7.05.2016

My Move in New York City

Moving in NYC, How to move in NYC, Moving to NYC, Tips for NYC Moves

What a crazy past few days! Since we last spoke, I moved to my new apartment in the city and I'm LOVING it. I wanted to share a few things about my move Thursday with you guys below. 


Moving in NYC, How to move in NYC, Moving to NYC, Tips for NYC Moves
Moving in NYC, How to move in NYC, Moving to NYC, Tips for NYC Moves
Moving in NYC, How to move in NYC, Moving to NYC, Tips for NYC Moves
Moving in NYC, How to move in NYC, Moving to NYC, Tips for NYC Moves
Moving in NYC, How to move in NYC, Moving to NYC, Tips for NYC Moves
Moving in NYC, How to move in NYC, Moving to NYC, Tips for NYC Moves
Moving in NYC, How to move in NYC, Moving to NYC, Tips for NYC Moves

First off, moving is not very fun. It's fun that you get to start new and whatnot but the actual process of moving is stressful and disorganized. My mom came in for the move (I haven't done one without her) and we had help from Andrew and his dad. Thankfully with their help I didn't need to hire movers!
One of the more annoying things about moving are boxes. I don't really know why but I hate the idea and process of cardboard boxes. I mean you spend all of the money buying the boxes and supplies, all of this time putting them together and taping them up to just throw them away the next day. UGH. Plus I'm a little bit of a recycle freak and the thought of just throwing all of these gently used boxes away was just aggravating.
I don't really know where I saw this before (I think it was on another blog) but I was so into the thought of renting plastic moving bins for the move. If you think about it, it's kind of brilliant for everyone involved. 
The process goes like this: you rent boxes for your space, which they have anywhere from a mini move to a 4 bedroom move. Moving my studio, I decided to go with a one bedroom package (I have a lot of stuff) which has 30 bins and a moving dolly. We had like one or two left over so it worked out perfectly. You can also add on supplies to your package like wardrobe boxes, furniture covers, packing paper, bubble wrap... etc.
Once you get your package set up, you decided how long you want to rent it for -- two to four weeks. I went with three weeks but I'm actually ready to return them today -- which I found out you can call and tell them to reschedule your pick up!
Then you pick your drop off date and thats it! They dropped them off during work which I was a little worried about but when I got home I realized they were stacked on these rolling dollys (made for the bins) and it made them SO easy to move up to my apartment. I mean it was like pushing a shopping cart. 
So you pack them up and shut them closed with zip ties and label them accordingly (the ties and labels come included in each package). Then you stack them up and literally roll them out when you're ready. I mean I had 5 boxes on top of each other that were all books, dishes and liquor bottles (aka SUPER heavy) and I rolled them out to the truck myself. I was amazed at how easy it was to move. 
Even Andrew and his dad loved these boxes. They stacked so well, we're super easy to move, were all the same size so loading them up was simple. I mean there was nothing I didn't love about this process! Even when I was unpacking they're so easy to stack up and move out of the way.
I know this seems sponsored or something but I really do want to tell everyone I can about this process -- it will save you during your move! I know NYC has a ton of different options for rental boxes (I loved my experience with binit) but I hope options are available in your area too!
So the move went off without a hitch. We finished around 5pm Thursday and then the unpacking and building of new furniture began! Right now, I have everything except for a dining room table, desk chair and dresser. But I'll have more updates on that soon and in the meantime, you can see more of the apartment on snapchat @ kristalinn14! 
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