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Moving Checklist: Who to Notify When You Move

Making a move? You likely have a long list of things to take care of. Don’t let it get you stressed! Here’s a handy checklist to help you remember who to notify when you move.

Customer Experiences: NYC Moving Company Earns High Praise

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Yvonne M.
★★★★★
New York • Apr 21, 2024
They’re worth every penny.

I’ve used FlatRate for several moves and they never disappoint, if anything, they get better. The guys are professional and careful. They take extra care with everything so there are no mishaps, even protecting the walls and are also kind, nice people to work with, starting with Zuleika. They’re worth every penny and I’ll continue to go with them whenever I move.

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Carrie F.
★★★★★
Miami • Apr 16, 2024
They make moving an easy process.

Flat Rate moved me yesterday and again were absolutely incredible. I used them 5 years ago, was very happy then as well. They are fast, efficient, and take care of your personal items. They make moving an easy process. I will continue to use Flat Rate if I move again.

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Reilly L.
★★★★★
Miami • Apr 08, 2024
The movers were all exceptional!

They were timely upon arrival, incredibly efficient, and made the moving process so much easier. I will use this company moving forward and will recommend them to friends in need of moving services.

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Alex
★★★★★
New York • Feb 21, 2024
Thank You Flatrate Moving!

Hired Flatrate Moving to do a move with an extra stop. Everything was great! Very easy to book and the movers were super nice and careful with my building and all my belongings. Couldn’t be happier.

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Eulone G.
★★★★★
New York • Feb 19, 2024
Moving is stressful, and they made it easy.

I can not praise FlateRate Moving enough! Moving is stressful, and they made it easy. Every detail was covered. Would absolutely recommend!!

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Kevin G.
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New York • Feb 16, 2024
The process from beginning to end was easy.
We had a great move today using Flat Rate Moving! The process from beginning to end was easy, and while we were scrambling (moving is no fun,) the movers were amazingly helpful, and made the process much less painful than in the past. The original quote was from a FaceTime call, and adding and removing items and boxes was easy (and the quote adjusted quickly and underst...
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Kelsey A.
★★★★★
New York • Feb 13, 2024
Reliable, transparent, and professional.
Moving is so stressful, but Flat Rate made it a smoother process from start to finish. I had my things in a storage unit with Flat Rate for over a year. Payments and communication were always consistent. Then I hired them to move all my things long distance and that was also a great experience. Shout out to my mover for quick and easy communication. Flat Rate services a...
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Leah S.
★★★★★
New York • Feb 09, 2024
Made me feel well taken care of.

I lived on a 5th floor walk up and they crushed that move. So fast and efficient. Anything they took apart to move they put back together perfectly. They were so friendly and made me feel well taken care of. Would definitely hire again.

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Spinboi F.
★★★★★
New York • Feb 09, 2024
Superb!

My moving experience could not have been any smoother or more pleasant, and that’s a hard thing to say because moving is inherently a pain in the neck. My team of movers was superb! They were fast, very thorough and professional, and they could not have been nicer! If there was an option for six stars, they would definitely be worthy of it!

Choose NYC's Premier Moving Services

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We understand and solve logistical challenges for all types of buildings. Our local moving services include:

  • Fully customizable moving plan
  • Guaranteed flat rate pricing
  • Labor and travel expen...

We understand and solve logistical challenges for all types of buildings. Our local moving services include:

  • Fully customizable moving plan
  • Guaranteed flat rate pricing
  • Labor and travel expenses included
  • Wrapping and packing of furniture
  • Floor, corner and hallway protection

Our team of dedicated movers will ensure all your belongings are safe and secure, and your local move is seamless and stress-free.

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With guaranteed arrival times, quality packing materials, and nationwide offices, your long distance move will be seamless. Our long distance moves have:

  • Guaranteed arrival times and delivery dates
  • Th...

With guaranteed arrival times, quality packing materials, and nationwide offices, your long distance move will be seamless. Our long distance moves have:

  • Guaranteed arrival times and delivery dates
  • The highest quality packing materials to safeguard your items
  • Specialized packing procedures

No matter how far you need to go, FlatRate Moving can get you there.

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We have successfully relocated thousands of households to all 7 continents. An international move requires:

  • The understanding of specific moving regulations
  • Knowledge of import restrictions
  • U...

We have successfully relocated thousands of households to all 7 continents. An international move requires:

  • The understanding of specific moving regulations
  • Knowledge of import restrictions
  • Understanding of customs requirements

FlatRate Moving provides full home-to-home international moving services that guarantee a smooth transition overseas every step of the way.

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We understand the importance of uninterrupted work, that’s why we’ll move your office overnight to minimize business disruptions. Our office moving services include:

  • Small to large project moves
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We understand the importance of uninterrupted work, that’s why we’ll move your office overnight to minimize business disruptions. Our office moving services include:

  • Small to large project moves
  • Night moving
  • Detailed floor plans
  • Accurate placement
  • Liquidation
  • Warehousing services

Our team of electricians and IT experts can help you be up and running by the end of the next workday.

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Our white glove moving services will deliver a moving experience that exceeds every expectation for even the most exclusive luxury building. Our Elite services include:

  • A personal moving concierge that will ma...

Our white glove moving services will deliver a moving experience that exceeds every expectation for even the most exclusive luxury building. Our Elite services include:

  • A personal moving concierge that will manage every step of your move
  • Complete photo inventory of belongings
  • Before & after room replication services
  • Customized crates for valuable, fragile or unique items
  • Carpenters, electricians, audio/visual and IT experts
  • Discreet, quiet and precise moving experience

Elite Moving will take your move to extraordinary heights, let us handle everything, so you can focus on what matters.

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FlatRate Moving has all-inclusive and full-service storage solutions that can fit your every need. These services include:

  • Short or long term storage options
  • Climate-controlled storage units
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FlatRate Moving has all-inclusive and full-service storage solutions that can fit your every need. These services include:

  • Short or long term storage options
  • Climate-controlled storage units
  • Storage units at various sizes
  • 24/7 storage monitoring
  • Private, clean and secure

Whether you need a small storage unit for a few items, or several large units to hold a household worth of furniture, FlatRate Moving has what you need.

Why Is An Onsite Visit Before a Move Important for the Success of a Move?

An onsite visit before a move can be an important factor that contributes largely to the success of a move. During an onsite visit, your moving company can assess specific challenges and details pertaining to your move. This can include things such as:

  • Oversized furniture
  • Tight or narrow spaces
  • Delicate or fragile items
  • Carpentry needs
  • Custom-made furniture
  • Disassembly requirements
  • Amount of packing needed

This firsthand evaluation enables your movers to come fully prepared with the right equipment and team size. Onsite visits help prevent potential inconveniences on moving day by giving your movers a good understanding of your move’s unique requirements.

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Choosing the Right Moving Company: A How-To Guide

When choosing a moving company, it’s crucial to make informed decisions to ensure a smooth and trustworthy relocation process. With numerous moving companies available, here are some key factors to consider before you choose:

  • Understand the services you need for your move
  • Ask family and friends for recommendations
  • Choose a licenced and insured company
  • For larger moves, request an onsite visit
  • Understand what’s included in your moving plan

When choosing a moving company, verify they will be sending an experienced and certified moving team. Additionally, ensure that the company thoroughly understands the nature of your belongings and move and has the specific materials and techniques to protect each item during transit. This includes necessary packing materials and expert packing techniques for fragile or valuable items. With guaranteed reliable moving services backed by exceptional customer support, our team at FlatRate Moving will ensure your move is perfect. Learn more here

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Experience the FlatRate Advantages: Stress-Free Moving Services in NYC

  • • Guaranteed pricing, on-time arrivals, and flawlessly executed moves
  • • Highly experienced teams with over 30 years of expertise
  • • Commitment to high-quality standards on every move
  • • Dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction throughout the moving process
  • • Capable of handling even the most complex moves anywhere in the world
  • • Offer complete range of moving services such as local, long distance, office & more

Move with Ease: All-Inclusive Moving Packages

Experience stress-free moving with our all-inclusive packages. Choose from a range of tailored options to simplify your relocation process.
Basic

All you need in a move

A fast, safe & reliable move at a reasonable price
Basic Range $300 - $700
  • WHO IS IT FOR
    • If you have a simple move
    • You only have a few items
    • Require only moving items
    • Do not need any special services
  • WHAT YOU GET
    • Professional movers
    • Travel and labor included
    • Packing of fragile items
    • Furniture wrapping
    • Basic dismantling & reassembly
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Premium

ALL-INCLUSIVE, FULL SERVICE MOVE

A moving package that guarantees full service at a high standard and an easy moving experience
Premium Range $700 - $2k
  • WHO IS IT FOR
    • If you have a lot of items, art work or large furniture
    • You live in a building with special requirements
    • Have items that require special handling
    • Need floor & wall protection & debris removal
  • WHAT YOU GET
    • All-inclusive, full service move
    • Expert moving teams
    • Travel and labor included
    • Special handling & packing of items
    • Furniture wrapping
    • Dismantling & reassembly of furniture & electronics
    • Hallway, floor, wall and corner protection
    • Moving debris clean-up
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Gold

COMPLETE MOVE WITH PACKING & UNPACKING

Comprehensive moving with full packing & unpacking, ideal for individuals & families with large moves & busy schedules.
Gold Range $2.5k - $7k
  • WHO IS IT FOR
    • If you have a lot of items, art work and large furniture
    • Don’t have time & prefer we manage the whole move
    • Have items & building that require special protection
    • Need experienced teams who can do a move in one day
  • WHAT YOU GET
    • All-inclusive, full service move with specialized services
    • Large teams of cohesive & specialized packers & movers
    • Travel and labor included
    • Special handling & packing of items
    • Furniture wrapping
    • Dismantling & reassembly of furniture & electronics
    • Hallway, floor, wall and corner protection
    • Moving debris clean-up
    • Full packing by experts in specialized boxes
    • Complete unpacking services & setup of items
    • Specialist in packing, moving & unpakcing in 1 day
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Elite

A TRUE HIGH-END LUXURY MOVING

Elevate your move to extraordinary heights
Elite Range $5k - $30k
  • WHO IS IT FOR
    • If you have high value furniture & artwork
    • You have a complex move that requires a large team
    • Require working with conceirge, carpentry & electricians
    • Need exact set up & installation of furniture & chandeliers
  • WHAT YOU GET
    • Cross functional, expert moving teams
    • Travel, labor and even tipping included
    • Full protection & valuation of every item
    • Photo inventory & wrapping of furniture
    • Dismantling & reassembly of furniture & electronics
    • Top of the line hallway, floor, wall and corner protection
    • Moving debris clean-up
    • Full packing by experts in specialized boxes
    • Complete unpacking services & setup of items
    • Personal Moving Concierge to manage your move
    • Before & after room replication services
    • Carpentry, IT, handyman and audio/visual experts

May Offers
& Discounts*

*discounts can not be combined

  • $150 off your move
  • 30% off packing supplies at the FlatRate Box Store
  • 30% box deliveries
  • 2 Months Free Storage (1st and 4th month)
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Manage your move online

With The FlatRate App the only thing you'll need to move is your thumbs. Our app allows you to edit and confirm your moving details online. You are able to create your own photo inventory and locate your moving truck on the day of your move.

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Our Inspiration

  • “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that
    you are not going to stay
    where you are.”- J.P. Morgan

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    “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
    – Charles Darwin

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  • Our Inspiration

    FlatRate Moving ELITE: The Ultimate Moving Experience
  • Four guys moving a house with a trailer.
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    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
    – Albert Einstein

Reasons to
move with us

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Reasons to
move with us

  • Guaranteed price red icon Guaranteed Pricing
    Guaranteed Pricing

    As an industry-leading moving company, we provide you with one guaranteed price with no hidden fees, based on what you are moving and the distance you're traveling. We maintain a quote accuracy of over 99% from estimate to final cost.

  • Moving red icon Professionally Trained Movers
    Professionally Trained Movers

    Our weekly training programs ensures that our NYC movers know the ins and outs of moving. We provide our movers with the tools they need to be the best crews in the industry including top facilities, on site massage services, and daily breakfast meals.

  • Technology red icon Best-in-class Technology
    Best-in-class Technology

    FlatRate is the first moving company that uses top-notch technology to deliver quality service to every NYC move. With the FlatRate mobile app, you can stay connected throughout your move, create a photo inventory of your items, locate your truck, and review your movers. Customers can also use the app to view items in storage and request delivery.

  • Moving boxes red icon Timely Delivery, Pickup, and Drop-Off
    Timely Delivery, Pickup, and Drop-Off

    We have a thorough planning process and an unmatched commitment to timely delivery. With Long Distance moves, we offer guaranteed delivery dates to make sure your move is completed safely and efficiently.

  • Local knowledge red icon Local Knowledge
    Local Knowledge

    Our 30 years experience as professional NYC movers mean that we know all the local parking rules, traffic patterns, and building regulations in the city, allowing us to deliver superior service every time.

  • Expert packing red icon Expert Packing Services
    Expert Packing Services

    Our expertise and specialized approach to packing ensues the safe transport of your belongings throughout your move. We consider each item to be unique so we have a special procedure to pack and wrap every item so all your belongings are handled with care.

  • Inventory tracking red icon Inventory Tracking
    Inventory Tracking

    To ensure that your items remain in the same condition throughout your move, we utilize the best digital barcode technology to take photo inventory tracking of your belongings. You can also use the FlatRate app to create your own photo inventory of your items.

  • HIGH-QUALITY PACKING SUPPLIES red icon High-Quality Packing Supplies
    High-Quality Packing Supplies

    As a high-quality moving company, we only use top-tier blankets and materials to protect your furniture as well as double-layered boxes to provide extra protection and prevent any possible damage to your items.

  • 24/7 CUSTOMER SUPPORT red icon 24/7 Customer Support
    24/7 Customer Support

    As a supportive moving company, our customer service team stays connected throughout your moving process to provide you with updates on timing and help answer any last minute questions.

Payment Options

*Wire & cash payments also accepted

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Conveniently pay and earn rewards, all major credit cards accepted
ACH
ACH
Pay via your bank routing + account number and get 3% off your move

*Wire & cash payments also accepted

Blog

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Every year, for various reasons, Americans move all across the country. The following article will cover insights and statistics about American moving trends and where people are moving to and from. 

Overall Migration Rate

The overall migration rate provides a comprehensive view of how many individuals or families are moving within a specific timeframe. According to...
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FAQ

Q. 8 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Moving Company

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Choosing the right moving company can be stressful but when it comes to planning a streamlined move, making sure you're working with reliable movers is the most important decision of the moving process. According to the Better Business Bureau, in recent years, there has been a steady number of complaints filed against moving companies in the...

Q. How to Stay Safe During a Move

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Moving can pose risks, especially with heavy items, all-day labor, and extensive movement. Here are some essential tips to enhance safety and reduce risks during your next move. Avoid Lifting Heavy Items Alone That heavy dresser you think two of you could lift together if you try really hard? Step away and call in the...

Q. 6 Ways to Cut Down on the Time It Takes to Move in NYC

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Moving to NYC is always a dream come true. It is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Finding a suitable home, packing things and moving is a pretty time-consuming task. To minimize the stress and time associated with the...

Q. How to Plan Your Move

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The first step to every successful move is creating a plan. This step may seem tedious, however it is the most essential part of a smooth move. During the creation of your plan there are many things that you should consider. It is important to make your plan as detailed and thorough as possible, as...

Q. Does New York City have building and elevator restrictions when it comes to moving?

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When moving to and from buildings in New York City the most common restrictions have to do with elevator restrictions and obtaining a Certificates of Insurance. Outside of these two occasionally you will run into others like reserving the day...

Q. With the streets of New York City being small and crowded, how can I navigate them with a moving van or truck?

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Navigating the streets of New York City is no easy task and If you’ve never lived in a big city, an overwhelming combination of sensory overload and culture shock may consume you.  Even if you grew up a city dweller,...

Q. What is the average cost of a move in NYC?

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The cost of moving to New York City can depend on the following items: 1. Quality Movers Would you rather have college students or career movers entrusted with what could be all of your possessions? Career movers are more experienced with the nuances of the moving process. This extra experience could also save you as a...

Q. What are the best days to move in NYC?

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If you’re planning on moving to New York City shortly, you are likely filled with excitement. The pizza, Central Park, art galleries, museums, and the shows on Broadway will send your imagination soaring. But long before you’ve booked your NYC moving company and start getting excited about everything The Big Apple has to offer, there...

Q. How do I find a reliable moving company in New York City?

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You finally found the apartment of your dreams and now it's time to really start the moving process. Choosing the right moving company can be hard work but in order to have a successful moving experience, doing your research and...

Q. FlatRate's To-Do List For Moving in Manhattan 

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Our To-Do List For Moving to Manhattan  For those ready to take on a new chapter, Manhattan can be the perfect place to shake things up and start fresh. But let's be honest: although life in the Big Apple is unique and exciting, NYC moving can certainly get a little hectic at times. With an...

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Moving Resources

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Change your Address

United States Postal Service

Make sure you don’t miss any mail by setting up a forwarding address with the post office. USPS recommends doing this up to two weeks in advance as it can take time to process your request.

Registered Carriers

United States Department of Transportation

The top priorities at DOT are to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility, and have our transportation system contribute to the nation's economic growth. Here you can check what carriers companies are registered and in compliant.

NYC Moving Info

New York Department of Transportation

Work to serve our customers and earn the trust placed in us by the people of New York. Everyone and every unit have immediate customers whom they serve directly. Everyone and every unit also have one or more suppliers that serve them directly. Customers and suppliers are connected in a chain - the Chain of Value - in which each link adds value. Find tips for moving inside New York City.

Moving Tips

United States Government Moving Tips

Moving Tips: Find tips and resources on how to hire movers for domestic and international moves, avoid and report moving problems, and how to change your mailing address.