Relocation is difficult, no matter where you move. However, a professional long distance moving company can help you pack and move all your belongings stress free!
If you ever find yourself moving from another state to New York for l school or a new job, make sure you pack with you the following items:
Layers: Packing strategically is very important for anyone preparing for a long distance move. Pack only what you need, and if your moving to New York prepare for all types of weather. Get used to layering. This will be your lifesaver when going out and about in New York. Avoid being overdressed and undressed by always having a scarf, a cardigan, or a vest with you. During the spring and fall wear a vest as mornings and late evenings are horribly cold and the afternoons are surprisingly warm. You can put on and take of your vest or jacket accordingly and remain comfortable. Scarfs and cardigans are also must haves all year round because even during the summer there are places that put their air conditioning on blast, so make sure you keep your warm by having a spare jacket or scarf.
Appliances: When you move to New York for school and your place is tiny, make sure you buy a mini fridge, a microwave, and a coffeemaker. Food and drinks in the city are astonishingly expensive. Keep yourself from draining all your money, by bringing back left overs to your dorm for dinner or the next day, and by making your own coffee. These appliances will be your lifesaver. At the end, you are there to study, so why should you worry about having unnecessary expenses?
A Map: In this day and age no one really uses maps anymore, but moving to NYC might require you to pack a map or two. In the beginning you will look extremely touristy, but slowly but surely your map will no longer help you, and you will become an expert at navigating between busy streets and sky-high skyscrapers. In the beginning a map is essential, especially the subway map. It will help you find your way faster, and you can download a subway map app. There are so many beautiful places to see but between crowded streets and slightly dysfunctional mass transit you are bound to get lost at some point. A map will be your lifesaver, and in many cases you will be excited if a person asks you how to get somewhere and you can pull out your map and help them out! It can also lead to making new connections and some new friends!
Phone/Camera/Music/Headphones: Lastly bring with you an iPhone or an iPod with a playlist full of your favorite songs, and a great set of headphones. You are bound to use mass transportation when moving to New York City, and to avoid awkward stares on the train and the bus, make sure you have some tunes to smooth your ride. Packing a camera or just using your phones camera is a great way to capture all your crazy adventures in NYC. Consider making a photo journal or collage and sending it to your friends and family! Books can also be an amazing companion, especially nowadays when no one really reads books anymore.
New York City is an amazing place to live and study. Make sure you choose wisely what you bring with you and what you choose to leave back at home. The city is beautiful, expensive, and unpredictable. We hope you enjoy it!
Make sure to call Long Distance Movers Alliance to book your move to New York! We can be reached at 800-310-5602.