So, your recent move to New York opened your eyes to the realization that you have too much stuff. Living in a NYC apartment is very different when it comes to having extra space. Now, you are on a quest to find a service for furniture removal NYC. Here are some things to consider before hiring a service for pickup.Free or Fee The first thing you want to know is whether the service charges a fee to pick up furniture. Typically, some services will charge for large items such as refrigerators, stoves or bedroom sets. Decide whether it is worth it or if you should look for a free removal service.Of course, free is always better if the service is still good. If the service is free, but you are expected to place the furniture on the curb, you may want to pay the service that does the heavy lifting.Condition of the FurnitureSome removal services will accept furniture in any condition – torn, pieces missing, etc. Typically, this is because they plan to recycle the furniture anyway. Items are not going to be resold somewhere. Therefore, you can get away with that huge sofa with a ripped cushion. Simply put, it is best to know before they arrive and are unable to take the furniture.Do You Need to Prepare the Furniture?In other words, does the removal service expect you to clean the furniture? This is similar to the condition of the items you need to remove. However, some services may want clean items to donate to others.Bottom line: Find out the stipulations for taking your items. You need to know so you can either meet their requirements, or find a different service that does not expect something you may not have time to do.Determine What You Need to Keep Before the Movers ArriveIt can be hard parting with a comfortable chair that you had since college. Maybe you can make space for it in your new apartment. But if not, know that you want it to go with the removal company. If they charge you to pick up items, you do not want to delay time by being undecided.Taking this time is also helpful so you do not get rid of something you absolutely need. Sort through boxes, crates and take inventory of what needs to go and what can stay.Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Find a service that relieves as much stress as possible so getting rid of things you would prefer to keep is less painful.