Packing Services for Moving & Storage | FlatRate Moving

Professional packing by the best movers

We became the top moving company in NYC by being the safest & most efficient. How? We mastered how to pack. How to do it right involves using the best materials, having proper planning & excellent movers. Even before your move starts our movers review your items & develop a customized approach to how they will pack. What materials are needed for each item for instance. It's how we move smart and get you to your new home safely and seamlessly. To learn more about how we approach packing see our packing tips and how to pack wine glasses.
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Packing Options

Full packing

Our expert movers will wrap and pack all of your belongings, including fragile items, using high quality packing materials into boxes. We pack these items and more:

  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Dishes
  • Dressers
  • Lamps
  • TV’s

FlatRate Movings full packing services can save you time. Our professional packing services, attention to detail and decades of expertise will ensure the safety of your belongings and a seamless transition into your new home.

Partial packing

Our professional movers will pack a portion of your belongings based on your needs and preferences. Some common items people prefer to have packed professionally are:

  • Full kitchen
  • Unique items
  • Library collections
  • Art collections
  • Valuables

When it comes to items you are unsure how to pack, it is recommended to have a professional moving company such as FlatRate Moving help pack them to ensure their safety.

Packing specific items

FlatRate Moving’s customizable packing solutions allows you to choose specific items you would like packed by our FlatRate movers. Many people feel uncomfortable packing items such as:

  • Special artwork
  • Pianos
  • Chandeliers
  • Custom made furniture

Due to the value, fragility and unique shape of items like this.  With the help of FlatRate, these items will be professionally packed and wrapped to ensure maximum protection during the moving process.

How Long Should You Dedicate to Packing Your Home?

Before moving, we suggest that you begin the process of packing a few days to a few weeks beforehand. It is easy to underestimate how long you need to pack everything. The more time you give yourself to pack, the better organized you will stay and the less stress and anxiety you will have on moving day.

Below is a table with our suggested amount of days you should prepare to put aside in order to pack depending on the bedroom amount for one person.

Number of Bedrooms

Estimated Packing Time

Studio or one-bedroom (300-600 sq. ft.)

1-2 days

Two-bedroom (600-1000 sq. ft.)

2-3 days

Three-bedroom (1000-1500 sq. ft.)

3-4 days

Four-bedroom (1500-2000 sq. ft.)

4-5 days

5+ Bedrooms (2000+ sq. ft.)

5-6+ days

These are just estimated times, actual moving time will vary based on your specific moving needs such as the distance between locations, the amount of items being moved, traffic and more. Always consult with a professional moving company for a more accurate estimate based on your specific moving needs.

What is the Average Time it Will Take to Pack Each Box?

In the table below, we have provided a guide to approximately how many boxes you could pack of different sizes in an hour.

Box Size


Avg. # of Boxes Packed / hr

Small (16” x 12 ¼” X 12 ⅝”) Book Box

Books, DVD’s, small electronics
4-5 boxes an Hour

Medium (18” x 18” 16 “)

Clothing, bedding, toys, small kitchen appliances,toys
3-4 boxes an Hour

Large (24” x 18” x 18”) Linen Box

Larger kitchen appliances, Clothing, bedding, pillows
3 boxes an Hour

China Box (18” X 18” X 27”)

Dishware and china
1-2 boxes an Hour

These are just estimated times, actual moving time will vary based on your specific moving needs such as the distance between locations, the amount of items being moved, traffic and more. Always consult with a professional moving company for a more accurate estimate based on your specific moving needs.

Elite Packing

Elite Moving elevates the packing experience. Our Elite luxury movers use the utmost care and caution during the moving and packing process. This is achieved by:

  • Top-Grade Packing Materials: We use high-quality padding, packing materials and double layered boxes for maximum protection.
  • Custom Crating: Expert carpenters craft gallery standard custom wooden crates for unique, fragile and valuable items.
  • Specialized Packing: Dedicated boxes, glassine paper, & materials are used for packing luxury clothing & accessories, art, dishware wine glasses and lamps. 
  • Comprehensive Photo Inventory: Each item and its placement is documented and in a detailed photo inventory.

Long Distance Packing

During a long distance move, boxes can be crushed due to extended time on the truck and the truck bouncing while it’s in transit. This is why it is important to have good protection. At FlatRate Moving we ensure our wrapping and packing procedures for long distance moves are perfectly curated so your items are protected against damage during the transport.

  • Double layer moving boxes are utilized for added protection during longer trips.
  • Each individual item has specific packing procedures put into place to provide maximum protection.
  • Glassware and plates are carefully packed into their own separate designated box.
  • All furniture is disassembled if necessary and double wrapped.
  • Custom wood crates are built to specific dimensions for items of unique size, high value or delicate nature.

Unpacking Services

There is no better way to save time and begin life in your new home than to be completely unpacked and ready to relax. FlatRate moving offers additional unpacking services to ensure the final steps of your move are streamlined and seamless. With FlatRate Moving’s unpacking services, experience convenience and ease while settling into your new home. The types of unpacking services we offer are:

  • Surface unpacking: We will unload your belongings from the truck and leave them in your home in a specified location
  • Room replication: We will unload your items and unpack them exactly where you want them to be
  • Furniture assembly
  • Removal of packing materials

Specialized packing for specific items

We pre-plan every packing job, and bring specialized materials. We use specific procedures for each item –lamps go in special boxes, mattresses are inserted in special bags, and flat screen TVs have special packing procedures.

Want to see the full list of items we special-pack for you?

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A set of FlatRate packing supplies

Packing boxes & personal containers at the highest quality

FlatRate Moving uses only the best packing materials, high quality blankets, boxes & tape. We also use heavy duty boxes for longer cross country or international moves. Visit our store to purchase the same professional materials we use.

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Packing for long term storage

We double wrap your items to protect them for the longer stay. Add special protection to ensure it will stay in great condition for as long as you need it to be stored. We shrink wrap your items to protect them from dust accumulation.

A FlatRate mover wrapping a piece of furniture
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Custom wood crating tailored for your needs

We construct custom crates at our wood shop located in Bronx. Our crates are made to ensure they’re perfectly tailored for your antiques, chandeliers, fine art, sculptures, or any item that require special care for moving.

Art packing, crating, shipping, and more

We are movers with expertise at moving artwork. Our movers are specialists at moving paintings, sculptures, & exhibits. We also move and set up museum quality lighting & display materials. No artwork is too big or too challenging to us.

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Items we always special-pack for you

Hard-to-pack items are always included as part of our standard moving package. We know from experience it’s better to leave these things to the professionals, so we always take care of stuff like TVs, lamps, electronics, small mirrors and sculptures, artwork, glass or marble items, and all of your hanging clothes.

  • Flat-screen TVs Wrapped an packed in plasma boxes.
  • Lamps Packed in lamp boxes.
  • Electronics Wrapped and packed in cardboard boxes.
  • Mirrors Wrapped and packed in cardboard boxes.
  • Artwork and sculptures Wrapped and packed in cardboard boxes.
  • Glass or marble items cardboard-crated (items up to 4-feet).

Additional items we special pack for you

Our specialists are trained to pack all of your stuff quickly, efficiently, and safely. FlatRate’s Professional Packing Services can take care of all your dishes, pots & pans, books, fragile items, documents, shoes, etc., and save you time and frustration

  • Pots and pans Wrapped and packed in cardboard boxes.
  • Dishes Wrapped and packed in cardboard boxes.
  • Books Packed in cardboard boxes.
  • Clothes Packed in cardboard wardrobe boxes.
  • Shoes Packed in cardboard boxes.
  • Toys Packed in cardboard boxes.