Storage in NYC
Space is a most-valuable commodity in NYC. At some point or another, we all have to make room for a new addition to the family or furniture coming in, maybe you want to sublet your apartment for some time, or need to downsize your office. Whatever the case, NYC residents experience a growing need for storage space. We at President Moving offer a new and improved approach to storage pricing. Most facilities make their clients rent an entire unit regardless if they use the entire space or not. Instead, we only charge only for the space your stuff actually takes. The first month of storage is free, after that the recurring monthly charge could be paid with a credit card, or we can send you a monthly bill. We offer special rates to customers who pay upfront for their entire stay into our storage. We also give a 10% discount to customers who used President Moving for their move-in to storage, when they move their stuff out.
Whatever your need for storage- one item or an entire building, we are fully capable to accommodate with manpower, packing and materials, safe transportation and secure, clean space for your belongings
Whatever your need for storage- one item or an entire building, we are fully capable to accommodate with manpower, packing and materials, safe transportation and secure, clean space for your belongings President Moving and Storage offers temporary storage for your belongings until they are loaded on the truck for delivery long distance. Our storage facility is clean, safe and secure. We will create a detailed inventory list of all items being picked up to assure the proper count and arrival of the entire shipment at destination. Each item, whether furniture or a box will get a sticker with a number corresponding to its number on the inventory sheet. This way all you have to do when you receive your shipment is to check off the item number on the inventory sheet to ensure the entire lot is received. Our dedicated and highly trained staff will handle your things throughout the entire process at the highest level of care and organization- we pride ourselves on our professionalism and will not rest until you are completely satisfied!
Packing Suggestions and Techniques for storage:
1. The right size and the right box
-Don’t pack too much into a box. It is better to have a lot of boxes that you can lift, than fewer boxes and a strained back. When packing a box that weighs more than 30 pounds, it is important to re-evaluate your package materials and check that they are adequate for heavier package contents.
-Cartons need to be of stronger construction, preferable with seams that are stitched or stapled, not glued. Check the box maker’s certification for maximum weight. The higher the weight certification, the better your box will protect its contents from impact in handling and over-the-road vibration.
-Use new cartons whose strength has not been compromised by humidity or prior use wear and tear.
-Seal with heavy duty tape, preferably reinforced.
-Do not band packages together unless each individual package is in a carton designed to support the total “package” weight. If you must band packages, use a minimum of two bands in each direction, and label the individual boxes. Band together only same sized boxes.
2. Pack it good!!
-Don’t pack too many books into a box. They are remarkably heavy for their size
-Small Items. To prevent small items from being lost or mistakenly thrown out with the packing paper, wrap miniature knickknacks and other small items in packing paper and mark the box.
-Plates and Flat China – Begin with the larger items and put smaller items toward the top. Select a medium-sized carton or dish pack boxes and line the bottom of the carton with crumpled newsprint paper.
-Glassware and Crystal – Always wrap each piece individually. Never put one piece inside of another.
-Bowls – Wrap individually, then nest 2-3 together and wrap as an entire package. They can be placed on end or flat. Don’t forget to use dish pack boxes!
-Glasses and Cups – Even though they can be fairly sturdy, it is still important that each is carefully wrapped. Pack with the rims down.
-Clothing – Folded clothing can be packed in a box or packed in suitcases, if desired. Hanging clothing should be packed in wardrobe cartons and hung from the steel bar included with the wardrobe carton. If wardrobe cartons are not used, clothes should be removed from the hangers and packed in lined cartons.
-Food – Never pack perishable items, aerosol kitchen products or frozen food. Box dry foods in medium sized cartons after taping any openings or tops closed. Jars should also be taped shut and wrapped as well as cushioned. Both cans and jars should be packed in the smaller cartons because of weight.
- Lamps – Remove shade, bulb and harp. Double wrap the bulb and harp assembly. Wrap the base and cushion it in a dish pack or similar type box. For lampshades, select the carton size as close to the shade measurements as possible. Pack only one shade per container. Don’t use crumbled newsprint inside or around the outside of the shade. Glass lampshades and chandeliers should be packed in sturdy boxes as you would any fragile glassware.
-Major Appliances – Many appliances require servicing, disconnecting and preparation. You may be able to perform most of the requirements yourself. Use particular caution when disconnecting gas appliances as the flexible gas line connecting most gas appliances is fragile.
-Refrigerators & Freezers: should be emptied of all food. Thoroughly clean and dry all interior surfaces to prevent mold and mildew buildup. Shelves should be either secured in place or detached and wrapped. The electric cord should be unplugged and taped to the back. If there is an ice maker, it should be disconnected from the water line and drained in advance. Be sure to wedge refrigerator and freezer doors open when placing into storage.
-Washing Machines/Dryers: should have all hoses disconnected and containerized. If you elect to place hoses in the tub or drum, be sure to wrap the metal couplings with cloth or paper to avoid damage to the tub’s surface which could result from bouncing or vibration. The electric cord should be unplugged and taped to the back. The washer drum should be secured (see the Instruction Manual for specifics). Be sure to turn off the gas supply before disconnecting the flex line from the dryer!
-Barbecue Grills and Propane Tanks — Wrap grates and briquettes separately in newspaper (or place all briquettes into a grocery bag) and place parts in carton. Pad carton with newsprint to reduce movement of contents. Propane tanks must be drained before the move. Consult your local gas grill distributor for the safest method.
- Small Appliances – Clocks, radios and other smaller appliances should be individually wrapped and packed along with linens or towels or surrounded with crushed paper for protection. Tangles in the electrical cords can be minimized by neatly looping the individual cords and tying them with ‘twistiness’ from your local market. Rubber bands work well, too.
-Tools – Any power tools containing gasoline or oil should be drained before moving. Never pack or store flammable fluids, like gas or oil! Long handled tools can be bundled and secured with tape or stretch wrap. Hand tools should be wrapped and packed according to general packing rules.
-Bedding – Mattresses must be covered to protect them from soil and damage, especially when preparing them for storage.
-Electronics and Clocks – Original manufacturer’s packaging with Styrofoam inserts provide the best protection for moving electronic goods. If these are not available, large or medium cartons should be used and the item well wrapped and cushioned. Larger home electronics such as consoles and large screen (projection type) televisions should not be packed but should instead be moved as furniture. Grandfather clocks and other delicate mechanical devices require special pre move preparation. Its best to consult President moving and storage .
-Computers – Remove any diskettes. Turn off the system and remove all cables from the back of the unit. When possible, you should always pack your computer in the box that it came in. If you don’t have the original box, all equipment should be packed in sturdy boxes with generous packing.
3. What not to pack
Some common household items should not be packed, stored or shipped because they are hazardous materials. Examples of these materials include flammables such as paint, varnish and thinners, gasoline, kerosene and oil, bottled gas, aerosol cans, nail polish and remover, ammunition and explosives, corrosives, and cleaning fluids and detergents. Packing Flammable Articles can Cause Explosion or Fire. Heat from the sun can raise temperatures inside a closed van or storage unit to more than 150 degrees. Even in the middle of winter, heat builds up inside. Many common items, including aerosol hair spray or cleaning products can trigger an explosion or fire that could destroy your possessions when packed or stored. For your own safety and the safety of your belongings, make sure that no member of your family packs these items in a container to be moved. Replacing a can of hair spray is much easier than replacing all of your belongings.
Restricted Materials Include:
Bottled gas of any type
Paints, varnishes, solvents, thinners and oils
Corrosives and explosives
Gasoline, kerosene and any other flammable liquid
Flammable household items like nail polish remover and lamp oil
Heating agents like Stereo
Ammonia and bleach
Aerosol cans regardless of the content
Matches and lighters
Aerosol cans of all types
Chemicals and chemistry sets
Fertilizers with ammonium nitrate
Food of any kind, including pet foods
Tanks of compressed gas
4. Transporting Valuables
You should personally transport irreplaceable photos, financial papers and assets (bank checks, insurance policies, stock certificates, etc.), legal documents (wills, passports. etc.), valuables, jewelry, coin and stamp collections, etc.), and medical and family history records. For your personal protection and security, we recommend that the following not be packed. These items should be kept with you during your move:
Documents pertaining to the move
Deeds, wills or other such valuable papers
Evidence of debt
Stamp or coin collections