Contact all entities that harass you for money every month
Credit card companies, student loans, Con Edison, and your cable company need to know you’re moving. Log onto your Con Ed account and click “Services and Outages” to change your address and shut off service at your old apartment. Also a good idea? Alert doctors, banks, and HR at your office.
Be Wi-Fi-enabled on Day 1
“If you plan on getting internet/cable in your new apartment, find out who the provider in the building is ahead of time and set up the installation for the afternoon you move in," Jamie R. says. "When the Time Warner guy is two hours late, you’ll still be there putting together that dresser from Ikea anyway. Now at least you can finish it while watching the new season of Arrested Development on Netflix.”
Measure the doors and spaces of your new apartment
Some doorways in NYC apartments are insanely small, and you’ll want to be sure your sectional sofa will fit through the door, and in the actual living space, before you lug it up five flights.