A local move is when the distance between pick up and delivery is no larger than 100 miles. If you’re moving further than 100 miles, it is considered an intrastate move.

With 40% of the population living in New York City, many individuals and families are moving to the suburbs of New York State. Similarly, there are many people moving into New York City from within the state of New York.

Moving Locally Within New YorkLocal moves are charged at an hourly rate, with a minimum charge of between 3-7 hours. Any additional time will usually be charged per hour. You can contact local moving companies and obtain rough quotes over the phone. Once you have narrowed your search for a reputable moving company, a representative can be sent to your home, free of charge to provide you a cost and time estimation for your individual move.

You will want to ensure the moving company you hire is licensed and insured. To check the requirements of New York State, you can visit New York State Department of Transportation.

Insuring your belongings is also advised. Even if you are only moving a short distance, your items will be protected against any potential damage or loss.

If you are considering moving yourself, obtain all possible costs, including: truck rental, mileage, gas, and hired help, for assistance with loading and unloading your items.

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First Day Essentials

First Day Essentials

There’s a lot to plan when making a move, make sure to have some basic essential items packed for those first few days in your new home.

If you’ll be arriving at the same time as your belongings, make sure the essentials box is clearly marked. Once it’s unloaded from the truck, place it in a room where it cannot get lost among the other boxes. If you arrive prior to your belongings, consider mailing the box of essentials, or if driving, keep it with you in the car.

Some Essentials:

Bedding and linens – Sheets and towels. If there won’t be a bed when you arrive, consider packing an air mattress.

Toiletries – Your basic day-to-day toiletries. In addition to these, pack: Soap, bathroom tissue, shampoo & conditioner, and a medical kit.

Clothing – Pack enough clothing according to your daily schedule, include work attire if you need to go to work. Bare in mind, you might not have a working washing machine in the beginning.

Cleaning supplies –
Pack a few cleaning supplies until you’re able to make a trip to the local supermarket. Something’s going to need cleaning.

Kitchen items – Planning to cook, pack some basics: a pot, pan and some reusable plates and cutlery.

Children and pets - Don’t forget the essentials for your kids or pets, you know what they are!

Electronics – Many people work on mobile devices these days. Make sure you have all components needed to use your electronics.

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