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Moving Costs You Don't Need

Apartment Moving Costs - Milbrook Properties - NYC

Moving to a new apartment is an exciting time! You're picturing yourself unpacking in your new apartment building, exploring your vibrant apartment community, and making your multi-family residential haven your own. But amidst the hustle and bustle of planning, it's easy to forget about some of the hidden moving costs that can pop up during the process.

We at Milbrook Properties want to make your transition to your new home as smooth and stress-free as possible, which is why we've put together this handy guide to help you avoid unexpected moving costs. After all, finding the perfect apartments for rent should be the fun part!

Here are some of the most common hidden costs to keep in mind when budgeting for your move to your apartment:

Packing Materials

Boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and other supplies can add up quickly. Consider getting free boxes from grocery stores or online retailers, and borrow what you can from friends and family.

Professional Movers

If you're hiring professional movers, be sure to get quotes from several companies before making a decision. Be sure to ask about all of the fees included in their estimate, such as fuel surcharges, stair climbing fees, and long carry fees.

Moving Insurance

Moving insurance can protect your belongings in case of damage or loss during the move to your new apartment building. However, it's important to read the fine print carefully to understand what is and is not covered.

Pre-Move and Post-Move Services

Here's a breakdown of some pre-move and post-move services:

  • Hiring junk removal services: If you have any unwanted furniture or belongings that you need to get rid of, be sure to factor in the cost of hiring a junk removal service.

  • Pet boarding: If you have pets, you'll need to find a place for them to stay while the movers are loading and unloading your belongings at your new apartment community. Consider asking a friend or family member to watch your pets, or boarding them at a kennel.

  • Storage fees: If you need to store your belongings for a short period of time, be sure to factor in the cost of renting a storage unit.

  • Cleaning services: You may want to hire a cleaning service to clean your old apartment building before you move out and your new apartment before you move in.

Unexpected Damage and Loss

Unexpected damage and loss include:

  • Repairing damage to your home: Accidents happen during moves. Be sure to factor in the cost of repairing any damage to your walls, floors, or doors.

  • Replacing belongings: Unfortunately, some of your belongings may get broken or lost during the move. Be sure to have renter's insurance to cover the cost of replacing them.

Utility Costs

Don't forget to take into account the cost of setting up utilities at your new apartment, such as electricity, gas, water, and internet. Be sure to also turn off or transfer utilities at your old place to avoid paying for services you're not using.


Multi-Family Residential Buildings In NYC

By planning ahead and budgeting for these unexpected costs, you can help ensure that your move to your new apartment building is a smooth and stress-free experience.

In addition to the tips above, we at Milbrook Properties also offer a number of resources to help make your move easier. Be sure to visit our website or contact our leasing office for more information.


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