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Moving out after a break-up – tips and tricks


Break-ups are hard. But breaking up with a partner whom you lived with is even harder. You have probably bought furniture together and decorated the space. Now you need to find a new place and make it your home. If you are moving out after a break-up read on and find out how to go about this situation.

Plan your move and keep your emotions under control

Relocation can be very stressful and tiring, especially if you are moving out after a break-up. However, you can’t let your emotions get the best of you. Focus on moving tasks and activities. You need to research Brooklyn movers and storage, pack your things, transport them, etc. This takes time so start well in advance. Making a checklist will help you stay focused and on track. Remember that creating a solid plan is the key to a successful move.

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Find movers who can meet all your needs

Your first step should be finding experienced and reliable movers. Regardless of whether you are moving locally or looking for long-distance movers New York, you want your belongings to be transported safely. Before hiring a particular company, check ratings and reviews on specialized moving websites. You can also find previously submitted comments and complaints.

Divide your possessions and pack your things

Dividing possessions can be a stressful situation when moving out after a break-up. You and your ex will need to go through all your things and decide which items to keep and what belongs to whom. It is very likely that you won’t be able to agree on everything. In that situation, it might be best to donate or sell those items on eBay.

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Check all your belongings with your ex and divide things before you start to pack

Once you divide the assets, you can start packing. Full-service movers can help you every step of the way. They provide Brooklyn office moving services, packing services, or can even recommend storage facilities. So if you don’t have the time to pack everything on your own, or are not familiar with packing techniques, leave it to professionals. They will provide quality packing materials and label your boxes.

Spend time with your friends and family

It is normal to be emotional after a break-up, especially if you have lived together. That is why you should keep your friends and family close. They can help you pack and move, but also provide the necessary emotional support. Don’t refuse their help on a moving day, unpacking week, and whenever you need company. If you are moving long-distance try to stay in touch after the relocation.

Moving out after a break-up can be overwhelming. It is crucial to make a moving plan and stick to it. Otherwise, you will forget half the things you need to do while dealing with losing your partner. Organize your tasks and activities and find well-trained movers. Decide which things you want to bring into your new apartment and ask friends to help you pack. The best advice to survive a breakup and a move at the same time is to plan ahead.

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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.

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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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