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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How to account for additional moving costs?

Moving and starting a new life someplace else is a huge step. It’s exciting, but let’s be honest, it’s stressful, too. From choosing a new place, over planning, packing and finding reliable and professional Brooklyn movers and storage, to actually making a move, it can sometimes be overwhelming. But with good preparation, everything can go smoothly. One of the major issues you should pay attention to is how to account for additional moving costs. Therefore, we’ve decided to help you sort it out.

Preparing your moving budget is the best way to account for additional moving costs

While planning and preparing for a move, it’s of utmost importance to prepare financially, too. Sometimes there are costs that you don’t even know about, which can surprise you. That is why it is so important to set a budget for your move. By doing this beforehand, you won’t risk being surprised by additional or any hidden costs. We have prepared some important facts about moving costs NYC that you can expect, and how to consider them before your move.

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The best way to account for additional moving costs is to make a budget list.

Expected costs

There are some costs that you have probably already included in your budget. These include hiring one of the professional residential or small office movers NYC has to offer, storage costs and moving insurance.

If you are planning a do-it-yourself move, you should include costs such as gas, truck and equipment rental and moving insurance. Also, don’t forget to include the money you will have to spend on moving supplies for packing such as:

  • boxes or other kinds of packages
  • wrapping paper
  • plastic wrap
  • wrapping foam
  • tape
  • markers for labeling

Account for additional moving costs that you probably didn’t expect

In addition to the abovementioned costs that you’ve probably anticipated, there are some “hidden” costs that may surprise you. First we will mention the additional costs when you move with the help of a moving company, and then some less expected costs that you will probably need either way.

What movers charge additionally

Not every moving company has the same prices and services included in the original price. Some movers may surprise you and charge for some of the following:

  • Disassembling and reassembling some pieces of furniture
  • Special costs for large, fragile or extremely valuable items
  • Storage costs (storage units, storage transportation, storage supplies, storage containers)
  • Packing supplies
  • Cancellation fee if you need to change the date of your move at the last moment

You should not forget to tip the movers, too. This is optional, but most people end up spending money on tipping anyway.

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Some movers may surprise you by some unexpected costs, for example for disassembling and reassembling your furniture.

You should also account for additional moving costs that you didn’t think about

One of the most common costs people forget about is cleaning after the move. Also, make sure that you count in the money for utility and facility deposits if you are renting, as well as some of the bills, cable, internet and mail redirection.

If you’re making a long-distance move, make sure you account for vehicle move, airplane (or other transportation for yourself) tickets, maybe even a hotel. Moving process sometimes takes days, so be prepared to spend some additional money on food and utilities.

Other potential additional costs:

  • stair or escalator fees in some buildings
  • parking tickets
  • childcare
  • care for your pets
  • painting, renovating or making repairs if necessary

Of course, you probably won’t need to pay for all of the abovementioned. However, we encourage you to choose the costs that you’ll probably need to pay for, make a list, and carefully plan your budget. Good planning and preparation is the best way to account for additional moving costs. Good luck!

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