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Tips for packing and moving a king size bed


Living in New York City, especially in Brooklyn, is as stressful as it is gratifying. For a working man with many responsibilities, saying that the dynamics of NYC’s everyday life is hectic would be an understatement. In order to cope with all that craziness and lead a productive life, seven hours of quality sleep is a mandatory requirement. And in order to make those seven sleeping hours count, you need to spend them in a nice, warm, cozy, and preferably large bed. Needless to say, if you have one, you make sure to never ever leave it. Indeed, moving a king size bed is simply a must for any sleep-craving Brooklyn resident, that is in need of moving. Moving companies Brooklyn are of course aware of this biological necessity, and they will gladly help you move your favorite piece of furniture with you.

Is moving a king size bed extremely difficult?

King size beds, or any other beds for that matter, are seldom a one-piece furniture item. They are heavy, bulky, hard to handle, transport, and carry. Therefore, they usually come in parts, that need to be put together at home. Like a wooden lego toy for grown-ups, one could say. Of course, if beds are regular-sized, they can be built by ourselves. Those king-sized ones often require professional assistance. Usually, those services can be provided by residential movers Brooklyn, as a part of the overall moving arrangement.

Moving a king size bed and other furniture in the room
Moving a king size bed can easily turn into a rather difficult operation

A few tips for the most painless king size bed move

King size beds are usually comprised of two box springs and two mattresses. Therefore, the more hands are involved in maneuvering them up and down the stairs, the better. So, call all your friends, and ask them to bring their friends with them. Trick them by saying that you’re throwing a party. Once they arrive, it will be too late.

Use existing or buy new mattress bags

Moving delicate things like mattresses makes them more susceptible to damage caused by water, dirt, and general wear-and-tear. The same goes for box springs. Bubble wrap and tape are also things you cannot possibly buy enough of. If your bed is antique or extremely valuable, bubble-wrap it a few times more is certainly a good idea.

The holy trinity of moving straps, dolly, and screwdriver

Moving straps and a dolly always come in handy, particularly for heavier beds that are difficult to lift. Which is usually the case. Another mandatory item on the list of necessities is a screwdriver. You need to disassemble a bed with some tool, right? After that is finally taken care of, put aside a plastic bag for all the nuts and bolts.

A mattress and a teddy bear
Mattresses are susceptible to damage caused by water, dirt and general wear-and-tear.

These are just a few useful tips if you’re planning to move a king size bed by yourself. However, if all of this sounds too strenuous or time-consuming, maybe you should look for professional assistance. This leads us to the inevitable question of money. It goes without saying that hiring a moving company to do all the heavy lifting increases the costs significantly. Still, there are a few ways to avoid being overcharged by the movers.

Moving a king size bed and saving some money at the same time

Moving is often a costly affair. Even when we plan our move upfront, we usually wait until the last second to actually do something about it and make some calls. In order to move and save some money, one should be particularly focused on the following:

  • Planning to move is something that should be done carefully and thoroughly, and most importantly – on time;
  • The second step is to delve deep into the movers market and find the right moving company. The cheapest movers are usually the most awful ones. You don’t want to save money just for the sake of saving money. What you want is the best value for money;
  • Finally, don’t forget that moving a king size bed and your other precious belongings should ideally take place during the offseason.

Speaking of the best value for money, there are many cheap movers New York that offer extraordinary services, despite the low-pricing. The ratio between demand and supply is on full display in NYC. A considerable amount of moving companies that are competing in the market entails that the prices go down as the quality of services goes up. Of course, that whole little economy game happens for the benefit of the customers. As a result, moving a king size bed is actually more affordable in New York than in any of the smaller Midwestern cities. So, whether you move locally or interstate, don’t forget to sleep well! After all, we don’t have many better friends than our beds.

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From Brooklyn, NY

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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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