Should I hire a moving company or do it myself?

Moving requires you to make lots of decisions. What kind of apartment do I need? What furniture should I sell? What time of week should I plan to make the move? But there’s one decision you can make that will lighten your load and smooth your transition: hiring a professional, Brooklyn moving company. Brooklyn movers such as U.Santini Moving and storage are cnsidered a trusted nyc moving company and will provide you with excellent service at affordable prices.

You can save money by taking care of your move by yourself, but you’ll probably still need to rent a truck and round up some people to help with the heavy lifting. You’ll also need to weigh a few other factors into your decision: Can you keep your rented moving truck in a prime parking location while you do your loading and unloading? Do you have insurance to cover any mishaps that occur during your move?

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Moving is always a a challenge…

We’ve put together a list of considerations to help you with your decision of whether to manage your move yourself or to hire a professional, Brooklyn moving company.
1. Experience

How much experience do you and your helpers have with moving? Experience can really make a difference, especially if you have any tricky items such as a piano or a large armoire. At U.Santini, we have more than 80 years of moving experience in New York City.

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2. Training

Unfortunately, many moving days are marred by accidents and injuries because most people aren’t trained in how to lift and move heavy items without hurting themselves. Our employees have received personal moving and handling training from expert staff. This kind of experience can be incredibly helpful, especially when difficulties arise.

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U. Santini movers are trained

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Insurance

Do you currently have insurance that will cover any accidents or mishaps during your move? We carry full replacement insurance with a $5,000,000 general liability policy. This insurance gives our clients peace of mind, knowing they will be covered if anything goes wrong.

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Insurance protects us…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Time

Do you really have time to manage this move all by yourself? Moves require lots of attention to detail, and they almost always take more time than you think they’ll take. When you turn your move over to professionals, your move won’t feel like it’s taking over your life.

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Do I really have time to organize a move?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Price

While it definitely costs more to hire a professional, Brooklyn moving company than it costs to do your move yourself, you might be surprised by how competitive the prices are. This is especially true when you take into account the fees that add up as you rent a truck and the materials necessary to transport your belongings from one place to another. Sometimes, estimating the move price can be tricky, use our moving budget checklist blog post to figure out how much your move is going to cost.

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How can I save on my move?

6. Options

If problems arise during your move, you can be thrown into crisis mode. For example, let’s say your apartment is all packed up and you’re ready to turn the keys over to your landlord when you find out that the closing on your new house has been delayed. If you’re working with a moving company that has its own storage facilities, this situation is much easier to deal with. A trusted moving and storage company is invaluable when things don’t go as planned.

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Likewise, when you work with a moving company that has many different trucks of different sizes, you can avoid the situation of having reserved a truck that doesn’t fit your needs and facing the prospect of making multiple trips. Details like these can be handled well by moving companies with years of experience and many resources.
Making the Decision

One of the best ways to make the decision about whether or not to hire a professional, Brooklyn moving company is to get a free in-home visual estimate. When you have the details in front of you (how much the move will cost and what kinds of services you can count on), it’s much easier to decide. You can calculate how much time you could save by delegating this work to someone else and base your decision on this information.

If you’d like to speak with a U.Santini representative, contact us. You can also use our free online moving estimator to get more information on which to base your decision. Feel free to contact us with questions and concerns. Our customer service is legendary, and we look forward to helping you. Call us at 718-768-6778, if you want more moving and storage information, or if you intend to hire a moving company.

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