During the early stages of the pandemic, many people in the workforce took advantage of working from home, if their job was able to accommodate remote flexibility. Across several cities, especially Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York City, it became a common trend to move outside of the city to the surrounding suburbs, which is a common way to save money on housing and overall cost of living.
Over the next few months, many companies are implementing plans for returning to the office in some capacity, given updated mask mandates and the vaccine rollout. This change means many people are looking to move back into the city to prepare for the return of office life.
To make the inevitable transition easier, here are a few recommendations we have as you prepare to move back to Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond.
1.) Begin searching for housing in Brooklyn as soon as possible
The housing market in Brooklyn saw a record-setting return during the first half of 2021, due to increased buyer confidence as a byproduct of pandemic recovery efforts. Brooklyn in particular has been seen as a happy medium for those transitioning back to work in the city, as buyers appreciate the borough’s sense of community, while still having a reasonable commute to Manhattan.
An increased demand in popularity means you’ll want to begin looking for accommodation as soon as possible; it’s never too early! We know there are plenty of reasons to move to Brooklyn and we’d be honored to be part of your journey.
2.) Book your Brooklyn movers in advance
Just like you’ll want to promptly get your housing situation sorted out, we highly recommend booking a full-service Brooklyn moving company such as Gentle Giant as soon as you have a moving date. With so many customers in a similar situation, you won’t want to wait too long before booking your movers, as you run the risk of your moving date not being available.
As your trusted New York City moving company, we know the neighborhood well, and we have the experience needed to navigate every type of building, no matter how many floors. Our New York City moving headquarters is situated in Red Hook, Brooklyn and allows us to offer full-service moving to all five boroughs of New York City. We can also service Westchester County and the surrounding counties of Rockland, Putnam, and Suffolk.
3.) Pack for your move with confidence
The task of packing ahead of your Brooklyn move can feel daunting and overwhelming, unless you have a plan in place to make it more manageable. We offer plenty of resources across our website for DIY packing ahead your move, in addition to our in-house packing services if you’d rather leave the preparation to a professional moving company.
To get the moving process started, check out our moving estimate request form and inventory checklist, or give your trusted NYC movers a call at 718-907-1830 to speak with a move consultant directly. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Big Apple!