Relo NYC offers customers with affordable supplies for the packing process. Our main goal is providing all-inclusive service to guarantee your satisfaction. We can help you get organized and better understand what supplies you might need. Choosing us, you’ll be able to purchase cartons and other packing materials such as boxes and tape for all kinds of relocation: local moving, long distance moving, and commercial moving. Contact us, and we will be more than happy to satisfy all your needs for packing supplies.

TYPE OF BOX ITEM UNITS

1 Small Box

  • Hardcover Books
  • Paperback Books
  • Magazines & Folders
  • Photo Albums
  • DVDs
  • 12-15
  • 30-40
  • 30-50
  • 8-15
  • 60

1 Medium Box

  • Handbags and Purses
  • Folded Clothes
  • Shoes and Boots
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Full Sets of Sheets/Linens
  • 4-8
  • 15
  • 8-15
  • 2-4
  • 4-6

1 Large Box

  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Toys
  • Gym or Duffle Bags
  • 3-6
  • 2-4
  • 12-20
  • 12-18
  • 2-5

1 Dish Pack Box

  • Cups, Glasses and Mugs
  • Plates
  • Pots and Pans
  • Serving Plates
  • Vases/Tea Pots
  • 32-48
  • 25-40
  • 10-15
  • 10-18
  • 4-6

1 Wardrobe Box

  • Coats
  • Dresses
  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • 10-16
  • 25-30
  • 18-24
  • 30-40
  1. Try to start packing 3 to 4 weeks before your move or as soon as possible.
  2. Begin packing the things you use least, such as books, seasonal clothing or sports equipment, and knick knacks.
  3. When packing for a summer move, bag items that may soften in the heat, such as candles, soaps, etc.
  4.  If you have time use the opportunity to organize and get rid of outdated items you don’t use.
  5. Use strong cardboard boxes—small boxes for heavier items, large boxes for lighter items. Avoid over packing.
  6. Buy more packing tape than you think you will need, you’ll most likely end up using it.
  7. Lay your books flat in their box, alternating bindings so they stack evenly.
  8. To stay neat, concentrate on packing one room at a time, stacking finished boxes in a corner against the wall.
  9. Use your computer to print out labels indicating each box’s source room, and attach to each completed box, or use a black marker to label the box (this also saves valuable unpacking time).
  10. Pack alarm clocks, medication, valuables, and urgent items in a separate, clearly marked box or bag. Make copies of important documents such as wills, contracts, and passports.
  11. Wrap nuts and bolts in clearly labeled plastic bags.
  12. Empty dressers completely (furniture tends to break more easily if not emptied first).
  13. One less-known item: most movers won’t reassemble baby cribs, for important safety reasons, so make sure to have a knowledgeable person ready to do so.
  14. Keep a complete inventory list of everything to be moved. Jot down serial numbers on all electronic equipment.
  15. Flammables like aerosol cans, paints, or gasoline should be carefully disposed beforehand.
  16. Transport perishables like frozen foods, produce, or plants on your own.
  17. Soaps, sprays, polishes, and medicine should not be placed in the same box as food. Heavy items should not be packed with dishware.
  1. Determine which boxes will be needed:
    • Small Box:
      • Ideal for books, magazines, files, and small picture frames
    • Medium Box:
      • Ideal for shoes, clothing, linens, and small kitchen appliance
    • Large Box:
      • Ideal for blankets, pillows, towels, toys, and pots/pans
    • Dish Pack Box:
      • Ideal for plates, stemware, vases, and serving trays
  2. Prepare to pack:
    • Small Box:
      • Start by taping the bottom of the box closed
      • Lay books flat in their container
      • Alternate the spine and open side of the book (this helps evenly distribute the weight of the box)
      • Place a piece of paper between books to prevent them from sticking together.
    • Medium and Large Box:
      • Start by taping the bottom of the box closed
      • Place your folded clothing in box
      • Individually wrap shoes and other items being placed in box to avoid scratches
    • Dish Pack Box:
      • Start by taping the bottom of the box closed
      • Create a protective cushion base at the bottom of the box with packing paper
      • Wrap each piece of china with packing paper
      • Wrap up to three individually wrapped pieces of china together
      • Place china in box standing upright (do not lay flat)
      • Once base is full create another cushion layer over china
      • Start a new row with lighter china, wrapping them the same way
      • Continue this until box is full
      • All bottles should be taped closed, then wrapped with packing paper
      • Stemware should be wrapped as follows:
        • Wrap each piece with packing paper
        • Insert packing paper into the goblet and then wrap it around the stem
        • Cushion the piece of stemware with a final, thick wrapping of paper
        • Place item in box
  3. Get organized:
    • Label boxes as you pack
      • Name, room it belongs in, contents, and handling (fragile, heavy, this side up, etc)
    • Create your own inventory list of important items inside each box. This will help keep track of your boxes in the event that one is misplaced or lost.
    • Use your personal inventory list as a reference guide when unpacking