Items you should personally transport
When you move you have to think about many things. However, it is also important to make a list of items you should personally transport. Why is this important? When we tell you which items they are, it will be much clearer to you. Some of these items despite the fact that you have a desire for moving companies to transport many companies will refuse. U.Sanstini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, New York has prepared for you a list of items you should personally transport. That way, your move will be much safer and less stressful.
Your beloved pets
Moving can be stressful for your furry friends as well. They can, first of all, feel if you are under stress and then they will be under additional stress about all the commotion that comes with the moving process. Additionally, if you let them be transported to your new home with the moving company this can agitate them even more. If you have an option to do so, go together with them to your new home. This can bring them a sense of security if they see you are going with them. Leaving them with strangers in the new environment can be super hard on them. If you are not moving far and you have an opportunity to visit your new place with your dog do so. In this way, they will get to know their new home before you finally move.
Transport expensive jewelry and valuable items you have inherited yourself
Even if you have hired the best local movers Brooklyn, there are things you should pack and transport yourself. If you are just moving across town, you should make an extra trip by car. Some items like expensive jewelry, are very tempting and easy to steal. Even if you have insurance, it is better if you pack it yourself and mix it for example with clothes, towels, etc. you should transport yourself. Very often the most important items in your life are those that have no real monetary value. Heirlooms are things that cannot be replaced, so they should always be transported by you. Since no insurance can replace these items, you don’t risk losing them, having them stolen, or having them damaged. It’s unlikely that you have so much stuff that it can’t be packed into a suitcase or box that you take with you in the car.
Items you should personally transport – important documents
You should take care of all your important documents, mortgage papers, insurance information, marriage and birth certificates, passports, and school, medical and veterinary records yourself. If you keep all of these items in a safe or locker, you can easily transport them in your vehicle. Otherwise, pack these documents or put them in your suitcase. This is the safest way to go.
Antiques you should personally transport
Even with additional insurance, you’ll be better off if you can avoid having movers take care of your antiques and collections. If you have a large train or doll collection, it’s obviously impractical to pack it in your vehicle, but coins, stamps, etc. are small enough that you can handle them. The same goes for antiques. If your entire house is full of antiques, there’s really no way around having the moving company transport those items. However, if you only have one fragile mirror, jewelry box, or oil lamp, you can probably make room in your vehicle. Accidents happen even to the best moving companies from time to time. Plus, sometimes accidents happen on the road that may not even be your driver’s fault.
Transport food and plants on your own
Items that can spoil during the move should not be transported by the moving company. You should take any houseplants or similar flora with you. As well take as many things that are in your refrigerator and freezer. Generally, you can transport plants for distances under 150 miles. You can easily transport perishable items to your new home in your own vehicle for a local move. For longer trips, consider a cooler filled with ice. And if you think of renting cheap storage NYC these are also items that are not convenient for storing. Food that can spoil does not belong to the storage unit. The same goes for plants because you can then take care of them.
Hazardous materials some moving companies won’t even transport
When you work with a good moving company, almost all of the work of transporting your possessions from your old home to your new home is taken off your hands. However, there are some items that you should transport yourself.
It’s important to remember that the number of items you need to transport may vary depending on the situation, such as a local or long-distance move. With that in mind, let’s discuss some of the things you’ll need to take with you in person on moving day:
- Hazardous materials, such as guns and full gas cans, or other less obvious materials that movers can’t or won’t handle for safety and liability reasons.
- Gas cans, chemicals, paints, aerosol cans, and car batteries, are items that many movers are not allowed to transport.
- Ask your moving company about these restrictions ahead of time to eliminate any confusion. Check out this list to learn more about the hazardous materials that you can not transport with moving trucks.
Contacting your moving company before the big day is the best way to clear up any confusion. They will tell you about all items you should personally transport. Therefore call affordable movers Brooklyn and get a free estimate and ask all questions that you want to know ahead of. This is the only way to have a stress free move.
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.