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What you’ll have to give up when moving to New York

June 6, 2018

Who doesn’t want to move to New York?! It’s the greatest city in the world. There are things here that you’ll not be able to find anywhere else on this planet. There are opportunities here that will blow your mind. New York has a lot to offer, but what they don’t tell you is that it also takes something from you. If you didn’t know it yet, moving to New York also means that you have to give some things up.

In the moving business, we see this all the time. Customers come to New York unprepared, and then the city hits them hard. That’s why we’ve put together this list. If you’re moving to New York, you may find it useful.

What you’ll have to give up when moving to New York

1. Peace and quiet

If you’re looking for rest and relaxation, then moving to New York City is the worst possible move you can make. The Big Apple is big, really big. It’s huge. And it has a lot of people.

Unfortunately, people make noise. You have to accept that a city such as New York comes with shouting, arguing, barking, blasting, stomping and all sorts of other noises that may keep you up at night.

There’s no peace and quiet in New York. The city is alive. And you’ll be alive as well if you move here.

2. Restaurants

This is an expensive city. If you plan on living on a budget, after moving to New York, then you have to understand that restaurants aren’t such a good idea. But don’t worry. You probably won’t have enough free time on your hands to go to restaurants in the first place. Working hours in New York are very, very long. If you get back home by 9 o’clock in the evening, going to a restaurant will be the last thing on your mind. You’ll probably end up ordering in.

3. Cable

Cable TV will probably be the first thing you drop after moving to New York.Why? It’s simple. You won’t be watching that much TV if you’re part of the Big Apple. If you’re not going out with friends, you’re probably at work. Either way, you won’t be watching any TV. And if you do get some free time, you’ll spend it surfing the web, maybe watching a movie. Nobody watches TV anymore.

4. Doing laundry the old fashioned way

Unless you buy your very own washing machine, and few New Yorkers do, you’ll turn into a regular at the local laundromat, after moving to New York. This is how it goes here. Every week, you’ll have to drag your dirty clothes to the shop and take care of them there.

But there’s a good side to this as well. If you have any friends nearby, do your laundry together. This way you’ll wash your clothes and catch up with your friends at the same time. Sure, the laundromat is not as fancy as a bar, but fun is fun. And you can have it anywhere.