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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Two armchairs that you can lift without moving straps.

How to Use Moving Straps

A relocation can be done in one of two ways – you can either hire reputable movers, or you can opt for a DIY move. If you choose to save money and move by yourself, you will need all the help you can get. Luckily, U. Santini Moving & Storage is always here to help you. Today, we will give away the secret of our capable movers to help you move with success. Namely, moving straps are the favorite tool of our movers, with which they move heavyweight items with ease. Are you eager to learn more about it? In that case, just read on, as all of the pieces of advice you will ever need are coming your way!

What are moving straps?

Also called furniture lifting straps, this handy little invention has the potential to save every relocation. It takes a load off of your body, as lifting furniture with straps will not be as physically demanding as lifting it without it. Moreover, furniture straps use physics to shift the center of gravity of the item that you are using, so that you can lift it without a lot of hassle. There are two commonly-used types of furniture straps – shoulder and forearm. Whichever you opt for, you will not make a mistake.

A dresser, a lamp and a chair, to be moved with moving straps.
When having a DIY move, gathering the right moving supplies is crucial.

Using furniture straps guidelines

If you are moving to Brooklyn, remaining safe and healthy is one of your priorities. And, even though these straps are so useful, they can still be dangerous if not used correctly. In order to minimize any potential harm that could come your way, we have composed a list of guidelines for using moving straps.

Read the instructions

No matter which type of furniture lifting straps you opt for, they will come with instructions. The best way to prepare for using them is by reading the instructions. Not only will you get more familiar with the process, but also learn how to avoid moving-related injuries from lifting heavy furniture.

Clear the pathway

Those few meters from your doorway to your moving truck can seem like miles if you are carrying a heavy dresser. The last thing you need in this situation is to wait for someone to come and remove those toys your kids left that are now blocking your pathway. Thus, to avoid this, before lifting anything, you need to make sure your path to the moving truck is clear.

Wear comfortable shoes

As you can imagine, heals should not even be on your mind if you are having a DIY move. Instead, you need to wear comfortable shoes, that will provide enough grip so that you don`t slip. There will hardly be anything worse than falling down with a heavy item in your hands.

Measure everything

If you are going to lift a heavy and wide object, you need to make sure that it fits through the doors. Moreover, if there are stairs or an elevator involved, the situation quickly turns from bad to worse. Thus, to ensure you have no surprises on your moving date, get a measuring tape. Measure the width of your doors and the objects that need to fit through them. Clearly, make sure everything is in order before you proceed with moving.

A brown door on a black wall.
Moving straps will be of no use if your furniture can`t fit through the door.

Position the straps

Now that everything else is ready, it is time to put your furniture straps to use.

  • The first thing you need to do is put the straps either across your chest and shoulders or on your forearms. It goes without saying that it takes two people to use the straps, so make sure your partner does the same thing. Behave like a real furniture mover, and act in tandem with your partner.
  • Next, put the straps on the floor and right in front of the furniture piece you want to move. Now, gently tilt the tip of your item backward, so as to prepare it for the next step.
  • Put the moving straps underneath the object, but near the outside edge of your furniture piece.
  • Once you feel ready enough to move, start making small and careful steps with your partner. One of you should move backward, and the other one forward.
  • Once you carry the item to where you want to place it, gently bend your knees and lower the item to the floor. Just make sure that your back is straight so that you don`t get hurt.

Teamwork

Everything is easier once you have someone you can trust by your side. Since you will need help from another individual when lifting your heavy items, it is best to choose someone you can trust. Just like you would choose trustworthy moving and storage companies NYC based to relocate you, you also need to pick only the people you have faith in when having a DIY move. Moreover, communication is the key to the two of your being successful. Don`t let your partner out of the decision making process. Communicate with him/her whether he or she is ready to start lifting and carrying an object. The success of your partner is directly your success and vice versa. 

A group of people fist-bumping.
You and your friends should create a well-oiled machine.

Where can you find moving straps?

Finding moving straps should not be difficult. You can find them in any store that specializes in selling moving supplies. Of course, since we do live in the 21st Century, you can also order them online. Since there can hardly be anything wrong with furniture lifting straps, you can get them any way you find simpler. Finally, the money you spend on these straps will be well-invested. After all, can you really put a price on your safety and well-being? We think not! Besides, there is no need to worry. Furniture lifting straps should not add a lot to your Brooklyn moving costs. Compared to other relocation expenses, moving straps are more than affordable.

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