Best Local New Jersey Movers
Best Local New Jersey Movers
For those ready to move to the Garden State, you should know that New Jersey is bountiful in many ways. Some of the home state pride stems from being the home of Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and a number of beautiful beaches. But that’s not all this state is boasting. Many of its cities and towns are family friendly, with low crime rates, diverse populations, and good schools. Throw in some football, farm fresh local produce, and some great places to recreate and you’ve got a fantastic place to call home.
If you’re making your way oceanside but aren’t sure what you need for your move, call Piece of Cake Moving and Storage. As the best local New Jersey moving company, we’re no stranger to moving couples, families, professionals, and even students to and within the Garden State. Whether you need just a little help with renting plastic moving bins or getting cardboard moving boxes, or a full-service moving support including packing, unpacking, and storage options — we’ve got you covered. And, if you’ve been searching for an affordable New Jersey mover, look no further than our flat fee that means no surprises on your final moving bill. Work with us for your east coast relocation and you’ll be strolling the beaches blasting your new hometown tunes before you can say “Sweet Home, New Jersey.”
Moving you to New Jersey and all of its major cities and towns
Piece of Cake Moving and Storage moves you to all localities within the the Garden State, including:
- Asbury Park
- Atlantic City
- Cherry Hill
- East Brunswick
- East Orange
- Egg Harbor
- Fort Lee
- Franklin township
- Hamilton township
- Jersey City
- Monroe township
- Mount Laurel
- New Brunswick
- North Bergen
- North Brunswick
- Ocean City
- Old Bridge
- Parsippany-Troy Hills
- Perth Amboy
- South Brunswick
- Toms River
- Union City
- Union township
- Washington township
- West New York
- West Orange
Our top moving tips when moving to and within New Jersey
Depending on where you’re coming from, you may or may not be familiar with the average NJ climate. You’ll experience all four seasons here, with humid and warm summers with moderately chilly and sometimes snowy winters. If you live closer to the coast, you’ll experience some of the warmer temps. It’s typically cooler in the higher elevation found in the northwestern part of the state. On average, January can be quite cold at about 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit (F), though there can be about a 10 degree difference along the coast. July brings in the warmest weather, at around 80-85 degrees F with just a bit of a bump up in the heat along the beach area. When it comes to precipitation, the state averages around 48 inches annually. All this to say, consider whether your wardrobe has toggs for any types of weather, because you’ll experience it all here.
From flip-flops to snow boots, you’ll traverse this urban terrain throughout the seasons with almost 9.3 million New Jerseyites. Outside of preparing for any type of weather, you’ll want to be familiar with a few details about your new East Coast home:
- NJ in transit. Commuting in this part of the East Coast offers you plenty of ways to get around, including public transportation. Getting around throughout the state and to nearby locales such as Philadelphia or NYC is made easy and economical with PATH train, Amtrak, and NJ Transit. However, if wherever you’re hailing from has you driving a personal vehicle, there are a few pieces of info you’ll want to know. If you haven’t encountered them already, you’ll want to get familiar with a signature NJ intersection: the jughandle. These lanes of traffic create a branch from road intersections that allow you to make u-turns or left turns indirectly. After you get comfortable with these novel turn lanes, you may need to top off the ol’ gas tank. It’s best to leave it to the local station attendant, because it’s actually illegal to pump your own gas in New Jersey. In any case, once you are used to the traffic culture in the state, you’ll be cruising with confidence like any other New Jerseyite.
- State-specific snacks and flavors. Being deemed the Garden State isn’t by accident; this agricultural hub houses over 9,000 farms. Among the fresh NJ produce you’ll be able to get include peaches (not just a Georgia thing), bell peppers, tomatoes, and more. A hankering for something savory can also be satisfied here and one such salty NJ staple you’ll just have to try is Taylor ham. You may find a similar product in neighboring states but this specific processed pork product is a common item on breakfast menus across the state. If that doesn’t satisfy your salty tastes, you’ll also enjoy an NJ poutine-like treat. Find the nearby diner they’re likely to have disco fries on offer. Imagine a steaming plate of crispy crinkle-cut fries topped with gravy and mozzarella cheese. Feeling hungry yet? Perhaps you can make it your first menu order of business after you’ve unpacked.
- East coast outdoor recreation. Whether you are moving from a beach-adjacent community or have lived in a landlocked state, the beaches and boardwalks of the New Jersey coast are a sight to behold. And, as a resident, you’ll have time to discover the 40+ beaches along 100 miles of coastline where there’s a vibe for each person and occasion. Take in the serene scenes of Brigantine Beach for a relaxing day in the sand. If you’re more excited to get active, there’s always something going on at Asbury Park Beach and the boardwalk, including sunbathing, surfing, food, entertainment, and retail options. Beyond the sand lies even more sights and adventure, though. For those who have green thumbs, a visit to Middletown, NJ’s ode to the home gardener, Deep Cut Gardens features 55 different varieties of roses in their collection. In need of another impressive feat of nature? How about taking a gander at the state’s tallest waterfall at Buttermilk Falls in Layton, NJ. Getting there is a bit of a hike on a trail within the Delaware Water Gap, but the views are worth it. If you’re having a good time and you must seek out additional adventures, you’re in luck because there’s so much more to explore.
- Cost of living. New Jersey isn’t the most expensive place to live, but there are some higher costs associated with being a Garden State resident. As a reference point, the median household income in the state is $85,245. So how is the money put to use? For starters, NJ has the 6th highest tax burden in the country. This includes state property tax at 2.49%, for which the state ranks at number one for the highest rate. State sales tax is at 6.625% but everyday spending on items like prescription meds, food, and clothing isn’t taxed. Keeping in mind the property tax, those opting to purchase a home will find that the median sale price is at $471,900. Among the cities and towns in the state, however, that price can vary. For example, the median home sale price in Trenton, NJ is less than half of the state median sale price. The same goes for renting an apartment. Rent for a one-bedroom space can vary quite a bit depending on where you’re planning on moving. Say for instance you have your choice of cities and are apartment searching. If Fort Lee, NJ is on your list, you’ll see that the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom is just under $2,500. But, if Bayonne, NJ is a serious contender to call home, you’re likely to spend about $1k less per month on an apartment.
- Major NJ industries. How will you afford your NJ lifestyle? Part of that answer may be in finding gainful employment once you’ve landed in your new hometown (unless that’s the reason that brought you to the state). Knowing where many New Jerseyans are putting in their working hours will help you figure out your next career step. The biggest industries in the state are quite diverse. Though it’s often understood that Hollywood is a real hub for film and media, the industry has been established in NJ for some time with Fort Lee, NJ being the film capital of the country before Hollywood really took off in the 1890s. Food and beverage companies have found a foothold in the NJ economy, including Goya, Campbells Soup, and Mars Wrigley. With world-class research institutions and industry leaders such as Eli Lilly and Novartis, the life science industry is also big in the state. Other major industries include advanced manufacturing, logistics, technology, clean energy, and financial services. With a wide swath of business being conducted in the state, you’re bound to find an opportunity that meets your needs here.
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From start to finish my move was a great experience. I immediately got a quote. The scheduling was easy, and they provided me with information regarding insurance coverage (and took care of the paperwork my building provided). The move itself went like clockwork. The movers arrived on time and texted me when they were on their way with an ETA to the delivery site. They moved everything up the 3 flights of stairs into my apartment quickly and safely. A great company that provides great service at very reasonable rates.
They were awesome! They take everything apart and then re assemble for you.They wrap up your tvs and glass shit professionally. They take the legs off your couch so it fits through doors. Everything's wrapped until it's inside so it doesn't ruin the paint on your walls if they rub against them.Not even a wine glass was chipped.
They came at zero hour after the moving company I initially hired and paid a deposit to canceled. I was freaking out about my move not happening at all but they did get this done and my stuff arrived more or less intact and accounted for. They handled changes and snafus gracefully and earned their money. Hopefully I won't be moving again for a long time but if I get forced into that again, I'll remember this experience.
Was very easy to call and set up a move. The price was good to. I had some mix-ups and needed to add items and even change the date, but they were able to easily accommodate. Day of the move the crew was super nice and professional. They quickly packed up the entire apartment with ease, I didn't really lift a finger. They made what is usually a stressful day pretty easy.
I was amazed how efficient the guys were. they sorted out my items to be removed and, went straight to work. We will definitely use A Piece of Cake multiple times in the future until, we officially make the BIG MOVE! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP....YES, IT WAS A PIECE OF CAKE! NO STRESS INVOLVED...JUST SWEET SERVINGS.....
Piece of Cake Moving was phenomenal to work with. From the initial sale, to the follow up, to the day of delivery. The moving crew themselves were a dream to work with. I honestly don't know how they managed to move everything we'd accumulated over the years in such a short (relatively) period of time. Will definitely use them again (in hopefully 7-8 years).
Jose and his team did a great job moving my husband and I. They arrived on time and were very organized. They were professional, courteous and moved us quickly. They wrapped our furniture very well. They took apart and put together our bed and sectional couch. We were very pleased and would recommend them.
Nicholas and Giga made this moving experience an easy one, especially since I was moving alone. They were punctual, kind and very thoughtful. When we arrived to my apartment? They helped unwrap all the packing tape and set up my furniture and bed - something that would take probably days for me. They delivered excellent service and went beyond my expectations.
Excellent moving company. I hired 2 men for 2 hours to complete 1 bedroom move. They arrived early, were extremely efficient, helpful, personable, strong, and careful. They finished the job with 45 min to spare. Everything went extremely smoothly. I would hire Piece of Cake again.
Great move with POC movers! I rented their pink bins which was an excellent choice, they provide plenty of packing paper, zip ties, and tags. My team arrived right at the start of their arrival window and quickly and safely packed all my bins and furniture into their truck. The team just as efficiently unloaded everything, leaving the bins in the labeled rooms and re assembling my bed frame. I definitely recommend renting their bins. I would definitely use Piece of Cake movers again and recommend them to a friend.
The movers were so professional, friendly and quick. They took such great care of my stuff. I happened to move on one of the hottest days of the year and felt so bad. They were gracious and so still worked quickly. Pls make sure you tip your movers good, they work hard and were really great!
I had made an appointment from another moving company that completely screwed me over the day of. I called every moving company in New York freaking out, and Piece of Cake was willing to come at 7pm to help me move, last minute. I genuinely don't know what I would have done if they didn't go out of their way to fit me in. Anytime in the future I will be using piece of cake moving! They boxed and unboxed so fast and efficiently, it was amazing!