Savvy Tips & Helpful Hints

Savvy Tips For Moving Seamlessly In The NYC TriState Area

If you happen to be planning a move into or out of New York City, I have the perfect post for you packed with tips to make that move as seamless and streamlined as possible. If you are moving to relocate for a job, maybe you are downsizing to a smaller home, wanting to be closer to your grown children and/or even closer to work, this post is for you as it is all about making the process as easy for you as possible. Moving is a very stressful process as not only do you have to pack up everything that you own plus hire the right movers for your moving needs but there is the added stress of worrying about your items that are being shipped and whether or not they may be damaged while in the shipping process. Below I am sharing tips to make your move as easy and streamlined as possible, and it all starts with selecting the right mover for your moving needs. Let’s take a look at a few tips and tricks to help make the moving process seamless……

Set Your Moving Budget

It is no secret that moving is no fun at all and that it can also be insanely expensive. This is why setting a moving budget is so important. By setting a budget you can actually save money on your move and the budget process will also help to determine whether or not you can afford a full-service move or if you need to make it a DIY move. A solidly planned moving budget will ensure that your move will not cost more than you can afford and the trick here to making the move seamless, is to work the cost of hiring a moving company via a full service move into your moving budget. Moving professionals will help to make the move less stressful and much easier to take on, especially when moving into or out of the New York City tristate area, so it is best to budget to hire the professionals needed to take on this task.

Hire A Mover

Hiring the right mover for your moving needs is crucial, especially when you are moving out of or into New York City. It’s one of the world’s most populous cities and that is why finding movers that know how to handle the hectic hustle and bustle of the city is so very important. Doing some online research can help you to find the top moving companies available in your area and Zeromax Moving is such a company. Their skilled movers know New York City because they live in New York City and their professionals understand the cities complexities. With New York’s congested streets and traffic, this information is critical to keeping your move as planned and on schedule. You can rest assured that Zeromax Movers NYC will arrive on time, no matter where you are relocating and the best part is that Zeromax Moving provides their clients with accurate local relocation online estimates all at competitive hourly rates based on their years of company expertise.

You can also get information to help you find the right movers for your moving needs by requesting referrals from friends and family. Ask them of the professional moving companies that they would suggest and then compare quotes from various moving companies before you make your final decision. Depending on the type of move you are looking to make, you may want to consider a specialized moving service. The perfect example, if you are moving 150+ miles or out of state, researching cross country movers will provide more options for your moving needs.

Make a Moving Checklist

Now that you have set a budget and hired your movers, it is time to make a moving checklist to ensure you are on track during the moving process. A moving checklist may sound or seem tedious, but it works and helps to make the moving process less stressful too. Writing or even typing out your to-do list will also help to commit it to memory so that you will have the checklist engrained into your memory which makes the process easier too. Things to include in your checklist include……

*Ordering packing materials for your packing needs.

*Setting up your mail to be forwarded to your new address.

*Contacting and reaching out to utility companies to schedule shut-off services in your old home and shut-on services for the new home.

*Any additional tasks or items you need to do before and after moving and that you do not want to forget.

As you complete your moving checklist…make sure to cross each item off of your list as you complete the tasks listed. This will make you feel good about the process and you will see results which makes the moving process less stressful for you too.


Moving is the perfect time to declutter. Sort through everything you own as you are working to pack it up for the move and then donate or throw anything away that you no longer need or use. Every good move starts with this process as you will find when you are packing that there is lots of stuff that you probably have not seen or looked at in a few years and this means you do not need it. By getting rid of anything that you do not use, will save you valuable time in the packing process and will ultimately give you more space on the moving truck too.

As a general rule of thumb, donate items that you no longer want and that are in good, clean, damage free condition. There are tons of charity shop fronts around NYC that you can contact to offer your items too. Think Housing Works, Goodwill and the Salvation Army. You will be making your move much easier by reducing the clutter and items that you don’t need all while helping people in need at the same time. Also…If you have items of sentimental value that you no longer use, consider gifting them to close friends and family.

After your declutter, for everything else that is not good enough to donate or give away, the items will need to be thrown out. There are a bunch of programs available around the NYC area to help you dispose of electricals, textiles, large furniture and even metal objects and keep in mind that some of these items may need to be recycled and others will need to be disposed of at special drop off points. The Sanitation Department of NYC can be fine also for leaving items out on the sidewalk unsolicited. You can check the bulk item disposal checklist here and then set out your bulk items at the curb between 6:00 PM and midnight the night before your collection day.

Prepare and Get Your Packing Supplies

Now that you have gotten rid of everything that you do not need and know exactly what you are taking with you on your move, it is time to gather your packing supplies such as moving boxes and packing supplies. You can purchase them or go around to your local shops and ask them for their shipping boxes from that days deliveries and collect as many as you can. It is also important to remember to gather together more moving boxes than you think you will need because the last thing you want is to run out of boxes mid packing. This will only create unnecessary stress and worry and will waste more of your time. There are a few packing calculators that you can find online that will help you to estimate how much you will need in terms of moving boxes and supplies and any unused supplies can be donated or given away.


The most time consuming part of your move will be the packing process for sure. Below are tips to making packing a bit easier…..

Pack An Essentials Bag

Packing day (or days) will be chaotic, so start the process by putting together your essentials bag first. As you are packing and moving through each room in your home, you will see items like cell phone chargers, comfort toys, medications and more that you will need to leave out as you will be using these up until the last possible moment of your move. These are items that should be considered your essentials and I recommend putting together a moving day suitcase with them. This moving day suitcase is an item that can stay with you when it’s time to leave your old space and travel to your new home. No matter how close or far you are moving…this essentials moving day suitcase will need to stay with you so that those essentials are nearby at all times. This suitcase can include not only the items listed above but also things like essential documents, valuable jewelry and other items that you prefer to keep close by. You can also pack up some healthy snacks and bottles of water or juice to include in your essentials suitcase so that they are available to you throughout moving day and keep this essentials suitcase in the car that you will be driving when moving so that it’s not accidentally packed up and put onto the moving truck. This is to stay with you and your family during the move.

Items that need to go into your Moving Day Essentials Suitcase Include….

*Important documents



*Basic toiletries

*Changes of clothes

*Anything else you may need for the first few days in your new home

Keep Clothing in Your Dresser Drawers

This is a smart tip… do not empty your dresser drawers. The clothes and nonbreakable items that are kept in your dresser can easily be moved without packing them up at all. Simply wrap the dresser with shrink wrap and leave the drawers as is. Once you get to your new home, simply remove the plastic wrap and your dresser’s ready to go.

Leave Clothes on Hangers

Another packing tip is to leave your clothes on their hangers. Simply group them into 6 and wrap them in a large garbage bag. When you get to your new home, move them straight to your new closet and hang them up!

Use Towels and Linens as Packing Material

If you are looking for ways to save money, use your towels and linens as packing materials. Bubble wrap and tissue paper can get expensive and you will need a lot of it so by simply using your towels and linens as your packing materials…. you can wrap your breakables such as dishes, picture frames, lamps and more.

Take Pictures

Another tip is to take pictures of the complex wiring on the back of your entertainment system so that you remember how to set it up once it’s moved and the same goes for anything you have to disassemble for the move. It is also a great idea to take photos of anything fragile or valuable in the event anything happens to them while in transit as the images will be invaluable if you find that you need to make an insurance claim.

Label Boxes

Last but not least…label your boxes by room so that you know where to place them for unpacking when you get to your new home. This makes the unpacking process a whole heck of a lot easier as you know where each box goes when you get to your new space.

Moving Day

Moving day will go fast and it is a super exciting day as you have a whole set of new adventures awaiting you! By finding the right moving company to help with your moving needs, especially when living in or out of NYC, plus by following the tips and tricks above to make the process as seamless and easy as possible, will make moving day one to remember and it should be stress free due to all of the planning you did! Take a deep breath and get ready for new adventures in your new space! It’s an exciting time for sure.


  • Amber Myers

    We’re a military family so we had to move around often. It wasn’t fun. But decluttering is a must!

  • Kathy

    I think these are wonderful tips for moving anywhere. I could only imagine how much more it may take to move to a bigger city though.

  • Richelle Milar

    These are all really great tips that I’m surely going to keep in mind! Thanks for sharing this with us

  • Rose Ann Sales

    What a really great and very helpful tips you have here! I’m gonna share this with my sister too

  • Catalina

    The checklist help a lot. Everything is more organized and I know exactly what I need to do!

  • Monidipa Dutta

    Thank you for sharing your savvy tips for moving seamlessly in the NYC Tristate Area. Your article provides valuable insights and practical advice that will undoubtedly help anyone planning a move in the region. Great job!

  • Tony B

    This was a great read, it’s always good to keep these things handy as you’ll never know when you’ll need them even in everyday life

  • Monica

    These seem to be great tips no matter where you’re moving! I stand by hiring movers. It’s totally worth the cost.


    Loads of great advice there. I normally start with a checklist when moving. It helps to start decluttering as early on as possible. That can reduce the amount that needs moving significantly. I love to label everything, it really helps!

  • laura

    These are amazing tips, I am implementing on a budget and doing a little decluttering as well. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Rosey

    It’s nice to have a moving company. I’ve moved with and without one, it’s definitely better to have one.

  • Christy G

    Moving is hard when it’s local and even harder when your moving states. I’ve done both and it’s hard work. But loving to an unknown location is harder bc you don’t know the area and what’s good/bad parts of town.

%d bloggers like this: