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Packing Guide

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If U.Santini Moving & Storage is in charge of your packing and unpacking process, you will enjoy a smooth and stress-free move from start to finish. However, if you choose to do your own packing, take a look at our practical packing guide:

Man unpacking in new home
Give yourself plenty of time for packing – it can be very time-consuming.


  1. Packing always takes longer than you think.
    Give yourself plenty of time. Start early.
  2. 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.
  3. Designate a place to pack.
    Your packing station should be a little-used room or corner in your apartment or house.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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”.
  11. 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.

These guys are TRUE PROFESSIONALS! We've now moved with them twice (once in 2017 and then again this week) and we really can't say enough good things about them. Simi is incredibly easy to work with for scheduling and quotes, and the crews - John, Super Mario, and everyone - are just awesome. They're quick, incredibly careful and conscientious, and super friendly. If we ever move again (and god I hope we don't have to) we're absolutely calling them.

Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn has built its reputation on honesty and transparency. We are here to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease when choosing our Brooklyn movers:

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 offer insurance?

Yes. Our company offers several different types of insurance protection, including a full replacement for your belongings. The cost of the coverage will depend on the value you declare for your goods and the level of deduction you select.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It is recommended to arrange for the services of a moving company at least 8 weeks ahead of your planned move. If you plan to move during the holiday season or in the summer, it is advisable to schedule the move 12 weeks in advance. However, for moves that occur between September and May, you may be able to book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. Ideally, you should secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the necessary information about your relocation.

Does your company offer packing supplies?

We do. In addition to providing you with the essential boxes and packing supplies required for your relocation, we offer several "Saver" packages tailored to the size of your home. If you do not use all the boxes you have bought, you can return them to the moving team at the end of your move, and we will reimburse the remaining amount.

What type of storage does your company offer?

U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn provides comprehensive storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are supervised round-the-clock, ensuring the safety of your belongings, whether you store them for a short or long duration. Additionally, we offer storage services for very brief periods, including as little as 24 hours.

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