If you’re thinking to move to New York City, then you’re about to make one of the best decisions in your life. The Big Apple is definitely the greatest city in the world, and many are dreaming to live there. But there’s one catch. Living in NYC is not cheap. Especially if you do not have your own property and need to rent one. This is even more complicated in case you’re moving on a tight budget and need to find a cheap apartment in Brooklyn. Good news is this is not mission impossible, but only if you start Brooklyn apartment fishing on time. And once you start it, you’ll see that offer is pretty big. On the other hand, not all of these apartments are actually good. Therefore, you’ll need to spend quite some time on Brooklyn apartment pursuit before you find a cheap and good one. Continue reading “How to find cheap apartment in Brooklyn”
Moving can be really stressful, especially if you don’t plan and organize everything properly. There’re many things you need to do and cover in order to have a safe and smooth relocation. But sometimes, this is a very tricky job. Especially if you need to pack and move in a hurry or having a sudden relocation. In these cases, there is a bigger chance that you will forget something. And it could cost you in the future. Not only money but some nerves as well. And that you must avoid. The best way to do that is thorough preparation. And one of the things you should learn are the things people forget when moving. This way you will be able to cover most of the common things where others are making a mistake. Therefore, get a pen and paper, and write these down. You’ll need to double check them later. Continue reading “Things People Forget When Moving “
Today, not only environmental activists are fighting for the preservation of our planet, but the rest of the world, as well. Regular people have also joined in on the fight for our Earth, and are doing everything in their power to change the world one person at a time. Going green has even become a modern movement in the popular culture, as now there are even green cars available for sale. If you are wondering how you too can participate in this movement, why not consider going green in your storage unit? Besides preserving the planet Earth, green storage units come with a lot of benefits. Let U. Santini Moving & Storage give you all the details about green storage units, and show you that using them will be good for you! Continue reading “Going green in your storage unit: Tips and Tricks”
There are so many things to think about when it comes to relocation. Besides looking into professional moving companies Brooklyn, there are so many more tasks that need to be done. Packing, unpacking, figuring out how to move your piano or a hot tub are just some of them. And, have you given any thought to how you plan to transport your car? Shipping your vehicle to Brooklyn may seem like an impossibly complicated task for you now but, read our article and you will become armed with the necessary knowledge on how to ship your vehicle successfully. Continue reading “Tips for shipping your vehicle to Brooklyn”
Moving from one place to another can be daunting. There are many things to take into consideration, such as pricing, safety, nightlife, transportation etc. It is always good to inform yourself as much as possible before committing to relocate to another place. But we’re here to focus on moving to Bay Ridge! Here are some “whys” and “hows”. Continue reading “Moving to Bay Ridge with ease”
How much does it cost to move? If you’re moving on a budget (and that’s reality for most of us), you’ll have a much better experience if you create a moving budget ahead of time.
Moving on a budget doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming, but when you create your budget ahead of time, you’ll know where you need to save some money and where you can spend more. You can still work with a NYC trusted moving company when you are moving on a budget. Let’s take a look at eight tips for calculating your moving budget.
1. Look At Your Overall Finances
Going into debt for a move is generally not a good idea, so take a look at your finances and decide the total amount you can spend on your upcoming move. It’s wise to come up with this overall figure before you begin to distribute what needs to be bought and paid for as individual line items.
2. Consider Your First Month After Relocation
Don’t forget that your first month after a move can be especially difficult on your budget. If you’ll be renting, make sure you have enough in your bank account for the security deposit and first month’s rent. If you’ll be buying a place, you may need to consider extra fees for closing on a loan or hooking up utilities.
3. Make a Moving Budget Checklist
Once you have an overall budget amount for your move, you can create a checklist that should include your moving expenses. Moves can be very different from household to household, so just include the items you will need. Here are some examples to get you started:
- Moving Company Fee
- Additional Insurance
- Piano Moving
- Professional Packing
- Packing Supplies
- Truck Rental
- Extra Equipment Rental
- Transportation to New Home
- Pet Care
- Temporary Housing
- Storage Fees
- Shipping Fees
4. Shop Around
By shopping around, you may be able to squeeze services into your budget that you didn’t originally think you could afford. For example, people are often surprised that our moving services are so inexpensive, especially considering that we’ve been serving NYC for over 80 years.
5. Choose Non-Peak Times
The weekends at the beginning and ending of summer months are by far the busiest moving times, and you may be able to stretch your budget if you’re willing to be flexible with your schedule. If you can get time off during the middle of the week and do your move in the middle of a month, you’ll find that more moving trucks are available and it’s easier to schedule other services with moving companies. Additionally, you may find yourself paying less for being more flexible.
6. Consider Your Resources
If you have lots of family and friends available to help with packing and loading the truck, you can probably save money on packing and loading and spend more in other areas of your moving budget. If you have more money than time, you’ll probably want to hire help for as many tasks as possible.
7. Add Up Expenses
Once you’ve shopped around, considered your resources, and taken stock of what kinds of services you’re going to need, add up your expenses. If your expenses are within your overall budget, congratulations! You can move forward with your moving preparations. If they exceed your overall budget, you’ll still need Tip #8.
8. Trim Where You Can
The toughest part of moving on a budget is making cuts to stay within your budget. If you find yourself in this position, take heart. With some creativity on your part, you can make it work. For instance, find someone who recently moved and ask if you can use their old boxes. Plenty of people are glad to have you take their used moving boxes off their hands. If you have family in town, offer to buy them pizza if they’ll help you load your truck. By trimming here and there, you will be able to make your move work without getting yourself in financial trouble.
To discuss moving on a limited budget, or to talk about any other moving and storage issue, contact us at U.Santini. We’ve worked with all kinds of New Yorkers on their moves for over 80 years. We’ve seen it all, and we’d like to use that experience to help you. Call us at 718-768-6778. Ask for Dan.