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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.
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• Sanitize moving trucks after the job is completed.
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• Guarantee transparent communication with our employees - they will self-quarantine if even the slightest indications of flu-like symptoms appear.
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Expectations for moving into a small apartment

Moving to Brooklyn is a great idea. This borough is in the heart of NYC and is waiting for young and ambitious people. Families will find a piece of paradise here as well. First, let’s deal with the moving part. You should ask local Brooklyn movers to perform a move for you. Once your reliable Brooklyn movers finish their job it is time to start looking for an apartment. You should know that housing prices are sky high in NYC. So if you are moving into a small apartment, that is a more affordable option. But, how do you deal with a small space? Well, we are going to give you some tips on how to maximize your small apartment space.

How to deal with moving into a small apartment

If you are moving into a small apartment you should be aware that not all of your bulky furniture will fit in there. There is a way out and your salvation can be storage solutions NYC has to offer. You can just put everything safely into a storage unit. So that is the first thing you have to do. Either store or donate or even sell the things you know you are not going to use.

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Be smart with your space usage when moving into a small apartment

How to downsize like a pro

So as we have said, with moving into a small apartment, all of the things you don’t really need anymore have to go. If you want to downsize like a pro you need to have a good strategy. First of all, you need to understand that decluttering and getting rid of the unnecessary is good for you. It is beneficial for your mental state and living space. These are the things to pay attention to when downsizing

  • outdated
  • outgrown
  • damaged
  • duplicates
  • things you know you will never use again

When it comes to furniture you should make a floor plan of your new apartment. After that, you will see what of your old furniture fits. You can sell the things you do not need online. Another good idea would be to organize a yard sale. You could use the money to pay for the services of your reliable Brooklyn movers and avoid fraudulent movers in Brooklyn.

Dissasemble your furniture

You should disassemble your furniture before moving into a small apartment. This is important because some bulky furniture pieces might not fit through the doors or corridors. Stairs can be tricky too. So the bulky furniture like beds, closets, cabinets should be taken apart and transported in pieces. Don’t forget to unscrew the legs on these pieces of furniture. It will be much easier to move and maneuver the dismantled furniture in such a small space. However, this is not an easy task. If you have no experience maybe you should let the professionals do it. You are in luck because disassembling and assembling furniture are parts of moving services good movers will provide.

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Disassemble your bulky furniture before moving into a small apartment

Get the bigger items inside first

A useful trick is to get the larger items inside first. After they are moved in you can proceed with taking in the smaller things. There is an easy explanation for why this is necessary. Namely, the bigger items need more space to move around. When you take them in and position all of them you will not need a lot of maneuvering space any longer. After this is done you can take in your smaller items and put them into their places.

Tips for maximizing smaller space

When you live in a small space you need to get creative and find ways to maximize it. First of all, try to make more visual space. You can paint your walls in some light colors. This will visually enlarge the apartment. Let a lot of light into the apartment. There is a trick you can do with mirrors. Put mirrors opposite the windows. They will reflect the light. Thus, your place will seem bigger and brighter. Some room dividers or glass doors will create an optical illusion of a larger space.

Make use of your vertical space

Your walls have to be used to the max if you are moving into a small apartment. You can put shelves or cabinets on the walls from floor to ceiling. Just imagine all of the extra space you are going to get. You could also put up shelves and cabinets over doors. Use up space under the stairs by transforming it into something useful. You can use it for storage, put up an aquarium or just use it for storage space. This will be such a refreshment for your small new home. Use the space under your bed. You can put some boxes of things you don’t use there.

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Put up shelves everywhere and make use of vertical space

Get some multi-functional furniture

You can consider using furniture that has some storage space. For example, some seats with lids or ottomans are a great idea. Use tables that can expand and beds that can turn into armchairs or bunk beds. You can use your nightstand as a small working desk. Moreover, you can use your kitchen table for preparing food and as a dining table as well. You could use a bookshelf instead of a room divider. This will give you so much more storage space.

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Make your furniture multi-functional

Install a window seat and customize your closet

A window seat with a bench is a great idea when moving into a small apartment. It will become a perfect reading and relaxing corner. In addition, you can store items underneath the bench area. If that is not maxing out space we don’t know what is. You can also customize your closet. A custom-made closet will fit perfectly into your bedroom or any other room. There will be no waste of space if you decide to install it. If you decide to customize you could order a customized bed as well. The beds you can lift and put inside a wall space are going to save you a lot of space. This is especially great for one room apartments where the bedroom and the dining room are basically the same space.

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