Moving Furniture in New York CityMoving Furniture in New York City

At the very least, moving in New York City can be a daunting task, even if you’re just moving down the block to another apartment building.  Even the simplest of DIY moves may have you asking “What the heck was I thinking???” As if the challenges of dealing with heavy traffic, a lack of elevators, and unpredictable weather weren’t enough, you’ll probably discover that your favorite piece of furniture has become your worst nightmare.  This is especially true when it comes to that luxurious bed you fell in love with and had to work so hard in order to afford it.

Is that bed really worth the trouble?

If a piece of furniture limits the amount of living space you’ll have, it can be a liability.  Granted, certain pieces of furniture are essential to living in a New York City apartment where fashion and function are concerned.  But moving furniture in New York City can be a cumbersome task.  So, before you start packing, you need to figure out whether or not that bed and other large pieces of furniture are worth all the trouble of moving them.

Whether it’s a DIY move or you’re hiring the professionals at NYC Movers & Packers, knowing how to move a bed in NYC is crucial, especially if access to your apartment is difficult and you have to carry it up multiple flights of stairs.  There are certain factors to consider when it comes to deciding on keeping your bed or getting rid of it.  Will you have space in your bedroom for it? Does it compliment the design and layout of your new apartment? Is it really worth the hassle for you or the movers to deal with it?

What additional questions should you answer?

In addition to the factors we discussed above, there are other questions that need to be answered when determining whether to keep your bed of get rid of it and purchase a new one.  Other questions to answer when making your decision include:

  • Are there sunken areas or other signs of visible damage to the bed?
  • Do you feel like you’ve gotten a good night’s rest when you wake up in the morning or are you sore and stiff?
  • Do you feel refreshed when you wake up or are you still tired?
  • Do you sleep better in another bed when visiting a relative or friend?
  • Is the mattress over 8 years old?

If you answered “YES” to one or more of these questions, you should consider buying a new bed for your new place. And that includes buying a new mattress for a good night’s sleep.

Why should you hire professional movers instead?

Moving in New York City is difficult enough when you consider the challenges that a moving company has to deal with on a daily basis.  Consequently, a DIY move could have disastrous consequences for an inexperienced person.  At NYC Movers & Packers, our employees have been skillfully trained in all facets of moving within each of the 5 boroughs of the city, including how to move a bed in NYC. Most of the older apartment buildings do not have lifts and taking a bed down the stairs is a heavy and cumbersome process. However, we can do it for you, if you have decided to take your bed with you irrespective of whether it is double, king or queen sized.

But we also offer additional services that coincide with moving beds as well as other bulky or heavier furniture items.  For instance, if requested, we’ll disassemble those items so they’re easier to load on our truck and then reassemble them for you at your new location.  This is just one of many services that we offer our clients when moving in New York City.

How much does apartment move cost in New York City?

When it comes to moving in New York City, one thing is certain.  That’s the fact that no two moves are every the same and neither are the costs involved.  Furthermore, there are certain factors that can influence the cost of your move.  These factors include the moving distance, moving services required, number of movers needed, size of the move, and the time of year you’re moving.

Based on these factors as well as national averages, it could cost from $500 to $700 to move a studio to $1,500 or more for a 3-bedroom apartment.  However, if you need a custom quote on your move, we’d be glad to be of assistance. You can give us a call or use the online calculator (Get a Quote) at our website. For more information on how we handle certain pieces of furniture or to schedule an in-home estimate, call NYC Movers & Packers today. We are here to walk you through the whole process.

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