Living in New York is expensive. When people move to New York, they pay for location, not space (which is a nice way of saying you're going to be living in a tiny apartment). You're not going to be able to take everything from your last apartment with you. Be prepared to sell some of your old furniture on craigslist or look up a junk removal service in your area to get rid of the furniture you won't have room for.

When you're doing something as exciting as moving to New York, junk removal might be overlooked. Keep it in mind to make your move as stress free as possible. Yes, furniture removal doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun, but junk removal service is easy to find, and getting rid of a couch is a small price to pay for the opportunity to live in NYC, one of the most exciting cities in the country.