Written by Carlyle Property Management on 21.10.20
Planning a wintertime move to New York City?
First, be financially safe. Be sure your building owner offers the lease length you need.
Why do we mention this? Because some leases have boilerplate provisions that mean down the road, your renewal will occur in the big moving season between April and September, when the owner enjoys stronger negotiation leverage. Generally, luxury apartments are priced more predictably, year-round.
Now, on to your winter move itself. It’s totally doable, with a bit of extra planning and dry socks.
First, there’s the driving to plan. If that’s up to you:
A few days before moving:
The day before moving:
Staying safe means keeping warm. If you’re dealing with weather on moving day, you’ll need to keep your hands and feet dry. Stash towels, dry gloves, socks and an extra jacket in your car so you can take off damp clothing.
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Hire a company, and you can save yourself from the elements — on several levels.
Full-service movers have the boxes. They have the packing supplies. They take the furniture apart and reassemble it in its new space. They load, unload, and drive a truck so you don’t have to deal with the safety risks.
And it’s much easier to look after your kids or pets when a full-service company helps free your hands.
It makes good sense to request quotes from several moving companies. And read online reviews before making your choice.
When requesting quotes, ask about seasonal discounts. They’re a thing.
In the old days, there were phone books. Today, many New Yorkers let their smartphones do the walking. Try checking moving companies’ availability and pricing through online booking services like Unpakt.
Finally, do consult with your accountant or tax specialist about your move. Job-related moves can mean certain deductions on your federal income tax return.
Have some festive cider or hot chocolate ready in your new place to toast your successful move. The New York City holiday season is legendary for its magic and beauty, and you’ve arrived just in time.
So, if you’re ready for a bright and merry wintertime, call 212.682.7300 to speak with Carlyle Property Management. See what’s available in New York City this season. Winter sparkles with unmatched charm in the Upper East Side, Midtown East, and Murray Hill, and we’re delighted to show you around.