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Guide to moving to Philly from Brooklyn


Moving to Philly from Brooklyn should be exciting and fun period in your life. However, we all know that the process of moving can sometimes be complicated and challenging. It is for this reason that you should be prepared and ready for all of the upcoming challenges of relocation. We are here to offer you a basic guide to moving to Philly from Brooklyn in the most efficient and stress-free way possible. We will discuss the things that you can do on your own as well as hiring long-distance moving companies New York for your relocation. Let’s begin by taking a look at the things you should do before you start packing.

Preparing for the relocation

First of all, assuming you have already read and research a little bit about Philadelphia and have chosen your new home, it is time to start preparing for the relocation.  This involves getting ready in every sense of that word, for the process of moving. Regardless of the type of relocation, there are a few basic elements that you need to take into consideration when moving.

Guide to moving to Philly from Brooklyn.
Creating a good plan and preparing for moving to Philly from Brooklyn is key to a successful and stress-free relocation.

Determining the date of your move

It is extremely important to know the exact date of your relocation. Moreover, when hiring professional movers, you need to be in constant touch with them during the move. This is in case anything changes in your schedule. That way you can notify them in time and postpone or delay the move. Choosing a good date for the move is not an easy task. Try to avoid the winter season and, most importantly, holidays.

Set the budget limit

After you set a date for your move, you need to set the budget that you can use for relocation. Always make sure to leave some money aside in case of an emergency. However, the key here is to accurately calculate the exact costs of the move. Take every aspect of the relocation into consideration. Finding cheap movers NYC is a great way of reducing the cost of your move. Contact your movers and get an accurate moving quote.

Determine the cost of your move and the limit of your budget.
Accurately determine the cost of your move and the limit of your budget.

Take a look at your inventory

Take a good look at your inventory before you start packing. Determine the size of your inventory to accurately calculate the cost of the move. Create a simple checklist to get a good insight into the size of your inventory. Decluttering your household is also a great way of reducing the size of your inventory. Two of the best ways to get rid of the items you no longer need or want in your new home are to donate them or sell them via garage sale for example.

Prepare both physically and mentally for the process of relocation

As we have already mentioned, the process of relocation is often complicated and difficult. This is especially the case when moving long distance with children. It is for this reason that you should learn and find the best ways possible to help your children relocate.

The process of packing

Packing is going to take a large chunk of your time during the period of moving. It can also be extremely tiring and stressful. You should do everything in your power to make the process of packing as simple as possible. 

Gather the necessary packing supplies and materials

Finding the right supplies for your inventory is the best way of making the packing process easier. Hop online and search websites such as amazon for cheap but durable cardboard boxes, packing foam and packing tape. In case you are hiring professional and organized movers such as U.Santini Moving & Storage, they can provide you with the right packing supplies for your needs.

Organize friends and family members to help you pack

Gather your friends and family members to make the packing more fun and efficient. Assign different roles so that the whole thing goes faster. Try and make it as entertaining as possible by turning the entire process of packing into a fun game. 

Gathering friends to help you move to Philly from Brooklyn.
Organize your friends and family to make the process of packing more fun and efficient.

Pack room by room

To truly have an organized packing, always pack room by room. Do not rush and pack various different items in the same box. This will make the unpacking later on a nightmare. Furthermore, by packing room by room you will get a good idea where each of your items is packed. Make sure each box is properly marked as well.

Explore your new neighborhood

This is probably the most enjoyable part of the relocation. Assuming you have chosen the right home and neighborhood for you, explore the area around it. Get familiar with the layout of the city. Take your family for a trip to Pennsylvania and explore its largest city Philadelphia, your new home. Read online about the experiences of people who have lived there. Visit popular landmarks, restaurants, and parks around the area where your new home is. Introduce yourself to your neighbors. All of this is exciting and should be a relaxing part of the relocation.

Hire professional movers

Finally, we have reached the end of this simple guide for your moving to Philly from Brooklyn. The key step to any relocation is hiring trusted and reliable movers. The benefits of hiring professional movers are many. Some of the crucial ones are:

  • Professional and well-organized movers will provide you with the necessary packing supplies and transport vehicles.
  • Movers will send a required number of hired workers depending on the size of your inventory so you do not need to worry about any heavy lifting.
  • Reliable movers will ensure that your items get to your new home in one piece and without any damages.

To sum up, moving to Philly from Brooklyn can be easy and exciting with the proper preparation, organization and professional movers. So contact us and get your move going!

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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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