Packing Services


As a full service moving company, Seamen’s offers a variety of packing and moving services to cover all of your needs. We’ve been a residential and commercial moving company for 20 years. That means you can trust our professional New York movers to pack your belongings so they get to their new location safely. 

Did you know proper packing techniques help eliminate damage and make loading more efficient, which saves money in the long run? That’s why we have professional packers with specialized training.  We can unload your boxes in the specified rooms or we can unpack your belongings and set them up for you. Take a look at all of the packing services we offer:

 Partial Packing Service

 This service is perfect if you are planning on doing most of your own packing, but want special attention paid to fragile items. We will customize a partial packing plan just for your needs.

Full Packing Service

 This is the ultimate in stress-free moving services. An experienced team of packers will come to your home or office a few days ahead of time. We will then carefully and professionally pack up all of your belongings, top to bottom floor, plus attic, basement, garage, you name it!  We can even build custom crates for your delicate items such as an art collection or plasma TV.

 Unpacking Service

 Moving can be stressful and physically exhausting. That’s why we offer an unpacking service customizable to your needs. From a few hours of unpacking to assistance with setting up your entire home, we can do it.

For help with packing, moving, and storage services, contact us or fill out our form for a free quote. Seamen’s can provide packing materials and services to meet all of your moving needs.

Packing materials for Residential & Commercial Moves

China/ Glassware/ Silverware Packing

Professionals use “Dish Pack”, an exceptionally sturdy corrugated carton of double-wall construction designed for china, glassware and other fragile items less than 18 inches in size. China and glassware are INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in clean paper. Remember to mark these boxes as: “FRAGILE->THIS SIDE UP”.

Flat China & Glassware

The larger china, glass plates, platters and other flat pieces should be placed  in the bottom of  a “Dish Pack”. Place cushioning material in bottom of carton. Wrap each piece individually; then wrap four to six in a bundle with a double layer of newspaper.

Packing Bowls & Odd Shaped Pieces

Depending on their weight, these may be used either as the bottom or middle layers. Wrap in the same way as flat plates. Stand shallow bowls (soup plates, etc.) on edge in the carton and deep ones (such as mixing bowls) nested two or three together, upside down on their rims. Wrap sugar bowl lids in tissue, turning upside down on top of the bowl, then wrapping together in clean paper followed by an outer double layer of newspaper. Wrap cream pitchers in clean paper, then a double outer wrapping. Place sugar bowls, cream pitchers, sauce container and similar pieces upright in the carton. Complete the layer as for plates.

Packing Cups

Even when using a “Dish Pack” and mini-cells for china, wrap cups individually, protecting handles with an extra layer of paper.

Sterling Silver or Silver Plate

All silver pieces should be completely enclosed in fresh, clean tissue paper or plastic wrap. Hollowware, including bowls, tea sets and serving dishes, should be carefully wrapped as fragile items and packed as china. Loose flatware may be wrapped either individually or in sets, in clear plastic or tissue. If the silverware is in a chest, you still may want to wrap the pieces individually and replace in the chest. Or fill in all empty spaces in the chest with tissue paper or paper toweling. Wrap the chest with a large bath towel.

Packing Fragile Items

Our NYC Packing service professionals use a material called “bubble wrap” for exceptionally fragile items. If the article is extremely valuable as well as delicate, it may be wise to have it packed for you. Special materials may be needed for maximum protection.

Packing Collectibles & other Delicate Items

Wrap first in tissue paper or facial tissue. Then wrap carefully in newsprint which as been crushed and flattened out. Be sure these items are well protected with plenty of cushioning.

Packing Small Mirrors, Plaques & Pictures

Should be wrapped individually in tissue paper. A bath towel or small blanket makes an excellent outer wrapping and padding for the glass.

Packing Lamp Bases

After removing the light bulb and lamp harp, wrap the base, harp and bulb separately in newsprint, and place together in a carton, filling spaces with crushed paper.

Packing Lamp Shades

NEVER wrap lampshades in newspaper. Carefully wrap each shade in three or four sheets of fresh tissue paper, a pillowcase or large lightweight towel. To allow for movement, use a sturdy carton at least two inches larger all around than the largest shade.

Packing Books

Pack on edge, alternating bound edge to open edge. Pack books of the same general size together. Use only book boxes for packing purposes.

Packing Records/ Compact Discs/ Tapes

Keep in mind that records are heavy and should be packed in small book boxes that are (16 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8). If records are not in jackets, wrap individually in tissue paper or plastic wrap to protect against scratching. Stand records and compact discs ON EDGE-NEVER FLAT – on a layer of crushed paper. Support at both ends with a large, hardcover book or several pieces of cardboard cut to fit.

Packing Clothing

Clothing left on hangers and placed in wardrobes available from Boxes on the Run will arrive at destination wrinkle-free and ready to wear without the need for pressing.

Packing Linens & Bedding

Blankets, sheets, tablecloths, towels, pillowcases and other linens may be protected by a large plastic bag and packed.

Packing Small Appliances

Items such as clocks, small radios and other small appliances should be wrapped individually and packed in a carton (medium 18 x 18 x 18) cushioned with crushed paper.