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    What to Do on Your Moving Day

    Last updated 4 years ago

    You have been planning, packing, and preparing for months, but the moving process is so chaotic and involved that you are still not sure you are ready for the big day. In order to spare yourself any unnecessary stress and help you feel that everything is in order on moving day morning, make a checklist of things that you need to do on moving day.

    If you have hired a mover, you should have less to worry about than you would if you were tackling everything on your own or with the help of a few friends. Still, you should clear your schedule so that you can be with the movers as they pack and pick up your belongings. If you have pets or small children, keep them safe and prevent unexpected distractions by making arrangements with a sitter.

    While moving day is likely to feel busy no matter what, hiring a mover will help you accomplish more in less time. To request a moving quote from a Long Island based moving company with NYC area coverage and long distance moving services as well, call Men on the Move at (888) 369-2561.

    A Look at Housing Options and Trends

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Just a few decades ago, the only viable housing options most retirees had were to stay in their own homes or move into a nursing home. Today, many more options exist for baby boomers looking to pack up their briefcases and work clothes for good and enjoy the years they have been working so long to save for.

    To learn about the latest retirement housing trends and their influencers, watch this AARP video clip. In it, a George Mason University senior housing expert and professional interior designer share their research and observations on the baby boomer generation’s retirement relocation decisions.

    Regardless of whether you plan to return to a place you lived long ago, relocate to an active retirement community, or move in with your children, Men on the Move’s experienced movers can assist you with the process. To learn more about our moving services and storage facilities, call (888) 369-2561.

    Advice for Resolving Conflicts with Roommates

    Last updated 4 years ago

    In cities like Long Island and Manhattan, it’s rare for single, young adults to have two- or three-bedroom apartments all to themselves. Because rent is so high on the East Coast, most people prefer to share an apartment with one or more roommates. Unfortunately, living with a person doesn’t necessarily mean you will get along. You can put your things in a storage facility until you find a new place to live, or you can try to resolve the conflict with these tips.

    Communicate Directly

    Passive-aggressiveness can quickly escalate minor conflicts into major problems, so try to communicate directly with your roommate whenever you have a problem with his or her behavior. Choose a good time to sit down with your roommate and openly discuss the problems you are having and how to correct them. Try to keep your emotions in check, as the point is to resolve the conflict, not make matters worse.

    Use the Lease

    If your words aren’t having an effect, perhaps a copy of the lease will help curb your roommate’s obnoxious or illegal activity. The lease provides details on the rules of the apartment, such as quiet hours, trash disposal, pets, parking, and overnight guests. If your roommate no longer feels that he or she can uphold the requirements of the lease, suggest they try to sub-let their room to someone who can abide by the rules.

    Ask Your Landlord for Help

    As a last ditch effort to resolve an on-going conflict with your roommate, approach your landlord with the problem as ask for help finding a solution. Some landlords and building managers may be willing to send your roommate a “reminder” letter about the expectations of living in the apartment. If things get any worse and a lease term has been broken, your landlord will need to begin eviction proceedings.

    Some conflicts can’t be resolved, which is why you can count on Men on the Move for fast moving services in Long Island and the surrounding areas. Whether you’ve already found a new apartment or need to keep your things in self-storage, we are your local and long distance moving and storage provider. To learn more about our services, call us at (718) 618-5456.

    A Newcomer's Guide to NYC Living

    Last updated 4 years ago

    No matter where you’ve lived before, nowhere compares to the bright lights of the big city. Which big city? The Big Apple, of course! New York City is one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the U.S., and it is famous for its culture, architecture, and people. There’s a lot to love about New York City, but the city itself can also be quite overwhelming for first-timers or people unaccustomed to life on the east coast. If you will be moving to NYC, here are a few things you should know to help ease your transition into life in the Big Apple. 

    Learn to Love Public Transportation

    More than 50 percent of households in New York City don’t have an automobile, and for good reason. Many apartment buildings do not offer on-site parking, and trying to find a parking spot in the middle of downtown is next to impossible sometimes. Fortunately, New York City’s subway network is the largest underground system in the world, and you can commute across town with an unlimited Metrocard for approximately $100 per month. Buses and taxicabs can also help you explore NYC in a hurry.

    Maximize Your Living Space

    If you’ve already found a place to live, or if you’ve been apartment hunting for the past few weeks, you know that living space is a premium in NYC. In fact, the average sized of an apartment on Manhattan Island is less than 500 square feet. To make your studio or single-bedroom apartment feel bigger, maximize space however you can. If need be, put bulky furniture or seasonal clothing in a self-storage unit to conserve space in your apartment.

    There aren’t enough guides on the planet to prepare you for life in New York City; the only thing you can do is jump right in and have fun! For help getting to your new apartment, contact Men on the Move. In addition to our moving services, we also offer self-storage on Long Island. For additional information about our moving and storage services, call us at (718) 618-5456. 

    A Look at Our International Moving Services

    Last updated 4 years ago

    When opportunity comes knocking, you answer the door; and if the door happens to be located on the other side of the world, Men on the Move can help you get there. For almost 20 years, we have been contracted by some of the finest international forwarding companies in the world, which has afforded us the experience to relocate top executives of Fortune 100 companies. Our experience will make sure that every aspect of your international relocation is taken care of, from ensuring that you have the proper customs documentation to booking the different modes of transport your belongings will require.

    Whether you’re moving across town, across the county, or half way around the world, trust the movers at Men on the Move. Visit our website to learn more about our domestic and international moving services, or call us at (718) 618-5456 to request a quote

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