Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT SUPPLIES WILL I NEED FOR PACKING?
Various size boxes (including garment and dish pack), box cutter, packing tape, packing paper, scissors, plain white labels, thin and thick permanent markers for labeling boxes, bubble wrap, and various size sealable bags for loose small items and liquids.
WHERE SHOULD I BEGIN PACKING?
Start packing the things that you are not currently using such as out of season clothes, extra linens, sports equipment, etc.
WHAT SIZE BOXES SHOULD I USE?
Boxes come in so many different sizes. Keep it simple and stick to the basics; small, medium and large. Pack heavier items such as books, canned goods, etc. in small boxes. Folded clothes, small kitchen appliances, pots and pans and toys should all go into medium boxes. Use large boxes for bigger, bulkier items such as blankets and pillows. For china and glasses, use special dish pack boxes.
HOW DO I PACK MY CHINA?
A dish pack should be used for packing china and glassware. Line the bottom of the box with crumpled packing paper for your first layer of protection. Wrap each plate individually in packing paper and then wrap the whole bundle together. You can nest 3-4 glasses inside each other as long as each glass is individually wrapped first. Wine glasses should be wrapped separately. Fill up all spaces in your box with crumpled packing paper so the items inside stay in one place and do not move around.
HOW DO I PACK TABLE LAMPS AND LAMPSHADES?
After choosing the appropriate size box, line the bottom with crumpled packing paper. This adds for extra protection. Remove the light bulb and shade from the lamp base. Wrap the electric cord around the bottom of the lamp. Wrap the whole lamp in a few pieces of packing paper and secure it closed with packing tape. Wrap the shade or shades separate in a roomy box with packing paper to separate each shade. Nest the shades to get a few in one box. Fill the spaces with crumpled packing paper.
HOW SHOULD I PACK MY AREA RUGS?
You want to start off in your new space with clean rugs so send them to the cleaners. After being cleaned you will get them back rolled, wrapped and ready for moving.
HOW DO I PACK BOOKS?
Books should be packed in small boxes. Always put an extra piece of tape on the bottom of the box for extra support. Books should be standing, not stacked. Be sure to fill the box completely to prevent the box from being crushed.
HOW DO I PACK MY ELECTRONICS?
When possible, use the original carton and packing materials. If this is not possible, use sturdy boxes and line the bottom of the boxes with crumpled packing paper for your first layer of protection. Wrap each piece in packing paper or old, soft towels. In addition, each piece should then be wrapped in bubble wrap for extra protection. Disconnect all wires that are attached to the hardware such as the modem or mouse from the computer, etc. Remove the paper holder and feeders from the printer.
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE HARDWARE IF I HAVE TO DISASSEMBLE FURNITURE?
Place all the screws, nuts and bolts in a small sealable baggie and tape it to the bottom of the corresponding piece.
HOW MANY WARDROBE BOXES WILL I NEED?
A wardrobe box usually holds approximately two feet of hanging clothes in your closet.
WHAT KIND OF PAPER CAN I USE TO PACK?
Always use packing paper. Newspaper will leave ink stains on your items that may not always come out.
WHAT SHOULDN'T I PACK?
Never pack aerosol cans or any other items that can combust or are flammable.
WHAT IS THE FEE FOR YOUR SERVICES?
Each project is different. Some people use our services to help them organize before their move. Some people want our help in all aspects of their move or home organization. For more information, you can contact us by selecting "GET A QUOTE" on our home page.
WHAT IS THE USUAL TIME FRAME FOR A PROJECT?
A preliminary site survey would need to be done in order to give an accurate estimate on time and fee.
WHERE DO YOU WORK WITH CLIENTS?
We work with clients in their homes and offices, primarily in Manhattan, however, we do have clients in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Staten Island.