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Moving supplies you can’t do without on a moving day


If you were ever in a situation to directly or indirectly participate in the business of packing things when moving, it is very likely that you realized the importance of packaging materials. For one, you have to pack furniture before moving, and for two, you surely don’t want your furniture to be damaged. The truth is, if you’re looking for moving boxes Brooklyn, all you have to do is ask your movers. Still, if you haven’t really thought about it, let’s see which are moving supplies you can’t do without on a moving day.

Which are moving supplies you can’t do without on a moving day

Quite clearly, thanks to the rich market and the many services offered by various professional moving and packaging companies, you have the opportunity to completely do nothing when you move! This means that best movers Brooklyn, will not only do packing for you, but also the unpacking, as you can leave it all to them, and go through the whole move effortlessly. Still, there are moving supplies you can’t do without. But the good news is that you can get some free boxes from a moving company!

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There are just moving supplies you can’t do without no matter what, like boxes.

Do have in mind that this service is billed completely independently of the relocation and transportation service. Very often, it may even be a stumbling block for many clients… so they decide to pack the items on their own and unpack them themselves. But if you want to do it yourself, there are some things you should definitely get before you begin the packaging process.

What are the best moving supplies for packing furniture

In any case, you need to prepare an adequate plan for NY relocation, that is for the packaging of your furniture, including your wardrobe. By doing this, you can know how and what materials you need to pack your items before moving.

The matter is very simple: you have to get all those materials that will allow your items to arrive safely and completely intact at their final destination. And this in the first place involves special packaging paper, which is mostly used to wrap more delicate pieces of furniture. You should also use a special transparent foil, which is great for packing more delicate items whose shape is not symmetrical and is also great for dust protection.

If you do not want to pack glassware and other fragile pieces of furniture into newspapers, you can also buy so-called blister foil, which is ideal for this. It can also be used to cover parts of furniture that stand out, such as handrails or legs, for example.

Get your moving supplies from moving companies

When it comes to packaging materials for furniture before moving, pay special attention to the selection of boxes and to the items you are moving. Namely, you can mostly get the boxes at your local grocery store, but you better don’t. This is because they are often not completely clean, so if you do not want your items to be dirty, don’t do it. It is better that you look for completely clean boxes. Plus you have to make sure that you do not put say chemistry or edible oils in the same one where you put your clothes. That’s why it’s always the safest to get them from a moving company, and you can even get some for free!

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You can even get boxes for free!

It is best that the packaging boxes are not particularly large, and again they should not be too small. You should definitely think about this when packaging items for storage. In this way, your items will stay clean and protected throughout the whole relocation process. 

Also, you need to take care of the bottom of the box in which you will pack the items, especially glassware and other items that can easily break. Remember to reinforce them, even if they have a double bottom, which you can do with a wider adhesive tape. To avoid any breakage when it comes to ordinary cardboard boxes, our recommendation is to always choose five-layer cardboard boxes. Again, it’s best to choose quality boxes from a moving company.

How to pack documents

If you also need to pack your personal or business documents during the move, it is best to get a box with a lid. This will greatly facilitate not only packing your documents, but it will also be easy to unpack it in a new office or residential space. From what we have stated, it is clear that it is important to have a clear perspective of your moving situation. In this way, you will know how to provide adequate packaging materials based on the things you need to move to a new space. So moving companies are really a great choice, as you will each find exactly what you are looking for!

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A moving company can pack and unpack your items for you, so you can save money and time.

You don’t have to do it yourself

If you don’t have patience or time to do the packing on your own, you can get packaging services from U. Santini Moving & Storage. In this way, all your belongings will be protected 100% and you have time to focus on other, more important things. Besides – do you really know how to properly protect a sofa or chandelier? Professional packers know how to protect your valuables and fragile items. So anything from antiques, paintings, pianos and bulky furniture and ski equipment. In that case, we will provide cardboard boxes as well as stretch foil and other moving supplies. We are here for you!

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

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.

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