Samson New York Movers are experienced in the efficient management of any kind of commercial move. We expect everything to be organized, tagged, and labeled accordingly on moving day to make the move as quick as possible. We understand, however, that packing is not exactly as easy as it sounds, especially if this is your first time to undergo commercial moving.
Samson NJ Movers has come up with some useful and practical tips to help you get started. You may apply these packing tips in both commercial and residential moves:
Start with out-of-season items. Next, pack things not used very often.
Leave for last the
things that you will need on the moving day.
Empty drawers of breakables, spillables, etc - all items that are not recommended for inclusion in your
shipment and anything else that could puncture or damage other items. However, you can leave blankets,
sweaters, lingerie, bath towels and similar soft, lightweight goods in
Pack similar items together. Do not put a delicate china figurine in the same carton
with cast-iron frying pans, for example.
Keep all parts or pairs of items together. Curtain rod hangers, mirror
bolts and other small hardware items, for example, should be placed in plastic or cloth bags
(which can be purchased from us on our Buy Boxes page) and taped or tied securely to the
article to which they belong.
Wind electrical cords and fasten them so they will not be loose.
Wrap items individually in clean paper; use tissue paper, paper towels or even facial tissue
for fine china, crystal and delicate items. Colored wrapping draws attention to very
Use a double layer of newspaper for a good outer wrapping.
Place a two- or three-inch layer of crushed paper in the bottom of a carton for cushioning.
Build up in layers, with heaviest things on the bottom, medium weight next and lightest on
As each layer is completed, fill in empty spaces firmly with crushed paper and add more
crushed paper to make a level base for the next layer, or use sheets or cardboard cut
from cartons as dividers.
Cushion well with crushed paper; towels and lightweight blankets also may be used for
padding and cushioning. The more fragile the item, the more cushioning needed. Be sure that
no sharp points, edges or rims are left uncovered.
Pack small, fragile, individually wrapped items separately or a few together in small
boxes, cushioning with crushed or shredded paper.
Place small boxes in a single large box, filling in spaces with crushed paper.
Avoid overloading cartons, but aim for a firm pack that will prevent items from shifting;
the cover should close easily without force and should not bend inward.
Seal cartons tightly with tape except for those containing items listed on the United's
High-Value Inventory form. These must be left open for the van operator's inspection.
As you finish with each carton, list the contents on the side of the carton (for easy viewing
while cartons are stacked) and in a special notebook. You might want to number and/or
code the cartons as well.
Indicate your name and the room to which each carton should be delivered at the destination.
Put a sign on the door of each room at the destination corresponding to the carton labels
so movers can get the cartons into the proper rooms quickly.
Put a special mark on cartons you want to unpack first at the destination.