Tag: BBB A+ Brooklyn movers

Warehouse moving plan guidelines

Moving a warehouse takes a great deal of planning. Compared to a regular relocation, there are so many more things to consider when relocating a warehouse. For starters, you are dealing with a big space that you need to relocate entirely. The complexity of this venture is the reason why you need an impeccable warehouse moving plan. Luckily for you, U. Santini Moving & Storage has a lot of experience in the relocation field, so we will help you create a perfect plan for moving your warehouse. Continue reading “Warehouse moving plan guidelines”

Ten things you need to do on the first day you move to your new apartment

Moving day is exciting and exhausting, and after more than 80 years of moving people into their new homes, we know that the first day in your new apartment can be a little bewildering. There you are, surrounded by what seems like hundreds of boxes, and you just want to feel at home. But you’re not even sure where your pajamas are and you haven’t been this tired for a long time.

To help you with this crazy first day in your new apartment, we’ve made you a handy checklist. If you take care of these things the first day, you’ll feel like you’re back on your feet and ready to face your new home and apartment with your game face on.

1. Make sure the appliances are working. Before you unpack your cooler or head out to the grocery store, make sure the refrigerator is running, the garbage disposal turns on, and the dishwasher runs. If anything isn’t working, you can get the building supervisor right to work on it before it gets too late.

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Make sure your appliances are working…

2. Do some basic cleaning. Unpacking will go much better if you make sure your apartment is clean before you begin. If kitchen cupboard shelves are dusty, wipe them down before you put any food away. Sweep or vacuum the bedrooms before you set up the beds.

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Clean after your move…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Get food. The whole world looks brighter when you’ve had a good meal, so make sure you get one before you’re too worn out. If you can get enough groceries for the next couple of days, you’ll find that you’re much more productive (and happy!). For your first meal, try something ultra-easy like delivered pizza.

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Feed everyone who participated in the move…

 

 

4. Get kids and pets settled. If you have children or animals, get them situated as quickly as possible. Make sure your pets have food and water and aren’t underfoot while you work. If you kids are old enough, give them jobs to do like hanging their clothes in their closets or putting books on shelves.

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Let sleeping babies and dogs lie…

 

5. Check the smoke detector. Before you go to sleep the first night in your new apartment, make sure your smoke detector is fully operational. If the test button doesn’t work, install new batteries and try again.

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Check your smoke detectors

 

6. Identify the emergency exits. While you’re thinking about safety, find out where the nearest emergency exits are from your apartment. You can usually find a diagram near the elevator or staircase in your apartment building. Make sure everyone in your household knows about the emergency exits.

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Locate your emergency exits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Contact the utilities companies. If you need to put the electricity or gas in your name, make sure you call the day you move in so the companies can get accurate readings. You may also need to call about phone, satellite, Internet, and cable.

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Call your utility companies…

 

 

8. Fill out a change-of-address form. Stop by your post office and fill out a form to get your mail forwarded to your new address. Also, contact magazines, newspapers, and companies you do business with to tell them about your new address.

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Make sure everyone knows where you are moving to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Cover the windows. If you don’t have blinds or curtains on your windows, you may want to get something up before the sun goes down. If you can’t find anything else, you can always hang a bed sheet over a bare window until you can get to the store and buy proper window treatments.

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Cover your windows before nightfall

 

10. Celebrate! Moving is an accomplishment, so do something to celebrate. You won’t be able to unpack everything your first night in your new home, so get the essentials done and then put up your feet. A little ice cream never hurt anyone after a long day of moving.

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A little ice cream always makes everyone happy…

 

About U. Santini moving and Storage. We are a BBB A+ Brooklyn moving company. Whatever great preparations you are going to perform, consider the advantages of getting a professional moving company like U.Santini moving and storage to help you. Hiring professional movers, especially a trusted moving company like U.Santini moving and storage is a sure-fire way to have your move go smoothly and on budget. We have been in business more than eighty years and have moved tens of thousands of satisfied customers. We can deal with any types and sizes of moves in the New York city area and beyond.  If you want to make your move more green, or if you think your move is complex and hard to execute, we probably did a similar one to it in the past. A trusted and reputable moving company like U.Santini moving and storage will save you money by providing excellent moving service at an affordable price and a professional attitude.

If you have further questions about moving an aquarium, or if you are looking for moving and storage Brooklyn, feel free to contact us at U.Santini. We’ve been helping New Yorkers move for generations, and we can help you solve your trickiest moving problems. Call us at 718-768-6778. Ask for Dan.

10 top moving mistakes and how to avoid them

Moving is hard enough without making mistakes. And believe us, we’ve seen it all. After 80 years in the moving and storage business in Brooklyn, we’ve collected enough moving wisdom to write a book. But we’re busy, so we decided to write a blog post instead. Below are the top 10 moving mistakes we’ve seen and how to avoid them.

1. Failing to Purge

There’s a reason people have Moving Sales. It’s much easier to let your neighbors carry off your never-used fondue pot and your twice-used treadmill than to move it to your next home where they will continue to collect dust. Set all of your unwanted items out in the yard on a sunny Saturday morning, and send all of old stuff to new homes. Plus, you get to earn a little cash.

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Purge everything you are not going to use in your new place

2. Using Sub-Par Supplies

It’s great to find ways to keep your moving costs down, but using sub-par supplies can lead to frustration, broken items, and inefficiencies. When you buy high-quality moving boxes, tape, and packing papers, your goods are better protected and the boxes stack nicely in storage and in the moving truck.

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Beware of wet boxes…

 

3. Neglect to Planning Ahead

Planning is essential for a successful move. If you procrastinate and fail to plan, moving trucks may all be booked up. This is especially true during the busy summer months. Make your reservation with a moving company early.

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Some moves are more complicated than others….

 

4. Forget to Plan for Pets

With so many things on your mind, it’s easy to overlook the fact that your pets have to move, too. It would be easy if you could pack them in moving boxes, but of course, you can’t. If you don’t already have a portable kennel, acquire one ahead of your move so you pet can get used to it. If possible, find a friend who is willing to keep your pet during moving day so he’s not underfoot.

 

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Pack your aquatic pets carefully….

 

5. Neglect Your Plants

Like pets, plants don’t do well in moving boxes, so you’re going to have to make special arrangements for them. A few weeks ahead of your move, transplant your plants into lighter weight, unbreakable pots that will be easier to move. If you can’t move some of your plants, donate them to friends or a local retirement home.

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Pack your plants carefully

 

6. Count On Your Friends to Load the Truck

Yes, you may have helped your friends pack of your moving truck in the past, but counting on return favors can be risky. By the time you’re ready for loading, you’ll probably already be exhausted. Hiring movers who are insured and trained can make all the difference during your move. And your friends will thank you for it.

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Want to lose a friend? Ask him to help you move…

 

7. Winging It

Before you pack a single box, sit down with a calendar and a piece of paper and start writing out the details of our move. Get estimates from moving companies, think about your specialty items that will require extra care, think about both ends of the move. Will you need temporary storage? Do you need custom packing supplies? It helps to walk through each room of your home and to visualize everything in boxes.

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Plan your move carefully

 

8. Forgetting to Pack a Survival Kit

When everything you own is in a moving truck, you can find yourself without any clean clothes or even your tooth brush. To avoid this problem, pack a survival kit ahead of moving day. Include basic tools like scissors, a screwdriver, a flashlight, pet food, your pajamas, toilet paper, soap, and regular medications. It always helps to have cash on hand for grabbing a quick meal.

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Make sure your survival kit has everything you might need…

 

9. Forgetting to Label Boxes

If you do the packing yourself, adopt the habit of carefully labeling each box. Be specific in your labeling. Instead of writing “Kitchen” on a label, write “Kitchen–Coffee Maker and Toaster.” You’ll be thankful you were specific when it’s Sunday morning at your new place and you’re scrambling through fifty boxes looking for the equipment you need to make breakfast.

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Label your boxes carefully

 

10. Hiring Newbies

You’ll run into fly-by-night moving companies that offer tempting deals, but it’s possible to find a high-quality, cost effective Park Slope moving company that has been successfully moving New Yorkers for generations. Experienced moving companies have tried-and-true systems and the experience to help make your move a success.

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Hire professionals for your move.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start planning your move, contact us at U.Santini. We’d like to put more than 80 years of moving experience to work for you. We’re the original cost effective Park Slope professional moving company, and we’ve been helping people move since 1930. Our family-owned business takes pride in being the best BBB movers in Brooklyn. To learn more about what we can do to help you with your move, contact us at 718-768-6778.

Why hire BBB accredited movers for a better moving experience?

When you hire a moving company for your Brooklyn move, you’re putting all of your possessions in the hands of someone else. That requires trust, but without personally knowing the people who will be helping with your move, how do you know if you’re making a good decision?

Some moving companies come out of nowhere for the summer season and then disappear, never to be heard of again. Others try their hand at moving but find they’re not very good at it or don’t have the proper equipment and resources to get the job done. One strategy for ensuring a better moving experience is to find the best BBB movers in Brooklyn.

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Professional, affordable, BBB A+ Moving Service

Why is it helpful to work with BBB movers?

The Better Business Bureau sets high ethical standards for business conduct, and then these high standards are used as a benchmark for rating local business. The BBB has developed a Business Partner Code of Conduct, and businesses choose whether or not they wish to comply with the code. When you find BBB movers, you know that you can count on their commitment to trust, legal and regulatory compliance, honest advertising, privacy standards, and integrity.

Here at U.Santini, we’re proud to be A+ BBB movers, and the reason we’re proud is that we know what such a rating entails:

Trust

Whenever you do business with a person or a company, you trust that they’ll be fair in their dealings with you. With movers, you trust that they’ll show up on time, treat your possessions with care and respect, and be gentle with your home. You also trust that they’ll charge you the agreed upon rate and provide the services they promised. In return they trust that you will come through with timely payment and be respectful to their employees. The BBB trusts that its partners will uphold their Code of Conduct. Here at U. Santini moving and storage we are proud to be a trusted moving and storage company, as well as being a cost effective Brooklyn moving company.

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Trust- The most important commodity in the Moving industry

 

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

A+ BBB movers are compliant with applicable laws and regulations in their jurisdictions. For moving companies, this means having the proper permits, licenses, and insurance for their company. This is important for you because it means your possessions are in good, legal hands during your move, and if something goes wrong, you’ll be covered.

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Compliance with laws and rgulations

 

Honest Advertising

Have you ever seen a great deal on an ad and then found out later that the advertised deal wasn’t exactly honest? This kind of behavior is frowned upon by the BBB Code of Ethics, and you won’t find moving companies with A+ BBB ratings that engage in such a practice.

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Honest Moving Company

 

Privacy Standards

Your home is your private space, and when you invite movers into your home, you trust them with your personal lives. Just as BBB Partners respect individuals’ rights to privacy, we take great care to make sure our customers’ privacy is respected. This means we keep your personal data secure and take care with your contact preferences. We also stay compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) so your financial information is protected.

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We will always respect your privacy

 

Integrity

The best BBB movers in Park Slope are those that offer high-quality services while maintaining steadfast integrity. Our family business has been operating on principles of integrity for many, many years. We treat our customers and our co-workers with dignity and respect, creating an environment where everyone feels valued and safe. We also support important local organizations such as the Prospect Park Alliance and the YMCA.

As a long-time partner of the New York BBB, we uphold the ethical standards endorsed by the Better Business Bureau. If you’re looking for the best BBB movers in Brooklyn, give us a call. We can give you an estimate on your upcoming move and answer all of your questions. wether you need to move a piano in NYC, pack up your office in Queens, or moving to a new condo in Park Slope, U.Santini Moving and Storage, a BBB A+ Brooklyn moving company is ready and able to make your move a breeze. Call us today! 718-767-6778.

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