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The thought of moving can be both exciting, and overwhelming all at the same time. You’re starting the next chapter in a new home but thinking about going through all of your belongings can feel intimidating. With a bit of planning and organization, the moving process can be made streamlined and easy. Armed with the advice from experts at FlatRate Moving we found out the best moving tips to ensure your luxury move can be done with confidence and peace of mind that special items like antiques, fine art, even your piano will arrive to your new home with what seems like the snap of your fingers.

For our friends in the NYC area – we have the ideal company for all your moving needs. FlatRate is a quality moving service that offers many unique services such as a white glove silent moving experience where their movers make as little noise as possible through careful planning. They also have an easy to use app that allows you to create photo inventory of your items, locate your truck on move day, and review your movers. If this sounds like the perfect moving service for you, simply mention “Decorilla” and receive 20% off packing services! Keep reading for Decorilla’ s favorite moving tips and services that will not only save time, but also provide a stress-free move.

1. Choose your timing wisely

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One of the most important moving tips to keep in mind is all about being mindful of the timing. This comes into play especially with city living. For example, if you choose to move on Friday (the most popular day to move) be aware that if anything should go wrong, unfortunately you may be stuck till Monday to complete the entire moving process. For planning purposes, if you have a big or complicated move it would be beneficial to start on a Thursday. Also, when moving in the city, don’t forget to check your building’s elevator hours of operations.

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Luxury living room design by Decorilla interior designer Susan W.

If you are able to get into your new home a few days prior to moving day, clean the bathrooms and kitchen before any of your belongings are moved in. These are the main areas that will be used right away and it’s important to make the moving process as stress free as possible. In regards to the kitchen, be sure to defrost your fridge at least one day before you move. It’s important to wipe away all the liquid before it’s hauled away.

2. Organize boxes by importance

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The benefit of hiring moving companies is having the peace of mind to relax and let them handle the hard work. Labeling each box is one of the best ways to ensure your belongings are placed in the correct room, making the unpacking process a breeze.

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Online bedroom interior design by Decorilla designer Amelia R.

When organizing boxes, be sure to pack essentials in a separated box that is easily accessible. Things like medication, jewelry, toiletries, etc. are things you’ll need for your first night so keep these in a separate box so you’ll be all set for your first night in your new home!

3. Packing material moving tips

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Luxury moving company dual layer boxes

Use boxes that are made specifically for moving. These are usually more durable than regular boxes,  which helps to ensure your possessions’ safe arrival. The movers at FlatRate use only the highest quality blankets and tape to ensure that your items remain in the same condition throughout your move. It can be helpful to pack the items you will need first in a clear plastic bin. This allows you to easily identify important items you’ll need right away. Make sure you include cleaning products in these clear bins as well.

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When it comes to moving tips for delicate, high end furniture, it’s beneficial to hire a luxury moving company that specializes in white glove services. Professional moving companies come with many benefits in hand. Many provide high end packing material that make sure transportation is made easy and risk free. With perks like no-noise tape and custom wood crating, FlatRate Moving has a solution for even the most delicate pieces.

4. Declutter

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There is no time like the present! Take advantage of the fact that all of your belongings have to be transported somewhere else and declutter your life during the packing process. Take out what you don’t need. If you are downsizing and need to take advantage of off-site storage solutions keep in mind, the smaller the storage unit, the less amount of money you’re spending. The final step to decluttering your life is to arrange for a local charity organization to come pick up the items you don’t want. It’s best to do this at least a week or two before moving. When moving with FlatRate, they will provide you with UpCycle boxes and donate your items directly to the Salvation Army.

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Design by Decorilla online interior designer, Luca C.

Designer moving tip: Before the moving company shows up with the truck, take pictures of your new home while it’s still empty. It’s a great memory to look back on.

5. Use a moving company that cares about you

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NYC’S top luxury moving company, FlatRate 

When it comes to choosing the right moving company for you, it’s important that you feel confident you’re receiving the white glove service you expect. Especially when moving antiques, delicate items, and big pieces of furniture, it’s best to leave it to the professionals who will handle them with extra care and attention.

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Once everything arrives in the new home now the question may arise, where do I put it all?  Schedule a free consultation with one of Decorilla’s online interior designers today and get started making your own luxury home.

Written by Decorilla designer, Brittany J.

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