Finding movers in New York can be a little overwhelming, as there are so many. It feels like one of the busiest cities in the world is getting more frenetic.
This guide is designed to help save you some time and let you know what you should look for when moving to a new place.
At Liffey Van Lines, we've pulled together some of the things to consider when you are choosing who trust with your stuff.
Alright, alright - we might be a little biased, but we've built up 45 years and thousands upon thousands of moves across the five boroughs.
We'll try and keep it brief and not blow our own trumpet too loudly...
Speak to someone - and trust your gut
When you are booking movers in New York, we find that the personal touch is really important. You don't want to feel like the Impractical Jokers are going to show up and be throwing your precious belongings to each other.
No matter what happens, discussions with movers should be a two-way conversation.
No-one responds well to being told what to do, particularly at a time that can be as stressful and time-consuming as moving house.
Make a list of the things that are on your mind. You might be concerned about the locations of the place you are moving to and from; you may have fragile objects that you want to make the company aware of beforehand.
Any moving company worth their salt will have a customer service line that knows the ins and outs of what moving in NYC means. But the best indicator, in our experience, is trusting your gut instinct. If the person you are speaking to is answering your questions fully and putting your mind at ease, that is a very good sign.
Oh, and Liffey Van Lines are recommended highly recommended on Google and Yelp for customer service among movers in New York.
Find a mover that suits your budget
There is no hard and fast rule here. The fact is that movers have - literally - made it their business to move people around the city.
However, that doesn't mean that you should let them dictate a price that is wildly out of budget just because they have experience under their belt.
Beware of a one-size-fits-all pricing policy that charges people the same for 10 boxes as it does 100.
Ask them if they have any hidden charges, like charging more for an apartment move that is three flights up.
Equally, checking out whether how they will handle bulky and fragile items will give you peace of mind from the outset.
Our easy plug-in will get you a quote quickly. Simply tell us where you are, where you are moving to - and when. You can find that here.
Book movers in New York as early as you can
Even during 2020 and early 2021, when the pandemic was rife, movers in New York were among the busiest they have ever been.
However, while there is no one rule on how far in advance to book, the more notice that you can give your mover, the better.
Ultimately, your move should be as stress-free as possible. If you wanted to become the stereotype of the frazzled mover in the baking summer heat, you wouldn't be reading this!
So try and speak to someone about booking as soon as your moving date is confirmed. Also, shopping around is crucial.
Our prices are competitive because we know that we stand behind our service, but let us know if there are services you do and don't need, and we can factor that in.
Why not give us a call and see what we can do?