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How to prepare before the movers arrive?

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Relocating is a complicated task. You need to take care of a lot of things, and you need to make sure that you did not forget about anything. But, a lot of people are confused about one thing. So, you found your ideal and reliable movers and packers Brooklyn. But how to prepare before the movers arrive? Are there any special tasks that you need to get done before they come? We created a simple list of tasks that you should do before your movers arrive. 

If you want to prepare before the movers arrive – make sure that everything is packed

Packing is a task that a lot of people leave for the end. And before you know it – your moving truck Brooklyn is coming and you are not packed! This is not a scenario that you want to happen – so make sure that you start packing on time. Depending on the size of your household you should start packing at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to the moving date. If you have some sensitive belongings that need special boxes – make sure to get them on time.

people packing to prepare before the movers arrive
You need to start packing on time

Prepare your home

A lot of people disregard the fact that if you want to prepare before the movers arrive – you need to make sure that you prepared your house as well. You need to protect your old home, but the new one as well. You should consider placing big blankets in the doorways, entryway, hallways. No matter the weather outside – you need to cover hardwood floors. But in case the weather forecast says that it will be rainy or snowy – make sure to take some extra steps of precations.

If you want to be prepared before the movers arrive – ensure a parking spot

Parking is a simple thing that is often overlooked when it comes to moving. Before your movers arrive – they will ask you where to park. So, to avoid any potential problems you need to make sure that your moving crew has a spot to park. This is important if you have fragile items – the truck should be close to your home. You know that packing sensitive items like electronics, antique furniture, art is important. But even more important it that the moving truck is close and that the moving crew can load all of your belongings easily.

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Make sure to ensure a parking spot for your moving crew

Measure your furniture

Scheduling and moving is something that you can mostly control. But – before you actually schedule a moving day and hire a moving company you need to measure your furniture. You need to make sure that all of your furniture that you are going to relocate – can fit through the doors. This is especially important if you have some big items like pianos and similar. You need to take good care of your furniture and that means that you should avoid any possible damages by moving it around.

Take care of your pets

If you have pets, you need to prepare before the movers arrive a little bit extra. You need to plan where your pet will be located during the relocation since the moving crew will be going in and out of your apartment. You can take them to your friends or family, or you can put them in a pet crate.

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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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