U. Santini Moving and Storage COVID-19 Statement
Dear valued clients,
The moving industry is categorized as an essential industry business, therefore we inform you that U. Santini Moving and Storage is open for business during our regular hours. We continue to operate using all safety precautions concerning the COVID-19 situation. Our moving professionals are adapting the operations in order to meet your moving-related needs while practicing CDC and WHO recommendations. We provide our movers with hand sanitizers and gloves and practice social distancing to protect both our clients and crew members. During this state of an emergency, our number one priorities are the health and safety of employees and customers. We make sure to: • Practice all State/Federal/CDC and World Health Organization guidelines in order to prevent contagion in our community.
• Keep the distance of 6 feet from clients due to social distancing recommendations.
• Use hand sanitizers and regularly wash hands whenever the running water is available.
• Disinfect often-touched surfaces frequently (break room areas, restroom surfaces, countertops, door handles).
• Continuously ventilate the spaces we work in.
• Sanitize moving trucks after the job is completed.
• Provide masks (if they are available) and gloves for our employees to handle clients' possessions.
• Guarantee transparent communication with our employees - they will self-quarantine if even the slightest indications of flu-like symptoms appear.
In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we make sure to adhere to the guidelines set forth by authorities and health officials. During this coronavirus crisis, our clients will be informed of any possible changes in our work by the members of U. Santini Moving and Storage. Hopefully, this unfortunate situation will soon be over, but in the meantime, you are welcome to contact our moving experts for consultations and all additional information. Thank you, U. Santini Moving and Storage

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8 Things to Remember When Packing Breakables

Many people want to save money by packing their belongings themselves when they are moving. This can be a great idea, but only if you take the time to learn how to pack fragile items properly. To get started, you should follow these 8 tips:

1. Limit the weight of your boxes. Even if you hire a strong Brooklyn mover to load and unload your packed belongings, you want to try to limit the weight of each box to 50 pounds. This means larger boxes are used for lighter items, and heavier items are packed into smaller boxes. The weight limit ensures your belongings will be handled with care.

2. Use strong packing materials. You do not want the bottom of a questionable box to tear, or your tape to come undone, while you are carrying your items. Make sure to purchase or rent solid boxes from moving and packing companies.

3. Pack like-items together. Don’t pack heavy, un-breakables with fragile items. Also, try to pack items that will scratch separately from items that will break, as they require different packing techniques.

4. Use proper amounts of padding. For breakable items, start with three inches of packing material on the bottom of the box. Follow this rule throughout the box, leaving three inches of protective material around every item.

5. Stack Smartly. Heaviest items go into a box first. If you can, pack small boxes with only heavy items so that your Brooklyn movers will be able to properly stack boxes according to weight.

6. Fill all empty space. Items will shift during transport. Fill every crack with packing paper, styrofoam, bubble wrap, or soft personal items. However, be sure that you do not stuff the box beyond its capacity.

7. Wait to seal insured items. If you hire a Brooklyn moving company to transport your belongings, the driver of the truck will need to see any fragile, insured items, and make sure they are adequately packed before he allows them onto the truck. Save yourself time by leaving these boxes unsealed until they are approved.

8. Label appropriately. As always, clearly label your fragile items. Include a list of what is in the box, the direction the box should stand, and a large marking of, “fragile.”

Packing fragile items can be a bit unnerving for a novice. You want to make sure your cherished belongings arrive at their destination unharmed. However, if you take your time, and use proper materials and techniques, you can comfortably expect your items to survive your relocation.

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