move that furniture over to clean the floor underneath. Clean the windows and the blinds. Wipe down blades of the ceiling fan and light fixtures in each room. Replace burnt out or dull light bulbs if necessary. Remove all staples and nails you may have in the walls, ceilings, or doors. Spot treat any noticeable holes and scuff marks left behind.

Professional cleaning services

If cleaning house when moving is all too much, consider hiring a cleaning crew. The costs of professional cleaning services very, but they typically start at upwards of $300. If you are interested, contact numerous companies and discuss the stipulations in detail.

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The best movers near me in Manhattan

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The best movers near me in Manhattan

The best movers near me in ManhattanNew York City is comprised of five unique boroughs, each with its own flavor. Manhattan on the other hand seems to be the center of all things happening, different than the rest, and is most often referred to as “the city”. The lifestyle in the city is like no other borough, and can be challenging for those not used to the fast pace. Also you should keep in mind that relocating to Manhattan won’t be like any average move. The city’s real estate has rules and regulations in place that you must abide by. Since you will be dealing with a one of kind move, you will require assistance. If you are moving in Manhattan and find yourself wondering how and where to find the best movers near me in Manhattan, continue reading below.

  • First things first. Performing and successfully completing a Manhattan move can be quite difficult. Due to the many obstacles that you may be faced with just getting from point A to point B, hiring a moving company that specializes in relocating in Manhattan is crucial. Trying to navigate through the city with a large moving truck is challenging enough without having to worry about everything else that comes with moving in Manhattan. They are familiar and comfortable with the high volume of people and cars on the streets. They know street regulations and the best routes. All of which can actually save you money on your move. Since a lot of residential buildings in Manhattan are walk up and do not have an elevator, you will need an experienced moving crew that can safely navigate the narrow halls and steep stairs, all while maneuvering very heavy furniture. While accidents do happen even with the most experienced crew, hiring movers that mostly move residential homes in Long Island, NY may not be your best option. You want movers who move in Manhattan all the time, and already used to the hustle and bustle that comes along with it.
  • Securing a parking spot anywhere in Manhattan can also prove to be quite challenging. The never-ending traffic and supply of pedestrians make driving in Manhattan like nowhere else in the five boroughs. Even if you are able to secure a good parking spot on the street, don’t bet on keeping your car parked there all week. The city’s street cleaning enforces alternate side of the street regulations to be in effect multiple times a week. If you forget to move your car, expect to be greeted with a hefty parking ticket the next day. Which is the reason why most locals own a car, leave it parked (which can be quite expensive), and only use it on the weekends or opt for public transportation altogether. And who could blame them; Manhattan’s vast public transportation system offers everything from taxis, buses to the subway to get you where you need to go.

Great Tip ⇒⇒⇒ Since you can’t move all of your belongings on the subway train, you will have to try and reserve parking for the moving truck. If you have a car, try to secure a spot in front of the building before the movers arrive at your home. Once they do, swap your car with the moving truck. If you don’t own a car, speak to the management of the building regarding move-in regulations, if any, and the possibility of reserving a parking spot.

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Moving to Queens and need professional movers

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Moving to Queens and need professional movers

Moving to Queens and need professional moversWhether you lived in Queens your entire life and know your way around or moving in from out of town and have no clue, professional movers will make your transition that much easier! You may say, “I moved around all my life, I know what to expect.” In any case, knowing how to properly pack your valuables and safely load them onto the truck is only half the battle. Are you Moving to Queens and need professional movers or still not sure if you do? Continue reading below to learn the perks of having professional movers assist you on your upcoming move.

  • Hiring full-service professional movers gives you the freedom of choosing the services you require most. You are not obligated to pay for any services you do not want.
  • You can have the movers pack everything up for you or skip the full packing services and just have the pros take care of some specific items, such as antique furniture pieces or your upright piano. Keep anything you don’t want packed, separately.
  • Please be advised, when you pack the contents of your home yourself, your items won’t be insured and the movers will not be liable if something was to get damaged.
  • Some of your household furniture may require disassembly before they can leave your old place and reassembly at your new home. Desks, beds, cabinets, and items such as exercise equipment can be rather difficult to take apart and put back together. Particle furniture can be especially tricky. Professional movers have the right tools, knowledge, and insurance to take care of these important matters for you. Saving you a lot of time and unnecessary headache.
  • Professional movers tackle extreme and difficult circumstances every day. They are accustomed to safely navigate through steep, narrow stairs, cramped elevators, and tiny halls all while handling your heavy furniture. In most circumstances, an untrained individual would be faced with a rather tough time making it through these obstacles, safely and efficiently.
  • Your foreman on site will be able to maintain control and if obstacles do arise, he is trained to take an executive decision that will adequately address the situation at hand. He will successfully set and manage your expectations throughout the entire move. Keeping your mind at peace.
  • Professional movers are trained to properly handle and drive a large moving truck. Some streets are narrow and require extreme care and tactic to safely drive through. They are also equipped with commercial grade GPA, putting them in the know of the best routes to take when taking your belongings from point A to point B.

Moving companies are equipped with various forms of insurance options you can choose from to protect your belongings throughout the move. The two options available to you are:

  1. Limited Liability insurance option is of no additional cost to you but you must agree to it on the bill of lading. This option provides only minimal protection in the case something is lost or damaged. Movers are liable for no more than 60 cents per pound, per article. If a 40 lb. piece of antique furniture valued at $3,000 was lost or damaged, the movers would only be liable for no more than $24 (40 lbs. x 60 cents).
  2. Full-Value Replacement Protection insurance option will be available to you at additional costs. Your items will be transported at the movers’ Full Value Protection level of liability. This means if something is either lost or damaged while in their custody, your movers become liable. They will have the option to repair the item to the same condition, pay for the cost of repairs, replace the article with one of the same kind and quality, or pay you for the cost of replacement. The movers are also permitted to limit their liability for loss or damage of any item whose value exceeds $100 per lb. Costs vary depending on the moving company, speak to your movers to learn more.

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