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Efficiency: Moving in a Time Crunch


Moving in a time crunch is never fun, but sometimes you don’t get the advance notice you need to make proper preparations. Whether you are moving across the country to take an unbelievable job offer, or across the city to a new apartment, you may find yourself having to arrange your move in just days instead of months. U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn may be your first choice or you may decide to do it on your own. While more difficult, it is possible to move without much notice, and I have put together some time-saving tips to make your move as easy and successful as it can be.

Moving in a time crunch does not start with boxes

You may be in a time crunch but there are some things that can not be dealt with in a hurry. Here are some of them:

Take care of your utilities: Cancelling the ones for your old home and setting them up for the new one may be called the first step. Although it may look like you will have plenty of time for it later, it will only double it for you!

Notify the school: If your children are still in school make sure to notify it about their last day there. Moving out in a hurry can be pretty stressful for kids as well so give them plenty of time to say goodbye to their schoolmates.

Get your medical records: There is a chance you will need to change your doctor, so having everything you need on time is a lifesaver!

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Moving in a time crunch can be a real challenge

Organization is the key! 

First of all, even though you might be rushed, don’t skimp on the organization. Take the time to make a plan for your move. Once you have that plan make a few phone calls to different movers & packers. It may take a few tries to find a company with the correct size truck for you, or with available movers. In the end, the extra work you put in planning and choosing long distance movers Brooklyn will pay off both financially and emotionally. That is possibly the best way to deal with doing it in a time crunch.

Nevertheless, if you decide to take things into your own hands- be well prepared for it. When short on time, the last thing you will need is losing more of it, so put the moving plan on paper. You can start by checking the weather forecast for the upcoming week. If the weather is to be rainy make sure to add additional packaging time. Since Brooklyn summers are pretty warm, that is probably the best time for moving out.

All eyes on packing

Secondly, do as little packing as possible. If you have the luxury of hiring a full-service moving company in a time crunch, then you do not need to worry about this. However, if you only have one or two days to pack yourself make sure you take the time to pack fragile items well and know which corners you can cut. For example, instead of packing everything in your dresser, you might take out the drawers and wrap them up with your clothes still in them. This saves on both boxes and time. However, an area you never want to cut corners on is labeling. Labeling a box properly only takes a minute and can save you headaches while unpacking as well as ensure that your valuable items are treated with the care they deserve.

box labeled as fragile
Packing can be fun if you do it right!

Speaking of using certain clothes for packing, towels and old bedsheets can come in handy in a time crunch. You can use them to wrap certain items, especially those of high value or porcelain. In these cases, it is highly recommended to avoid paper with ink on it because it can damage the item.

There is a big chance you will forget something

When moving out in a time crunch, there is a big chance of forgetting certain items. And you are probably going to need most of them until you get to know Brooklyn. In order to avoid that unpleasant situation, focus on different areas as you pack. You should pack rooms separately and there are many reasons for that. When you focus on packing one room at a time chances you miss an item are very slim. It will also give you a great opportunity to start labeling on time. By the time you get to the last room- it will all go smoothly.

Get to know your new place

Imagine unpacking and realizing that your favorite cupboard is nowhere to be fit? We would want to avoid those scenarios at all costs, especially when moving in a hurry. So before the time comes make sure to check if your new place is compatible with your items. If you own some extremely large items, set those as your priority. When you do this on time you will be aware if there is no place for some items at your new home. In that case, you should probably check out U. Santini storage units Brooklyn because they offer amazing services and will keep your items safe.

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Make sure to make the best plan possible!

Bottom Line 

Ultimately, moving in a time crunch is never the ideal situation. You may want to look into storage and movers occasionally so that you know what is available in your area in case of an emergency. If you are ever faced with that problem make sure that you stay organized and communicate with your rental companies. Local movers Brooklyn will gladly be your partner in this. Then you stand a much better chance of having an easy, successful moving experience.

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

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.

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