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Moving out after bankruptcy – tips and tricks


Anyone who moves into a new place knows that moving is not easy. It is especially hard if you are moving out after bankruptcy. Some people lose track of their finances in the chaos so that there is hardly any money left to finance the move. Solutions for economic financing must be found. U.Santini Moving and Storage has prepared tips and tricks for you if you are moving out after bankruptcy.  If you have to watch your money when moving this can be additionally stressful for you. But do not worry we have some great moving advice for you. This way you can move out after bankruptcy a bit more relaxed.

Private helpers always cheaper

The best way to save money when moving out after bankruptcy is still to mobilize as many private helpers as possible. They can help with packing and loading the moving cars or assembling furniture. If you are planning such a move, you should approach people as early as possible and ask for help. Most of us are actually happy to help out a friend. At the same time, you should ask if someone has a van or if you can borrow one from a third person. The transport vehicle is one of the biggest costs. After bankruptcy, every dollar counts. If you ask friends and colleagues for help, it should be a matter of course that you provide them with culinary treats and drinks. If you are moving to a home with a terrace or balcony, you could conclude the move with a barbecue, for example.

Cheerful couple carrying boxes with belongings
With such a privately organized move, one should be aware that the private helpers are not liable in case of damage.

Reserve the transporter in time

You should remember to reserve your van or rental trailer well in advance for moving day. Sometimes it may even be necessary to contact Brooklyn movers and storage. Contact them a month or more in advance of your move date and reserve transportation there for your moving day. When making the reservation, be sure to check the size of the cargo area of the reserved van. This will help you plan what you will be transporting and how many trips it will take. You should make sure that you get a model that really meets your requirements! On the day of the move, however, you should take the time to inspect the moving van carefully for damage. If you have to watch your money, you can save money with DIY store transporters or with borrowed trailers from the furniture market!

Save money on the moving company

If it is important for you to have insurance for your belongings or if you are unable to mobilize private helpers, it is best to contact long distance movers New York and ask for an individual quote. When preparing the offer, you should also consider which work you can perhaps do yourself in order to reduce the price. However, you can finance the move much more cheaply by taking part in a so-called moving auction. If you only have to transport a few pieces of furniture to the new place of residence, you may be lucky that there is still some free space in another transporter. If even this is too expensive, only two options remain: One borrows money or else one takes out a small installment loan.

Moving out after bankruptcy
You can find many ways to fit the move into your budget!

Preparation is the be-all and end-all of moving out after bankruptcy

If you want to save a lot of money by renting a van by the hour, you should prepare your move especially well. Because: Every additional hour for the rental of the van costs money! If you don’t start dismantling all the furniture until the van is already at the door, you may even end up paying extra. Therefore, you should be properly prepared for the furniture transport on the day of the move. Take the following tips into account:

  • Pack everything before you get the transporter.
  • Make sure that you disassemble and pack all the furniture for transport.
  • Research the fastest (in terms of travel time) routes between the two moving locations. The shortest route is not always the fastest (especially if you are moving in a big city during rush hour).
  • It is best to deposit your furniture near the parking lot for your transporter. This will make loading quicker!
  • Maybe you can store the furniture in Brooklyn storage. This can ease your move after bankruptcy.

Decluttering before the move

There are still items or clothes that are absolutely not needed? Then it is a good idea to dispose of them before the moving day. This way far less will be transported and less time will have to be scheduled for packing the moving boxes. Unnecessary belongings actually take up more space and time than you might think.

The most important thing when moving after bankruptcy is to preserve your health

We know that this is certainly not an easy situation for you, but your health must come first. Things and the house are replaceable, health is not. So take care and don’t expose yourself to stressful situations unnecessarily. Basically, of course, a move does not have to bring negative side effects. In fact, in most cases the opposite is true. But some moves take place under rather difficult circumstances such as bankruptcy. One is uncertain whether everything will work out financially, whether the move will go according to plan, whether nothing will be damaged, whether the renovation work in the new apartment will be completed in time, and whether all the furniture will fit into the new apartment. Do not forget to breathe and take time to take care of your mental and physical health.


Man sits on the floor and meditates
Moving out after bankruptcy can impact your physical and mental health. Do not let this happen to you.


We hope that our tips will make it easier for you to move after bankruptcy. You can achieve everything with a good plan and a reliable moving company. Therefore contact Brooklyn office moving and you will see that a move can be pleasant even under hard circumstances.

These guys are TRUE PROFESSIONALS! We've now moved with them twice (once in 2017 and then again this week) and we really can't say enough good things about them. Simi is incredibly easy to work with for scheduling and quotes, and the crews - John, Super Mario, and everyone - are just awesome. They're quick, incredibly careful and conscientious, and super friendly. If we ever move again (and god I hope we don't have to) we're absolutely calling them.

Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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