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Why You Might Need Storage Before Moving Out of NYC

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Moving away from a big city like New York can often be just as complicated as moving to the city. Packing up your home and preparing to move across the country, or even across the state, requires a lot of planning. Perhaps one of the most helpful organizational secrets, besides hiring a good long distance moving company, is to rent a storage facility to use as a staging center near your New York home.

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Consider using storage before you move to New York

One of the top reasons for renting a storage space before moving is to declutter your home in preparation for selling. It is easier for a real estate agent to sell a home that is free of personal belongings. Even if you are renting your space, if your landlord will be doing walk troughs with potential clients before you move out you may want to put some of your personal items in storage.

A second reason to use storage before you move is to have a place to keep boxes as you pack. If you are not paying for packing services it may take you several weeks to organize and pack your belongings. A storage facility allows you to move boxes out of your home as you pack them, freeing up space to pack more delicate items. It also helps you sort your belongings as boxes you plan to take with you can be moved into storage and boxes of items you plan to sell or donate before the move can be left in your home.

Another reason to use a storage facility before a long term move is the ease of loading your boxes into the moving truck. Moving out of an apartment means a lot of stairs and small elevators. Although movers in Brooklyn New York will be happy to move your belongings directly from your apartment, moving day will go much more quickly and cost less if your movers are loading the bulk of your truck directly from a storage unit.

While renting a storage unit is not mandatory before a big move it can often make things go a bit easier in New York City. If you are thinking about renting a storage unit discuss the idea with several Brooklyn moving companies to find out if it is right for you.

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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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We bring our professionalism and expertise to every corner of New York City. If you are looking for a tailored moving experience, our responsive team of Brooklyn movers and packers is waiting for your call. Get your quote today!