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Guidelines for moving from NYC to Boston


Preparing for relocation is really important. Moving from NYC to Boston can be quite convoluted and complicated, after all. But careful preparation will make for a much smoother experience. Of course, having a moving company at your side will make everything easier, as well. U. Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn specializes in the Boston area and will make your relocation a pleasant one. But you are going to need to go through all the hoops that relocations require. This article is going to provide you with an easy guide that you can follow.

How to prepare for moving from NYC to Boston?

Here are our top tips for preparing for your upcoming relocation:

  • Organize and start planning well in advance
  • Ask friends and family for help when moving from NYC to Boston
  • Gather moving boxes, packing materials, and necessary moving tools
  • Declutter and donate unwanted items
  • Pack seasonal items early
  • Contact a professional mover and set a moving date!
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Organizing your efforts always needs to come first.

Organize and start planning well in advance

The first thing in every endeavor is to organize everything. If you just tackle problems and chores as they come along, you are going to spend a lot more time and effort than you otherwise would have. Therefore, start early, give it a bit of thought, and figure out the best time for all of your activities. Your relocation is going to have a lot of “moving parts” and making sure that they all work in synergy will be your first priority. There are a lot of things to sort when moving from New York, after all, and organizing them will make everything easier. You also want to give yourself as much time as you can, so try to start as soon as you know that you will be relocating.

You don’t need to start doing chores straight away (though it is a good thing to do) but you want to at least consider the best time for doing them. Plan well, and everything else will be a lot easier.

Ask friends and family for help when moving from NYC to Boston

Your move will be a lot easier and efficient if you involve some of your friends or family members. The more help you have, the easier it gets. With additional hands, you will be able to do a lot more work in a shorter timeframe. This is especially important if you don’t have much time to prepare for your upcoming move. But it is a good thing to have, regardless. While the long-distance moving companies New York are going to be doing most of the work, there will be things that you need to sort on your own. And this is where the help of your friends will come in handy.

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Your friends and family can be your most valuable assets.

Gather moving boxes, packing materials, and necessary moving tools

After you have enough help, it is time to acquire all that your relocation requires. Packing your belongings involves the use of containers, padding, and wrapping. You can get regular cardboard boxes in multiple ways, the cheapest being from your local stores. You can also purchase them from your movers or go to a store that sells them. However, you will need to choose the right size moving boxes, as well. If you are unsure, you can always talk to your moving professionals and ask them for advice. When looking for padding and wrapping, packing materials in short, you can utilize similar solutions. The only difference being that you getting them for free, or cheap, is a bit harder. Try to see if you know someone who has recently moved and if they are willing to sell off some of their surpluses.

Declutter and donate unwanted items

A good way to reduce your moving costs, or to add some more funds to your moving budget, is to sell some of the items you will not be taking with you. But before you can do so, you will need to go through the decluttering process. This will involve taking a hard pass at all of your belongings, identifying those that you will not use anymore, or have a newer version of. After you do so and have some items that you can sell, consider either holding a garage sale or listing them on the internet. The garage sale will make it so you only use up a day or two of your time, where internet listings can be a bit more profitable but can make for a constant annoyance.

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Before packing your belongings, see if you really need to carry them with you.

Pack seasonal items early

If you want to have an easier time packing your stuff on a moving day, you might want to do some of the work ahead of time. The best items to pack early are seasonal items. So, if you are moving in the summer, pack all those sweaters, winter jackets, and the like as soon as you can. This will save you a lot of time when you will need it the most. And while you are doing so, you might want to figure out if you can pack some of the items that you are sure you will not use before your relocation. The more you pack now, the less you will have to pack later. Simply pack a few items every day and try not to overburden yourself.

Contact a professional mover and set a moving date!

Every relocation is easier if you have professional assistance. Hiring movers is easy but if you want to ensure that you get the date that you want, as well as get the best deal available, this is something that you want to do as soon as possible. Even though there are many moving companies in the area, getting a particular date might be hard if you are relocating in the middle of the moving season. Calling and scheduling early is your best option.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are your working hours?

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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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