Find the Professional Manhattan Movers for Your Moving
If you’re thinking about moving to Manhattan soon, you’re probably very excited—and maybe a little nervous. A lot of stress goes into moving to “the big apple,” like finding a semi-affordable apartment, preparing to move to a brand-new area, and learning the ins and outs of big city living. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is finding the right Manhattan moving company.
The team at White Glove Moving & Storage has more than 25 years of experience moving clients to and around Manhattan. We know that a Manhattan move is like no other move, so we work hard to ensure it goes smoothly and that you walk away stress-free.
We specialize in packing, loading, transporting, unloading and storing your items without damaging or losing them. We can help you move your items quickly and strategically—whether that includes hoisting items in and out of upper-story apartments with cranes, or carrying them up 20 flights of stairs. Read our customer reviews to see how your move might go.
Contact the team at White Glove Moving & Storage to start your move to or around Manhattan. We’ll show you how moving can and should be done. Read on to find out more about the best Manhattan movers in the industry.
Moving to Manhattan? It can be an exciting time, but not completely devoid of stress. Cities don’t get busier than Manhattan — it’s constantly bustling with energy and people at all hours of the day. As you navigate your new move, here are some tips to keep in mind when moving to Manhattan, New York.
Manhattan is one of the most important business, entertainment and cultural capitals of the U.S., and it is also the country’s most densely populated county. Approximately 1.6 million people call Manhattan home, but the island is only 23 square miles. It is divided into three sections: uptown, which includes the area next to and north of Central Park; midtown, which is a large commercial and media district; and downtown/lower Manhattan, which includes the financial district, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
Use the resources below to make sure everything you need is at your fingertips when you make your big move to Manhattan.
Update Your Address
With finding an affordable residence in Manhattan, packing up your old place, and dealing with every other aspect of moving, it can be hard to remember the little details. One of the most important things to not forget to do when moving is to update your address.
Take an afternoon to make phone calls or stop by local branches of the various entities that require an address change. Below is a list of all the places that should be on your address change list.
You should also update your address with your local:
It’s never too early to start looking for new utility services. In fact, it’s best to give yourself a few buffer days when setting up your new services so you don’t go without water, electricity or Wi-Fi. It might take a few days for the service providers to process your request and get the services ready for your new home.
Home utilities include water, gas, electric, sewer, internet, cable TV, security systems, and phone lines. Depending on the utility, there might be one singular company to go through or multiple options to choose from. Talk to your real estate agent, the previous homeowner, or the landlord to see which providers they recommend. Call each utility company to create a new account or transfer service from your old residence to your new one. You’ll need to tell them the end date of your current services as well as the start date of your new ones.
Typically, a technician will stop by your new home or apartment to take care of any set-up needs. It’s good practice to schedule a time for a technician to visit your home to conduct an energy audit. They will be able to ensure the electrical work is safe and up to code, limiting the risk of outages, electrocution and house fires.
During an audit, a technician will inspect every room in your home, searching for energy loss and faulty wiring. You will then be able to decide what updates you want to make to increase energy efficiency and safety in your home.
When setting up your new utility services prior to your move, make sure to pay any overdue utility bills. Schedule a time for your current utility companies to perform a final reading of your gas, water and electric meters. Keep a copy of the meter reports for your own records.
When faced with a plumbing emergency in your new home, you will want to have the number of a local, trusted plumber handy. The same is true for any other emergency — from a broken tooth to an electrical shortage. Search for local vendors and make a list of preferred ones you can reference when needed.
Registering your kids for school is a step that cannot be missed. See which public school district correlates to your new residence, or choose from several private school options in Manhattan, New York.
New York City Geographic District No. 1
New York City Geographic District No. 2
New York City Geographic District No. 3
139 W 91st St
New York, NY 10024
108 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128
The Chapin School
100 East End Ave
New York, NY 10028
Prepare Your Pets
Your pets will need some care during the move, too. Make sure your pets have proper ID tags with your updated address before you leave for your new home in Manhattan. You should also collect any vet records from your current vet, as well as any necessary pet medication.
During the move or immediately after, you may need to board your pet. Find a pet boarding location that fits your needs and will take care of your furry (or scaly) members of the family. It’s also important to find a veterinarian close to your new home and keep their contact information easily accessible in case of an emergency.
Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group - Lower East Side
241 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002
46 W 73rd St
New York, NY 10023
Happy Dogs at 23rd and 1st
403 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Know Move-In Rules for Neighborhood
You might need a parking permit for the moving truck, or there might be other moving regulations in your Manhattan neighborhood you need to be aware of. Ask your real estate agent, the previous homeowner, the landlord or the property management company what moving rules and regulations you need to be aware of. Ask ahead of time to avoid last-minute changes to the move-in date.
Find a Storage Facility
Whether you are downgrading or simply looking for a place to store items that cannot fit inside your home, you need to have a storage facility sourced and ready to go. Below are some of the top storage facilities in Manhattan, New York.
White Glove Moving
Manhattan Mini Storage
Keepers Self Storage
Extra Space Storage
Things to Do in Manhattan
Cost of Living
Median rent for a one bedroom apartment is $2,098
Median rent for a two bedroom apartment is $2,499
Groceries cost about $471.34 monthly per person
The cost of living in New York City ranks 8 out of 382 top cities in the world
Important Manhattan links
Customer reviews from Manhattan
Justine S. Verified Customer
Addai, Yussif, and Armando were professional, clean, and quick! They were in and out in only a couple hours, unpacked my boxes, and removed all the rubbish. Will definitely use White Glove again for my next move!
Avoid Mistakes in Your Manhattan Move
Moving is stressful—but moving in Manhattan can be extremely complicated and intimidating, especially for those who have never lived there before. You need a Manhattan moving company that is experienced in the complex moving laws on the busy streets of New York City.
At White Glove Moving & Storage, we know what goes into a Manhattan move. We’re experts in street parking, avoiding peak traffic hours, moving into high rise apartments and more. Our team knows how to navigate the intricate building management laws in Manhattan, and can help ensure that your move is successful and stress-free. Wherever you want to live, we will help you get there quickly, safely and without damage to your possessions.
Moving Services to and from Manhattan
Whether you are making your big move to Manhattan, or have decided to leave city life for the time being, White Glove Moving & Storage has got you covered. When you choose us for your Manhattan move, you get access to our many helpful, customer-oriented moving services.
If you don’t see one of your needs in our list below, just let us know. We will be happy to help you in any way we can. After all, we’ve been working in Manhattan for over 25 years—there isn’t anything we can’t do.
White Glove Moving & Storage Manhattan moving services:
Full-service sorting and packing. We provide full-service sorting and packing for your Manhattan move. Our high-quality custom moving and storage boxes ensure your belongings are shipped safely and without damage.
Antique fine art and furniture pickup and delivery. We provide art, antique and fine furniture pickup and delivery services anywhere in Manhattan. Your treasured art and furniture will be packaged and handled by professionals every step of the way.
Corporate relocation. Our team carefully handles, organizes and tracks desk contents, records, warehouse items and more. We also have the experience to ensure valuable technology is carefully disconnected, broken down and packaged securely.
White Glove Moving & Storage will help you with your entire Manhattan moving process:
Shipping, hauling, packing and unpacking your belongings
International shipping and receiving
In-home furniture moving and rearranging
Loading and/or unloading boxes, even if you have your own truck and driver
Manhattan Short-Term and Long-Term Storage Options
Manhattan apartments can be smaller than many people are used to. Many customers try downsizing before or during their move—but often, customers need a little more space than they anticipated. White Glove Moving & Storage can help you there. If you realize you might need additional storage space, just let us know.
We provide secure, professional storage services for your Manhattan move. Our storage facilities located throughout Manhattan will keep your possessions safe and secure. And once you are ready to have your items back, our team will deliver and unload them whenever works best for you.
It can be hard to know exactly how to store your items, but our team can help you decide on the short-term or long-term storage package option that works best for you. Our customized vaults ensure all of your possessions are safe. We also offer climate-controlled options for storing art, fine furniture, wine and other temperature- and humidity-sensitive items.
With White Glove Moving & Storage premium storage options, you have the freedom to move and live on your own schedule. You’ll never be delayed in retrieving your items from storage. Coordinate your delivery, pickup, monthly rentals and vaults by contacting us online or calling us directly at 1-800-340-1911.
Why Choose White Glove Moving & Storage for Your Manhattan Move?
At White Glove Moving & Storage, we take our name very seriously, meaning all of our clients get the white glove treatment. Our movers take pride in treating customers like family. We work hard to ensure your Manhattan move goes smoothly—and with minimal stress or effort on your part.
Our company was founded on the idea that all of our clients deserve a first-class moving experience—with no stress, hassle, fuss or hard work involved. Once you schedule an initial consultation, the White Glove Moving & Storage team will take a look at your current home or business, and make your ideal Manhattan move a reality.
At White Glove Moving & Storage, we handle every single step of your Manhattan move. Residential or corporate, temporary or permanent, we will make your move as seamless as possible. Contact White Glove Moving & Storage or give us a call at 1-800-340-1911 to schedule your consultation.
What Our NYC Customers Are Saying
Our goal is to always provide top-quality service at fair prices that make your moving process as stress-free as possible. Check out what some of our amazing clients said about their experience.
What should’ve been a very stressful day turned into an effortless one instead. Carlos, the project manager took great care our stuff and was incredibly efficient. Well worth the extra money to have the company pack up the items for you. It saved us so much time. Our family highly recommends white glove.
They helped me move from New Jersey to California. Highly professional, personalized service and always perfect on committed time.On the day of estimate it snowed heavy but Mike was at my place 5 mins before committed time. Post that till delivery of my goods in CA, everything was amazing.
I used White Glove to move our stuff from NJ to WA. The experience was superb. They provided packing materials, kept to their estimated price, delivered it a day after we arrived, and everything arrived intact. Great movers!
I'm so glad that I hired this company to take care of my move! The staff and movers were very professional, and they offered quick and great service! I had my things in their storage unit for about a month, and everything came back in the same condition. Highly recommend them! They will accommodate you and make sure that you have a very easy and stress-free move.
Sebastian’s crew was terrific moving my stuff from Ledgewood to Jefferson and took great care to make sure my belongings were delivered without any damage. They also took my extra items to my storage facility that were not in the original quote. They are the best crew and I would highly recommend them and White Glove Moving to all my friends and relatives.
This has been a great company. I would give them a ten if possible the pricing was reasonable and the customer service excellent. Stephanie, Matt and Dan were the people I mostly communicated with and all my question were answered the same day either by email or phone. The moving crew was excellent they took great care in package my mother's belongings and made sure to be careful with her things. They even have schedule the delivery for 9 days after pick up which I found amazing. I would totally recommend them for a cross country move.
Sebastian was extremely helpful. He went over all the item we were shipping. His crew were extremely efficient and careful with our furniture. They stayed on task and didn’t stop moving . I highly recommend White Glove movers.I would definitely use them in my next move.Art Halloran
White Glove Movers are professional, efficient and fast. These guys are awesome and terrific! All my furniture, TVs, rugs were treated with care. Sebastian is the best and friendly. I would recommend White Glove to everyone!
I work for a small non-profit and supervise a team of 15 people. We hired Whiteglove to move our entire team to a new location and wow, this moving company was wonderful. Rick was our initial coordinator for our move; he was so helpful, understanding of our situation (non-profits are always on a tight budget) and reassuring that the move would go smoothly so that all of my stress was kept at a minimum. On the day of the move, Sebastian and his crew of 8 were professional, kind, hard-working and some of the most efficient movers I’ve ever used. They arrived promptly at 9:30 in the morning and finished moving everything to the new destination by 2 in the afternoon. I highly recommend this company for any moves that you have, small or large.
We recently moved from Bergen County to Monmouth County and using White Glove Moving & Storage was the easiest part of the process. They were punctual, professional and did a tremendous job all around. All items in the house were moved seamlessly and all returned to the proper rooms in our new home. No items were damaged or broken during the move and having the same foreman (Alfredo) at both locations made things very efficient and he did a terrific job.The original quote was spot on and executed by Lukas in a very timely manner. We would highly recommend using White Glove Moving & Storage.
Great move experience.Beginning with estimator- Omar, who took us thru each step that would happen and estimate was right on - to team foreman- Max, his crew was professional, courteous and hard working.Both pick-up and delivery were on time and no hassles.We did have damage to 1 of our almost 200 items but 1 phone call with Maggie in customer care took care of it.Would recommend White Glove to anyone looking for a hassle free move.Thanks to all!
Had an exceptional experience working with White Glove on my move from NYC to Austin, TX. Their price was very competitive with other quotes received and the service was excellent, particularly from Sean who walked me through the full process and was always available and extremely responsive for questions and help. The pickup crew was very careful packing everything, incredibly efficient and left the apartment clean upon departure. They were in and out of my two bedroom apartment in just a few hours. The delivery was right on time in the middle of the arrival window and the delivery crew was also exceptional. They carefully placed everything where it was supposed to go and expertly unwrapped and set up all the large items. Everything arrived in perfect condition with no damage or issues whatsoever. In short, the entire process was first rate and could not be happier with the move and the customer service throughout. Thank you White Glove for making this long-distance move as stress free as it could be.
I had White Glove pickup furniture and contents from Williamsburg Brooklyn; then store it all in their New Jersey warehouse for a month; and deliver all items to Cape Cod Massachusetts (after a last minute pickup in Boston area) Since we were not sure of the final delivery destination, White Glove provided an alternate quote for a Los Angeles delivery, as well as special provisions for our special circumstances. Their price was in the middle low end of three estimates. Just wanted to confirm that the delivery persons did an outstanding job yesterday for the new pickup and the full delivery in Massachusetts. Even though there were only two of them, they were diligent, prompt, careful, responsive and professional. No complaints by them despite terrible rainy weather, tricky staircases and a long delay before they could have lunch.. Nothing was damaged throughout the move.The pickup crew wrapped everything in careful and meticulous manner and the delivery persons took time to make sure everything was located where I wanted it, in good condition, and that they removed all debris etc before leaving. They protected the floors and walls as best they could. In short, I could not have asked for a more capable move with a focus on customer service. .With this final chapter of the White Glove service of contracting, pickup, storage and delivery, every aspect was performed in an excellent manner. Everyone we dealt with in this first rate company was helpful, responsive, reasonable and customer service oriented to make this entire move process with minimum stress.
John and Lucas did an incredible job of packing up my house. They were fast, efficient, helpful and clean. They also did a great job of putting my things into a storage facility. I would recommend White Glove Moving. They performed as promised and I was very satisfied.
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