Moving Tips

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The Best Way to Label Boxes When Moving

When it comes time to move from one home to another, many people will grab (or run out and buy) a black marker to scribble on their moving boxes. As NYC movers, FlatRate has seen their fair share of interesting labeling techniques.  From the guy in SoHo who ‘tagged up’ on all of his boxes, […]

New House? How to Protect Your New Hardwood Floors

  So you’re all moved in.  The moving truck has pulled away, everything is out of storage, and the boxes are unpacked.  Next stop: home improvements and everyday house maintenance. There’s no better addition to your family home than a new hardwood floor. Whether you’ve just bought a new house and it comes with a […]

How to Transport Plants When Moving

Moving and storage is almost never easy, between the markers, the tape and the boxes it can be very stressful. One thing that a lot of people do not stop to consider is how to safely and easily move house plants. We sometimes forget that our greenery is very sensitive to heat and cold and […]

6 Awesome Android Moving Apps

American Express used to tell you “don’t leave home without it.”  And nothing could be more true when it comes to my Smartphone.  Like a trusty companion who is both smarter and better looking than me, I NEVER leave home without it. And I’m not alone. We all seem to be tethered to our phones.  […]

New Neighbor? Perfect Housewarming Gifts

  Do you know someone that has just moved? If you would like to welcome a new neighbor or make a friend/family member feel more at home, why not pick out the perfect housewarming gift? Moving is exciting, especially when you hire an experienced NYC mover.  Your gift can help make a home or new […]

5 Home Staging Tips: You Need Storage!

Selling a house can be a daunting thing, especially in this market. With housing prices on a roller coaster, what can we do to make our home the best of the bunch? Well, we can stage it. Staging is preparing the home for open houses or walk-throughs and the pros are making big money making […]

Songs to Move To – Literally

No moving and storage day is complete without creating the perfect ‘Moving Mixtape.’  From the moment you begin packing right through to that first beer / glass of wine / meal in your new home, you can make things run just a little  smoother if you’ve got your own soundtrack playing. Here are a few […]

Moving for Hipsters in NYC – FlatRate Moving

This is FlatRate’s street ad and this is what people wrote about it: Having some fun with New York hipsters, FlatRate Movers launched a recent campaign poking fun at the fashion forward crowd. It’s ironic that the company is openly mocking their customers, but that’s what makes it so funny. Plus, nobody calls themselves a hipster, […]

Packing Tips

Here are some tips that you may not have thought of before. This is a list that I’d like to keep adding to, so if you have a quick tip, comment me and I’ll add it to the list. [_] Packed boxes should weigh less than 50 pounds. [_] Pack heavier items on the bottom. […]