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Millions of people make the big move to NYC every year. The infectious energy, the vast melting pot of cultures and the once-in-a-lifetime experiences are what makes NYC a truly magical place. New Yorkers have the world at their fingertips. From the best restaurants, bars, museums, stores, and service, your options are limitless. And that doesn’t stop at your packing, moving, and storing needs; which is why Packing R Us is NYC’s premiere destination for packing and moving needs.
Packing R Us is an e-commerce company that was founded in NYC (2008) to provide customers with an efficient, stress-free move by providing a diverse assortment of moving boxes, specialty boxes, packing supplies and moving kits. With over 10 years of experience, we know what you need when it comes to moving, packing or shipping. Like most experienced New Yorkers, we’ve seen it all and we’re happy to help advise you with our expertise. We offer a number ofspecialty boxes like our popular Chandelier Boxes and Wardrobe Boxes, moving boxes such asMedium Moving Boxes, and packing supplies ranging fromClear / Shrink Stretch Wrap to Bubble Wrap for all of your needs, whether it’s moving homes, into storage, or shipping gifts to loved ones. We have the right box for any occasion without compromising quality or cost.
Finding the right apartment in New York is already daunting experience. Why complicate the moving experience more than it needs to be? You’ve already scoured Craigslist, met a few sketchy brokers, traveled all over the city on your coveted time off work, visited plenty of places that looked nothing like the pictures, gathered heaps of paperwork to apply, found the perfect spot, had to race (and possibly wrestle with) other people to get your deposit in first to finally pay that broker’s fee and sign a lease. The hardest part is over and you deserve a medal for your amazing feats. Packing and moving could be the least of your worries as long as you plan ahead, keep organized, and most importantly, use the right products.
Save time and effort, sleep well at night knowing that we’ve got you.
Packing R Us offers same day and next day delivery for your orders in NYC. Our delivery services are available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.
Remember those times when you went to Home Depot, schlep your boxes and supplies on the subway or taken an Uber or Lyft ride home? That was a time in the past now with a few clicks, have your moving boxes and packing supplies delivered straight to your door! Save your time and energy knowing you will have your order arrive to you the same day or next.
To make the packing and moving even easier, we have our moving kits that were created to help meet your needs easier than trying to figure out how many boxes you need. Our kits range from 1 Bedroom to 5 Bedroom. We also have Kitchen Kits, College Kits, and Studio Kits. These kits are more than just a box kit, they also include the packing materials you will need to do the job. If you feel you may need more than what the kits offer- you can always add to your order. We want to make the process as simple as we can for you. If you are unsure what your relocation will require, our courteous, experienced, and professionally trained customer service team can help.
Mom always said, “If you’re going to do something, you may as well do it right.” Mom is always right so there’s no need to explain why this statement rings true, but for you rebellious ones: If you do something haphazardly, lazily, incomplete, or poorly, you will run into problems and stress down the line and you will end up having to spend more time, money, and effort later trying to correct your mistakes. If you do something right the first time without cutting any corners, you will not have any problems later, ultimately bringing you peace and happiness. A lot of people associate moving as being one of the single most stressful, horrible, relationship-ruining tasks, and that’s why Packing R Us is here. We will help you make the moving process stress free.
Beyond basic boxes, a better packing experience.
- Order moving supplies online from (you know where) Packing R Us. We have the highest quality boxes and tools that you need to have a seamless move, and we will deliver them via van right to your doorstep on the same, or next day. We also have shipping options available if you’re in no rush. Our customer service team is available to help you with any questions or tips you may need so that you don’t need to do any guesswork. Our double walled, corrugated moving boxes have been tested and certified as the strongest on the market, passing the highest levels of stacking and bursting strengths. You won't have to place multiple orders or spend time pursuing packing supplies and reading reviews because we've already chosen the best of the best for you.
-Use the proper tools to do the job. Do you like your belongings? Do you want them to arrive at your new home clean and in one piece? Not having the proper equipment would be like a surgeon showing up to do a surgery with a tennis racket instead of a scalpel. Whether you are packing or storing, it’s important to use the proper materials and supplies to do the job. It will streamline the process and save you a lot of frustration. This means strong packing tape, tape guns, bubble wrap, packing paper, shrink/stretch wrap, mattress bags/covers, sofa bags/covers, moving blankets, markers, dollies, box cutters, kitchen/glass storage kits, corrugated rolls, and packing peanuts. This will help protect and keep your belongings organized and secure. Thank us later once your new home is all set up and you’re not picking up pieces of your old home from the sidewalk. Packing R Us is your one-stop-shop for all your supplies and moving boxes, delivered right to your door. We also offer one-click moving kits that include the tools you will need tailored to the size of the move, and the room you are moving. You don’t even have to think about how much of what you will need, we already have that figured out for you.
-Plan ahead. If you save everything to the last minute, it will be a big stressful mess. New Yorkers are hustlers and go-getters and rarely have the luxury of taking time off work to pack and move, so planning is crucial. Break the tasks into simple stages that you can complete on evenings and weekends. Also, If you plan ahead you will definitely have an economical moving experience, because you will have all the proper packing supplies and moving boxes. You will also have time to book a professional packing or city moving team or a van, which tend to be all booked up by the end of the month.
-Declutter before you pack. This will save you a lot of time while you are packing. A week before you start packing, start Marie Kondo-ing your space. Ask yourself if an item “sparks joy” or if you’ve used it in the past couple of weeks. If you haven’t, get rid of it. There will be less to move, and you will arrive to your new space with your most beloved items. Moving is an excellent time to purge anything that is cluttering up your life and begin with a fresh start! By allotting yourself enough time before packing, you will have enough time to sell some things online, or donate them to a good cause. Once you’ve rid of any items and put everything away where it belongs, packing will be a breeze.
-Properly pack and label like-items. If you’ve already decluttered and organized your home, this will be super easy to do. Move room by room and tackle small sections at a time. In each room, prepare different sized boxes like Packing R Us Large Moving Boxes and Wardrobe Boxes and then go to town on filling them up. Make sure that the boxes are full so that the items inside don’t get jumbled around during the move. If the boxes aren’t quite full, you can use Packing R Us packing peanuts, bubble wrap or packing paper to fill the empty space. After you’ve filled a box, take a permanent marker and label the top and the side with its contents. This will ensure an easy unpack, and you will know where to place the boxes in your new home. If you are using a self storage unit and have properly labeled all your boxes, you will never need to tear it apart if you’re looking for one item.
-Use different sized boxes for different items. Use smaller boxes for smaller items and heavier items like books and pots and pans and larger boxes for lighter things like comforters, toys, and pillows. We have small, medium, large, and extra large sized moving boxes to suit your needs. We also have specialty boxes: wardrobe boxes, flat panel TV boxes, mattress boxes, dish boxes, art/mirror boxes, book boxes, lamp/golf boxes, file boxes, electronic boxes, commercial bins, chandelier moving boxes, computer boxes, furniture boxes, shoe boxes, guitar boxes, and even bicycle boxes. All of these boxes were created especially to protect your items and ensure that they arrive to your new space safely. Ordering moving boxes NYC has never been easier with Packing R Us offering same day and next day delivery to your door.
-Start a box zone and stack them to clear floor space.You can even go as far as to measure the size of your truck or self storage unit and tape off a space to stage it for a flawless move. This will make room to see clearly what you haven’t packed yet and give you a better idea of how many trips you will need to make. Don’t forget to reserve a truck well in advance or hire movers as soon as you know you are moving. The end of the month is a busy time for moving and you don’t want to be caught without transportation or assistance if you are seeking it. We can always help you with movers, just fill out your information on the moving services page on our site and we will take care of the rest. NYC movers can be booked up around the end of the month so be sure to let us know with a little time leeway!
-Use moving blankets.Although moving blankets may seem unnecessary, they may save you a security deposit and can protect your items once they are in the moving truck. You can use our Packing R Us quality moving blankets to cover the sharp edges of furniture while you carry it out to prevent damage to the walls, and you can also place furniture on top of a moving blanket and slide it across the floor to avoid scratches. You can throw a moving blanket on top of any larger items that aren’t in boxes once they are in the truck to protect them from any damages during transportation.
- Ask for help. You don’t have to do this all alone. As soon as you know the moving day ask friends well in advance for hand loading and unloading your truck. Provide incentives like your undying love and friendship and maybe even an invite to the very first pizza party on the very first day in your new place! Friends who help you move are the best kind, and one day maybe you will have the honor of returning the favor.
If you really want to kick back and relax, you can hire some of our best friends to do the job for you. We would be happy to take care of the scheduling for you with reputable moving companies and introduce you to our friends who have over 20 years of experience moving in NYC. While you are ordering your supplies on our site, just click on our Packing and Moving Servicespage and fill out the information. We will take care of the rest!
-Have a positive attitude. When done correctly, moving can be so exciting! It is a fresh start in a new place. You have the chance to sort through all of your stuff purge anything that you don’t need anymore and have a blank canvas in your new home to decorate however you please. It’s a total refresh of your identity! We are here to assist you with your moving needs! Founded in NYC, when it comes to moving boxes NYC and supplies we are the solution for all your packing needs. We want to create a better packing, moving and storage experience for all.
- Searching for free, used moving boxes from grocery stores and bodegas in NYC.These boxes are prone to collapsing and may be filled with unwanted pests. Also, who knows where these boxes have been before you bring them into your home and put your belongings in them. If you’re concerned with being eco-friendly, read further for tips on how to recycle your boxes after use.
-Buying moving supplies from a store. Unless you have a car, this can be quite a task to get moving boxes NYC. You will have to take a cab or a train and the boxes will probably be ruined in the process. The employees aren’t professionals on packing and moving and may not be able to assist you if you have any questions. Instead of schlepping your moving boxes and packing supplies, save time and your energy when it comes to buying moving boxes NYC and order it from Packing R Us with same day and next day delivery to your doorstep! Ordering from us doesn’t even take any thought, with our box kit selection, you just need to know what room you are packing and we’ve taken care of the rest with our moving boxes same day and next delivery.
-Saving everything until the last minute. Do not pack the night before you move! You will be exhausted on moving day. Everything will be disorganized and this leaves a lot of chances for damaging or misplacing your items. Even though our same or next day delivery is perfect last minute or time sensitive needs, we don’t recommend you to save everything until the last minute. Place aside the items that you use every day, kind of like you were packing for a vacation. Everything else can be packed in boxes a few weeks in advance.
-Throwing everything randomly in boxes and bags or using the same sized box for everything.First of all, unpacking will be a nightmare and a confusing mess. Secondly, your boxes will be unbalanced and harder to move. Bags break easily and can sometimes look like garbage and get thrown away by accident. If you fill a big box with small items, it will be too heavy and awkward to carry, and if you have a big box that isn’t filled because it’s contents are too heavy, they will get jumbled around and become damaged. Packing R Us carries an assortment of many different size boxes for a reason!
- Declutter while you’re packing. It’s much easier to declutter first then pack. There are also certain days you can put the trash out, and it takes time to take things to be donated at places like Housing Worksor sell them online. It’s okay to fill a few trash bags while your packing but it’s not the best time to have a runway show to weed out your clothes. Declutter and organize everything before you pack and then its tetris time to get everything in the boxes on the packing days.
-Do it all yourself. We respect the independent spirit but moving is one of the top 10 most stressful events in life. Do make sure you have one other person with you during the move and pack, the company would make a big difference in tackling this daunting task.
-Simply just hating every minute of it. If you are dreading the moving day, it will feel like every task is like walking across a bed of nails. Your attitude will create the experience, even if you can’t absolutely love moving, you can at least make it easier for yourself by using the proper tools to pack and move or treat yourself and hire someone from our team to do it for you. Think of investing in the proper moving supplies or having our moving and packing team do the work for you as a self-care practice.
A month in advance
Start decluttering and getting rid of anything that you no longer use.
Post anything that you can sell on craigslist or other websites for sale.
Get a big black trash bag and start filling it up in your free time moving through different sections of your house. Do one section a night. Keep a small box or area in each room of things that you will be donating. One easy way to do this is to clean and declutter along with your routine. If you have a little extra time in the morning while you are getting ready you can go through your medicine cabinet or makeup while you brush your teeth and trash anything you haven’t used in the past month or that is expired. While you are drinking your morning coffee open up that junk drawer or take a sweep through your pantry and cabinet of flatwares to rid of anything that isn’t being useful or doesn’t bring you happiness. Marie Kondo, anyone?
You can find out when your trash removal days are here: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/
There are certain days of the week that you can put out larger items like furniture depending on where you live.
3 weeks before moving day
Take anything you want to donate to a donation center. Schedule people from craigslist to pick up your items for sale.
Remove decorations from the walls and shelves and place them neatly in a centralized location. If you need to, patch up holes and remove any stains from all the walls.
Take some time to notify Con Ed, National Grid, the Post office and your internet service of your moving plans. Some wifi companies may be able to transfer you but some may require you to return the equipment.
Order boxes and packing supplies from Packing R Us now that you have a better idea of what you’re taking with you. Our team can always help you if your unsure of how many moving boxes you will need. Or not to worry, you can start packing on the weekend and get a better idea of how much more you will need. There’s plenty of time to place another order and do not forget if you need last minute items, Packing R Us offers same day and next day delivery of moving boxes NYC and packing supplies through our courier partner RDS.
2 weeks before moving day
It’s officially time to start packing. Assemble different sized moving boxes and have them available for filling up with like-items. Start one room at a time. It would be a good idea to begin in the room that you use the least so that you can stage a packed box section in that room. Whenever something is packed, just store it in the designated room and out of the way of everything else you need to finish packing.
Stock up on groceries that don’t require a lot of prep work so that you can pack away most of your kitchen tools.
In the kitchen, pack pots and pans in one box and use the small or large bubble wrap, glass storage kits, shrink wrap, and packing paper to wrap up your utensils and kitchen wares. Pack pantry items together and wrap anything breakable with bubble wrap. You can pad the bottoms of boxes with packing paper and place it between items like pots and their lids to avoid scratching.
Packing R Us can also provide glass separator kits, the absolute easiest way to store all of your glasses and mugs.
Pack your clothing based on the season and the size of the items. Make life easier by using our Wardrobe Boxes with bars included and take the clothes from the closet on their hangers and hang them into the wardrobe box You can use our shoe boxes to protect your shoes. Separate your socks, scarves, undergarments, and other smaller items in bags and place them together in the same box.
Carefully wrap any decorations with bubble wrap or packing paper and store them together. You can use packing peanuts to fill up extra space in any boxes with items that are awkwardly shaped.
Stack books and electronics in smaller moving boxes, and shrink wrap your TV and Computer screens. You can always tape cords and remote controls to the back of your larger electronics so they don’t get lost or separated in the move.
For anything fragile like artwork, mirrors, or screens, wrap them with as much protection as you can like our moving blankets. Pad the inside of one of our specialty Flat Plane TV boxes with packing paper and slide your cushy creation inside.
Disassemble any furniture that comes apart. For any furniture items with doors or drawers, you can use shrink wrap to keep them closed. If the dresser is heavy, just remove the drawers on moving day so that you can lift it.
Don't forget to label every box before you seal it!
1 week before moving day
This week is less about packing and more about relaxing, preparing for the move, cleaning your old space, and running any errands you haven’t taken care of yet. Tie up any odds or ends.
Because our delivery in New York City and the surrounding boroughs; Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island is so speedy, you can place an order for a box the perfect size for that lamp you forgot about. By now you should have a designated area in your space for items that are ready to go and an area for random items that still need to be packed. The only thing left scattered around should be furniture. Do your best to fit the random leftover items in a box, or find the box in which they belong.
Keep one or two boxes free and label them “open first” containing all the items you will need to survive comfortably for the first few days in your new home before you’ve done the bulk of the upacking. This box will include some basic kitchen utensils, sheets, towels, and a pillow. You can pack a weekender bag with your toiletries and a few outfits to get you by. Luckily you live in New York where you can have almost anything delivered to you in a heartbeat, so don’t stress too much about what you have readily available once you move in.
Cover your sofa in a our clear plastic cover. This will protect it from them from dust, stains, and moving damage.
Once this is complete, tape the tops of all your moving packed boxes, go out to eat, and put your feet up until moving day!
It’s finally moving day and you have everything packed and protected.
You have a weekender bag ready to go so you don’t have to go rummaging through boxes for your night routine for the first night in your new space. There are water bottles and granola bars in the fridge waiting for you to take, and you have a bag packed with cleaning supplies and trash bags, extra tape, cardboard boxes, and markers just in case. Now all you need to do is bag up your mattress in our mattress clear plastic cover bag or slide it into a mattress box, or both!
You will want to do one last clean in your apartment once the truck is all packed up so that you get that security deposit back, and have the extra boxes in case you realize that one of the boxes you packed is too heavy and you need to divide its contents. Make sure you have some cash too so that you can either tip your movers or order a pizza for the friends that helped. You should be pretty proud of yourself for pulling this one off!
To recycle your boxes after use check with the 311 to find out what day you can put out moving boxes NYChttps://portal.311.nyc.gov/
Break down all your boxes and store them in a dry place until recycling day. You can lay them flat and tie them up with a rope or slide them into a clear plastic bag. You could also save a few of the smaller ones to use as a shipping box later. The cardboard in our boxes are very durable for shipping. You can always reuse the extra packing materials that you didn’t use for the move as shipping supplies as well.
There are many reasons to have a storage unit in New York City. Sometimes all of our belongings don’t fit in our tiny apartment. Finding a storage solution could be the best way to keep your apartment clutter free. By keeping your items in cardboard boxes while they are in storage, it will protect them from dust or transportation damage. That china that you never use but can’t throw away? We have specially designed china and dish boxes, and separators for your glasses. Maybe someday you will have a home to put it all on display but for now, while you are enjoying life in the city, you can keep everything safe in storage.
Since we are fortunate to experience all four seasons, you can swap out the closet space you use for winter jackets for beach blankets. A wardrobe box is perfect for this reason. You can protect your clothes from wrinkling or getting musty by hanging them instead of folding them and shoving them in a box. Packing R Us has 3 different sized wardrobe boxes with a hanging bar that goes across top to suit your needs. These boxes are perfect for hanging jackets, shirts, dresses, pants, scarves, skirts, throw blankets, gowns, coats, costumes, table cloths, and anything else that you don't want to get wrinkled.
When stacking cardboard boxes in a storage unit, always put the heaviest boxes on the bottom and the lightest on top. Although it shouldn’t be an issue because our boxes are made with corrugated cardboard and have passed both the ECT (Edge Crush Test) and 200lbs bursting tests. This means that you can put up to 200lbs of pressure on top of the box before the box is affected by the weight. These truly are the highest quality moving boxes on the market and there is a Certificate Stamp on the bottom of each box to prove it.
We also offer electronics boxes, TV boxes, guitar boxes, art and mirror boxes, mattress boxes and poly mattress bags, chandelier boxes, lamp boxes, golf club boxes, and even boxes for your bikes!
Packing R Us promises we have what you need for moving, packing, storing, and shipping– and with boxes that can be individually sized for irregularly shaped items you know that you will always be expertly taken care of. If you’re not sure, reach out to us and we are happy to assist you in finding the right box, and the number of boxes and packing supplies for your move.
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Beyond basic boxes, a better packing experience.