U. Santini Moving and Storage COVID-19 Statement
Dear valued clients,
The moving industry is categorized as an essential industry business, therefore we inform you that U. Santini Moving and Storage is open for business during our regular hours. We continue to operate using all safety precautions concerning the COVID-19 situation. Our moving professionals are adapting the operations in order to meet your moving-related needs while practicing CDC and WHO recommendations. We provide our movers with hand sanitizers and gloves and practice social distancing to protect both our clients and crew members. During this state of an emergency, our number one priorities are the health and safety of employees and customers. We make sure to: • Practice all State/Federal/CDC and World Health Organization guidelines in order to prevent contagion in our community.
• Keep the distance of 6 feet from clients due to social distancing recommendations.
• Use hand sanitizers and regularly wash hands whenever the running water is available.
• Disinfect often-touched surfaces frequently (break room areas, restroom surfaces, countertops, door handles).
• Continuously ventilate the spaces we work in.
• Sanitize moving trucks after the job is completed.
• Provide masks (if they are available) and gloves for our employees to handle clients' possessions.
• Guarantee transparent communication with our employees - they will self-quarantine if even the slightest indications of flu-like symptoms appear.
In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we make sure to adhere to the guidelines set forth by authorities and health officials. During this coronavirus crisis, our clients will be informed of any possible changes in our work by the members of U. Santini Moving and Storage. Hopefully, this unfortunate situation will soon be over, but in the meantime, you are welcome to contact our moving experts for consultations and all additional information. Thank you, U. Santini Moving and Storage


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How to move your plants succesfully when moving to New York


Usantini Moving and storage is one of the most reliable moving companies in Brooklyn and New York City. As a reliable moving company we see it as our duty to provide our clients with good moving advice on every subject moving and Storage. We are based in Brooklyn, and as premier Brooklyn movers we have a lot of experience in moving plants and other delicate life forms and objects in and out of New York city’s houses and apartments. Looking for a moving company in Brooklyn? Don’t hesitate to call us at 718-768-6778.

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There are many ways to move your plants….









Moving to New York and have many live plants? Not to worry. Just follow these simple instructions and your plants will travel safely to your new place and even survive a few days after the move without further work on your behalf.

  • Three weeks before moving day: if your plants reside in clay pots, transport them to unbreakable plastic pots of approximately the same size; changing pot sizes significantly may harm your plants.
  •  Two weeks before moving day: Prune larger plants. Pruning will make your plants more compact for easy handling and transport. Pruning will also yields healthy, bushy, attractive plants.
  •  One week before moving day: Make sure all plants are healthy. Get rid oaf any plant that looks sick or hosts any insects or parasites. Check plants for insects and parasites.
  • Two days before moving day: Water your plants normally, taking care to not over water. Too much water can cause plants to freeze in cold weather or promote fungus growth in warm weather.
  • Moving day: Pack your plants in the morning (or the night before).
  •  Wrap large plants with tissue paper, light towels or old bed linens to prevent branches from breaking.
  •  Place each pot in a box so it fits snugly at the bottom.You can pack a a few pots in a box if you are moving small plants
  •  Pack paper in the box around the base of the pot to hold the pot in place. Make sure that heavy pots unable to move inside the box during the move.
  •  Punch air holes in the sides of the box and loosely fasten the lid so plants can breathe.
  •  Set the boxes upright and clearly mark the lids. This will help avoid loading them by mistake into the moving van.
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Sometimes it makes sense to take the plants in your car if you are moving long distance and would prefer to take care of your plants yourself. If you decide to do so, here are a few tips on how to keep your plants alive while traveling.

  •  Load plants as close to your departure time as possible.
  •  In warm weather, stop periodically in shaded areas and crack a window. Avoid exposing plants to direct sunlight at any time.
  • Keep a comfortable temperature in your car. Cold weather, especially, can be hazardous to your plants. If needed, help protect plants by wrapping them with newspaper or paper bags.
  •  Avoid putting them in the trunk of your car; heat, cold, and lack of fresh air can be harmful.
  •  If you travel for more than three days, bring plants indoors when you lodge and open cartons to expose them to light.
  •  Water your plants only if they seem unusually dry. Otherwise, wait until you have arrived at your new home.
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Acclimate your plants to your new place











  • Bringing your plants safely into your new home: Unpack your plants as soon as possible.
  •  Remove them through the bottom of the box to avoid breaking leaves and branches.
  •   Refrain from moving plants around until they become acclimated.

Need a moving company in Brooklyn? Looking for movers in NYC? Call us at 718-768-6778. As a token of our appreciation for your business. Here is a coupon for $100 off your move. Call us today to get an estimate for your move.

Top four moving tips from a trusted moving and storage company

Top Four Moving Tips from a trusted moving and storage company

Moving is one of the most stressful situations people ever experience, regardless of the move circumstances that can be related to good or bad events. From, planning, packing to moving, unpacking and adjustment to the new environment, the moving process is full of unique challenges. A big part of the challenge is how infrequently the average family moves. For most people moving is mostly a mysterious and unknown experience, which adds to the stress related to the event. Most families families move only every five to seven years. New Yorkers, and mostly younger New Yorkers tend to move every four or five years. Usantini moving and storage, being one of the most trusted moving and storage companies in New york has a lot of experience with all types of moving events. The following moving tips are the four biggest recommendations these pros have for moving locally or long distance.

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Hire a reputable moving company…







Book a Mover At Least a Month in Advance
Moving your household requires a lot of preparation for the family who is moving and from the moving company who is hired to perform the relocation. Moving is highly seasonal and most of the moves happen between the months of March and August. Even during this time some days in the month are busier than others. Most clients prefer to move either in the first or last days of the month, when leases typically expire. This creates a situation in which reputable moving companies are completely booked in those dates. Most movers in Brooklyn and other areas of NYC work on a “First come first served” basis. Clients who book in advance are able to secure a truck and a crew in these strategic days. So, booking at least thirty days in advance will guaranteed you a well organized and trouble free moving experience. Long distance moves can be even more complicated to coordinate. Long distance movers can have their schedules fill up rapidly, especially during the summer. Choosing a reputable long distance mover at least one month in advance will make it more likely you will be able to move on the exact date you choose.
Hiring a reputable and trusted moving and storage company such as Usantini moving and storage can provide a huge stress relief before the move. Usantini moving and storage offer additional services, such as packing and storage. While optional, taking advantage of these services often provides a cheaper moving experience. Once you have them booked, you can organize the rest of your time around preparing your family for the big move. If looking for a Brooklyn mover, always try to use a storage and moving Brooklyn company that is reputable and has an A+ rating with the BBB.

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Book your move a month in advance











Plan Meals to Make Packing Easier
Shop less. The weeks before the move are going to prove themselves very different than your regular routine. You will be sorting, packing, making lists, getting in touch with service providers and other vendors, and much more. Many New Yorkers tend to eat out more on these weeks. Buy less food, perishable or otherwise on these weeks. Try to move with as little food in tow as possible. Long distance movers often price the move by the pound, meaning transportation of heavy food products, such as canned goods, can add unnecessary expenses. Frozen items can also cause trouble, especially during long distance moves. Your mover cannot transport frozen items, meaning they will likely be left behind; the money spent on them, wasted. moving food items on short move is also wasteful. Try to empty your refrigerator before moving out.
Planning out meals for the week preceding a long distance move can ensure your family enjoys eating their favorite meals without creating unnecessary waste. If you happen to have a few food items left over on the day of the move, there’s no need to worry. Give them to friends and neighbors, or donate canned goods and other non-perishables to a local pantry.


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Plan your meals carefully before moving…









Plan a Short Vacation or Family Visit Near Your New Address
If you intend to move long distance, you should be a ware that all long distance movers will provide you a “Delivery window dates” for your belongings. This range is largely due to hauling commitments with other families whose possessions may be in tow along with your own and legal driving limits. Big moving vans can only move so fast and are regulated by the Department of Transportation to adhere to these strict driving limits, ensure commuters on the road, and your belongings remain safe for the duration of the trip.
More than likely, you will arrive at your destination before your van line. Make plans to take a short vacation, stay in a hotel or visit family near your new address to reduce the stress of your move. Make sure to pack all the items your family will need for a short vacation in your car. Planning a short vacation or family visit around your move has the added bonus of assisting in your adjustment to the new area. Lay back and relax, knowing your memories are being moved with care.

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Have fun while waiting for your belongings.









Save for a Travel Emergency Fund
When moving long distance, most people are concerned about the cost of hiring a moving company, but forget about the cost of moving themselves to the new location. If you intend to drive across country to your new place, than you should prepare a “Travel emergency fund” for the trip. Make sure you have enough money for any contingency Car trouble, weather issues, lost or stolen items etc. With a travel emergency fund saved up, you’ll have no worries about paying for a hotel room or seeking out car repairs when necessary.
In most cases, your long distance relocation will go by smoothly, but simply having an emergency fund on hand will result in peace of mind that will stick with you throughout the duration of your move.

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Create a travel emergency fund












With the average New Yorker moving every three to five years, moving, whether local or long distances can seem daunting, but there’s no reason to let yourself get stressed out. Take these moving tips from a trusted moving and storage company such as Usantini Moving and Storage company to heart and you’ll find moving can be a simple, smooth process.

Moving is stressful, (as we already mentioned a few times before on this blog post….) There are enough items to worry about when you are relocating, especially if you are moving long distance, so why not allow our team at Usantini Moving and Storage to remove some of the hassles for you? Looking for moving and storage Brooklyn company? Give us a call at (718) 768–6778.

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How to move a piano in NYC

Are you looking to move your piano?

Piano moving is always important an important part of a move. Unless you are moving a piano within your apartment, we recommend that you hire professional piano movers to help you with the task at hand. You don’t need to secure the internal parts of the piano. regardless if it is an upright piano or a grand piano. But no matter how short or long the distance you move a piano, there are certain precautions you should take.

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Floor protection
All reputable NYC piano movers will protect your home while moving a piano. If you intend to move the piano yourself than you should use floor protection materials before moving the piano. The floor can suffer damage from dragging a “locked” caster or get scratched by any unsecured pedal, caster (wheel) or piano leg that might be protruding from the bottom part of the piano. Clear all potential obstacles out of the way, before starting to move the piano.


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Protect your floors









Moving the Piano
Safety should be your first consideration. All pianos are heavy and hard to handle. All up right pianos are top heavy and could easily tip over. Even short spinet pianos are prone to tipping if you are not careful.  The casters (wheels) underneath could be clogged with a foreign object, rusty, broken, or swung in the wrong direction, preventing the piano from rolling easily. If you can’s move the piano on its wheels, you should lift the piano on a professional moving dolly. Lift one end of the piano onto the dolly carefully. Keep in mind all the rules for lifting heavy objects. Lift with your legs, not your back and make sure that all of the protruding and delicate parts such as pedals, legs etc, are secured and protected.  When lifting Try not to lift one end of the piano any more than is absolutely necessary, because the strain applied to the structure of the instrument can cause enough twisting or bending to knock sections of the piano out of tune.
If it is necessary to move the piano up or down a step or two, have plenty of help. If there are more than a couple of steps to negotiate, get a professional, insured moving company, that offers expert piano movers to do the job, even if it is only within the house.


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Piano movers…?











Grand Pianos
A grand piano requires more care while moving. If you are moving the grand piano in the same apartment, make sure that you don’t put too much stress on the piano legs and that it is going to fit in doors without being disassembled. measure the piano and the door openings carefully before starting the move.  Make sure that you have enough people lift the piano slightly above the ground as you move it around the apartment.
Moving a piano to a different location
If you are moving a piano from one building to another, across town, or long-distance– Consider using a professional moving company with experience and equipment for piano moving.  Use professionals like Usantini Moving and storage who know how to move pianos. Use only moving companies who are experts in piano moving. A piano is a delicate and expensive instrument. Don’t try to  save a few dollars by hiring a “Man and a van” instead of professional and equipped moving company. Your piano might not arrive safely to your new location if you use untrained, uninsured and non professional movers. Hire a professional piano mover or technician to supervise the packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking, or supervise it yourself, if at all possible.


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Professional piano movers











Tuning after a Move

Most pianos need tuning after a move. Even a short distance move might influence the piano’s tuning. We recommend that you budget and hire a piano tuner to tune the instrument after it reached its new destination safely. Certainly, if the move is from one city to another, or across town, the new environment with it’s unique level of temperature and humidity ranges will affect the piano’s tuning.

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Tune your piano after the move









Usantini Moving and Storage professional Piano Moving service

Usantini Moving & storage offers professional moving services in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. We have been moving pianos successfully for more than eighty years and have many satisfied, piano playing clients. Call us today if you need to move your piano safely in NYC or long distance.

How to choose a reliable moving company?

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Moving to a new house.

How do I choose a moving company?
How do I know that this is a reliable moving company?
How do I find if a moving company is licensed and insured?

Choosing a moving company is always a tough task for the uninitiated. You are going to let someone pick up all your stuff, pack it, move it to a new location, unload and unpack, while expecting everything to arrive safely, no damages and the movers to be professional and courteous. Could be a tall order for some moving companies….. But, have no fear, you can use your common sense and some readily available resources to help you choose the right moving company for your move.

1.    Get a written estimate from several movers.
The estimate should be based on an actual inspection of your household goods. So, always insist on a moving company representative coming to your home and doing a survey. Most reputable companies will be happy to provide this free service.
2.    Make sure the mover has insurance and is licensed by the proper authority.
Make sure that you hire a licensed moving company. Hiring an insured moving company is actually a must in NYC. Never work with an unlicensed or uninsured company. In NYC, most buildings you move into will require a certificate of insurance faxed to the building management before approving your move. Make sure that the company you choose is able to provide the certificate and is properly licensed to move in the state you are moving to.  For moves from one State to another, a U.S. DOT number is issued by FMCSA. You can double-check a mover’s license on www.protectyourmove.gov. For moves within a State, requirements vary. Check with your State, county or local consumer affairs agency or your State attorney general.
3.    Remember your priorities when choosing a mover. 
Being the cheapest mover does not mean that you are the best mover. If you get an estimate that is much lower than all the other bids you got, something is probably wrong. All moving companies perform similar services and have the same expenses to deal with. If you hire a mover based solely on the cheapest price, you may be sacrificing other things that are actually more important, such as getting your possessions moved and delivered on time. And remember, movers are required by law to deliver your goods for no more than ten percent above the price of a non-binding estimate. This is known as the 110 percent rule.
4.    Do your homework. 
Read “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move,” a booklet from the Federal government that your mover is required to give you if you are moving from one State to another. This booklet also has information you’ll need if your goods are lost or damaged during the move. Finally, check the mover’s complaint history with local consumer advocacy organizations, such as the Better Business Bureau.

If you stick to these simple rules, you will find a good moving company that will provide you with a professional moving experience, reduce your stress during the move and make your experience a positive one. Here at Usantini Moving and storage we have been moving New Yorkers for more than eighty years. We have been operating as a family owned moving company for more than eighty years, and we pride ourselves in proving excellent service at affordable prices. Check out our credentials. We have an A+ BBB rating.

We value your business and to prove that we are offering a $100 discount to all of our clients. Just click the discount button and fill out the form, we will provide you with a coupon towards your move.

Most trusted moving and storage company in Brooklyn

You deserve the best moving services at the best price! Usantini Moving and Storage will move your apartment’s or house content in a professional, cost effective and timely manner. Usantini Moving and storage has been committed to excellent moving service in Brooklyn for more than eighty years and intends to continue that tradition for at least another eighty… If you are looking for a Brooklyn mover, a moving and storage company in Brooklyn, a trusted moving and storage company who will take great care of your stuff at a great price, than look no further.

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Eighty years of moving Brooklyn residents and all New Yorkers have earned us many loyal clients and admirers and also an A+ BBB rating. Usantini movers are all trained professionals who are committed to performing brilliant moving tasks and providing the best customer service available in the industry. When you move with Usantini Moving and storage you are choosing to work with a team of relocation experts that are proud to provide a superior moving experience, well beyond the industry standards, and for a price you can afford. whether you intend to move inside New York City or outside the state, Usantini moving and storage is always ready to provide a superior moving experience.
USantini Moving and storage is a leader of the moving and storage market in Brooklyn, NY.  Offering nothing less than top service. Our movers are experts in:
•    Packing
•    Loading
•    Unloading
•    Unpacking
Usantini Moving and storage is dedicated to making your move as easy and as cost effective as possible. Providing a flexible pricing stricture that can fit most clients. Wether you move one piece of furniture to another floor in your building, or you are moving a whole house hold across state lines, our movers will provide their services professionally and effectively in your current home and in your new address. in at your door step. We work hard so you don’t have to.
Usantini Moving and storage will customize the moving experience to your needs and budget, From carefully packing the different objects in your house to transporting them to helping unpacking services. Usantini Moving and storage will do it all for you.  And to prove to you how much we value your business, we offer our clients a coupon for $100 off their moving cost. click on the button below to claim your discount on your coming move.

Moving to NYC? 10 great packing tips that will make your move easier and save you money

Everybody is moving, or has just moved in the last two to three months. The summer is the HOTTEST moving season. It’s the warm weather and the college kids who are moving in and out of their dormitories in the beginning and end of summer. Here at Usantini moving and storage, we are very much aware of the cost and effort that are involved with every move. If you are moving to Brooklyn, Moving to Manhattan or moving to Queens, you always need to find every way to save on your move.

If you are one of those people who is moving to a new place this summer, here are eight little known packing tips that will make your packing and unpacking easier and your move cheaper.

1. Pack a “first-night” box – It is very possible that you are not going to be able to unpack and organize your new home the day of the move. Pack a specially labeled box with all of your first-night essentials and load it last so it’s the first thing off the truck. Better yet; keep it in your personal vehicle.
What to put in your “First-night” box? Anything that you are going to need on your first night in your new apartment:

  • Toiletries
  • Snacks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper plates, cups and plastic utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby formula
  • Pet food and pet dishes
  • First aid kit
  • bedding

You’ll find that having these things handy will make your first night in your new place, much less stressful.

2. Take a picture of how your electronics are connected before unplugging. This way, you won’t need to try and remember what goes where, and it will be easy to see how everything connects once you’ve moved in.

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Network switch. Take a picture before disassembling









3. Use wine cases for your glassware

visit your local wine or liquor shop and ask for their empty cardboard wine cases. These sturdy boxes have built in partitions that will protect your wine glasses, cups, bottles etc. Use news paper to cushion and protect your items inside these boxes

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Use wine boxes to pack your glassware












4. Leave your clothing in drawers – Think of your drawers as boxes with an open top. Clothes are mostly light an you can leave your shirts, underwear, pants, socks etc. in the drawer when you remove your drawers from the dresser. To be safe, wrap your full drawers with cling wrap before loading them on the truck. This will keep everything in place while your stuff is in transit. When you reach your new home, you just need to cut the cling wrap away and stick the full drawers into your dresser.


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Unpacked drawer









5. Keep your screws and bolts organized – Every move involves taking apart some furniture and than putting it back together again. Even if the movers will disassemble and reassemble it for you, you still need to make sure that all of these nuts, screws and bolts will not get lost or mixed up in the move. Most movers put these small metal parts in some tape and tape the whole thing to the disassembled furniture. We recommend that you prepare small ziploc bags and pack the screws and nuts for each furniture piece in a different, well marked ziploc bag. You can tape the bag to the corresponding piece of furniture or carry all of them with you during the move, and give them back to the movers in the destination.


6. Get some professional, convenient boxes – We all want to save. But. sometimes it makes sense to invest some money in order to save more. Fragile, sensitive and expensive items should be packed in professional boxes to limit the chance of damage. A sturdy, clean wardrobe box will protect, suits, evening gowns etc and will prevent accidental damage. Consider getting professional packing boxes for your electronic equipment, framed art pieces and expensive glassware.


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Invest in professional boxes











7. Pack boxes by room – Label all of your boxes as you pack them. It will help the movers put the boxes in the right room on your destination and will save you time as you unpack in your new place.


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Label your boxes clearly












8. Print brightly colored label – We all know that packing is a time consuming, tedious job! Try to save as much time as possible by preparing well. Instead of writing the room name on every box over and over again. Print out big, brightly colored labels for every room. You will just need to attach the labels to every box in order to identify it .


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Create colorful labels











9. Use towels to protect breakable items in your boxes – Wrap your kitchen items, electronics and other sensitive items in towels and hand towels. It will provide extra protection for these items and will also take space in the box, making sure that you will not have loose items moving around and potentially damaging other items in the box.


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Protect your breakables with towels










10. Use storage bins for seasonal items – Storage bins are a great inventions to all of us who live in cramped apartments in New York City or other big cities, where space is premium. If you have storage bins already than use them to transport out of season clothes that you will not need upon arriving to your new destination. If you don’t have them already, than invest in some storage bins and use them to pack all of your off season wardrobe. You will save on boxes and other packing materials and will be able to continue and use these storage bins long after the move.

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Use storage bins for off-season clothes










Whenever you are moving and whatever packing challenges you might have. You can always contact us here at U.Santini moving and storage 718-768-6778 and get the best advice on packing and moving your belongings. Don’t hesitate to ask for our Free packing kit when you call. Claim your FREE packing materials by clicking on the button below today!




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