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Packing and Unpacking

Be prepared:
Being well prepared for a move can help prevent damages and keep your cost down. We suggest preparing a suitcase or box with essentials to get you through your move. This may include:

• Medications

• Bottled water

• Snacks

• Hygienic supplies

You should keep all personal belongings with you:
Your irreplaceable and intrinsic items should be kept with you throughout the move. Keep them close to establish peace of mind.

• Jewelry

• Important documents

• Licenses and certificates

• Degrees

• Family heirlooms

• Checkbooks

• Passports

All liquid items tend to seep:
These items should either be tossed or moved with you, as they tend to seep. One broken or leaky bottle can cause a great deal of damage. Securing your household goods and avoiding damages, we recommend minimizing the amount of liquid items on your move.

• Soda

• Wine

• Oil

• Vinegar

• Toilet items

Fragile Items should be packed by professional:
We have the knowledge, experience and quality materials to safely pack or crate your delicate electronics and your fragile items, providing them the maximum protection.

• Televisions

• Stereo equipment

• Computers

• Paintings

• Marble

• Artwork

• Glass

• Mirrors

 

Furniture with drawers:
Drawers should be emptied prior to your move and contents should be packed in boxes.

• Dressers

• Cabinets

• Closets

• Desk with Drawers

• File Cabinets

• Night Stands

• Chests

• Tables with Drawers

Use the correct box:
Packing the heavy items in small boxes and the lighter items in a larger box makes the move safe and easy to handle. Packing the wrong items in the incorrect box size, or overfilling a boxes will make it heavy and very difficult to move, increasing the probability of damage.

• Books

• CDs

• Records

• Knick knacks

• Personal files

• Cloth & Shoes

• Linen & Towels

• Lamps & Curtains

• Pillows and Blankets

China or dish box items include:
These durable boxes are manufactured with double walls of corrugated paper that makes them stronger. China boxes are specifically made larger, allowing to be filled with a good amount of crumpled packing paper and bubble wrap for maximum protection.

• Dishes

• Vases & Bowls

• Pans & Pots

• Crystal

• China

Custom crates:
Poor packing & crating is the most common cause of damage during a move. The safe transportation of fragile and delicate items depends on how they are packed. Here at Moving of America, we offer professional packing services, making use of the right box, cardboard or wooden, depending on each individual item. The proper packing materials will be used to cushion and protect the contents in order to ensure a safe trip. When you trust your move into our care, you save yourself valuable time, and unforeseen costs that you do not deserve. We take pride in our unmatched expertise in this area.

Wooden crates:
For items that require extra protection, a wooden crate (box) may be essential to ensure easy move and safe delivery. Delicate articles include:

  • Marble
  • Glass tabletops or shelves
  • Paintings
  • Antiques
  • Piano

If wood crates are needed, please notify your moving advisor prior to the day of the move. Our professional team will measure, wrap and pack your fragile items, filling the custom-sized crates with poly chip and bubble wrap to ensure a safe transport. Wood crates can be expensive and might be subjected to bug inspections; therefore, Moving of America offers wood free crates as beneficial alternative option. In addition Moving of America offers customized crates upon request.

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Real Reviews from Real Customers

I wanted to personally thank the crew of Moving of America for the amazing job they did to move my company to our new corporate location. We planned to move out of our existing office on short notice and your team made the entire experience easy and pleasant. Your team accommodated multiple loads across several days. The hands off approach by your movers allowed us to focus on many other things that required our immediate attention. The team showed their professionalism by showing up early, helping us pack everything, and staging everything perfectly in the new location. Once again, thank you to your entire team!

- Noah

When choosing a moving company, Moving of America, is by far your best decision. From the beginning they were very informative regarding what services they offer and their different packages and pricing. Being that we moved from NYC to Virginia, my stuff was delivered in the same exact condition as it was before. Not only did these guys come earlier than originally promised, their level of hard work and efficiency was beyond phenomenal. They worked straight through from the time of arrival until they were done, without taking ANY breaks, with smiles on their faces and positive attitudes, nonetheless. The team they sent us was EXCEPTIONAL and they made our stressful transition completely stress free. THANKS, MOVING OF AMERICA !!!!

- Ava

Recently, I had to move from Essex County, New Jersey to Brooklyn, New York and I wasn’t sure about who to choose or where to turn for help. So, I asked my friends if they can recommend any honest moving companies. They suggested me to engage Moving of America. I hired them without hesitation and got to witness first hand their level of professionalism and hard workers. The crew made sure to wrap and pack all my fragile items. They were extremely careful while handling my antique furniture. I am immensely pleased with the service and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great moving experience.

- Emma

We used Moving of America services twice. Once to move out and put some of our office belongings in the storage; the other to move those items back to the office. We had 2 different teams and both were great. The first team had to deal with a 3rd-floor walk-up apt. They were very careful in moving all our boxes and wrapping our furniture with plastic and cardboard. Then they spent a good portion of the afternoon loading everything into the storage unit, which looked like a game of Tetris after they were done. 6 months later, we requested the same team of guys but they were unavailable. A different set of 4 guys came and I was initially skeptical but within the first hour and a half, they unloaded a 10x15 unit that was filled with our stuff. The first, move out the team was more careful and the second, move in the team were very fast. Both teams were great and I highly recommend them.

- Willy & Bros

We moved our office, approximate 160 boxes, 8 computers and lots of furniture. All our stuff was in great condition at destination. They explained everything over the phone, the going rate, the packing service we would have, and a full detailed move plan. They used all type of protective equipment for the furniture. Try them, decent rates too.

- R&PA

The most skilled, experienced and professional movers, I have come across. My move had the chance of playing out in a couple ways. I was definitely moving some stuff and possibly storing some. Not only that they also picked up the unwanted, non-perishable food items to deliver it to their local food banks. Move for Hunger teams up with relocation companies across the country and picks up these items from food banks to distribute it to the poor and needy. I was very much satisfied that I have done a generous act with the help of Moving of America. They are super communicative (called to confirm and called when en route with box delivery and move), prompt, and really friendly.

- Keshahyde