Month: September 2014

How to choose a reliable moving company?






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Moving to a new house.

How do I choose a moving company?
How do I know that this is a reliable moving company?
How do I find if a moving company is licensed and insured?

Choosing a moving company is always a tough task for the uninitiated. You are going to let someone pick up all your stuff, pack it, move it to a new location, unload and unpack, while expecting everything to arrive safely, no damages and the movers to be professional and courteous. Could be a tall order for some moving companies….. But, have no fear, you can use your common sense and some readily available resources to help you choose the right moving company for your move.

1.    Get a written estimate from several movers.
The estimate should be based on an actual inspection of your household goods. So, always insist on a moving company representative coming to your home and doing a survey. Most reputable companies will be happy to provide this free service.
2.    Make sure the mover has insurance and is licensed by the proper authority.
Make sure that you hire a licensed moving company. Hiring an insured moving company is actually a must in NYC. Never work with an unlicensed or uninsured company. In NYC, most buildings you move into will require a certificate of insurance faxed to the building management before approving your move. Make sure that the company you choose is able to provide the certificate and is properly licensed to move in the state you are moving to.  For moves from one State to another, a U.S. DOT number is issued by FMCSA. You can double-check a mover’s license on www.protectyourmove.gov. For moves within a State, requirements vary. Check with your State, county or local consumer affairs agency or your State attorney general.
3.    Remember your priorities when choosing a mover. 
Being the cheapest mover does not mean that you are the best mover. If you get an estimate that is much lower than all the other bids you got, something is probably wrong. All moving companies perform similar services and have the same expenses to deal with. If you hire a mover based solely on the cheapest price, you may be sacrificing other things that are actually more important, such as getting your possessions moved and delivered on time. And remember, movers are required by law to deliver your goods for no more than ten percent above the price of a non-binding estimate. This is known as the 110 percent rule.
4.    Do your homework. 
Read “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move,” a booklet from the Federal government that your mover is required to give you if you are moving from one State to another. This booklet also has information you’ll need if your goods are lost or damaged during the move. Finally, check the mover’s complaint history with local consumer advocacy organizations, such as the Better Business Bureau.

If you stick to these simple rules, you will find a good moving company that will provide you with a professional moving experience, reduce your stress during the move and make your experience a positive one. Here at Usantini Moving and storage we have been moving New Yorkers for more than eighty years. We have been operating as a family owned moving company for more than eighty years, and we pride ourselves in proving excellent service at affordable prices. Check out our credentials. We have an A+ BBB rating.

We value your business and to prove that we are offering a $100 discount to all of our clients. Just click the discount button and fill out the form, we will provide you with a coupon towards your move.

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You deserve the best moving services at the best price! Usantini Moving and Storage will move your apartment’s or house content in a professional, cost effective and timely manner. Usantini Moving and storage has been committed to excellent moving service in Brooklyn for more than eighty years and intends to continue that tradition for at least another eighty… If you are looking for a Brooklyn mover, a moving and storage company in Brooklyn, a trusted moving and storage company who will take great care of your stuff at a great price, than look no further.

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Eighty years of moving Brooklyn residents and all New Yorkers have earned us many loyal clients and admirers and also an A+ BBB rating. Usantini movers are all trained professionals who are committed to performing brilliant moving tasks and providing the best customer service available in the industry. When you move with Usantini Moving and storage you are choosing to work with a team of relocation experts that are proud to provide a superior moving experience, well beyond the industry standards, and for a price you can afford. whether you intend to move inside New York City or outside the state, Usantini moving and storage is always ready to provide a superior moving experience.
USantini Moving and storage is a leader of the moving and storage market in Brooklyn, NY.  Offering nothing less than top service. Our movers are experts in:
•    Packing
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•    Unloading
•    Unpacking
Usantini Moving and storage is dedicated to making your move as easy and as cost effective as possible. Providing a flexible pricing stricture that can fit most clients. Wether you move one piece of furniture to another floor in your building, or you are moving a whole house hold across state lines, our movers will provide their services professionally and effectively in your current home and in your new address. in at your door step. We work hard so you don’t have to.
Usantini Moving and storage will customize the moving experience to your needs and budget, From carefully packing the different objects in your house to transporting them to helping unpacking services. Usantini Moving and storage will do it all for you.  And to prove to you how much we value your business, we offer our clients a coupon for $100 off their moving cost. click on the button below to claim your discount on your coming move.

Moving to NYC? 10 great packing tips that will make your move easier and save you money

Everybody is moving, or has just moved in the last two to three months. The summer is the HOTTEST moving season. It’s the warm weather and the college kids who are moving in and out of their dormitories in the beginning and end of summer. Here at Usantini moving and storage, we are very much aware of the cost and effort that are involved with every move. If you are moving to Brooklyn, Moving to Manhattan or moving to Queens, you always need to find every way to save on your move.

If you are one of those people who is moving to a new place this summer, here are eight little known packing tips that will make your packing and unpacking easier and your move cheaper.

1. Pack a “first-night” box – It is very possible that you are not going to be able to unpack and organize your new home the day of the move. Pack a specially labeled box with all of your first-night essentials and load it last so it’s the first thing off the truck. Better yet; keep it in your personal vehicle.
What to put in your “First-night” box? Anything that you are going to need on your first night in your new apartment:

  • Toiletries
  • Snacks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper plates, cups and plastic utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby formula
  • Pet food and pet dishes
  • First aid kit
  • bedding

You’ll find that having these things handy will make your first night in your new place, much less stressful.

2. Take a picture of how your electronics are connected before unplugging. This way, you won’t need to try and remember what goes where, and it will be easy to see how everything connects once you’ve moved in.

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Network switch. Take a picture before disassembling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Use wine cases for your glassware

visit your local wine or liquor shop and ask for their empty cardboard wine cases. These sturdy boxes have built in partitions that will protect your wine glasses, cups, bottles etc. Use news paper to cushion and protect your items inside these boxes

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Use wine boxes to pack your glassware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Leave your clothing in drawers – Think of your drawers as boxes with an open top. Clothes are mostly light an you can leave your shirts, underwear, pants, socks etc. in the drawer when you remove your drawers from the dresser. To be safe, wrap your full drawers with cling wrap before loading them on the truck. This will keep everything in place while your stuff is in transit. When you reach your new home, you just need to cut the cling wrap away and stick the full drawers into your dresser.

 

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Unpacked drawer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Keep your screws and bolts organized – Every move involves taking apart some furniture and than putting it back together again. Even if the movers will disassemble and reassemble it for you, you still need to make sure that all of these nuts, screws and bolts will not get lost or mixed up in the move. Most movers put these small metal parts in some tape and tape the whole thing to the disassembled furniture. We recommend that you prepare small ziploc bags and pack the screws and nuts for each furniture piece in a different, well marked ziploc bag. You can tape the bag to the corresponding piece of furniture or carry all of them with you during the move, and give them back to the movers in the destination.

 

6. Get some professional, convenient boxes – We all want to save. But. sometimes it makes sense to invest some money in order to save more. Fragile, sensitive and expensive items should be packed in professional boxes to limit the chance of damage. A sturdy, clean wardrobe box will protect, suits, evening gowns etc and will prevent accidental damage. Consider getting professional packing boxes for your electronic equipment, framed art pieces and expensive glassware.

 

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Invest in professional boxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Pack boxes by room – Label all of your boxes as you pack them. It will help the movers put the boxes in the right room on your destination and will save you time as you unpack in your new place.

 

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Label your boxes clearly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Print brightly colored label – We all know that packing is a time consuming, tedious job! Try to save as much time as possible by preparing well. Instead of writing the room name on every box over and over again. Print out big, brightly colored labels for every room. You will just need to attach the labels to every box in order to identify it .

 

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Create colorful labels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Use towels to protect breakable items in your boxes – Wrap your kitchen items, electronics and other sensitive items in towels and hand towels. It will provide extra protection for these items and will also take space in the box, making sure that you will not have loose items moving around and potentially damaging other items in the box.

 

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Protect your breakables with towels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Use storage bins for seasonal items – Storage bins are a great inventions to all of us who live in cramped apartments in New York City or other big cities, where space is premium. If you have storage bins already than use them to transport out of season clothes that you will not need upon arriving to your new destination. If you don’t have them already, than invest in some storage bins and use them to pack all of your off season wardrobe. You will save on boxes and other packing materials and will be able to continue and use these storage bins long after the move.

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Use storage bins for off-season clothes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whenever you are moving and whatever packing challenges you might have. You can always contact us here at U.Santini moving and storage 718-768-6778 and get the best advice on packing and moving your belongings. Don’t hesitate to ask for our Free packing kit when you call. Claim your FREE packing materials by clicking on the button below today!

 

 

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