5 Ways to Save Money When Moving To NYC
You may have heard that not only does New York City hold the title as one that doesn’t sleep, but it’s also currently the most expensive place to live in the US. With that in mind, it’s wise to find ways to cut moving costs when relocating to the Big Apple — but not at the expense of your belongings or well-being.
Timing and distances are of the essence – and they impact your budget’s bottom line
If you have the freedom to choose when you’re planning your move, consider booking in the off-season. Early spring and summer are the busiest times for movers.
Ways to assess and tighten up your moving budget:
Carefully consider “cheap movers”
Depending on what you’re moving and how far you’re traveling to get to NYC, you may want to think twice. Paying for the expertise of experienced movers may seem expensive.
Moving to NYC may be a little more complex than just moving your stuff from point A to point B. Talk with your movers about how they assess the costs of their services. For example, do they charge hourly, by weight, or by volume?
Communicate with your movers and get clear on costs
It may not surprise you to learn that renters, not owners, inhabit 60% of the available housing in NYC. And over half of renters spend more than 30% of their income on rent — about one-third actually spend more than 50% of their take-home pay.
Get real with your budget and move-in fees
There are many ways to go about this, but assessing what of your current possessions is necessary to take with you. Then, you may need to downsize. Your comfy overstuffed loveseat may just be too big for your NYC apartment.
Be frugal, but fabulous, with your furnishings
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