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Eight tips for decluttering your home before moving to NYC

Moving to NYC? That must be great. Especially, if you are moving to Brooklyn. The borough that has been U. Santini’s moving and storage home for more than eighty years. But we all know that moving is rarely fun. Decluttering your home is even less so. But, going through the time consuming, (and some times painful) process of decluttering can have a big impact on the price of your move. If you take the time to dispose of all the clutter/junk in your current apartment you will:
•    Save money on your moving cost – Your move will take less time, so you will pay less for it. If you are moving across country and are billed by the pound, than your load will be lighter. If you are paying a flat rate for your move, than your flat rate will be smaller as you will move less stuff to your new place.
•    Save money on packing supplies – If you are self packing your home, you will need to buy less packing supplies from your moving company. Check our blog post regarding how to get free moving boxes and save money on your move this way also.
•    You will spend much less time unpacking and organizing your new home. And, we all know that time is money…

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Clutter

U. Santini moving and storage decluttering tips:
1.    Start early – Decluttering, organizing and getting rid of your junk is time consuming. Don’t leave it to the last  minute. It will become a nightmare for you and your family. Try to arrange your belongings and get rid of unwanted items months before the move date. Make a plan and stick to it. You can go over your apartment room by room, closet by closet and methodically throw away everything that you don’t need, or that you haven’t used at all in the last year.

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More clutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.    Documents – Take this opportunity to file all of your stray documents. If you have access to a scanner, than scan all of your documents and discard of the paper copies. You can upload the scanned documents to your Google Docs, Apple icloud or  Microsoft cloud services. This way they will always be handy, but will not clutter your new place.

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Get rid of paper documents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.    Ask yourself: Do I really need this? – Sometimes it is hard to get rid of an item that has a sentimental or other value. Ask yourself if you really need this item? Have you used it in the last year? Does it give you joy when you look at it? If the answer for these three questions is no, than discard the item quickly and efficiently. You do not need this item.

 

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Do I really need this?

4.    Throw, donate and sell – Some of the things that you don’t use might be valuable. You might need to get rid of good quality furniture, an extra set of antique cutlery or some old travel posters that have been kept folded in your cupboard for the last fifteen years. These items might be worth enough to get some professional help in selling them. Talk to an antique appraiser before getting rid or donating any antiques you have. The appraiser might be able to recommend the propose channel to sell these items. If you don’t know any appraisers, than contact the “Appraisers association of America” at www.appraisersassociation.org. They will be able to recommend a qualified and trusted appraiser for your items.Whatever can not be sold in a garage sale should go to the local good will store or to the landfill.

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Appraise your art…

5.    Don’t go it alone – Make decluttering a family affair. Encourage your kids to participate by offering this deal: You keep all the money you make by selling all of the unwanted toys, books, clothes and other junk that is in your room. This type of approach mostly encourages the younger family members to declutter their rooms quickly and efficiently. If you live alone, than encourage a friend to come and help you make the decluttering decisions. It’s easy when you work as part of a team. The process will be quicker and hopefully less painful…

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Packing is a Family affair…

6.    Get professional help – Sometimes the task is just too big. If you see that you are spending time and effort , but your apartment still looks very cluttered, maybe you should bring a professional declutterer to help you go through the process. There are many companies in the NYC that specialize in decluttering. Costs vary between $60 to $200 an hour for a decluttering company to come and toss away your stuff. If you find it hard to find a reputable company in your area, than contact the National association for professional organizers.

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Professional organizer relaxing after a major decluttering assignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.    Hit the kitchen – Your kitchen is a declutter dream. It is full of items that are just sitting there and have no business going to your new place. Toss all of you old spices containers. get rid of old and mismatched cutlery and crockery sets. Eat all your canned foods, opened jam containers and other food stuffs. don’t buy your usual amount of food in the weeks before the move. Consume all of what you have in house instead of moving it tot he new place and consuming it there.

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Decluttered kitchen….

8.    Recycle – Find out where is the recycling center in your neighborhood and bring them all of your recyclable items. You can learn about recycling in NYC in the city recycling website . You will be surprised how many of your items are accepted by the city recycling program.

And of course you can call U.Santini moving and storage and we can send one of our packing teams to help you declutter your apartment. Wherever you decide to move into in Brooklynn, U. Santini moving and storage is a trusted moving and storage company and will be here to make sure that our move will go smoothly be cost effective. whether you need packing, Santini Packers will come and pack your apartment for moving and unpack it in your new place. If you are looking for movers and storage Brooklyn – we have a great storage facility in Park slope, Brooklyn. U. Santini moving and storage is proud of being a BBB A+ Brooklyn moving company. We consider ourselves the best BBB movers in Park Slope Brooklyn.

How to pack your electronics for Moving – The U. Santini way

Your home electronic equipment is probably one of the higher value items that you own. Electronic equipment such as TV’s, Stereo systems, computers and printers need special attention when moved. U.Santini moving and storage is among New York city’s most trusted and experienced movers. We have been around for more than eighty years and moved tens of thousands of clients during that time. We pride ourselves on our A+ rating with the BBB. We provide packing services in New York city and the area around it. You can count on us to transport your electronics safely. If you intend to do some self packing, and pack your electronic equipment yourself than you should point out your electronic equipment to your U.Santini moving and storage relocation consultant, such as:
•    personal computers and components
•    TVs, DVRs, DVD and Blue-Ray players
•    audio systems
Your U.Santini moving consultant will explain how each should type of item is to be prepared.

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Packing your stereo yourself?

Packing electronic equipment should not be taken lightly. Because of the high value of these items, you should use professional packing materials If you decide to pack these items yourself.
•    Bubble wrap and packing paper
•    sturdy carton boxes
•    packing tape
•    Moving labels (Fragile, Living room, do not move etc.)

U.Santini Moving and storage relocation consultant can supply these professional packing materials at an affordable price.
U. Santini moving and storage offers a free boxes kit valued at $80 to clients who choose to move with us. Click on the “Get Free packing boxes” button at the top of the page if you are interested in this promotion.

Use the following guidelines when packing electronics for moving:

  1. If possible Follow manufacturers’ advice for packing and moving. They probably have a lot of experience shipping their products to retail outlets, shows etc. Consult the owner’s manual or manufacturer’s Web site for details.
  2. Reassembling is always a hassle. Try to avoid unnecessary work by labeling all of your components, parts, cables and other items when you disassemble your systems. USe color coded labels for these items and mark clearly how each cord or cable connects to its specific component. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure out what you re-assemble the systems in your new home.
  3. Avoid dust – Dust is electronics worst enemy. Avoid dust at all cost.  Seal the boxes carefully with professional packing tape to avoid letting dust damage your electronic equipment.
  4. Use original boxes if available – If possible, use the original manufacturer’s boxes when packing your electronics. If you don’t have the original boxes, than use professional moving boxes. China boxes are sturdy and will protect your equipment well.
  5. Mark your boxes “Fragile”,but don’t write “Electronics” or “Stereo system” on them. You will be exposing yourself to potential thieves who might be looking to swipe a box or two from the truck when it is in transit to your new place.
  6. Crating – Very large electronics, such as large screen TVs might need special boxes or even specialty built crates in order to be moved safely. Consult with your mover on the best way to pack and move these type of items. It is probably better to let the moving company’s packers deal with these items.
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Packing is a Family affair…

Call U.Santini Moving and storage if you have any questions about packing, moving or storing your electronic equipment. As a veteran Brooklyn moving company we pride ourselves on our experience, commitment to our clients and the professional attitude. No moving or packing job is too big or too small. If you plan to move soon and need some FREE boxes, than click on the “Get Free moving boxes” and schedule a move with U.Santni moving and storage. We will give you $80 worth of FREE boxes if you move with us.

Five tips for packing your kitchen when moving apartments

The hardest room to pack is definitely your kitchen. It is full of small drawers, items that go in sets, drawers and cupboards that all all angling to take as much of your time as possible. It can be overwhelming. Here in U. Santini moving and storage we devised a short list of tips that will help you get everything sorted, packed and moved in the most efficient manner.

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Packing is a Family affair…
  • Packing a kitchen essential box – You will want to pack an essential kitchen items box. You will need these items during the last days of your stay in your current place and the first days of stay in your new one. Try to have the following available:
    •    Plastic or paper plates and bowls
    •    Plastic silverware
    •    Plastic cups
    •    A frying pan
    •    Coffee cups or mugs
    •    Coffee pot or electric kettle
    •    Cooking utensils
    •    Dish soap and wash rag
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Essential Kitchen items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sort, select and get rid of stuff – Before you move, select those items you’re taking with you and remove the items you’re leaving behind. Make three piles of items. One marked “New home” the second should be marked “Donate’ and the third should be marked “junk”. Go through every drawer and shelf and mark where every item should go. Pack up everything that is marked “New home”. Arrange to donate the “Donate” pile to a local shelter, food pantry or another local non profit organization. Throw the “Junk” pile in the garbage.
  • Order packing materials – The kitchen contains some of the most valuable and breakable items you own. Starting from antique china to actual silverware, electric or electronic kitchen gadgets. Do not skimp on packing materials! Broken dishes can be hard to replace and damaged kitchen items such as toaster overs or microwave ovens are too expensive to risk packing in flimsy card boxes that were never meant to protect valuable items. You can save and get supermarket boxes for clothes, books etc. These will probably not be damaged by non-professional packing materials. Make sure the kitchen is packed in professional moving boxes. Call your mover ahead of time and arrange a shipment of chine boxes and other boxes you will need in order to pack your kitchen.
  • Pack wine bottles and other containers with liquids in them carefully – Use a wine packing box for your wine or liquor collection. You can get these at your local liquor store for free and you can also order them from your moving company if you end up missing a box. Pack glass or plastic bottles containing liquids in the same type of box. Pack these items early in the process, as you will want them out of the way for the most part in the last days before the move.
  • Mark all you boxes clearly – Make sure that you mark all of you boxes with the word “Kitchen” written with a non erase marker. You can also put color coded stickers on your boxes and designate a cretin color for your kitchen. This will help the movers unpack quickly and efficiently in your new home.

Professional moving companies such as U.Santini moving and storage have done this before many times and will be able to help you move your kitchen safely. Saving you time, money and making sure that your move is efficient and cost effective. If you are looking for an NYC mover, a Brooklyn mover that with an A+ rating with the BBB, than don’t hesitate and call U.Santini Moving and storage. U.Santini moving and storage is a trusted moving and storage company, that is considered one of the best movers in Brooklyn. Don’t hesitate to call today! 718-768-6778.

We offer $80 worth of free packing boxes if you choose to move with U.Santini moving and storage. Click the button to learn more.

12 Tips on How To Organize A New House

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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.

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