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Guide to moving from Brooklyn to Portland


Moving from Brooklyn to Portland is a big and exciting life decision. There is no doubt that Portland is a great city to live in. First of all, it’s a great location, the ocean is an hour’s drive to the west and the mountains an hour drive to the east. There is also the fact that Portland is one of the most affordable cities on the West Coast. And that Brooklyn and Portland have a similar environment in many different ways. Portland is renowned for its arts and culture. There are also many things to plan and take into consideration when moving to make the move easier and safer. So make sure to read this guide by U.Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn to ensure a safe and efficient move. You will be happy that you have managed your move properly. And will save money and time.

When moving from Brooklyn to Portland make sure that you find good movers

For such a complicated and hard long-distance move one of the most important things is finding good movers. First of all, do your research and find movers that look good to you. Then read the reviews. Both on the website of the movers and elsewhere. You can also ask family members, friends, and coworkers if they know any good movers. You will eventually narrow the list down to two or three movers. Then compare them and decide which ones suit you the most. Make sure to take your time to research long-distance moving companies in New York to find good ones. That will make a big difference and make your move much easier and safer. Don’t hesitate to negotiate the price of the move, you might be able to get a good deal, especially when it comes to big long-distance moves.

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Take your time to do the research and find good movers for your move to Portland

Make sure that you have enough time to pack properly

Packing is one of the hardest and the most tiring parts of moving. So make sure that you give yourself enough time to pack properly. And without the stress and pressure of the move being soon. So give yourself at least six weeks to pack carefully. Packing properly will save you a lot of time and money, and most importantly it will make the move less stressful and easier. Whether you are moving a house or an office, keep in mind that your movers can help you with packing too. And if you are moving an office you might be better off hiring commercial movers NYC to help you with the packing too. It can save you a lot of time and money. And with packing being included in the move you will most likely get a good deal on it.

Prepare for the move

Moving is a big life change and you should prepare for that change. And so should your family.  Moving is a stressful process, but there are ways to deal with moving stress in Brooklyn. While moving is stressful for adults, it can be even more stressful for children. So make sure that you find a good way to let them know about the move. And give them enough time to say goodbye to their friends and surroundings. A good way to help make the move easier for your younger family members is to show them the place where you will be moving. That way they can look forward to that new environment which they will enjoy. And that will make the move easier. There are more ways to prepare for the move to make it easier. Here are some of them.

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Prepare your children for the move to make it easier for them

Before moving from Brooklyn to Portland make sure that you have paid all the bills

After moving from Brooklyn to Portland you don’t want to find out that you have left unpaid bills. That is what often happens to people when moving. And it would be complicated to take care of after the move considering how far you will be from Brooklyn. So make sure that you don’t forget to pay all your bills and utilities and transfer the services to your new address. And also on the day of the move, you should shut off all the utilities in your home. A smart thing to do is to do a final meter reading. You can ask utility service providers to come to your home and do a final reading of all the utilities. Just in case you get some unexpected bills after the move, this way you will be safe. Here are the things you should check that you have paid the bills for:

  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Internet
  • Phone

Your doctor and dentist

Considering that you are moving long-distance you are going to need to find a new doctor and dentist. But also inform your old ones about the move. Consider registering with a new doctor and dentist before the move. Because you might need them not long after the move, so it’s good to be prepared. And you should do the same with any other health care providers which you might need, like the optometrist, chiropractor, clinical psychologist, and others.

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Don’t forget to notify all your health care providers about the move

Children and pets

You will need to inform your children’s school about the move. To keep the school records and contacts up to date. And have a plan of what will the children do on the day of the move. Whether they will take part in the move, or would it be better that they are out of the way. With a family member or a friend. Usually, it is better to keep them out of the way as a move can be stressful for children. As for pets, it will be best if they are out of the way during the moving day too. So ask a friend, neighbor, or family member to pet-sit for the day of the move. And also inform your vet that you changed your address.

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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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