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Brooklyn household move – how to prepare


Preparing for a relocation takes some time, and usually, professional assistance. Many items require special equipment and packing takes much more time unless you hire a team of movers. Reliable moving services, such as those provided by U.Santini Moving & Storage, can make your Brooklyn household move feel easy. Proper preparation starts at least a couple of months before the moving day, but sometimes that’s impossible to know. There are a few things you should do in that time, although everything culminates on the moving day. From packing to transporting your items, you should prepare in detail. Each step of the way contributes to a successful relocation, but it takes skill and patience. Additionally, you need specialized equipment, such as a moving truck. Few people can rely on their own vehicle when moving their home, so most decide to hire movers.

Make sure you start planning early

Make sure you are well organized before you start. You should contact a moving company and discuss a preferred date with them. If you fail to communicate all the details early, something may pop out later and turn out to be a problem. Try to avoid this and make sure everyone is on the same page at all times. However, sometimes you need to move in a hurry. While there is much less time, it’s much easier with professional movers. A team of trained professionals can complete your Brooklyn household relocation in a day. Depending on the range of services you hired, moving costs Brooklyn companies will charge may vary. For example, moving lightweight can reduce the cost, while scheduling a date on short notice may increase the price.

You can get ahead of high prices, and scan the market for what fits you best. Depending on your situation, you should rely on reviews from multiple sources and on comparing quotes.

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Having more time to plan your Brooklyn household move means working out all the details to the best of your ability.

How to pick the right company for your Brooklyn household move

Make sure you research any candidate companies before you hire them. You should check for a few things before making the choice. What’s easiest to check is online reviews of a company while also getting free quotes from the ones you seem to like. Some companies with bad reviews might have affordable prices, while positively rated may go the other way around. It might take some time, but eventually, something will fit both your budget and the expected quality of service.

Also, note that the price can be misleading. That can happen both with high and low prices. While the price can easily catch your attention, don’t make your final decision based on your first impression. Give it some time so you can compare all options.

Once the criteria are met, try to contact the company and discuss your household relocation with them. A good company will have smart solutions ready almost instantly. They will guide you through the process and help you adjust your expectations. Make sure everyone is on the same page about the cost, as unexpected expenses can lead to frustration. Avoid shady companies who don’t offer estimates as this is usually a sign that something’s off.

How to save money by comparing quotes

You should discard companies that don’t offer free quotes. If you’re trying to plan your Brooklyn household move in detail, you’ll need a precise estimate. Make sure you note the difference between the two types of quotes. Some moving websites offer “ballpark” quotes, which are automated responses based on scarce information. However, if you want to get a precise estimate that you can rely on, you’ll need some more time.

Go and submit information regarding your move online, to begin with. Unlike automated responses, a company employee will contact you over the phone. While you’ll provide information, such as the number of bedrooms and the distance for your relocation, someone will have to come in person. Since it can take a few weeks to complete the estimation process, start getting quotes early. If you’re looking to compare quotes to get the best deal, you should start doing it at least a couple of months in advance.

Don’t move heavy furniture without help

While in theory, you could move most of your regular household items, heavy furniture might be a problem. Consider hiring furniture movers Brooklyn as this will ensure everything is moved safely and on time. If you decide to discard some of your old furniture, make sure you mention it to your movers. Some companies can help with storing your items, or you can donate them. Trying to move furniture alone can lead to back pain and other injuries, and that’s why you shouldn’t try to do it alone. You can prepare your furniture for moving, but movers are equipped to handle that as well. Finally, unprofessional handling of furniture can lead to damage, which you’ll want to avoid.

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Friends can help you out with regular items, but you need professionals for heavy things like furniture.

Transporting your Brooklyn household items

After safely packing everything you intend to move, it’s time for the next step – transportation. Now, no matter how close you’re relocating your stuff, you should always bear in mind that there are fragile items placed in boxes. If you’re not being cautious enough, you’ll risk breaking them. On the other hand, heavy items won’t be safe unless handled professionally. For example, piano movers Brooklyn can help you with any kind of item you need to move.

Being extra careful is never too much. Therefore, you should also consider renting a truck from a moving company and paying that extra dollar just to make sure. Every licensed company possesses fresh-serviced trucks with good suspensions. This allows safer transportation which will enable your belongings to remain unharmed, in one piece.

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You’ll need a moving truck if you plan to move all of your stuff in one go, but hiring professional movers is much easier.

Budget planning

This is, by far, everyone’s biggest obstacle. We understand that costs of living nowadays have risen and that all of us aim toward saving money as much as possible. One of our suggestions is to sit down with your family and consider every item from your planner and try to figure out how much all that will cost. Planning your budget is one of the essential things when preparing for a move. Nothing can slow down that process like the lack of funds. In order to avoid any inconvenient situation, take some time, and carefully set your budget. Your moving company can also help you calculate your moving costs. Make sure you stick to your budget and try to optimize it where you can. There are a few things you could do to make your Brooklyn household move a little cheaper.

Don’t forget to only hire reliable movers for your Brooklyn household relocation. Get a few quotes early to have enough time to compare them. If it still doesn’t fit into your budget, consider skipping some of the additional services, such as packing and storage. Try to think of an alternative solution, such as selling or donating your furniture.

Get rid of the things you won’t need in your new home

You’ve packed everything, the stuff is on the move to the new location. Now you need to figure out where to with the things that have remained. Well, this could be easily handled in a few ways. You can always donate items you don’t need anymore. Organize a garage sale to get rid of all of that. Someone will make use of it, while you’ll earn yourself a dollar. Or, you can sell it online and avoid the cleaning up after you’re done with a garage sale.

Don’t forget to consider the number of rooms in your new home. Try to imagine a perfect layout for your new home, and see if anything doesn’t fit. People often have to downsize when moving to a better neighborhood in NYC. That’s why you better double-check what you need. Don’t spend money on transport, if you’re going to have to store said items. You should either prepare them for storage right away or try to dispose of them.

As you can see, even though a Brooklyn household move can be time-consuming and stressful, by following some of these steps you can actually avoid many issues. The whole process will go much faster and you’ll be in your new home in no time.

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From Brooklyn, NY

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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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