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Last-minute moving tips for New Yorkers


Moving is never easy but last-minute moving can only get things more difficult and stressful. The process of preparation is the same even if you have a few weeks or a month to prepare for moving just in this case things need to go a lot faster. Make a list of things you need to do, packing, hiring a moving company, finding a moving truck Brooklyn, gather all the documentation, etc. If you aren’t afforded some extra time, there are still ways you can make your move go smoothly and efficiently. Here are some last-minute moving tips to help you with your relocation.

Last-minute moving tips

As already said, make a list of all the tasks that should be done. You should start by decluttering your home. Moving is always an ideal moment to get rid of some things you do not need anymore. Do not waste your time on the thing you do not need anymore. In the end, if you get rid of some things you will free some space in your new home and you will have an opportunity to buy some new items. In case you are not yet ready to throw away some of your items, you can store them. Massive items you should disassemble. If you have art pieces, fragile items, or some massive items like a piano, you can get in touch with some piano movers Brooklyn has to offer. Let them safely transfer your precious piano.

Make a list of tasks and stick to it.

If you do not have enough time and you can’t relocate everything yourself it wouldn’t be bad to do the research about the moving and storage Brooklyn companies to conduct your last-minute moving. In case you prefer doing it your self, after decluttering you have a lot of other things on the list. Such are packing your belongings, change the address, get the forms, organize important documents, setting up childcare, transferring your kids’ schools, etc. What is important for the last-minute moving is to make a timeline. Prioritize your tasks. Make a schedule so you can focus on one thing at a time without worrying when everything will get done.

Packing time

After having prepared your belongings, you should pack them and relocate. Get yourself enough packing supplies and make sure you pack your items in the best possible way, so you can reuse those items. Packing supplies you will be needing are:

  • cardboard box
  • stretch wrap
  • bubble bag
  • duct tape or packing tape
  • some tools for disassembling the furniture
  • scissors
  • a dolly
  • follow these last-minute tips, pack your items properly so they do not get damaged during the move
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Hire a reliable moving company so you can relocate your items faster and safely.

In the end, maybe it wouldn’t be bad to rent at least a moving truck if you do not want the moving company to take care of all the other work. Professional movers have different types and sizes of moving vans so you will be able to move all your belonging at once. Maybe you think you are wasting money by hiring a moving company, but if you don’t it can end up costing you money and nerves. Anyway, follow these last-minute moving tips, stick to the plan and it will be fine.

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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?

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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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