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Guide to moving from NYC to Madrid


Getting ready for an overseas international move can be very difficult to do. That’s why you need to organize as much as you can in advance. This will give both you and your movers some time to adapt and plan. Thankfully, you can have the best moving companies NYC and not sweat about it. Because you’re moving from NYC to Madrid you can be sure that your life will change for quite a bit. However, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Here’s how to prepare for your move and get to know the city.

Know how to prepare for moving from NYC to Madrid

Moving internationally can be very challenging, so making sure to have a plan is crucial. Above all, an overseas relocation requires you to make sure everything goes smoothly. That’s why it’s very difficult to even attempt to do this type of relocation by yourself. That’s why making sure to hire the best international moving companies NYC is going to make moving from NYC to Madrid from a potential nightmare into a process that will go by like a breeze. Of course, there are many differences between these cities and you’ll have to adjust. But if you search up for information and educate yourself in advance this transition doesn’t have to be too big. Above all, both cities are playing a major role.

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Make sure to know everything you need to do before your move

Make sure to prepare all documents that you need

Take some time out of your schedule and ask about the documents that you’ll need for this type of move. Of course, as you’re moving there for a longer period of time you want to put all your documents together to have them ready. However, before you call our Brooklyn moving service to help you with everything moving-related, make sure to have all the information that you need. For example, is there anything else than a passport you need to take? After snooping around we have found a list of documents that can be useful for your move. Here are some of the documents you potentially need to have ready:

  • Passport and Visa
  • Birth and Marriage certificate
  • Driving License
  • School and Medical records
  • Legal documents

How to find housing after moving from NYC to Madrid

Even before your move to Madrid, you need to find a good housing option for yourself. Buying a place in Spain will cost you a good amount of money, however, depending on how long you’ll stay in Madrid, you can always opt for renting. Obviously, you will need to pick a place without even seeing it. However, that doesn’t need to spell disaster from the start. Make sure to do your research and make sure to find what will be enough for you in Madrid. After some time you’ll find out that moving around Madrid is much easier than in New York.

A small street in Madrid
Moving from NYC to Madrid will require you to search for housing options

Choose the right neighborhood in Madrid

Before you make your final choice of where to live in Madrid it’s a good idea to find out the places that people enjoy the most. Of course, you want to find the perfect place to be, be it that you’re moving alone, with a family, or as a student. Whatever situation you find yourself in, you will have your own interests and a budget. For that reason, let us give you a hand in choosing the right option for you. Once again this will almost completely depend on your needs and wants. Here are some of the best neighborhoods in Madrid:

  • Tetuan
  • Retiro
  • Salamanca
  • La Latina

Have all the crucial information that you need after moving to Madrid

Right from the moment you land it’s good to have some of the crucial information in mind. For example, the Metro service is very good and you’ll enjoy it as it’s punctual and overall well connected. On the other hand, it’s better to go by taxi for your first time in the city. From the airport to the city center a taxi will cost you around 35-40$. Be it that you’re only visiting Madrid or moving there for a longer period of time, it’s important to get the SIM card as soon as you can in order to communicate. You’ll be very happy to know that the public transport is amazing in comparison to NYC. You will be able to go everywhere in Madrid without a long wait.

The weather will change when moving from NYC to Madrid

NYC can get pretty gray and rainy. However, we can bet that Spain is sunny all year long. That’s not the case for Madrid as Spain’s coastal cities are more for you if you enjoy the sun. The capital of Spain is in the heart of the country and it really experiences all the seasons during the year. The summers are hot and the winters are cold. But we’re sure that you will welcome the change from the concrete of NYC and the too many rainy days. Even though Madrid isn’t the city of sunshine all year long, you’ll have places to go to in a 100-mile radius that are.

A monument in Madrid
Make sure to know the city as best as you can

Don’t forget to have fun

What would your move to Madrid be if you didn’t have fun in it? There are so many places that you can enjoy in the capital city of Spain. Parties everywhere! The whole nation has that Latino feel to it and that they need to dance and enjoy themselves. You will forget about everything you’ve left in your long-term storage in Brooklyn from all the fun you’re having. You will need to learn to dance as sooner or later some of the locals will make you dance. Don’t miss out on any events that are happening during the whole year in Madrid.

Moving to a new city is a great experience in general. However, changing countries and continents is an even bigger change. However, if you approach moving from NYC to Madrid with the right mindset it will be a piece of cake. For that reason, make sure to first take care of all the paperwork you need for moving. After that, make sure to find the best location you can enjoy. In the end, there’s nothing else left to do then you fully enjoy Madrid and everything it has to offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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