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 choose the right moving truck

Relocation is a stressful and costly process. Moving costs NYC vary depending on the moving date, the choice of moving company, size of your relocation, etc. Instead of hiring professional movers, you can move on your own. In that case, you will need to start planning well in advance, pack and protect your items, choose the right moving truck, etc.

What are the advantages of a DIY move?

One of the crucial advantages of a DIY move is the fact that it is cost-effective. It is usually cheaper to move on your own than to hire a moving and storage Brooklyn company. Moving companies charge by the hour. Packing services, as well as any additional special services, are charged extra. Also, the size and volume of your relocation will affect the moving costs. On the other hand, moving professionals can save you a lot of time and energy. They provide quality packing materials, know packing techniques, and will guarantee the safety of your belongings.

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The volume of your move will enable you to choose the right size moving truck

Make an inventory list in order to choose the right moving truck

Choosing the right size truck is crucial when organizing relocation. A wrong decision can result in a moving disaster. If you choose a truck that doesn’t have enough storage space, you won’t be able to transport all your belongings. On the other hand, if you rent a truck that is too big for you, your belongings will move while in transit. This can cause damage to your possessions. In order to avoid this, it is recommendable to create an inventory list. Once you know exactly which items you want to take into your new home, it will be much easier to determine the size of a moving truck.

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An inventory list will help you determine the size of a moving truck

What is the right moving truck size for your move?

There are many stressful moving tasks and situations you will have to face. One of them is choosing the right size moving truck. The best way to get the perfect truck size is to calculate the volume (cubic space) of your boxes, furniture pieces, etc. 20-cubic-foot truck is capable of holding approximately three rooms of furniture. Small moving trucks, which are around 10 feet long, are optimal for one-bedroom apartments. Medium trucks range from 15 to 17 feet. They should be able to accommodate 3 or 4 rooms. If you have 5 to 8 rooms, you should rent a large moving truck which ranges from 20 to 26 feet. If you are still unable to determine the moving truck size it is best to ask a truck rental company for a piece of advice.

Renting a larger moving truck is more expensive than a small one. That is why it is necessary to organize all your belongings before choosing a moving truck. Get rid of the things you don’t need, furniture that doesn’t fit into your new home, clothes you no longer wear. Decluttering will enable you to pack your Brooklyn apartment with ease.

Now you know how to choose the right moving truck for you. We wish you an easy and safe relocation.

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