Organize a move from NYC to Dublin, OH like a professional

Relocating can be very stressful, with packing and boxes all around, driving, lifting, and going back and forward. But in case you want to be adventurous, save some money, and organize everything yourself, we are here for you. Here to help you organize a move from NYC to Dublin, OH like a professional.

Dublin, OH

One of the fastest-growing suburbs of Columbus, with a little over 40000 residents. Though significantly smaller than NYC, it’s got a lot to offer. Firstly, it is around 10% cheaper than the Big Apple. Sounds good enough already, right? But it’s getting better. Due to a cheaper cost of living, most residents own their homes. After years of expensive rents in NYC, this sounds almost too good to be true. But it is.

Dublin is considered one of the top 5 places to live in Ohio. And don’t let that suburban part fool you. There are a lot of restaurants, clubs, coffee bars, and parks if you need entertainment. It is also considered a perfect town for raising kids since the schools are highly rated.

Move from NYC to Dublin, OH

Moving, by itself, can be very stressful, and can make the calmest people lose their heads.  Although it may sound scary, it doesn’t have to be. It is very important to stay organized, especially if you plan on doing the most part by yourself. Since it’s a long way to go by yourself (and we don’t mean just by distance), you may consider hiring professionals for at least some parts of your move.

A sign, headphones, laptop, and mug with pencils on the carpet
It is important to stay calm

Tips for organizing a move

There are a lot of things you can do without the help of the moving company. But, if you want to avoid stress, and save time and energy, it is important to make a plan. Cause, in the end, not being organized will probably make you do double work. So here are some tips to help you with your move:

  1. Provide packing supplies
  2. Early preparations
  3. Hire a moving company
  4. Declutter thoroughly
  5. Pack one room at a time
  6. Label
  7. Ask for help
  8. Unpacking

Provide packing supplies

Make sure that you have everything you need to pack your things. This includes wrapping paper, bubble wrap, duct tape, markers, bags, and lots of cardboard boxes. BONUS TIPS: If you want to save some money, ask for boxes in your local stores. They usually have a lot of them and end up throwing them away. Also, you may want to leave some old clothes and blankets to use as cushioning instead of bubble wrap when packing fragile items. Not only it will save you money, but also space since you’d pack those things anyway.

Early preparations

You may want to start slowly sorting out and decluttering two to three weeks before your move. Don’t leave it for the very last day, cause it will be a lot harder. But don’t pack too early! You still have to live there and use some stuff, and we don’t want you to search through the boxes for some everyday items.

Hire a moving company

Though it sounds good and is a cheaper option to organize a move from NYC to Dublin, OH yourself, sometimes you just can’t do everything alone. That’s why you should consider Zippy Shell Columbus for any additional help with your move. Their friendly personnel would be glad to help you in any way possible, whether it’s packing or getting your things from the old house o the new one. After all, it is a long drive to Dublin.

A box with a fragile label on it is a must for the move from NYC to Dublin.
You’d want to mark ’’FRAGILE’’ on delicate things and ’’THIS SIDE UP’’ where needed.

Declutter thoroughly

There are always things that you don’t need or use anymore. So this is the perfect opportunity to sort them out. We suggest you start by sorting clothes which are out of season and which you don’t wear every day. This can apply to everything else. The easiest way is to make need it, maybe and toss it piles.

Need it pile is for stuff and clothes that you use every day. Maybe is for stuff that you use, but not that often. And toss it pile is for things that you haven’t used in a long time. This way, you’ll avoid overcrowding your new home, especially if you need to work from that home. The best thing is keeping your home office organized and tidy after moving in.

Pack one room at a time

It is always easier to pack in waves, instead of packing the entire house at once. This will save you energy and you’ll be more efficient. Just make sure that each box contains stuff from only one room. Even if you have extra space avoid adding things from another room. That way you’ll unpack much easier.


Another thing that makes unpacking easier is labeling. You want to make sure that you mark each box with the name of the room it belongs to. Use bright markers and even different colors if you think it will help. This way you’ll help your movers be more efficient when unloading boxes to your new home.

Ask for help

Move from NYC to Dublin, OH is going to be tiring. You can always ask your friends and family to help you with relocating and unpacking. But if you still need any assistance, or want to save some time managing boxes, you can always rely on experts who can help you.


This is as important as packing. Make a plan and to-do list. And keep in mind that you don’t have to do it in one day. Unpack the important things first, and then everything else. Take your time. The hardest part is over.

A woman holding a mug with like a boss written on it
Enjoy the fruits of your work

Excess stuff? Not a problem

Even though you organized everything and you sorted things out, you may have overlooked some things when packing. But don’t worry. You can always rent a secure facility for your possessions. That way your stuff will be safe and close, and most importantly, your new home won’t be overcrowded. And you can use it to store things for as long as you need.

That’s all folks!

This is our vision of the easiest way to organize a move from NYC to Dublin, OH.  Of course, you can avoid all of that if you hire a professional moving company. However, we hope that you found these tips useful. And that you managed to organize everything like a pro. All you have to do now is unpack your favorite mug, pour yourself some coffee, and enjoy your new home.

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    I was not looking forward to this move, and I felt pretty stressed out on a moving day, but the movers were great and did all they could to take the anxiety out. I would like to say a special thanks to Steve and his team for a wonderful job!
    Christopher Adams