Tag: Brooklyn mover

House Hunting Tips

Are you looking for a house to buy? You probably do, because here you are. Here you will be able to find some very useful tips and tricks on house hunting. The first lesson would probably be that you need to be aware that a lot of people, when they are selling their house are home staging. Some people do that in a very honest way, others not so much. Some people only fix some things on the surface and that is where you need to learn how to figure out if your new potential home is really good for you, or is it all just a makeup. Nowadays, when prices are somewhat high for any type of real estate, you have to know what to look for, and that is why we are here. Continue reading “House Hunting Tips”

Moving to Brooklyn from NJ

In the past few years, Brooklyn has become one of the top destinations for people all around the world. Even though other New York City boroughs are in the top of that list as well, there is something special about Brooklyn. Nowadays, it is the most wanted place to live for different kinds of people, form young entrepreneurs, to retired seniors. And this fact is no surprise at all, because of the cost to live in Brooklyn is way more affordable from Manhatten or Queens. And you’ll still be in the Big Apple, the greatest city in the world. Important to realize is that life in Brooklyn has its own specifics, which you need to learn before the move. And there are many people from New Jersey who are deciding to move to NYC.  Therefore, we’ll help you prepare for moving to Brooklyn from NJ. Continue reading “Moving to Brooklyn from NJ”

How to Register Your Out Of State Car in Brooklyn

If you are moving to New York City any time soon, you should learn which regulations are valid there. Especially if you are moving from another state. Even though there is a big chance a lot of things are the same, you must be a hundred percent sure. Otherwise, you could find yourself in big trouble. And that is something you want to avoid. And one of the things people forget when moving is a car registration process. Therefore, you must register your out of state car in Brooklyn once you move, and here is how to do that. Continue reading “How to Register Your Out Of State Car in Brooklyn”

Things To Do in Brooklyn with Kids

Brooklyn is one of the most desirable destinations for the people all around the globe. Many are dreaming to live there, or at least pay a visit to this beautiful part of New York City. And that is because Brooklyn has it all. Whatever you want to do or wherever you want to go, Brooklyn has a place for you. And your kids. Therefore, if you are moving to NYC with children, or you are already living there, you should know that there are many things to do in Brooklyn with kids. And it doesn’t matter if they are young or teenagers, there is something for every age. Here you will find some ideas and suggestions about places you must take your kids to. It is the best way to explore this great New York City borough, and you and your children will enjoy. Continue reading “Things To Do in Brooklyn with Kids”

Best restaurants in Brooklyn to visit

One of the most beautiful and defiantly the most interesting city in the world is New York City. And if you are about to explore it any time soon, by moving there or as a tourist, you can’t miss Brooklyn. This is considered to be the most unique and borough of the NYC with the soul. Not to mention that it has the best nightlife ever. But, as it has so many interesting things to do in Brooklyn, you will have to prepare a little bit. Therefore, it would be smart to make a research on things and places, such as Jazz clubs in Brooklyn you want to visit. In order to help you with that research, we’ll give you a guide of the best restaurants in Brooklyn you can’t skip. Even though there are many good restaurants in this NYC borough, there are some places you simply must visit. Continue reading “Best restaurants in Brooklyn to visit”

Tips for Storing Items in Non Climate-Controlled Storage

Whether it’s to make your house easier to sell, because you simply have too much stuff to move at once or to make the relocation process more gradual, at some point during your move you will probably find yourself needing and using a storage unit. Luckily, many local movers Brooklyn offer storage services as well. There are plenty of options to choose from. They differ in size, accessibility and price. But the most common solution is (relatively) short-term non climate-controlled storage. And if you do end up storing items in non climate-controlled storage, there are things you can do to ensure you’re getting the best out of it.

Climate-controlled vs. non climate-controlled storage

The first thing you will need to do when looking for storage Brooklyn is decide on the type of storage you need.

The benefits of climate-controlled storage are obvious. The whole point of it is that you don’t have to worry about the weather forecast. Your items will be stored at the same optimum temperature whether it’s freezing cold or blazing hot outside.

But there are upsides to non climate-controlled storage too. For one, it’s far more widespread. You are sure to find some wherever you are. Climate-controlled storage, on the other hand, may not even be available in your area. Non climate-controlled storage is also usually more accessible. These are generally outside units that you can drive or walk to. Climate-controlled storage is meanwhile usually located inside of a larger building and may be harder to get to. Finally, non climate-controlled storage will always be the better option when moving on a budget as it is the cheaper of the two.

Air conditioning unit on the outside of a building.
There are benefits to both climate-controlled and non climate-controlled storage.

Storing items in non climate-controlled storage: the how-to guide

The obvious problem with non-climate controlled storage is the weather. This is, unfortunately, something you cannot affect. The two things you should be focusing on instead are choosing the right storage unit and properly packing your things for storage.

Choosing the right storage unit: location

While you cannot truly control the weather, you can to a degree control how much it affects your storage unit. If possible, choose an internal storage unit facing a hallway or an outside unit located in the shade. These units tend to be somewhat cooler and drier. If you are on the other hand storing your possessions during the cold months, check out some tips on storing your stuff during winter.

Choosing the right storage unit: preparing the space

At first glance, all storage units might appear exactly the same. But it’s the inside that really counts. So it’s important to check out the unit you will be using, make sure it fits your needs, deal with any potential problems and prepare the space. All of this will ensure that your possessions are stored in the best possible way.

Problems to look for and how to solve them

One of the most common issues with storage is humidity. Excess moisture in a storage unit can damage your belongings (especially furniture and electronics), shorten their lifespan or even make them unusable. This is why it is extremely important to know how to prevent moisture in a storage unit. This is especially important when storing items in non climate-controlled storage as there will be no air conditioning to dry out the air.

Condensation on glass.
Humidity is one of the biggest problems when storing items in non climate-controlled storage.

Another common issue with storage units are bugs and other pests. So clean the space before moving your items into it. Regularly spray against bugs and check the unit for signs of other pests whenever you can.

Additional steps

When storing items in non climate-controlled storage you may want to further insulate it before moving your items into it. You can do this by covering the ceiling, walls, and floor with plastic. While this requires extra effort and time, it can be helpful in dealing with moisture.

If you’re planning on long-term storage, consider being green about it. In the beginning, this will seem a bit costly. But if you look closer, you will see that it’s not that hard. And in the long run, it’s better for the environment and therefore for you.

Ultimately these additional steps are not necessary for successfully storing items in non climate-controlled storage. If you don’t have the time or budget for them, you can skip them. But they are definitely worth considering.

Properly packing your things for storage

The best thing you can do when storing items in non climate-controlled storage is to properly pack them. Just putting everything in boxes is not enough. You should adjust your packing to different types of items. You will for example want to pack clothes for storage differently from how you pack your priceless and unique fine art.

A partly open wooden chest.
Protect your belongings by packing them properly.

Furniture

You should disassemble, clean and wax all wooden furniture before wrapping it in or covering it with protective plastic. Keep any hardware you remove from a piece close to it to make reassembling it easier. Putting blankets or additional padded covering over wooden furniture will protect it from scratches.

When storing upholstered furniture or mattresses vacuum them, wipe down with fabric cleaner and dry fully before putting away. Do not put heavy items on top of it to avoid damage to the cushioning.

Electronics

Whenever possible you should store electronic appliances in their original packaging. If you no longer have the original packaging, use a box of similar size and fill the empty space with bubble wrap or packing paper and packing peanuts. Do not wrap electronics in plastic. You might accidentally trap in moisture which will damage your appliances. Also, avoid storing things on top of electronic appliances. This can cause permanent damage, especially to sensitive flat screens.

Cover everything up

Always cover items you store. This way you will protect them from dust, dirt, and scratches. Some storage companies will provide you with plastic or tarp for this. You can also use your own old sheets or blankets.

Organize your storage

Keep in mind that anything you put in storage must eventually be taken out of it too. So organize your storage unit accordingly. Leave enough space to move around, label everything and keep the things you need most easily accessible. With a little thought and effort storing items in non climate-controlled storage won’t be too hard!

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