Moving to Westchester County: all you need to know

Moving to Westchester County or any other New York county is very exciting. Any kind of relocation can be stressful but we are here to show you some tips and tricks that might be helpful. After this, you will be able to handle your relocation like a pro. It’s always smart to do a little bit of research before a step this big. You want to be and feel prepared and like you can handle just about anything. That’s why it’s smart to hire professionals to help you out. There is no need to do everything on your own. Not while there are professionals that can do everything and they can do it in no time.

All you need to know before moving to Westchester County

This county is considered to be a bit expensive but there is a pretty good reason for it. The location is perfect, it’s very close to NYC. In fact, some people consider it a part of NYC since it’s located just north of the city so basically it’s the same. Public schools there are top-notch and other quality-of-life factors like arts institutions, healthcare, Michelin-rated restaurants, shopping, and craft breweries for example are amazing there! So many people want to relocate there and understandably so. Westchester County is a very safe place (unlike NYC) and it’s also a very friendly place so it might be the perfect place to raise a family (with the top-notch schools and everything).

All you need to know before you start packing your bags

The best thing you can do before you start packing is decluttering. That way you will not be bringing all those unnecessary items. Think carefully and sort everything. Now is the perfect time to get rid of everything you no longer need. You can even earn some money by selling the things you no longer use online or by organizing garage sales. So, start as soon as you know that you will be relocating and sort all your belongings. You will be surprised to see just how many items you have that you don’t use.

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Make sure to include your kids in this part of the relocation.

All you need to know about moving preparations

It’s important to prepare well and gather all the packing material you already have. Then it’s time for shopping. If you plan to buy moving boxes make sure to find some of the good quality but there is a much better alternative available nowadays. Renting plastic bins is much better for the environment and they are very firm so the chances are they will protect your items better. Consider this and for breakable items, bubble wrap seems to work the best.

Moving apps

Moving apps are getting very popular nowadays. There is plenty to choose from and most of them are free. So, there is no reason to try one if you own a smartphone. They can help you with organization, most of them have reminders, checklists, alarms and so much more. There are also some packing apps available now. Some moving apps can help you find reliable movers like Pack & Go Movers that can help you with the hardest part of relocation – heavy lifting.

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There is an app for just about everything now so use it to your advantage.


When it comes to packing time is of the essence. You will do it right if you have enough time. If you don’t you can simply hire professional movers. They can do it in no time. If you prefer to do it on your own we have some tips for you :

  • pack breakable items first and work your way up to furniture
  • pack by rooms
  • label all boxes
  • make checklists along the way
  • include your kids in this process, they can pack their toys or such

Hiring professional movers

We mentioned a couple of times movers. That’s because that is the only way to have a stress-free relocation and who doesn’t want that? They can help with many aspects for example packing (we already covered that one) and they also have a great solution for excess items (you can rent storage from them) and many other things along the way you will be needing. Because relocation is not just moving day and heavy lifting. There is so much going on and so much work that goes into one relocation. That’s why ist important to get help and do this the right way and also to speed things up.

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Hiring movers will make this process much easier for you.

All you need to know about moving to Westchester County and settling in there

The location is perfect but settling in won’t be as easy as you might think. You might be tired after moving but it’s important to unpack as soon as you can. You won’t be able to settle in and make your new place home with all those messy moving boxes laying around everywhere. You also won’t be able to have your new neighbors offer until you are done with unpacking so get on to it. Local movers can be very helpful when it comes to unpacking if you have way too much stuff. When you are done with unpacking you can start furnishing and decorating your new home. Make it feel homier. Include the kids in this process (if you are moving with kids) and if not sure you will have just as much fun doing it and picking everything on your own.

What to visit in Westchester County

When you are all settled in you should start exploring this great county and we have some suggestions for you. If you have kids try Playland Park (if you have kids over the age of 5). You can go on a date to see the Lyndhurst Mansion with your significant other. Rockefeller State Park Preserve is the perfect place for nature lovers if the weather allows it of course. Those are just some of our top pics, you will find many more if you research a bit.

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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