Tag: prepating to move

Tips and tricks for relocating a chandelier

Relocating a chandelier is not an easy task, let’s get that straight immediately. You will have work cut out for you. Chandeliers can be very expensive and valuable, so you will want to be extra careful when moving them. Of course, this is not an impossible job to do. What you will need is a lot of patience, and you cannot jump over steps. You have to go one step at a time. So, lets how relocating a chandelier should go. No matter where you are moving, if you are moving to Brooklyn, from Manhattan steps are still the same. Continue reading “Tips and tricks for relocating a chandelier”

Things that can go wrong when moving

There are not many projects you can have that are more complicated than moving. And that is a fact. Relocation is time-consuming, exhausting, and, above all, expensive. On the other hand, if you plan everything to the last detail, you can prevent many troubles and have a stress-free relocation. There are numerous tips and tricks you can find online in order to prepare yourself for such a big undertaking. But even then, there are things people forget when moving. And these things could get you in the trouble. Additionally, there are some situations you can’t predict that can make your relocation harder. The most important thing is that you need to be prepared for such situations. And here we’ll talk about things that can go wrong when moving. If you are aware of these, you can make plan B, and be able to react fast. Continue reading “Things that can go wrong when moving”

What to do when movers are packing your stuff

You saw a beautiful home, you thought about relocating and after some time you decided to move. After that, you were thinking and deciding should you hire a moving company. And, after some thinking, you made the decision. You hired movers, and while you were talking with them – you also made a decision. You hired packers! And to be honest, that was a good thing to do. Professional movers and packers can move you really fast and save you a lot of time and nerves. But, since your moving day is getting closer, you do not know what to do while movers are packing your stuff. We created a list of advice that can help you feel useful. And also, this way you will actually help your movers to finish things faster.

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How to prepare for driving long-distance

Whether you are going on a road trip, packing for college or moving across the country, driving long-distance is exciting! It is a chance to get to visit different places during your trip. Of course, if your purpose is to move your things across the country, you may need to hire moving truck Brooklyn – based to help you carry things. However, as fun as it may be, driving for a long time can also be dangerous. In order to avoid any potentially dangerous situations, we have decided to compose a guide on how to prepare for driving long-distance. Don`t worry. It is easier than it sounds. Continue reading “How to prepare for driving long-distance”

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.

5 reasons to Prepare your move in the spring, than move in the summer

Th spring officially started, and even-though the first day of Spring brought a snow storm across New York and New Jersey, we all know that good weather is just a cross the corner.

If you are one of the millions of Americans who intend to move this summer, it will be a good idea to start preparing now in order to have the perfect move this summer.

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U.Santini Moving and Storage

Moving in the spring or summer is not the best way to save on your moving costs. You can read our blog post “What is the best time to move to a new home?” to see what is the the most cost effective time to move and why. But, many of us do not have the luxury of choosing when we move and for a lot of people, spring and summer are the time the have to move. As a lot of people tend to move in the summer months,

1. it is usually harder and more expensive to find an apartment to rent, or buy, in these months. If you are planning to move in August, than start searching for a new apartment in April. Summertime is the time when many students and other young people leave home or school to find a job in a metropolitan area. If you intend to move to a big city, than finding an apartment before summer months is imperative.

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What is the best time to move to a new house?

 

2. Spring cleaning – Sprig cleaning is an age old rituals in which many of us humans clean our houses, apartments, caves etc and get rid of whatever we accumulated the year before. This is a great activity to engage in before moving. Declutter your apartment and get rid of everything that you don’t want to have in your new place. Find out about how to declutter your house in our blog post “Eight tips for decluttering your home before moving to NYC” and use the great tips our experts compiled for you.

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More clutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Garage sale season – Spring is optimal garage sale season. If you are planning your move for the summer than getting rid of unwanted items and making some extra cash to pay for the move is probably the right thing to do. Maybe you will not make enough money to pay for the whole move, but you can probably pay for some packing materials and have enough left to tip the movers on the big day.  You will also declutter your house and recycle some of your old belongings. Always better than throwing your old stuff in a landfill, or just dragging it to your new home.

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Garage sale

4. Get Free boxes – Spring is a great time to hunt for new packing boxes for you summer move. Save real money by using used and recycled boxes fro your move. New York City is full of places where you can get free boxes. When you prepare your move, make sure to read our blog post “Six places to find FREE moving boxes” to learn in detail how you should go about it.

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Packing service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Research the moving market carefully and find the right company for your move – Check out the Better Business Bureau website and locate moving companies that have an A+ BBB rating. Find a trusted moving and storage company and give them their business. We all want to save on moving costs, but there is nothing that replaces good, professional moving service. Find the right company for your move, get a written and detailed estimate about the cost and duration of the move, and get good professional advice on how to save on your move.

About U. Santini moving and storage:

U. Santini Moving & Storage is the original and only family-owned moving and storage company based in Brooklyn, New York. Established in 1930, we’ve become a nationally recognized and trusted brand. Our experienced staff, fleet of trucks and extensive storage facilities have serviced customers throughout the country, especially our Brooklyn and Tri-State neighbors! Call us now to arrange for your last minute move!  You will not be disappointed. 718-768-6778.

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