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- Packing always takes longer than you think.
Give yourself plenty of time. Start early.
- Mark the boxes you will need first with a star or other symbol.
Place belongings you are going to need on Day One — sheets, towels, toiletries, change of clothes — in a suitcase or a hamper for easy access.
- Designate a place to pack.
Your packing station should be a little-used room or corner in your apartment or house.
- Plan your packing material requirements with us.
Schedule our deliveries of boxes (assorted sizes), wardrobes, packing tape, cushioning materials, popcorn, newsprint and whatever else you need 3 weeks before your move date. Make sure you have a stash of markers on hand.
- Pack heavy things in smaller boxes; light stuff in big boxes.
Packing is counter-intuitive. You don’t want to fill a large box until it weighs 100 pounds and breaks.
- Don’t empty dressers and chests before you move.
Leave them full, and tape the drawers shut. This makes the most of valuable truck space. You will also get less load shift. If a chest is empty, fill it with linens. And don’t pack empty suitcases. Fill them – you don’t want to pack air!
- Boxes stack, but sturdy trash bags squish.
Heavy Duty Trash Bags are a treasure. Fill them with soft nonbreakables. They can be stuffed into trucks and squeezed into places that boxes can’t be.
- Pack Hanging Clothes in Wardrobes.
When the move is over, your hanging clothes will remain fresh and be easy to transfer to your new closets. Make sure you order enough wardrobes from us.
- Remember to Pad and Stack when you Pack.
Save on boxes by using blankets and beach towels as pads. Wrap and tape blankets around lamp bases and artwork. Protect your lampshades from taking a beating. Remove each shade; stack them small to large, then pack them together in one or two boxes.
- Mark every box by writing its contents and destination (kitchen, master bedroom, etc.) on more than one side.
Label every box on two sides. If contents are fragile, label it “FRAGILE” Or, “HANDLE WITH CARE”.
- Have everything packed before U.Santini arrives.
The final tip of our packing guide – disassemble whatever needs to be taken apart (tape nuts and bolts securely to furniture items). Roll area rugs up tight and tape them. The more organized you are, the less time your move will take.
You’re packed. It’s time for U.Santini to load up the truck.
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.