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Moving in New York City can be daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the city. Fortunately, Movers, Not Shakers! is one of the greenest and among the most experienced moving companies available to greater NYC. We are also one of the most locally knowledgeable. Movers, Not Shakers is a local company based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, working across all the boroughs of New York City.

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Local New York City Moving

Are you new to New York City? Have you lived in the city for a while but aren’t entirely familiar with the area you’re moving to? MNS will not only give you the smoothest moving experience possible—we can also tell you about almost anything you need to know about any NYC borough or neighborhood. We can probably even tell you about the rules of the building you’re moving to! In general, we’re happy to answer your questions regarding anything about our great city. We’re specialists in intracity moving and know this city like the back of our hands. We can help calm your nerves about any unknowns.

Areas Served

We go everywhere: Lower Manhattan, the Upper East Side, North Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Long Island City, Astoria, and any other district you can name. We also work outside of Brooklyn and Manhattan, including in the Bronx, Queens, and even Staten Island.

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Preparing to Move in NYC

Preparing to move in New York City is unlike moving anywhere else. Planning is the most important consideration. You can’t begin your apartment search well in advance because of the hypercompetitive market. Typically, you’ll give your 30-day notice to your landlord, and after that, the sprint is on to find an apartment.

Space comes at a premium in NYC. Your move is a good time to re-evaluate whether you have everything you need or more than you need. More belongings will equal higher costs when moving. You’ll save money if you’re mindful about what you’re moving and why.

This is why having a good moving company in New York City—especially one with 24/7 service and local knowledge like ours—is a necessity. You focus on the apartment shopping, and we’ll focus on making your move completely pain-free, even if you’re moving at the last minute.

When moving to different boroughs in New York City, you’ll also have to consider certain things you may be unfamiliar with. These include things such as parking, tolls, traffic, building rules, insurance, and other requirements.

Generally, New Yorkers know that having a car in NYC can be a hassle, and parking in NYC can be challenging as well as expensive. To those unfamiliar, parking below 125th Street in Manhattan entails paying premiums and there are many rules about when and where you can park. If you’re moving from a residential area in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or Staten Island to Manhattan, be aware that parking is always metered in Manhattan. There are a few bridges that also require a toll to cross.

Consider building rules when planning your move as well. For example, some buildings may only allow moves during certain times of the day. You should even consider elevator policies, including booking elevator time and costs for going over elevator time limits. Furthermore, keep in mind that some elevators might have an operator, while others are self-operated.

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With over 20 years and 20,000 moves under our belt, Movers, Not Shakers! makes your move stress-free.

Next Day or Next Month, We’re Ready to Move

We know timing is important, especially in New York. Our expert crew is ready to make even the most complex move easy.

Local or Long-Distance, Let’s Get Moving!

We’re based in Brooklyn and can help you with local moves around NYC or long-distance moves in or out of the city.

Packing, Unpacking, Storage and More

For over 20 years and 20,000 moves, Movers, Not Shakers! makes your move stress-free – with as little or as much help as you need.

Available Moving Services

We are a company specializing in local intracity moving. Wherever you’re moving to, we know the best way to get there from your current location, and we have experience with the neighborhood.

We not only have experience with each area; our experience in moving is unmatched. Many of our movers have over 18 years of experience in the business. We’ve seen every scenario, have all the equipment your move could possibly need, and can handle anything you need moved. More information about our services can be found here.

The moving team at Movers Not Shakers in New York City

Packing and Unpacking Services

We know you’re too busy to waste whole days or even weeks on your move. To help you save time, we provide partial or full packing and unpacking services. We can pack your things up in our reusable containers. We’ll also pack anything that doesn’t fit in them, such as large lamps and clocks, pianos, TVs, furniture, art, and so on. We’re experts in safely moving such delicate items, and we always wrap.

24/7 Moving Services

The moving services we provide are available essentially any day of the year. As long as you contact us in advance, we can always find a way to coordinate your move, even at the most inopportune times. More about our 24/7 moving services can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Storage Services

Finding a new place to live in NYC can be a challenge. You may need a place to store things for a while. Especially if there is a gap between move-in and move-out dates, or if you downsized apartments. It might not always be possible to move everything you own. We are able to hold most items until you’re ready to have them delivered to your new address. Plus, our storage fees are typically less than renting a storage unit. If you have a storage unit, we can also move your things there. We offer storage services for reasons like this.

Note that there are a few things we cannot store. These include chemicals and hazardous materials, ammo, and other potentially dangerous items.

Schedule Your Move

Moving in New York City is no small task, but we’re experts in making this process as easy as possible, and our knowledge of NYC is unmatched. We can be your quality mover and local city expert all in one.

Need help moving? We provide local moving, long-distance moving, packing and unpacking, and storage. You can get a quote or contact us on our website, or you can call us at 929-298-7589 or 800-718-0081.

Be sure to tell your friends about us as well!

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With over 20 years and 20,000 moves under our belt, Movers, Not Shakers! makes your move stress-free.