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The moving industry is categorized as an essential industry business, therefore we inform you that U. Santini Moving and Storage is open for business during our regular hours. We continue to operate using all safety precautions concerning the COVID-19 situation. Our moving professionals are adapting the operations in order to meet your moving-related needs while practicing CDC and WHO recommendations. We provide our movers with hand sanitizers and gloves and practice social distancing to protect both our clients and crew members. During this state of an emergency, our number one priorities are the health and safety of employees and customers. We make sure to: • Practice all State/Federal/CDC and World Health Organization guidelines in order to prevent contagion in our community.
• Keep the distance of 6 feet from clients due to social distancing recommendations.
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• Disinfect often-touched surfaces frequently (break room areas, restroom surfaces, countertops, door handles).
• Continuously ventilate the spaces we work in.
• Sanitize moving trucks after the job is completed.
• Provide masks (if they are available) and gloves for our employees to handle clients' possessions.
• Guarantee transparent communication with our employees - they will self-quarantine if even the slightest indications of flu-like symptoms appear.
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Old ripped cardboard packing material

Reasons to avoid second-hand packing material

Moving houses can be really stressful, but there are some things you can do to make it easier on you. There are two things you should consider getting so that everything runs smoothly. The number one thing is reputable movers and the second, but equally as important, quality moving boxes. There are numerous reasons to avoid second-hand packing material and use only new. Yes, you can find cheap movers Brooklyn, you can order both packing and moving services. The only task you have is to choose what do you want to take with you and what you are leaving behind. Everything else will be done by your movers and you won’t have to lift a finger. This company can also provide you with all the necessary good-quality packing supplies, such as boxes, tape, styrofoam, etc. We are here to prepare you with some tips and tricks for choosing quality moving supplies.

Why you should avoid using second-hand packing material?

Many people opt for cheap packing material. It goes without saying that they are saving a lot of money. Second-hand packing material is worn out and not safe. And more often than not, it is unsanitary as well. Think about what was once inside them before they arrived at your place. If you decide to get used boxes, for example, you will rarely be able to get the size that you need since they are not very versatile. Besides the obvious risk of a box breaking during the middle of a move. Consider that even the toughest cardboard boxes lose their strength and structural integrity quickly. This is not the thing you want to save money on. Those shipping boxes have been tossed, kicked, and bounced around for hundreds, if not thousands of miles. You’re better off not using anything than some unsanitary, dirty old boxes.

A room filled with second-hand packing material
Second-hand moving material is dirty and unsafe.

The disadvantages of second-hand materials

We understand that new moving materials are not cheap. But have in mind that second-hand packing materials can come with any variety of contaminants. Used boxes will often have rips and weak spots you might not be able to detect at a first glance. If the box was ever wet, or even damp, there is a big chance it might not be able to hold heavy items. Besides the weakness and the rips, when getting used materials like that, you also need to worry about:

  • Bed bugs
  • Moths
  • Carpet beetles
  • Viruses and Bacteria
  • Oil Spots and other Stains

Needless to say, the last thing you want is an infestation of bugs in your new home or office. Bedbugs are difficult to remove and moths can completely ruin your favorite clothes. Some viruses and bacteria can still be living in your cardboard box. Especially in the ones that have had organic matter, such as meat or produce in it. You’d be surprised to know how many movers actually reuse wardrobe boxes and sell them as new…Professional movers Brooklyn do not do that. We will always provide you with new boxes.

How to tell if you are using the wrong boxes?

If you still think that it’s better to save up on packing materials, we’ll give you a reason to rethink once again. Second-hand packing materials will only cost you your time and energy. It’s unlikely that your first neighbor will have the exact number of boxes you need. You will end up running from store to store to find enough material. Meanwhile, you are probably going to get manipulated into buying more stuff in those stores which you probably don’t need, and it’s another thing you need to pack. Each moving box has a specific use. The biggest boxes are for light items and the smaller ones are for heavy items. Unless you order the boxes specifically for your needs, it is unlikely that you will find the right used boxes for your unique move. You can also rent public storage New York or rent additional storage space if you need any.

Tape for moving boxes
It is important that you use quality tape to seal the box.

How to find good-quality materials?

Many people will just choose ordinary moving boxes without paying attention to details. Details are important when choosing your materials. This usually means that you should forget the cheap options and invest this money into your packing materials. By doing so, you are also investing in your peace of mind. If you are moving your office or you have a lot of electronics in your house, you are going to need special equipment and packing materials. Head on to our post about packing your electronics when moving office for more information. Here are a few tips that will guide you through choosing the right moving boxes:

  • If you chose cardboard, ensure that it is thick enough
  • Plastic boxes are more practical and you can use them later for storing things at home
  • For large items, you will need specialty boxes
  • Make sure that you are using good tape and protection
  • If you buy the materials from your local movers, you are likely to get a discount
A dog in a box
Pay attention to the size of your boxes.

These days there are many sketchy moving companies that will sell you dirty second-hand packing materials. It’s very common that those movers do not even have a license or insurance. Their trucks might be dusty and dirty and you wouldn’t want to experience that. For this reason, we will leave you with an article on how to hire movers and avoid moving fraud or find out how to report if a company has scammed you. You should always ask your moving company to show you permits and proof of insurance. We’re not trying to get you to spend more money. Just think about the gas savings in not having to make multiple trips to pick up used boxes.


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