Living in New York can be difficult, especially if you live in a walk-up apartment.
I realized that there is ONE THING that can get you through a move in the city when you are trying to do it cheaply.
I bought a pack of 10 file boxes from staples and, along with trash bags, I was able to quickly move all of my things in one shot. It took less than 20 minutes to move my boxes from the Lyft to my apartment.
The boxes are small enough that you can carry them up five flights of stairs by yourself if you wanted to. Thankfully I had a little help. And I only had to walk up 2 flights of stairs.
I have a few more tips for moving day!
You don’t have to wait until the last minute to pack your boxes. Start early, make sure all of your clothes are clean and have a calmer moving experience. Also, take breaks throughout the day!
Speaking of taking breaks, make sure that you designate a day to move instead of doing it in between your other obligations. Now you can take your time.
When you get to your new home, clean before moving in your belongings! Start off clean and fresh! Just like when we get back from a trip, it might be difficult to unpack right away, but you will feel more at home and more at peace if you get it done sooner rather than later.
Just a note: something will probably not go as planned. Don’t get stressed or discouraged. It is all part of the moving story you will tell later. Laugh it off! Challenges make life interesting.
Most of all, don’t forget to enjoy this new beginning in your life. In New York especially, people are always moving, and the beauty of new beginnings is forgotten. Enjoy the beauty of this new beginning in your life.
Remember, only take things with you that bring you joy.
Have fun making your new place feel like Home!
Let me know what your favorite part of moving is! Or comment tips you have. I would love to know.