The Basics of the Long Distance Move
Whether you are moving across the state or across the country, a long-distance move can be more complicated than moving to a new home in the same city. While it is possible to make last minute arrangements with Brooklyn moving companies, it is a bit more difficult to arrange a last minute move across state lines. It is important that you do your research and make decisions about moving and packing companies well in advance.
When you move within the city you have the luxury of making multiple trips between homes, which adds a bit more flexibility into your schedule. When you are moving further you want to make sure you rent a large enough truck to fit all of your belongings, and that you are completely packed and ready to go when moving day comes.
This includes getting rid of any extra belongings that will not be making the move with you. After deciding what you will take along, you should book a one-way moving truck from a reputable Brooklyn moving company.
Try to book at least a month in advance, and try to schedule your move during an off-peak time, like the middle of the month. Make sure you know what services are included in your moving quote to avoid any unpleasant surprises the day of the move, and if possible, ask for a walk-through price quote. This will help to reduce the expense of moving and make sure that you get to your destination on time.
When moving a long distance you have to be sure that your items are securely packed. Although items should be packed well no matter the distance they are traveling, it is especially important to pack and load fragile items in a way that will handle bumps well and avoid shifting when being shipped long distances. If you are packing on your own be sure to read a packing guide, get as much advice as you can from experts, and buy proper packing materials. Alternatively, you may want to invest in packing services from professionals. This can save you time and reduce your stress.
A long distance move requires balancing multiple schedules in multiple cities. It can be a complex operation, and you will have a lot to think about besides the logistics of moving your stuff. Whether you complete your move on your own or look into a long distance moving company to take on the gritty details of your move, the best thing you can do is plan early, and plan in detail.
Need to move Long distance or locally? USantini Moving and storage provides top of the line packing and moving services. We have been moving New Yorkers for more than eighty years. Our estimates are always free and we will be happy to visit your place for a full estimate service.
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.