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Quick tips for moving to a big city...

Posted by cgreitz84 on November 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Things to Think About 


    If your a veteran of one of the big cities in this country, you know there are plenty of extra steps involved when you're trying to move into a new place.  From the parking restrictions, to the secure building access, nothing comes easy in the city.  As such moving under those conditions can become extra stressful.  Truth be told, there isn't that much of a difference with one big exception, planning.  This article will give you a few quick and easy steps you can take to make your move smooth and fast.



  • Talk to your current / future building super - This will help you gather all the appropriate information as to your buildings rules and regulations on moving...This will really help you avoid some major headaches, some buildings won't allow moving services in their building without appropriate insurance papers being faxed in, etc.  A good understanding with your buildings front desk and staff will be the biggest step in making your move as simple as possible. 
  • Make sure you get the right size truck - Wether you are renting a truck, or hiring a moving service, making sure your truck can easily access whatever building entrance is needed.  This also means a shorter walk for you or your movers, which will save you time and money.  As a side note, you can also generally reserve parking spaces either with your building if you have private parking, or through the city if it is metered parking that you will have to use.
  • Figure out the best access - Wether this means reserving a freight elevator, which really speeds up the process if using an elevator is the only way to get your move done.  Another thing to think about is security doors, if you have several of them in your building it can really slow down the whole move.  Sometimes, if planned in advance, building will allow for these doors to be propped open during a set time for your move.  Another solution for this problem if you have a key fob access is to just let your movers hold onto the fob for the duration of the move (or a spare one if you have one).  
  • One last thing about elevators - If at all possible, make sure all of your items can fit into your destinations elevators if that is the only way to get to your place.  Nothing can ruin a move quicker then if your couch and bed can go into your new apartment and you have to sleep on the floor till you can find another solution!


Well this is my first real blog entry, I hope it was helpful, and gives you some insight on moving.  Please let me know what you think, and feel free to add any ideas you have on this subject.  Stay tuned because this is the first of many, and remember submit any ideas or concerns you have about moving to get feedback from professionals and peers.

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