ON THE MOVE WITH MOISHE’S
Underestimating what it will take to complete a move and not leaving enough time to pack are just some of the common pitfalls Moishe’s moving says customers often face. They share some insight on how to avoid these mistakes and some important attributes their company has that ensure your move will be as stress free as possible.
WHAT DO YOUR CLIENTS USUALLY IGNORE WHEN IT COMES TO MOVING FROM ONE APARTMENT TO ANOTHER?
Clients ignore or just do not understand the volume of what they are moving and the time that it takes to perform a successful move. I can not tell you how many times we have walked into a 2-bedroom apartment and the client will tell us “it should only take 3 men for about 5-6 hours or so right?” The client underestimates the sheer volume of what goes into packing and moving. They are often shocked to learn that it will take a full day or a few days depending on the scope of the job.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR THE CLIENTS WHEN IT COMES TO MOVING?
Start prepping and packing weeks in advance! People always wait until the last minute and put themselves under tremendous pressure and stress trying to pack everything. Waiting until the last minute does not allow a client to go through their possessions and start purging things that they have not used or worn in years.
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU CLIENTS? WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP THEM MOVE AS EASILY AS POSSIBLE?
Treat the clients like you would one of your friends and be available to them 24/7. At the end of the day we are visiting 15-20 clients a week and believe you should treat them as you would a friend. We help them and guide them through the entire moving process. We are here to offer helpful hints and experiences that we have seen over the many years of working in New York City. Being accessible to the client is probably the most important asset that we provide our clients. Moving is one of the most stressful things a person can do in their life, and we are here to make the process as painless as possible. We have been moving clients all over NYC and the country for over 35 years. We roughly move 40,000 clients a year.
WHAT’S THE MOST INTERESTING ASPECT OF MOVING PEOPLE?
Being with Moishe’s Moving Systems for over 13 years I have had the opportunity to see New York City like very few people have. I have been to the penthouse at the Plaza, to the lower Eastside—and everywhere in between. I have assisted moving some of the most well-known people throughout the world, as well as our everyday New Yorker. From the tip of Long Island and throughout the five Boroughs- the job never has a dull moment. We are moving people’s lives! The most fun experience is dealing with all the different people that City has to offer!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR COMPANY?
The fact that this company started over 35 years ago with just a truck, a man and a dream. In those years, we have grown to become one of the largest moving companies in the tri-state area. As well as, starting and growing several other large companies from that same dream and vision. Just as an example, Moishe’s family of businesses consist of Moishe’s Mini Storage, Milk Studios, GRM Records Management, Mana Contemporary, Mana Wine, GAM Inventory Management. Moishe’s Mini Storage, has over 3 million square feet of self -storage in the New York Metro area. Milk Studios is one of the largest and most well-known event and fashion company in the City. GRM Records Management, is now the 3rd largest document storage company in the country. Mana Contemporary, is one of the premier art companies in the tri-state.
Mana Wine Storage, is a 10,000 square feet wine vault for private collectors and restaurants. GAM Inventory Management, works with the largest hotels and big designers throughout the New York to provide them with a managed inventory system. Equally impressive is the longevity of the employees and management teams, at all of the companies. We are averaging between 10-30 years!