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


How to move during lockdown?

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Moving home during a pandemic is not advised. But if you already scheduled your move and you are unable to delay, you must find a way to do it. Following protocols tied to the current situation is not the only thing required. You still must organize everything and stay up to date with your plans. Therefore, let us show you how to move during lockdown and to avoid the whole pandemic situation.

You must move during lockdown? Find the movers you can trust.

The worst-case scenario would be that you already sold your home and have a vacancy date. But you did not schedule a moving company. Do not worry, there is still time to find an appropriate moving team but under slightly different circumstances. You will search for your movers online, read reviews, compare prices, and moving services. But you must be extra careful due to the economic impact that pandemic brought.

Move during lockdown with a moving team you can trust
Look for a moving company that you can trust. Read reviews and obtain references if possible.

Once you find a match, contact your moving company and discuss the moving services you would like to purchase. More importantly, ask to speak with the owner or a company representative. They must guarantee that their workers are taking all the measures required in such a situation. They must wear gloves, masks, and of course, not to have any virus symptoms. It is important, now more than ever, to find a proper team to move during lockdown with.

You should avoid moving scams at all costs. Therefore, you shouldn’t look only for a moving company that will follow the pandemic and lockdown protocols. But the one that is licensed, experienced and equipped with all the means to relocate. Your moving company should have all the equipment, a proper moving truck, and enough skilled workers to assign to your move.

The highly unusual packing process

Each relocation contains a boring and tiresome packing process. But due to the pandemic situation, you must sanitize and clean everything before you pack. Do not worry, you can still pack your home in a day, but anything you touch should be cleaned and sanitized before placing it into a moving box. Also, we suggest using higher-quality packing materials. Since now it is not the time to take any risks that a cardboard box would break and expose your items. Moreover, you must clean all the furniture as well. All belongings you have should be cleaned appropriately, packed, and loaded into previously sanitized moving trucks.

Moving box with a pet in it
Order your packing materials online or enlist a moving company that will bring it to you.

Although, since you must move during lockdown, it might be hard to get the right packing materials, and to get them on time. Therefore, consider hiring movers and packers in Brooklyn as the ultimate moving solution. Hire a moving team that will pack, transport, and unpack, if need be. More importantly, they will bring all the packing materials you need for your relocation. This means that you won’t be affected by a lockdown when it comes to packing. All affordable and completed in one day.

Sanitize your new home.

Your new home is probably already cleaned by previous owners. But this is not the time to take any chances. You will clean and sanitize before you leave but that does not mean that your new place is sanitized as well. Therefore, pick a day, get up early, and visit your new address. Bring a cleaning arsenal and clean your new apartment thoroughly. We highly recommend doing this yourself. You can bring someone you trust along to help you finish faster and easier. But do not hire any cleaning crews or third parties. In these circumstances, it won’t be helpful, but rather an unnecessary exposure. Do it yourself and set your mind at ease.

Think about storing solutions.

In the everyday scenario, you downsize and declutter before the move. You want to start fresh and clutter-free in your new home. But due to the pandemic and the lockdown situation, you might not be able to dispose of your items adequately. You are time-limited and this might not be the moment to do it. Sure, you can throw away some of the items you possess. But to conduct a spring cleaning covering your basement, attic, garage, and backyard, unlikely. Although, if you have set your moving date and planned to move regardless of the lockdown, then you can make the best out of the situation. Most of the day you are in lockdown in your home. That means you can shuffle through items while packing and inspect everything. You should clean items and get them ready for packing while setting aside belongings you will throw away.

Storage units
There is no time to relocate everything or not enough space in your new home? A storage unit is an answer.

On the other hand, if you do not want to do this now, or you are moving into a smaller apartment, you can store all your items for later use. Check your local storage companies NYC and find an appropriate storage unit. Try to find one that is located near your new home for easier access. Be sure to protect your items and pack them for storing. Later you can go back and take what you need.

Clean everything. Before and after you move during lockdown.

We can’t stress this enough and we already mentioned that you should clean and sanitize all your belongings as well as the old and new home. But after you transport all your items and the dust is settled, you must clean again. Even if you are sure that your movers are clean and are using all the protective equipment. The thing with the spreading of a virus is that a carrier is unaware. One of your movers might be infected without even knowing about it. With one wrong move, they can compromise your items. Therefore, after your movers are gone, put your gear on and start scrubbing. Clean everything from head to toe to be sure that you are safe. Do not neglect this part. Keep yourself and your family safe.

These were the things you should cover when you move during lockdown. It is not an ideal time to move at all, but if you must do it, be sure to take care. And take it slow, you have enough time to make the perfect setup for your new apartment. After the pandemic is over, you will be ready to meet your new NYC neighbors and be a perfect host. Good luck and stay safe.

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