Local Moving Services - Moishe's Complete Guide For New York and New Jersey

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Planning A Move And Need A Company That
You Can Trust And Will Handle Your
Belongings Carefully, And Safely?

Thankfully, you’ve found Moishe’s. Here is why we are the best local mover in the Tri-State area:

No Upfront Deposit We are one of the few moving companies that can book and reserve your moving date with no upfront deposit. Many companies require 50% or even 100% of the moving cost before the move is completed. Moishe’s doesn’t do business that way. Nothing is collected until the move is complete.

Experience We have been moving in NYC for 35 years and know how to move you safely, efficiently, and reliably.

Authorize We are fully licensed and insured to operate in New York and New Jersey.

Packing We can provide you with any of the packing materials you could need to move, including cardboard boxes, wardrobe boxes, linen boxes, book boxes, china boxes, and sofa covers; if you have a 50-inch TV, we will have a box sized to fit it.

Hassle Free Service We offer packing services to help you pack up your entire home, so you can be completely handed off, if you choose.

Our Established Moving Process

1When you call Moishe’s, we can give you a quote over the phone, and for bigger jobs, we can send a relocation specialist to your home to take a complete inventory and give you a more detailed quote.

2We can help you plan for your move, pack for your move, move your stuff, and help you unpack as well.

3Once you reserve your moving date with us, our movers are guaranteed to be there. You can book us for this weekend, or a weekend month from now, and our trucks will be
there either way.

What You Need To Know For Your Move

At Moishe’s, our talented planning staff and moving team will provide you with a custom package to suit the particular needs of your home or business.

Packing and transporting, unpacking, and throwing out all used materials are a few of the services we can provide.

Being around since 1983, our staff have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of NYC and the surrounding tri-state area, including New Jersey and Connecticut, so we can easily overcome any potential challenges related to traffic, weather, or street closures, saving you money and time.

On your end, it is important to let us know if there are any time restrictions on your house, apartment, or building that may prohibit us from moving your possessions.

Also, if you live in an apartment or condo, let us know if your building requires a Certificate of Insurance–building management companies do not want to be held liable for any damage inflicted on their property, so most will require this document.

Other than those details, just make sure that you are present at the designated time so you can meet your moving team (and that your things are packed if you did not opt in for the packing service), and we will handle the rest.

Our Expert Movers Can Prepare And Pack
Everything For You

We offer packing services in connection with your move to help your move go faster and smoother.

We’ve planned and executed moves that range from a growing family’s effects to moving a DIY aircraft out of an apartment.

Every move requires detailed planning. We are happy to assist you and help you think through how to get your move done with minimal stress.

When planning for your move, the one thing you don’t have to worry about is Moishe’s service.

Free Comprehensive In-Home Estimate

Worried that you are going to forget to include a few items in your inventory list or fail to include important details, leading to a higher price than originally provided?

For larger moves, we can send a moving estimator to your home or office for free!

They will carefully inspect all aspects of your space–such as inventory size, any necessary specialty equipment, and driveway access–to create an accurate, binding estimate.

This way, you can remain confident that the price we tell you will be the price you will pay on the day of the move.

Just remember not to pack anything up before the estimator arrives and make sure everything you want to move is readily accessible so you can get the most accurate estimate.

Moishe’s Moves Fine Art, Wine, And Antiques

Wine, fine art, and antique collectors require moving companies to use extreme caution when moving their timeless pieces.

Moishe’s has extensive experience and expertise in moving art and antiques with care. Our foremen take extra measures to secure pieces as well as handling them with care, speed, and efficiency.

We have climate-controlled trucks, so you never have to worry about your art being compromised by the elements.

If you are a wine enthusiast and concerned about the transferal of spirits, you can put your mind at ease knowing that we are experts at handling investment-grade wines.

We also have wine cellars as part of Moishe’s Self-Storage which is constantly maintained at a temperature of 55° Fahrenheit and 70% humidity, so you never have to worry about your property being damaged.

Getting Rid Of Or Donating Large Items

Do you have large items that you want to donate or purge when moving?

We are happy to add on the disposal or donation of your large items to your moving services with us on a per cubic foot basis.

Do you have a huge piano to remove?

We have no weight limit moving on pianos. It’s actually done quite often.

Moishe’s Has An Extensive Array Of
Supplies That Can Be Bought Per Item Or
By Moving Package

Our linen box supply option pairs wonderfully for small housewares, appliances, and other light objects.

Perfect for electronics and toys that your child may or may not want to part with.

Glassware and silverware are handled as if they were fragile and priceless antiques with proper packing paper and blanketing.

If you choose to pack your clothes with our wardrobe box, you can expect all your garments to remain suspended on your hangers and dust-free.

We deliver the supplies to your doorstep at no extra cost to you. If you are unsure about packing, our professionals can help you pack along the way.

Moving Between Local Apartments

For apartment dwellers, Moishe’s can liaise with your building’s management company and furnish a certificate of insurance if required.

If your building or landlord requires any special considerations, like using a special freight elevator, or noise concerns, our foreman will work with you to ensure all concerns are taken care of.

We Can Move You in Any Season

Moishe’s operates in all seasons to provide our customers options for a successful seasonal move at any scale.

Whether a downpour or snowstorm is in the forecast, we have covers for all major furniture and for your boxes.

Even the heat of summer does not slow us down–we are here to put your mind at rest and provide the most comfortable moving experience possible.

For your convenience, if you don’t feel comfortable with weather conditions, let us know and we can push the move date forward to the next best day.

”Advanced Moving Technology” -
Always Know Where Your Truck Is

We have GPS tracking on all of our trucks so you can be assured of the location of your belongings at any time during the move.

We are happy to provide you with a location update at any time, so you will never have to worry about where your truck and belongings are.

Delivery & Clean-Up

Upon your request, we can help unpack your belongings and re-assemble your furniture at the destination—the most crucial point of the moving timeline.

We want you to enjoy and relax in your new home the moment you set foot inside, so we handle all aspects of the unpacking process, including placing your furniture in their proper spots and cleaning up the mess that will be created during the unpacking procedure.

While our team handles the move, you can fix your attention on other priorities to maximize the comfort of your new living space, like setting up the wi-fi and consulting utility companies.

The Moishe’s Difference

Our movers operate swiftly, sensibly, and efficiently, showing professionalism in a courteous manner to both their clients and the spaces they work in.

No matter how complex the move, we work to exceed expectations in the moving business.

All of Moishe’s movers undergo intensive training and are vetted for essential skills before they have to opportunity to serve in real relocation projects.

Depending on the complexity of the move, our experts hand-select movers who fit the profile of your requirements to ensure flawless execution in your moving experience.

A three-decade history in NYC has equipped us with intimate knowledge of the ins-and-outs of the NYC grid (and not-so-grid) system, especially the fastest and safest routes to get where you need to be.

Where Moishe’s Began

Moishe’s creation is another successful example of the American Dream.

Moishe’s was started by an Israeli immigrant as a “man with a van” company, and it has built its name in moving over the course of more than thirty years.

CitySearch named Moishe’s ‘Best NYC Mover’, and we were headlined in New York Magazine’s “Smart City Smooth Moves” using our famous red trucks as a that are recognized all across NYC.

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Testimonials
Joe. L

“Moving with Moishe is the only stress free moving experience I’ve ever have. Tylil and his crew were extremely professional and handled all my things with more care than I even would. They made quick work packing up all my stuff and were amazingly accommodating about boxing up loose stuff that appeared during the move. My local hardware store ran out of wardrobe boxes so they even provided ones they had and helped me box up my hanging clothes. Can’t say enough good things about these guys, will only use Moishe going forward. Thanks so much!”

Kevin S.

“This my third go with Moishe’s. All were good experiences, but this round was the best. The guys were really friendly, professional, and most important of all, they took really good care of my stuff and moved it all very fast.

I was quoted for a four hour move and they got it done in two! Kosta was doing all the packaging and organizing — he’s a real pro and a good guy. Thank you Kosta!”

Ann Cohen

“Moving my one bedroom apartment (with lots of stuff) was a SEAMLESS
experience! The team responsible for this successful move was Frank (the foreman) Carlos, Terrance and Marvin. They were all professional, skilled and even empathic. They continued to ask me how I was doing! Watching this team work was “poetry in motion”. They worked together beautifully, like a well choreographed dance. This team was AMAZING!!!!”

Lara Glorioso

“The team from Moishe’s moving, lead by Alex Guerero, were very professional and courteous. Alex and his team wrapped our furniture with blankets and packaged everything very well and efficiently like a well-oiled machine. Alex dismantled our large pieces and put them back together with ease. They were great, and we would use them again when the time comes.”

Key Local Moving Tips

  • The key to moving day is having everything you need close at hand, no further than an arm’s reach. Create a moving day essentials box. This is beyond just what you need in your purse or bookbag. This would include things like toilet paper, a pot or a pan to cook that first new home meal, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and extra socks. Most of your normal items will be packed, so it’s a good idea to have these things readily available
  • Take a picture of how all your electronics’ cords are set up. This can save you hours of stress when it’s time to get your TV, or computer set-up.
  • Keep cleaning supplies nearby both for the old place and the new place. You never know when there could be a spill.
  • Make sure your phone is always charged. It’s not a bad idea to buy a portable charger and an extra cord as a back-up as well. A dead cell phone could be a real bummer on moving day.
  • Sort your things by category. Think of your belongings like books in a library. Try to put like things together, even if they are in different parts of the house. This will make your life easier when it’s time to unpack everything.
  • Use small and medium-sized cardboard boxes for folded clothes. This way they aren’t overwhelmingly heavy when you’re moving them around your home
  • Utilize wardrobe boxes for your formal dresses, blouses, dress shirts, and suits. Anything that wrinkles easily is best served by being moved this way.
  • Use wheeled suitcases or duffel bags for shoes and other heavier apparel such as coats wherever possible, as these are the heaviest clothing types.
  • Create a master to-do list for moving day. Start your list early and create a shared Google Doc with whomever is moving with you to ensure nothing is missed.
  • Pack your art a few weeks before your move. It’s very easy to overlook packing these ahead of time. But as you approach moving day, it’s easy to underestimate the time and care necessary to pack these items safely.
  • Don’t forget to change your address and set up your mail forwarding! This is one of the most frequently forgotten tasks in the hustle to get the move done

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1
Do you hire subcontractors for your moves?

If you choose Moishe’s, you will never have to deal with hired movers or any other third party.

From the moment we arrive at your door to the full completion of your move, only Moishe’s trained staff will be with you every step of the way.

Our foremen (team leaders) have each completed more than 250 hours of moving, so no matter what circumstances arise, we will be able to handle them.

2
Do you move pianos, fine art, and other delicate valuables?

Yes! Our team is very experienced with moving pianos and other delicate instruments. Just let us know the weight and dimensions prior to the move so we can transport it as quickly and safely as possible.

For fine art, wine, and other expensive valuables, do not fret because our climate controlled trucks and careful moving procedures will leave them in the same exact condition as you left them.

3
Is Moishe’s fully licensed and insured?

In order to legally operate, all moving companies must adhere to state and federal licensing procedures.

Moishe’s is registered with the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

Whether or not you choose Moishe’s, it is essential that you research the validity of your relocation company to ensure that they are running a legitimate operation.

Please find the specifics of each of our licenses below:
ICC
License number: ICC MC237817
Agency contact: (202) 927–7119

NYSDOT
License number: DOT 12853
Agency contact: (800) 786-5368

NJDOT
License number: PUC #PM000865
Agency contact: (973) 504-6475

4
Do you offer storage services?

We have two conveniently located self-storage locations–one in Long Island City (Queens) and one in South Bronx–to securely store any of your items.

For local moves, this may be a great option if you need a space to store some stuff in-between moves or if your new home does not have the same storage capacity as your old one.

Our rates start at less than $30/month and we have a ton of specials to make your storage experience more affordable, so be sure to check out our self-storage page or give us a call at (800) 266-8387 today to find out more.

5
Can I pack my own boxes?

Of course you have the option of packing your own belongings and we can just do the lifting for you, but we would not recommend it!

Our Moishe’s movers have performed thousands of moves and work together like a well-oiled machine, so we can carefully pack your things in a fraction of the time (at an affordable price).

6
How long does the average local move take?

This is a hard question to answer because of the plethora of factors that can influence the duration of your move, including whether you requested a packing service, if you have especially delicate items, the quantity of items, and distance to the new location.

However, we would estimate that the average local move is 3-4 hours long, and one of our relocation specialists should be able to provide you with a more accurate prediction if you give us a call.

7
Do I need to tip my movers?

As with many other occupations in the moving industry, tips are not required, but they are customary.

We recommend a tip of $4-5/hour per mover, but depending on circumstances related to weather and the makeup of your space, you may wish to tip more or less.

At the end of the day, the final amount is up to you, and it should be based on the service you were provided with.

You can also help out movers in other ways if you wish, such as by providing them with beverages or snacks.

8
Will I pay hourly or by the job?

We offer both hourly and flat rates. Be sure to speak to a relocation consultant to figure out which payment method will be better for you.

9
Can I tag along in the moving truck to my destination?

Unfortunately, due to insurance and liability reasons you cannot travel in the truck.

10
Can you bring my pet in the truck?

We would love it if we could take your furry friend along with us, but for safety reasons it is not possible.

Premium Service at a Reasonable Price

At Moishe’s, we guarantee that you will be provided with excellent service at an extremely reasonable price.

Existing for more than 35 years has given us a leg up on the competition because not only do we have all facets of our operation in place, but we have also accumulated a vast knowledge of NYC and New Jersey streets and laws which will translate to cheaper prices for you.

There are dozens of moving companies out there, so we go above and beyond to stand out from the pack.

Here’s the deal:
Some smaller moving companies may claim that they offer cheaper prices, but this is rarely the case because they usually send less workers at a lower hourly wage which will end up costing more in the end because the entire process will take longer.

Do not make the mistake of choosing a company for its supposedly cheaper prices, only to be left with hidden fees or broken belongings–go cheap and premium with Moishe’s!

Large Supplies Store With Free Delivery

The most fundamental aspect of any move is the boxes and other moving supplies that will be carrying your valuables and keeping them intact.
Here at Moishe’s, we have a robust supplies store that can provide you with a number of different box sizes and types, as well as paper, tape, and many other supplies.

We would recommend choosing one of our supplies packages to give you the full range of necessary materials at the best price:

Starter Kit Package - $69

  • 5 Linen
  • 5 Book
  • 3 China
  • 2 Wardrobe
  • 1 Roll Tape

Studio Package - $78

  • 12 Linen
  • 6 Book
  • 4 China
  • 2 Wardrobe
  • 2 Roll Tape
  • 1 Pack Packing Paper

Bedroom Package - $110

  • 15 Linen
  • 10 Book
  • 6 China
  • 5 Wardrobe
  • 4 Roll Tape
  • 3 Packing Paper

The prices of individual materials are listed below, as well as their dimensions, are listed below:

China Box - $12.50

  • (18” x 18” x 28”)

Wardrobe Box - $14.50

  • (24” x 21” x 46”)

TV Box - $10

  • (28” x 20” x 20”, or sized to fit)

File Box - $12.50

  • (18” x 18” x 27”)

Commercial Bin Box - $14.50

  • (48” x 24” x 28”)

Book Box - $4.50

  • (28” x 20” x 20”, or sized to fit)

Linen Box - $5

  • (18” x 18” x 16”)

Packing Paper - $15

Packing Tape - $3

Sofa Cover - $6.50

Want to know the best part?

Moishe’s will deliver the supplies to your home or business for free!
Speak to one of our moving experts to schedule your delivery, or we can them bring it along if you opt-in to our full-service move.

Commercial and Corporate Moving services

Commercial moves are a lot more complicated than residential ones because of more intensive planning and much larger inventory sizes associated with them, along with attempting to limit any negative impact on the business while moving to a new location.

At Moishe’s, when performing such a move, our primary goal is to limit the downtime that is felt throughout the relocation process.

Whether it is a one-person business or a substantial commercial operation, we are equipped to move your business locally or across the country.

We will save you time and headache by packing, transporting, unpacking, helping you set up your new enterprise, and even discarding all materials used throughout the move.

Need more proof – just ask Howard Stern, who we helped move into his new space at Sirius, or a range of other noteworthy clients who trusted Moishe’s commercial moving including Harvey Kietel, Zach Galinakis, Hilary Swank, Rockstar Games, and MTV.

To learn more about our commercial and corporate moving services, check out the page on our website.

Moving Guide

The hard part is over—you’ve found a new apartment or home that meets every standard. Only now, you need to turn it into a home. After all the stress of meeting with realtors and touring locations, the last thing you want to worry about is how to move your belongings from the past into the future.

Moving can be even more difficult than finding a new place to call home. Whether moving from one apartment to another, or into your new house, there are obstacles that can make the process feel overwhelming. Doing the move yourself may seem like a good idea at first glance, but working with experienced movers can preempt any challenges that may come up, and allow you to gain control of your time on moving day.

There are many parts of a move to consider and take into account. When it comes to moving locally, here is a quick guide touching on some of the things you can expect to face.

The Planning Process

Whatever the distance of your move, it only takes a few blocks or miles to start a headache. When moving comes to mind, many people can think back to a time they may have helped a friend move and remember the stress and how tired they were the next day. While those are just a couple of the inconveniences associated with moving, they don’t have to be. Organization and hiring a helping hand are the keys to a smooth move.

Very few of us can handle a DIY move without consulting movers. Even with a couple of cold six-packs and pizza, not all of your friends may have consistent schedules to help you throughout. That’s why investing in professional movers is your best bet for a seamless relocation. Consulting a moving company can give you an in-depth rundown of how the move will be approached, including schedules of pricing for a number of services.

Whether if it’s an apartment, house or room move, the procedure requires a lot more hands than you’d expect. You won’t know how much you have until you begin the packing process. After some research, book a consultation with a moving company that covers your major needs around 2-3 months before you move.

Try to avoid packing last minute. Give yourself ample time in the coming weeks to readily pack all the appliances, plants, housewares, and clothes.

Packing Your Belongings for the Trip Ahead

Not everyone can scavenge boxes and crates all around town to recycle for their move. The very thought of having to put effort in going out of your way to lug supplies back on top of a busy work schedule is not most people’s idea of fun.

Packing Supplies

Moishe’s has an extensive array of supplies that can be bought per item or by moving package.

Our linen box supply option pairs wonderfully for small housewares, appliances, and other light objects. Perfect for electronics and toys that your child and/or may not want to part with. Glassware and silverware are handled as if they were fragile and priceless antiques with proper packing paper and blanketing. If you choose to pack your clothes with our wardrobe box, you can expect all your garments remain suspended on your hangers.

We deliver the supplies to your doorstep at no extra cost to you. If you are unsure about packing, our professionals can help you pack along the way.

Forgot to pack other items? Moishe’s extends a helping hand to pack the remaining last-minute items. Performance will never fall below exceptional, as workers are driven by details that others may overlook in moves.

The Actual Moving Process

Moving day! When the day comes to get the boxes out the door and into your new home, we guarantee that we will be there.
Here are a few moving day tips to help make your day a little bit easier:

  • The key to moving day is having everything you need close at hand, no further than an arm’s reach. Create a moving day essentials box. This is beyond just what you need in your purse or book bag. This would include things like toilet paper, a pot or a pan to cook that first new home meal in, toothbrushes and toothpaste, extra socks, etc. Most of your normal items will be packed so it’s a good idea to have these things readily available
  • Take a picture of how all your electronics’ cords are set up. This can save you hours of stress when it’s time to get your TV, or computer set-up.
  • Keep cleaning supplies nearby both for the old place and the new place. You never know when there could be a spill.
  • Make sure your phone is always charged. It’s not a bad idea to buy a portable charger and an extra cord as a back-up as well. A dead cell phone could be a real bummer on moving day.
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