Archives: May 2016

Making Your Manhattan NYC Move Stress Free; Downsizing, Checking Building Moving Schedules & Hiring a Local Moving Company!

There is no city that has an exciting buzz like New York City. It is one of the most opportunistic places to live in the world. The possibilities are endless and the thought of living there is exhilarating. New York City has some complexities that need to be taken into consideration when you are planning to move here. Whether you are moving around the block, or making a long distance move, here are some helpful tips to make it a smoother transition!

Downsize Your Belongings Before Moving

Anytime someone prepares to move, it doesn’t take long to realize you need to purge some items. If you are planning a move to NYC, plan on downsizing. Apartments in New York City are most likely smaller than what you are used to. Renting a smaller space is the best way to save money, especially in Manhattan, which is definitely a costly place to live. Take advantage of this time to simplify your life.

Building Moving Schedules

Many apartment buildings have moving schedules. They may only allow move ins on certain days. Make sure you check with your new building manager to make sure you have the green light on the day you are planning your move. A lot of buildings will have a service elevator that you can reserve for your move. The service elevator may be in high demand so be sure to give your building manager enough notice so it’s available for you. If your building doesn’t have an elevator, your building manager will be able to advise you on the best time to move in and avoid overcrowding the stairs. He/she can tell you possible dates when no one else is moving to help you choose the best move in day for you.

Hire a Local Moving Company

When moving to NYC, whether it is a local move or long distance, you want to make sure you have a moving company that knows their way around the city. RC Van Services can provide you with movers that are reliable and know the ins and outs of New York City. This can be hard to find. You need a moving company that is licensed and insured to move in Manhattan. Let a reputable moving company like RC Van Services, do the hard work so you don’t have to. If you have ever been to New York City, you know the streets are narrow and hard to navigate through. It is almost impossible to maneuver a gigantic moving truck through them, let alone find somewhere to park it. Leave this job up to RC Van Services.

Properly Prepare for Move in Day

There are quite a few things you need to make plans for before moving day gets here.
Parking Permits – Make sure you don’t need any parking permits for your move. Often times they are needed and you don’t want to have to any parking tickets on your first day in your new place.
Utilities – Take into consideration the utilities you are going to need turned on before you move in. This may include, electricity, water and gas.
Bugs – Bugs are a common problem in the city and you want to make sure your new place is clean and ready for your belongings before you get there. Make sure you building has been treated or do it yourself if it isn’t something your building offers. RC Van Services recommends Always Ready Pest Control!

RC Van Services offers full service packing and moving in Manhattan NYC New York, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & Bronx NY & Secaucus NJ. Call us today to make your appointment.

Moving is a stressful time and can be even more stressful in a city like NYC. Let RC Van Services relieve some of that stress and make your move nothing but exciting. This city is nothing short of amazing. Contact us for all your NYC moving needs!

How Are My Belongings Protected When Packed & Moved in Bronx NY? Packing Fragile & Large, Bulky Items for Moving

When you are ready to move from one home to another you need to start the packing. That is only part of the moving process but can really make a major difference if it is done right. When the packing is done haphazardly your items may not even make it to your new home in one piece. Even if you have a good driver that takes the ride easy there are still bumps in the road and turns that can knock your items around. The packing process is a great way to get your items nice and secure and keep them from shifting around and bumping into one another during the short or long trip. Using the right packing materials and packaging supplies to do your packing makes all the difference in the world.

RC Van Services lists the must haves when you are packing up your home and getting it ready for a move.

Blankets Are A Great Way To Cover & Secure Large Items when Moving: Some of the hardest items to get ready for a move are your large pieces such as couches, mirrors, desks and dressers. These items cannot be secured in a typical cardboard box and therefore they are just moved into the truck if they are not expensive, prized possessions that need to be specially crated. Most of these items are made from wood or have wood trimming that can easily be damaged when a box or the side of the truck come into contact with it. They can also be scratched on the way in or out of the truck as well. There are large packing blankets that can be draped over the items and taped into position. The items are now covered and have a small amount of cushion to help to protect it from any damage during the move.
Use Packaging Tape & Packing Boxes: You may think that you want to fill every box to the brim and move it that way. While it is a good idea to not leave empty space in boxes for your belongings to move around, it is easy to make the boxes too heavy. It is easier to move two boxes than it is to move one that is extremely heavy. Be sure to purchase or find enough boxes that you are not overfilling them int terms of weight and be sure that they are secured using the proper amount of tape. You don’t want the bottom to fall out and all your belongings to have damage.
Utilize Bubble Wrap & Packing Paper for Transporting Smaller Fragile Items: When you are packing your boxes up you want to use plenty of bubble wrap and paper to help to cushion each item. The wrapping will help to cover each item and also fill any loose areas in the box to stop all the items from shifting. You can also wrap fragile pieces such as dishes and other glass or porcelain items. Contact RC Van Services for all your Greater Manhattan NYC packing and moving needs!

RC Van Services offers full service packing and moving in Manhattan NYC New York, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & Bronx NY & Secaucus NJ. Call us today to make your appointment.

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