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The risks of DIY storage solutions


Improvised storage is a common solution that many opt for to make more room in their moving budget. On the other hand, the risks of DIY storage are huge, mostly due to a lack of proper knowledge. it’s important to be mindful when it comes to storing your belongings. You will want your stuff to remain intact during the whole process of moving. Relocations often happen to be exhausting and need a lot of time, effort, and planning. Something unexpected might come up and disrupt your schedule. For these reasons, additional stress over your stuff is the last thing you need. We at U.Santini Moving & Storage offer high-quality storing solutions so you can rest assured your belongings will survive the move, even long-distance one. Our professional team of experienced movers has been helping many to move without much worry for years.

DIY storage solutions aren’t as practical as they seem to be

Maybe you watched a video or read an article about such storage solutions. Based on the information you heard, you have decided that this is a good idea for your belongings.

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The risks of DIY storage are better to avoid.

However, it would be nice to keep in mind the following:

  • The person whom you watched or whose article you read probably has different living conditions than you. 
  • Durable items may live through the storage phase. However, DIY storage is risky for easily breakable things. 
  • You’ll likely end up paying for unnecessary repairs or throw some things away if you’re not careful. 
  • Entire chaos may happen if you don’t store your things carefully.
  • You may hurt yourself in the process.
  • Basements, garages, and spare rooms should be maintained constantly, which takes a lot of time.

Relocation, especially if it’s long-distance, is a demanding task. Good organization is needed to reduce unnecessary worries and ensure everything runs smoothly. Therefore, maintaining DIY storage is additional stress. When you move, unexpected situations are often inevitable. Unfortunately, they might affect you emotionally and therefore make it difficult for you to stay on track with everything.

The advantages of storage rental spare you stress

Before you decide which option is the most optimal for you, let’s discuss the benefits of self-storage. First and foremost, you get to decide how much space you need. You can choose storage spaces of different sizes. Depending on the moving duration, two main types of storage options are available: short-term and long-term storage solutions. Short-term storage allows you to keep your stuff up to a week, while long-term storage is perfect for long-distance moves. This way, your things can remain taken care of for up to a year. It’s also possible to find cheap storage New York movers with years of experience can provide.

You can be sure that your stuff will be safe and sound if the storage you choose checks everything from the list:

  • You have access to everything anytime you want.
  • Space is sanitized and there isn’t a risk of rats and bugs damaging your stuff.
  • No matter the season, storage has to be climate-controlled.

Your most sensitive things stay safe and untouched

Any item that needs special attention is usually safe in storage that fulfills the above-mentioned criteria. It’s a much better option than bothering with DIY storage without any warranty for your belongings. It is impossible to control the temperature and humidity level in the room, even with air conditioning. Uninvited guests, such as rats, bugs, and moths are attracted to makeshift storage solutions. Your furniture and clothes can get damaged, and the entire place infested. Last but not least, electronic devices are extremely sensitive to longer exposure to temperature changes. Things do fall and break in cluttered space, and your electronic equipment makes no exception to this. If your devices’ insurance has expired, it may not be smart to risk damaging them.

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Proceed with caution when it comes to your most sensitive items.

Choose a moving company that offers quality and affordable moving and storage services

Probably you’ve already heard about moving horror stories. Some of them usually include scenarios where moving companies don’t allow access to customers’ stuff for a long time. Understandably, you would like to keep an eye on your belongings. Still, it would be nice to ask for help and store everything before moving, while staying stress-free. It’s absolutely possible to find a reliable Brooklyn moving service that also offers storage solutions suitable to your needs, and budget.

The company should include a wide range of offers

In addition to relocations and storage, a quality company should offer other important services:

  • loading/unloading
  • packing/unpacking
  • packing supplies
  • furniture installation
  • managing electronic devices

Although the idea of doing everything yourself is appealing to you, you may regret it later. A team of professionals can take care of the work for you and help you move into your new home as soon as possible. Of course, you might wonder about whether the company’s crew can be trusted. In that case, it’s best to inquire about corporate relocation services NYC – based people highly recommend. Besides reviews, the company’s years of experience can tell you a lot. Some companies also provide 24/7 service, while some of them are available only within their working hours. Whichever you choose, make sure the company is there to adjust to your needs and ready for surprising circumstances on the ground.

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Hire reliable movers who can help you safely store everything.

The cheapest option can cost you more

It is true that, at least at first glance, it seems that what is free should not be missed out on. However, the risks of DIY storage are likely to disrupt your move. In addition, your plan to move on a budget can definitely go wrong. In the end, the decision is up to you. However, it is always easier to ask for help. Moving doesn’t have to be exhausting. There are companies on the market that offer professional and affordable services, which save you unnecessary worries.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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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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