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Tips for upsizing your Brooklyn home


If you are thinking of upsizing your Brooklyn home there is a lot of things to consider. There are plenty of reasons, your family could be growing, or you want a better lifestyle. Maybe you want to move into a neighborhood that only offers upsize-style homes. Moving to Brooklyn, to a bigger place, is very exciting but it’s also very scary because you are taking on more responsibilities, potentially more debt, and obviously a lot more maintenance. Determining a reason for upsizing is a crucial step, as you have to take into consideration what are you leaving behind, what will you miss and what will you gain by this move.

Steps and tips on upsizing your Brooklyn home

Before you embark on this journey, make sure to get all your facts straight. Gather as much information as possible and don’t miss out on some of the crucial steps before you actually move:

  • evaluate your decision
  • plan your move
  • consider long term factors of upsizing your Brooklyn home
  • chose between a variety of moving companies in Brooklyn
Brooklyn houses in a row
Moving to a bigger place in Brooklyn is an exciting time in your life, plan it well and enjoy the process

Avoid rushing into any decision. Take your time to evaluate how you’re using your current home and what was it missing before making your choice. Don’t do it in a hurry and without proper planning to reduce relocation stress. Make sure that you are not ignoring long-term factors. You maybe have a large family now, but a couple of your kids might move out and go to college, or move out and start their own families, so making a decision now for the size of your family will change in the future.

Prepare for financial challenges

When you’re upsizing you’re also upgrading your lifestyle. The maintenance jump is something to consider. If you decided to upgrade to a bigger condo, how much more is your maintenance in the new place potentially than your last place? Will you get a private elevator up to your place or do you have to share elevators- these are all the things to think about. Some might sound like regular day-to-day questions, but it can really make all the difference in your budget.

Think about how much is it going to cost to run the airconditioning in 5,000 square feet rather than 2,000 square feet, or how much will the heating cost. If you’re buying a standalone home ask if the landscaping is included in your maintenance because this is something that can be very costly. You will also have to include moving and storage Brooklyn companies fee, and we warmly suggest you use their skills, as it will make your move a breeze!

calculator is a practical device if you are upsizing your Brooklyn home
Make sure to calculate the cost of upsizing your Brooklyn home

Change of furniture

Typically speaking, if you’re upsizing your Brooklyn home, you’re going to want bigger furniture for different reasons. You might want larger furniture that fits the rooms better. Maybe you want something a little newer and more updated. Consider doing a tag sale, or a yard sale for your current furniture. This way you can even recover some of the money that otherwise you know you’d be losing. If you find it difficult to organize a sale while packing and moving to a new home, think about New York storage facilities where you can safely store pieces of furniture until you decide on your next steps.

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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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