Last Minute Movers NYC

Moving is stressful enough even if you have months to prepare for it. That said, nothing compares to the stress of a last-minute move in New York City if you have nobody to help. We understand that at Optimum Moving, and that’s why we always make ourselves available as last-minute NYC movers.



We have a 100% price guarantee policy. This means that you ONLY pay what you’re quoted, not a penny more. 


Our team of professional movers are trained to handle any and all items, specifically your family heirlooms, fine art, and more.


We offer a white glove service. Optimum works with precision, care, and efficiency. Our white glove service means you don’t lift a finger. 


If we say we’ll be there at 9AM, we’ll be there on time. We know moving day is super hectic,  so we try to make it easier for you.

Same Day Moving in NYC

Most people hope to have at least 3 month’s notice before they move, especially in the big city. We typically get calls about moves 1-3 months beforehand, and that gives us time to prepare.


Sadly, that’s not always possible as many people must quickly move due to work and personal changes.

You may even need last-minute movers in NYC if another moving company falls through on short notice. This makes it hard to find a moving service, and that’s why we try to accommodate anyone we can.


How Much Do Last Minute NYC Moves Cost?

Last-minute NYC moves vary in cost based on time, crew size, and scope of the work. Hourly rates are necessary for big moves with large crews, and that can total $300 per hour. At Optimum Moving, we know that each move is different, so we use several factors to calculate the cost of last-minute NYC moves.

Volume of Belongings

Last-minute moves can cost as little as $600 in New York City. That said, low-end prices apply to simple moves without many belongings. A simple move from a studio or 1-2-bedroom apartment is unlikely to have much furniture.

We provide a truck and small crew for those last-minute NYC moves. If you have lots of furniture and heavy objects, you likely need a bigger team and more time to accommodate it.


Time is everything when it comes to moving, especially in NYC. A quick 2 ½-hour move may only cost $600. However, last-minute NYC moves can cost $150-$300 per hour depending on what is needed.

Moves that take longer than 2 ½ hours become much more comprehensive. This is often the case for moderate-sized homes and apartments with many bedrooms and lots of furniture. That’s when the pricing becomes based on the hour.

For example, moving from a 2-story home or 3-bedroom apartment with lots of heavy objects is unlikely to take under 2 ½ hours. They require bigger crews and more preparation.

Crew Size

Crew size goes hand in hand with how much stuff you have. You won’t likely need more than 4 people for a quick move from an NYC studio apartment. However, it takes up to 6 people to haul lots of furniture from a big apartment, especially if stairwells and tight halls are involved.

Scope of Work

At Optimum Moving, we consider not only how much stuff you have, but what kind of belongings you have. For example, moving simple furniture and boxes is par for the course, but fragile and heavy items add challenges. That’s especially true for last-minute moves when there is less time to prepare.


Other factors, such as stairwells also affect the scope of the work. It’s no secret that New York City apartment buildings are hard to access in some cases. For standard moves, we have time to coordinate truck parking and elevator rentals with landlords.

That’s not always possible with last-minute NYC moves, and that adds challenges. This sometimes means having to park far away and haul your belongings for longer, and that may affect the process and price. 

Packing Services

Many people understandably request packing services for last-minute moves. After all, you have little time to prepare for short-notice moves, and it can be stressful. That’s why we offer packing services for last-minute NYC moves.

This can affect the overall cost if you choose an hourly, open-contract move. Large-scale last-minute moves cost up to $300 per hour, so packing services can increase the price.

Furniture Disassembly

Furniture disassembly is essential for any move, whether you have a month or a day’s notice. Luckily, our team has plenty of experience with this and can happily take your furniture apart. This adds to the price with an open contract, but it’s not significant if you don’t have much furniture.

Planning Ahead Before You Move

Planning properly before you move out of your Jersey City apartment or home is crucial. Begin your moving preparations at least two months in advance. This head start gives you ample time to organize, pack, and address any unforeseen challenges that may arise.

Create a Moving Checklist

A comprehensive checklist is your roadmap for the move. It should include tasks like hiring movers, transferring utilities, and updating your address. Ticking off these tasks as you go keeps you organized and on track.

Declutter and Organize

Moving is the perfect opportunity to declutter. Sort your items into categories: keep, donate, sell, and discard. This not only simplifies packing but also reduces moving costs. Schedule Utilities Set up the transfer of your utilities to your new home. Ensure services like electricity, water, and internet are operational by the time you move in.

Confirm Details with Us

A week before the move, confirm all arrangements with your Optimum Moving sales rep. Double-check dates, times, and any special instructions to ensure everything goes smoothly.  

Optimum Moving Can Make Your Last Minute NYC Move Easy


There’s no way to get around it: last-minute moves are stressful, especially if you live in NYC. Our goal is to at least ease your mind and let you know your belongings are in good hands. We value your time, and that’s why we work quickly without treating your stuff flippantly.

Our moving team has plenty of experience with last-minute moves, and we work all over NYC. Call Optimum Moving at (855) 315-6683 to book your last-minute NYC move and get a quote.

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