Moving furniture into a New York City apartment can be a daunting task. Before you start, it's important to measure the space, including doors, hallways, and corners. This will help you determine if the furniture will fit through the door or if you'll need to use an elevator. If you don't have access to an elevator, you may need to move the furniture through a window.
When moving furniture, it's important to protect it from damage. Wrap parts in thick moving blankets and provide extra cushioning around corners and edges. If you're moving into an apartment building, condo, or co-op, there may be rules about when people can move and what elevators can be used. In New York City, where there are a lot of walk-in apartments, narrow hallways, and difficulty parking, it's even more complicated.
You may need to hire skilled moving labor to help move heavy furniture into your apartment. It's ideal to move on a weekend and have at least one day that overlaps with your old and new apartments. When moving furniture upstairs, it's important to use a mobile platform or other forms of protection to ensure that it is not damaged during the process. Once all your furniture has moved into your New York apartment, check the screws, bolts, or knobs to make sure they're tight and secure.
Be sure to clean up any debris or obstacles along the route from the moving truck or vehicle moving to the apartment. Climbing furniture up the stairs is not a single person's task: the furniture is large and heavy and must be carried by two people. With careful planning and enough labor, you can achieve success.