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Tips for moving from Toronto to Brooklyn


Moving from Toronto to Brooklyn can be stressful and not only take nerves, time, and a lot of energy – it can also be quite costly. Apart from these moving costs, other criteria such as the size of the container and the distance between countries also come into play. Moving internationally can be overwhelming but with the tips and help from U.Santini Moving & Storage, you do not have any reason to worry. And let us tell you that when you move to Brooklyn you will easily start a new chapter in your life because you will have all the necessary tools to do it. Brooklyn is not only strategically well located (to the airports, to the ocean, to the office) and a bit more “affordable” than Manhattan, but of all the boroughs it is in the eyes of many the most individual and “homey”.

Hire a moving company

Your move to Brooklyn will always be organized and executed if you hire a good moving company. Employees that are very familiar with Brooklyn are always ready for conditions in the borough. Thus, nothing stands in the way of a smooth move with international moving companies NYC.  International movers know the best how international moves work. They would be happy to assist you with your move to Brooklyn! Our first tip is to find a moving company as soon as you know the date of your relocation. The moving company will organize everything – from supplying you with moving supplies to transportation of your belongings from one city to another.

Moving from Toronto to Brooklyn
You can move from Toronto to Brooklyn with as little effort on your part.

Transport insurance – moving from Toronto to Brooklyn

Moving to another country represents a special event in your life. All your belongings are packed in the moving boxes and should find their place in the new apartment intact. With transport insurance, your belongings are insured in case of damage. The distance between Toronto and the USA is not small, therefore we recommend you to take out transport insurance in addition. This way you can be less under stress it is a form of protection. It is important that when you move between two countries that you have a form of security and that is exactly what transport insurance is all about. As a saying goes  “Better safe than sorry”.

Customs and import regulations

In the USA customs are very strict and therefore you must file a customs declaration. If you are carrying more than $10,000, you must declare it before entering the country. Further import regulations like for food, pets, and medicines you can find on the homepage of ESTA-Online. After your entry, there are still a lot of organizational things you should do quickly if possible. These are among others:

  • Social Security Card (SSC)
  • On the SSC identification document, you will find your social security number and the corresponding Social Security Number (SSN).
  • Opening an Account before moving from Toronto to Brooklyn

Relocating tips and housing options in Brooklyn

Winters in NYC and borough Brooklyn are dry and frosty, summers hot and humid. The expansive green of Central Park meets the massive, endless gray of concrete. Churches that tower over everything elsewhere are literally surrounded by skyscrapers here. In this milieu, an incredible diversity fans out between small and large, rich and poor, old and new. Moving abroad involves many questions and initial difficulties, with which moving and storage Brooklyn are happy to assist you. You can find a wide range of services. If, in addition, to help with the move, you need orientation tours. You can find this as a separate service, as well as the opening of a bank account or help with finding an apartment.

Bridge seen between buildings
After you move go out and explore Brooklyn.

What should you not miss after moving to Brooklyn?

There are a lot of things you should not miss after moving to Brooklyn. The park events in the summer, the Farmers Market, the evenings in the beer gardens in the former industrial district. If you like outdoor activities, attend the open-air yoga classes with a good 500 participants. In Brooklyn, everything that you do no longer needs is given away. Everyday people put brown boxes with everything possible and impossible (from children’s clothes, books, dishes, sports equipment, art to antique pieces of furniture – which of course then stand next to the boxes) in front of the door. Put also things you do not need into Brooklyn moving boxes after you move. You will not find one person in Brooklyn who hasn’t completed their decor with something sorted out.

Cleaning out before the move

A move always means the start of a new phase in life. Ideally, not only melancholy arises but also great anticipation develops. But before moving into the new home, the moving chores have to be done first. Especially for larger households, this always means a lot of stress. Therefore, one should plan the move early to avoid unnecessary hectic. This includes, for example, clearing out and disposing of things that you no longer need. If you clean out and get an overview of your belongings in good time, it will also be easier to determine the number of boxes you need. Also, plan ahead to take a storage unit. By taking storage Brooklyn you can make moving from Toronto to Brooklyn much easier.

Woman carrying stack of cardboard boxes for relocation
This not only means that fewer things have to be transported on the day of the move itself, but it also helps to limit the moving costs.

As you can see there are a lot of things you need to do before and after you move. That does not mean you need to panic. Moving from Toronto to Brooklyn can be easily done if you plan ahead. U.Santini Moving & Storage is here to help you to relocate as stress-free as possible. With the help of professionals, you can have pleasant relocation.

These guys are TRUE PROFESSIONALS! We've now moved with them twice (once in 2017 and then again this week) and we really can't say enough good things about them. Simi is incredibly easy to work with for scheduling and quotes, and the crews - John, Super Mario, and everyone - are just awesome. They're quick, incredibly careful and conscientious, and super friendly. If we ever move again (and god I hope we don't have to) we're absolutely calling them.

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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