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Moving into a Manhattan High rise apartment building guide

Moving into a Manhattan high rise apartment building can be a little tricky, especially if you’ve never done it before. The key to smoothly accomplishing such a move is to work with a moving company that has years of experience in this area. Here at U.Santini, we’ve been moving people in and out of NYC high rise buildings since the Empire State Building was brand new. We’ve seen it all. But even if you decide to turn your move completely over to a professional moving service, it’s still important to know what to expect. That’s why we’ve put this guide together. We hope it’s helpful.

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Flat iron building

Schedule the Freight Elevator

You may have a hard time making friends with your new neighbors if their first encounter with you involves you hogging the elevator all day. Save yourself (and your new neighbors) a lot of trouble by scheduling an elevator with the doorman or building manager.

Some apartment buildings may charge you a fee for scheduling an elevator. Be sure to call and make your elevator reservation at least a couple of weeks in advance of your move, and follow up the day before your move with a phone call or text to make sure the building management remembers your plans.

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Even the president schedules the Freight elevator when needed…

 

Schedule a Parking Space

In NYC, parking spaces are even more precious than elevators, so be a good neighbor and reserve your parking spot before your moving truck shows up on moving day. Again, work with your doorman or the building manager, and let them know several weeks ahead of time about your plans and what you need in the way of parking space. You’ll also need to communicate well with your moving company regarding the rules and regulations of your apartment building.

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Try to avoid this situation…

 

Find Out About Luggage Carts

Many high rise apartment buildings have luggage carts that you can use for moving your personal belongings, but in order to have access to these carts, you’ll have to ask. Asking in advance will mean you have a better chance of reserving the carts.

Of course, if you work with a moving company, they’ll probably have all the necessary equipment for moving your boxes and furniture in and out of any high rise apartment building.

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Use a luggage cart when possible

 

Reduce Your Belongings

There are several reasons to go through your belongings and get rid of things you don’t really need before you move into a high rise. First of all, most apartments in high rises are tight on space, and your new home will feel roomier if you have less stuff crammed into it.

Secondly, your move will be easier and less expensive if you have pared your belongings down to the items you really need and love. If you have items to get rid of some of your belongings before your move, hold a garage sale or donate your your gently used items to charity. You’ll want to take care of this before you begin packing so you don’t accidentally pack items you’d like to leave behind.

Find a Reliable Moving Company

Whether you want to hire help to cover the entire move from packing to unpacking or you just need to hire a truck, you’ll want to make sure that you find a moving company that is reliable, affordably priced, and easy to work with.

It’s wise to find a moving company that has years of experience in the area you’re moving to, and it never hurts if they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. This rating means that many people have had positive experiences with the company, and when you’re putting all of your worldly possessions into someone else’s hands, reassurance is important.

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Hire a reputable moving company…

To learn more about moving into a NYC high rise, contact us at U.Santini. We’re happy to answer your questions or give you a quote on your upcoming move. 718-768-6778.

About U. Santini moving and storage

Based in Brooklyn, New York, U.Santini Moving and Storage is a family-owned and operated moving and storage company serving the metropolitan area for more than three generations.

We are a trusted and reliable moving and logistic company specializing in local and long distance moves, corporate relocation and storage. If you are looking for Moving and storage Brooklyn based company, looking for a cost effective park Slope movers, or a reliable local and long distance moving company, look no further. U.Santini moving and storage will be happy to take on your moving challenge and  make sure that your move is effortless and cost effective.

Why hire BBB accredited movers for a better moving experience?

When you hire a moving company for your Brooklyn move, you’re putting all of your possessions in the hands of someone else. That requires trust, but without personally knowing the people who will be helping with your move, how do you know if you’re making a good decision?

Some moving companies come out of nowhere for the summer season and then disappear, never to be heard of again. Others try their hand at moving but find they’re not very good at it or don’t have the proper equipment and resources to get the job done. One strategy for ensuring a better moving experience is to find the best BBB movers in Brooklyn.

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Professional, affordable, BBB A+ Moving Service

Why is it helpful to work with BBB movers?

The Better Business Bureau sets high ethical standards for business conduct, and then these high standards are used as a benchmark for rating local business. The BBB has developed a Business Partner Code of Conduct, and businesses choose whether or not they wish to comply with the code. When you find BBB movers, you know that you can count on their commitment to trust, legal and regulatory compliance, honest advertising, privacy standards, and integrity.

Here at U.Santini, we’re proud to be A+ BBB movers, and the reason we’re proud is that we know what such a rating entails:

Trust

Whenever you do business with a person or a company, you trust that they’ll be fair in their dealings with you. With movers, you trust that they’ll show up on time, treat your possessions with care and respect, and be gentle with your home. You also trust that they’ll charge you the agreed upon rate and provide the services they promised. In return they trust that you will come through with timely payment and be respectful to their employees. The BBB trusts that its partners will uphold their Code of Conduct. Here at U. Santini moving and storage we are proud to be a trusted moving and storage company, as well as being a cost effective Brooklyn moving company.

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Trust- The most important commodity in the Moving industry

 

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

A+ BBB movers are compliant with applicable laws and regulations in their jurisdictions. For moving companies, this means having the proper permits, licenses, and insurance for their company. This is important for you because it means your possessions are in good, legal hands during your move, and if something goes wrong, you’ll be covered.

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Compliance with laws and rgulations

 

Honest Advertising

Have you ever seen a great deal on an ad and then found out later that the advertised deal wasn’t exactly honest? This kind of behavior is frowned upon by the BBB Code of Ethics, and you won’t find moving companies with A+ BBB ratings that engage in such a practice.

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Honest Moving Company

 

Privacy Standards

Your home is your private space, and when you invite movers into your home, you trust them with your personal lives. Just as BBB Partners respect individuals’ rights to privacy, we take great care to make sure our customers’ privacy is respected. This means we keep your personal data secure and take care with your contact preferences. We also stay compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) so your financial information is protected.

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We will always respect your privacy

 

Integrity

The best BBB movers in Park Slope are those that offer high-quality services while maintaining steadfast integrity. Our family business has been operating on principles of integrity for many, many years. We treat our customers and our co-workers with dignity and respect, creating an environment where everyone feels valued and safe. We also support important local organizations such as the Prospect Park Alliance and the YMCA.

As a long-time partner of the New York BBB, we uphold the ethical standards endorsed by the Better Business Bureau. If you’re looking for the best BBB movers in Brooklyn, give us a call. We can give you an estimate on your upcoming move and answer all of your questions. wether you need to move a piano in NYC, pack up your office in Queens, or moving to a new condo in Park Slope, U.Santini Moving and Storage, a BBB A+ Brooklyn moving company is ready and able to make your move a breeze. Call us today! 718-767-6778.

12 Tips on How To Organize A New House

Organize your new house
Organize your new house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to your new house! Now it is time to give it that special individual touch, so it will feel like your home. For the past 83 years U. Santini, a full service moving company in Brooklyn, has been helping people move and feel comfortable in their new homes. Moving, in itself can be stressful, but moving in Brooklyn, Manhattan, well New York City, in general, takes it to a whole new level, as space here is VERY limited, and spacious apartments are rare luxuries. Usantini is one of the most trusted moving and storage companies in New York City. If you are looking for a Brooklyn mover, or just for some moving services in Brooklyn – Don’t hesitate to call us at 718-768-6778 and our sales team will be happy to discuss your coming moving and storage needs.

Here are 12 tips that we have used time and again, to help you to start organizing your new place in a very efficient manner that is easy to maintain. Consider using  these tips unless you intend to get a storage unit in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

  1. Use pretty baskets, mason jars and boxes to contain bathroom clutter and toiletries. Lotions, razors, hair spray, etc. can easily be placed under the counter. They will be out of sight but easy to reach and use.
  2. Keep bath items in the tub/shower area by hanging an organizer over the shower head or in the corner of the tub. These are inexpensive and easy to use.
  3. Use decorative baskets or magazine racks for reading materials. These also are handy to store television remotes, tissues and other items out of sight.
  4. Use pants hangers to store boots. Simply clip the top of the boots and hang in the closet where they are accessible but out of the way.
  5. Install hooks or use over the doors hooks to keep coats, towels, robes and the like organized.
  6. Consider hanging a shoe organizer over the back of a door and fill it with cosmetics.
  7. Clothing should be sorted by season and items not being used can be sealed in vacuum bags. They will take up less room and will be safe from mildew and moths. This works well for extra comforters, quilts and blankets also.
  8. Clear bins, totes and tubs are great for organizing a room, an entire home or a garage. They allow the contents to be easily identified and stack to conserve space.
  9. Install pegboard in the kitchen, kid’s rooms or just about anywhere. Utilize these to hang items so they are off the floor or counters and easily retrieved.
  10. Use chalkboard paint to create a bulletin board on a door or wall. Write family activities, daily chores, schedules and other information on it so everyone can see and know what is happening each day.
  11. Install a tension rod under the kitchen sink and in cabinets. There are no tools required and they are easily removed. Use these to hang cleaning products, set spices on them or to stack plates.
  12. Install a magnetic rack in the kitchen to hold knives and other sharp utensils. They will be out of the way and children cannot reach them. Use the same idea in the garage.

These are just a few ideas to get you started in your new home. Since we are movers and packers, full service movers, business movers and experienced in every area of moving and storage, we can answer questions. We fulfill your every need for movers in NYC or anywhere. We offer packing services, move a small apartment or can move an entire business. We are available for New York moving and storage or will customize services to suit your every need. Come by our office or call us at (718)768-6778 to receive exceptional customer service or just to get more helpful hints for organizing your home.

The 7 Best Neighborhoods in NYC

New York City is a world city. It has been the largest city in the United States since the United States was founded. And it has a vibrant, diverse culture unlike anywhere else in the world. That’s why even New York’s neighborhoods are so famous – an area of a few blocks can be extremely culturally distinct in its own right. Here are some of the best – which one do you think is the best neighborhood in NYC?

1. Lower East Side
A hundred years ago the Lower East Side was one of the biggest slums in the world. More than a million people, mostly Irish and Italian immigrants, lived in the tiny square of southeastern Manhattan – almost as many as the entire island today. Since then, it’s become a bohemian art utopia, and is slowly becoming a luxury neighborhood. If you like the charm of old New York with modern ingenuity alongside, it’s the best neighborhood in NYC.

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Building on the Lower east side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. TriBeCa
Triangle Below Canal Street, but don’t worry about it. Everyone just calls it TriBeCa. Land of boutiques and artsy penthouses, it’s the most expensive neighborhood in New York – even though it’s right next to one of the poorest, Chinatown. If you love celebrities and film, it’s the best neighborhood in NYC.

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Tribeca Pointe Building and Tribeca Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Upper East Side
Old Money. It’s synonymous with the Upper East Side. The old great New York families who used to live in midtown mansions a hundred years ago all live here now. If you love old-school luxury, the lifestyle of the aristocracy, the UES is the best neighborhood in NYC.

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Upper east side neighborhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Harlem
Harlem has been largely African-American for 100 years – a stark contrast to the shifting patterns elsewhere in the city. Through good times (the Harlem Renaissance) and bad (the blaxploitation era), in poverty (the ‘60s) and wealth (today), it’s a center for black life in America, making it arguably the best neighborhood in NYC.

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Sunday in Harlem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Wall Street
Locally known as the Financial District, Wall Street juxtaposes the extreme wealth of the financial industry with the oldest part of New York – sorry, New Amsterdam. The New York Stock Exchange is right next to Trinity Church, established in 1696 and one of the largest landowners. If you like wealth and weird streets, it’s the best neighborhood in NYC.

 

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Wall Street Bull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Inwood
Okay, even this neighborhood is obscure. At the very top of Manhattan, it’s one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the city, and it not only has stunning views of the Palisades (the Jersey cliffs), it has an authentic medieval monastery – actually, four. The Met’s medieval museum, The Cloisters, is in the area and made from four different reassemble French monasteries. Thanks, Rockefellers!

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Inwood Hill Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Williamsburg
New York isn’t just Manhattan, although Brooklyn . Williamsburg is close enough, though. One stop away, it’s party central and art central at the same time, and the hippest new neighborhood. Get there before it gets too expensive – tick tock!

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Williamsburg Brooklyn. Always Hip…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s that? You’ve made up your mind, and realized that every neighborhood is the best neighborhood in New York City? You’re going to move here? That’s amazing!In a city of eight million people, there’s always room for one more. And U.Santini Moving and Storage are the experts in getting you there – whether you’re coming from Hudson or Hong Kong, Astoria or Antarctica. Our years of experience and commitment to service, and our intimate knowledge of the city, make us the perfect choice to get you where you need to go: the best neighborhood in New York City. Look no further if you are looking for a dependable, affordable, professional and courteous moving experience. Call us on 718-768-6778 today!

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