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Worst packing materials you can use


Moving is really stressful. But it can become even worse if you don’t pack your items properly and when you arrive at your new home you figure out that your items are broken or damaged. You can check which moving and storage Brooklyn companies are there to help you with your move, so you don’t have to worry about packing materials. But, if you want to do it yourself here are the worst packing materials you could use. Make sure you avoid them.

Packing your items

Moving is a long process, there is a long list of tasks to do. But you should start with decluttering your home. It is an ideal moment to get rid of items you do not need anymore. You can sell those items if they are in good condition, or you can give them to some friends, family, or some charity organization. In case you are nostalgic about certain items, or you simply don’t have enough space in your new home, you can search for the New York storage facilities. Place your items there until you decide what to do with them.

The next step is to pack your belongings. But it is important how you will pack your stuff:

  • make sure to avoid some of the worst packing materials
  • provide enough packing supplies
  • make sure you check some manuals if you are not sure how to pack certain items
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Worst packing materials

As already said, moving is challenging. You should pay attention to every detail, especially packing. If you pack your belongings with the proper packing supplies you will not have to worry. The packing materials you should absolutely avoid are used or damaged boxes, or some cheap boxes made of thin or flimsy cardboard. Don’t buy cheap packing materials it could cost you a lot more in the end.

Don’t risk using some cheap tape or using duct tape instead of packing tape. If you don’t tape and secure your boxes properly, you risk the items fall out and damage. So you can just add some reparation costs to the already high moving costs NYC moving companies impose. Also, avoid using newspapers when packing your belongings. Especially if you need to pack some wooden or leather items.

In the end, it wouldn’t be bad to just call a moving company to handle your move. You will not have to worry about your stuff. They can offer you insurance. so, if anything happens your money will be reimbursed.

Get insurance and you will be just fine

So, here are some of the worst packing materials, so be careful when packing your inventory. If you don’t feel ready to do it yourself, call your movers. Let them pack your belongings and relocate them safely.

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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?

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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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