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What to do the week before the move


As the days are passing by and the moving day is coming closer, you are tenser. It is completely normal to feel like that. All the feelings mixed up, being scared, nervous, and excited at the same time. The week before the move is the most important one. The main choirs are left to be done now. Luckily, commercial movers Brooklyn Heights will have everything under control. At least the moving part and relocation itself. For a successful relocation, and for your last week before moving into your new home, it’s better to make a checklist. This way you will have everything controlled. At every moment you will know what you have to and how much time you have. You can even make a free time to say a proper goodbye to your old home and neighbors.

Choose a moving company

It is in your use to hire the best movers in NYC. You want your relocation to go perfectly, without mistakes on the way. Who else can make that possible than professional movers? Choosing a moving company for this process will make the week before the move easier. You won’t have to bother with extra obligations and almost everything will be ready. You will have more time to focus on other important things that can’t be done by someone else. It’s true that with the movers it will be more expensive, but in the end, it will be worth it.

Four people hugging each other.
The week before the move is when you must say goodbye to your neighbors and friends.

There are many reliable and affordable movers Brooklyn offers. It will speed up the moving process a lot. They are way more experienced than you are and they know how to make it better and easier for you. And that is what you are looking for.

Packing before or during the week before the move?

One of the principal things when moving away is for sure packing. Do not leave it for the week before the move at any cost! Instead, start packing as soon as you find out you will be moving. It will be much better if you try to finish the packing as soon as possible. Both for you and the movers. Also, keep in mind that you can use the storage units Brooklyn movers offer if you have any extra belongings. There are other solutions such as selling them, gifting them to friends or relatives, and giving them to charities. But if you are not sure and you still want to keep them just in case you might need them sometimes, storage is the solution for you.

But, don’t forget about the timing. Don’t wait until the last minute to start packing and finding storage solutions. You need to be punctual and it’s better for you to finish with those obligations as soon as possible.

What to do the week before the move?

Now, prepare yourself for the last week and last obligations you will have to do. After this, you can finally enjoy coziness in your new home. But in order to do it as soon as possible, you have things to do first.

About the house, you are leaving

  • Final cleaning is necessary. Don’t leave your house dirty under any circumstances! That’s why it is important to finish packing beforehand, so you can do this without any trammels on the way.
  • Don’t forget to defrost your freezer. Clean both freezer and fridge and turn them off completely.
  • Double-check if you turned off all the electricity-related parts and water.
  • Look if you left some personal things behind. The house needs to be completely empty when you leave.
A woman packing clothes into cardboard boxes.
Choose the belongings you want to pack precisely. Don’t exaggerate!

Now, the paperwork

  • Check all of your personal documentation. Maybe some documents need to be updated or renewed.
  • Officially change your living address. 
  • Pay all the previous bills you have to pay and cancel them for the future. 
  • In advance make arrangments for the internet, so you have it since the first day.
  • Cancel all the subscriptions connected to your previous home. If you want, transfer them to your new home.
  • Make sure you have keys for your new home. You can make a reserve just in case.

Don’t forget to say goodbye

Sometimes saying goodbye is not easy at all. Especially if you have lived in one neighborhood all of your life. If you are moving long-distance, then it’s time to say goodbye to your friends and relatives too. Don’t do it on the last day, but include it in the week before the move. You will probably get emotional and it can disturb the moving process. So try to cheer yourself up and find other distractions. Look it from the brighter side. We live in a time when technology can help in these situations. And look forward to meeting new neighbors, friends, and colleagues. 

Make a checklist for the week before the move!

To make it even easier on yourself, you should make a checklist for the week before the move. This way, you will know exactly how many obligations you have to do and how many you have already done. Also, it will be easier to organize everything. Include the movers in this checklist. Together with them decide everything about timing and other important information. You will see how you will feel much better and ‘easier’ after you cross each thing from that list. It’s important to be punctual and to finish everything on time. Keep in mind that the moving company you hired probably has a lot more moving to do, not only you. So respect that.

Worker from a moving company checking the cardboard boxes ready to move.
Label all your cardboard boxes so you make it easier for the movers.

It’s almost time now!

Only a few days left to move into your new home now. Try to do all the things before the last day, but during the last week. Enjoy your last few nights in your old home as much as possible. And be ready for the new chapter of your life!

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

U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn has built its reputation on honesty and transparency. We are here to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease when choosing our Brooklyn movers:

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 offer insurance?

Yes. Our company offers several different types of insurance protection, including a full replacement for your belongings. The cost of the coverage will depend on the value you declare for your goods and the level of deduction you select.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It is recommended to arrange for the services of a moving company at least 8 weeks ahead of your planned move. If you plan to move during the holiday season or in the summer, it is advisable to schedule the move 12 weeks in advance. However, for moves that occur between September and May, you may be able to book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. Ideally, you should secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the necessary information about your relocation.

Does your company offer packing supplies?

We do. In addition to providing you with the essential boxes and packing supplies required for your relocation, we offer several "Saver" packages tailored to the size of your home. If you do not use all the boxes you have bought, you can return them to the moving team at the end of your move, and we will reimburse the remaining amount.

What type of storage does your company offer?

U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn provides comprehensive storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are supervised round-the-clock, ensuring the safety of your belongings, whether you store them for a short or long duration. Additionally, we offer storage services for very brief periods, including as little as 24 hours.

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