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NYC Moving Tips: Changing Apartments During Fall Festivals

One of the best things about living in New York City is the fact there’s always something going on. Each and every weekend has a festival, fair or event – some of these fun activities go beyond the weekend and take up an entire week. You can find a pretty full list of NYC fall festivals here and it’s good to know that more are added each and every day.

Central Park ConservancyDuring a NYC fall festival, streets and train stations can be closed or blocked off. Sometimes this is by the official action of the city, and sometimes it is just the impromptu result of too many people being in one place at one time. If you’re trying to move out of your apartment during a fall festival, the clogged streets and fact you cannot easily get into or out of your building can be extremely frustrating. Here’s how a professional NYC moving company deals with residential and commercial moves that occur during fall festival season.


Step One: Check the Dates Carefully

Before you plan your move, check out what’s scheduled to be happening in your neighborhood at that time. If it’s possible to adjust your timeline so you’re moving before or after a major festival rather than during one, that’s often the smart choice. However, that’s not always an option. That’s why you want to move with a professional moving company that’s flexible and willing to work with your schedule.

Step Two: Be Upfront About Your Timeline with the Moving Company

While a smart moving company will be aware of what’s going on in the city at all times, it’s possible they don’t know about every single event. If you know that there are factors that will impact your move, let your moving company know as soon as possible so they can craft a plan appropriately. This can include scheduling moving services to happen early in the morning or later in the evening – outside of peak festival hours, where accessibility can be easier and street traffic is less of an issue.

Step Three: Be Willing to Be Flexible

Street festivals can slow down a move, causing people to need alternate travel routes and unavoidable delays. If this happens to you, it’s important to understand that the movers are doing the best they can given the current conditions. Your account manager will be able to keep you fully appraised of what’s going on; luckily, most issues resolve quickly once the moving trucks can get clear of the festival activities and started on their journey to your new address!