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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Guide for moving from Long Island City to Brooklyn

Are you thinking about moving to Brooklyn? Well, you are not alone, Brooklyn is the most populous of all five boroughs and you should know that in a borough this size you will never run out of places to do and see. While Long Island City is a slightly quieter community, Brooklyn on the other hand has become known as the ‘’New Manhattan”. Offering a safe haven for many young professionals and families. There are only 42 miles of driving distance between these two cities. Although moving from Long Island City to Brooklyn is a short-distance move, you should not underestimate the planning and preparation that goes into the moving process. Here are some essential tips that will help you plan out your move.

 Draft a To-do List

Moving can be an amazing time in your life. Although it can be exciting to start your new life in Brooklyn you can easily get overwhelmed when you how much goes into a moving process. Making a checklist can help you organize and plan out your move step by step.

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Start planning your move from Long Island City to Brooklyn

We provide you with a list of things you should consider including in it:

  • Cancel your utilities
  • Notify your landlord at least one month before your relocation
  • Update your contact information for banking, insurance, and other service providers
  • Forward mail via UPS
  • Hire a babysitter on the day of the move

 Consider Hiring a Moving Company When Moving from Long Island City to Brooklyn

Moving locally can be as demanding as long-distance moves. Whether you require residential or corporate moving services a reliable and professional moving company can make the move easier for you. Instead of breaking your back and carrying the furniture up and down the stairs yourself, these experts will take care of your treasured possessions and fragile items and vouch for their safety and quick relocation. The trick here is to find a trustworthy moving company with professionally trained movers. Although most of the companies are certified, some companies have movers who haven’t gone through proper training or any training at all. To avoid getting involved in scams and frauds you must ensure your movers are licensed, trained professionals. To do so always check online reviews as they can help you determine whether the reliability of a specific company. Another great way to check is to consult your friends and family as they can share their first-hand experiences.

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Moving can be quite stressful, hiring a moving company can make things easier

Research Insurance

All licensed movers carry liability. Usually, minimal protection is implied and comes with no extra charges. To make sure you are covered in unfortunate cases of breakage or misplacement, discuss insurance coverage. A good and reputable moving company will give the details of their insurance policy in writing. It will be held accountable for any damage that may occur. While full value protection costs extra, you should consider getting the best coverage you can afford.

Start Packing

It doesn’t matter if you are preparing to move abroad or you are just moving down the street, the process of packing is almost the same. Many people underestimate short-distance moves and procrastinate until there are only a few days left. The best thing to do is to start packing and planning right away. First, start thinking about downsizing. We all have things that have been collecting dust in our basements for years. identify those things and start selling or donating them. You want to avoid having unnecessary extra costs as more possessions mean paying a higher price for moving services. Next, make sure to pack all your possessions in a secure way. Wrap your fragile items in towels and blankets to avoid any damage.

 Pack an Essential Bag

A week before the move you should start packing your essentials in one bag. Things you should consider putting into it are your documents, medications, keys, wallet, laptop as well as basic toiletries like a toothbrush to avoid going through your stuff after a long day of moving. Don’t forget to pack the contract you have with the moving company.

Do you need storage space?

The distance of moving from Long Island City to Brooklyn is only 42 miles so it is convenient for you to go beforehand and measure your apartment. Therefore you can determine if you are moving to a smaller space. If that is the case you need a company that provides you with flexible and affordable storage facilities, whether you need short-term storage services or long-term ones. Hiring a professional moving company with storage options offers a convenient solution. Most good and reputable moving companies have storage services, making your moving experience a lot easier and more time-efficient.

 Ask for Help

Moving is a complicated process no matter the distance. Asking your friend and family for help can help you save a lot of time. Inform them about your moving plans and let them know that you need help. They might help you with selling things you don’t need, packing, or even looking after your pets and kids on the day of the move.  Your kids can help too, if they are younger they can sort out their toys and clothes and get rid of any unwanted things and older children can even pack their rooms by themselves. However, if you are on a busy schedule you might need professional help with packing. Moving companies like U.Santini Movers Brooklyn offer assistance when preparing your items for packing.

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Ask your family and friends for help, even your children can help too!

Settle in your new home in Brooklyn

Once you move from Long Island City into your new home in Brooklyn, get to know your house. There are many things to consider doing once you settle in and unpack. One of the things worth mentioning is checking if your utilities are all set up and your address changed so you avoid any inconvenient situations.  Go for a walk around your neighborhood and keep an eye out for new restaurants, parks, or any interesting places you would like to see.

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