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Essential moving equipment to have


You probably moved at least once in your lifetime.  Even if you didn’t, you sure helped someone and you know how challenging it is. You need a lot of essential moving equipment. Without it, packing and moving can get really hard. Imagine not having boxes to pack up your stuff, or not having a ladder to reach all those high cabinets. Luckily, U.Santini Moving & Storage NYC came up with a list of essentials that you will need for the move, and even after. Keep reading to learn more.

Essential moving equipment

Your move will be much easier if you have all the essentials on hand before and after moving day. Before one of the best moving companies Brooklyn offers comes to your door, check out our list. You’ll need quite a few additional items beyond the basic tools that come with a toolbox. Moving is stressful enough without trying to load your things on a moving truck and discovering you’re missing some tools. Some of them are pretty usual and you might already have them in the house, but some are more specific.

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Packing and moving can be messy if you want to do it the right way- gather essential moving equipment

Here are two types of equipment that you should use and gather while planning your relocation:

  • typical equipment like scissors, hammer, and tape
  • unusual but essential moving equipment like laser level, box cutter, or a dolly

Typical equipment

For cutting tape, opening boxes, and opening new packages, you’ll need a pair of good scissors. Moving day and beyond call for scissors. Almost every house has a step ladder. If you want to reach and later store items in high cabinets and shelves, you need a ladder. A ladder may also be required to hang picture frames and wall decore. If you are moving, a tape measure will come in handy for measuring doorways and furniture. Packing tape and duct tape are essential items when moving to a new house. Repairs around the house can also be done with duct tape, so you will use it post-move as well.

You will also need a box cutter, as you don’t want to destroy the boxes when unpacking them. For clothes, we recommend that you get vacuum seal bags. They are easy to find and pretty cheap. After the move, you can keep some of your clothes in the bags while they are waiting for the right season. We are sure that you already have a house full of nuts, bolts, and screws, but it wouldn’t be bad if you visit your local hardware store a get some extra. Once you arrive, you will assemble furniture or hang artwork.

Non-typical but essential moving equipment

It’s likely that you’ll have to move or adjust heavy furniture when moving to a new home. You might decide to change the arrangement even after the movers New York have left. Furniture sliders are perfect for this purpose. They will prevent scratches on your floor and make the moving process easier if attached to the feet of your furniture.

A dolly is an essential moving equipment
There are many types of dollies and they come in different sizes, so pick wisely before renting or borrowing one

Using moving straps allows you to move more quickly and efficiently. Leveraging the strength of your body and simple physics, the straps allow you to lift even heavy furniture. The same method can be applied to ropes.

Wrap anything that’s valuable with a moving blanket or pad. Make sure you protect your furniture, and electronics, like a TV. You don’t have to buy the blankets, you can use your old ones and just wash them when you arrive at your new place. If you’re moving by yourself, moving blankets are almost irreplaceable.

It’s possible to stack and move several boxes at the same time by renting and using a utility dolly. The one that’s the upright kind with two wheels will save your back and reduce the possibility of dropping a box or breaking your valuables. Be sure to secure heavy items well. A dolly will also help you move items down or up the stairs, but make sure you have a person on hand to help you out.

More accessories for your move

To avoid any liability for the condition of your home or apartment, you will need a variety of cleaning supplies both before and after the move. Before you start packing, assemble a clean-up kit. Pack a broom, paper towels, all sorts of cleaning sprays. Protect yourself from harmful bacteria and reduce your exposure to cleaning agents by wearing personal protective gear. After wearing gloves for an extended period of time, apply a moisturizer to replenish your skin.

Two persons taping a rug
Duct tape can be used to tie all your rugs, and they are completely safe to use- you won’t damage your belongings

To avoid dust and debris all over your belongings, use protective covers. Additionally, they will also prevent scratches and any damage. If you don’t use all of them, they will come in handy when you decide to paint your new apartment. Especially if the former owners left nails and screws behind, you may want to touch up your walls after moving into a new home. Be sure to have a matching paint can and a small paintbrush available.

Special equipment for a business move

The primary difference between business and residential moving supplies is the high load-carrying capacity. It is common to use large carts, hand trucks, or dollies to move business equipment from one place to another. For moving heavy equipment with wheels, loading ramps are essential. It may be necessary to use an industrial-grade platform truck instead of a light dolly when moving a business. You might need to rent this kind of equipment, and this can be costly. If you don’t want to go through the stress of business relocation, you can always call business movers NYC. The professionals have all the essential moving equipment and will make your move much easier.

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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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