When planning to move home you most likely will need packing supplies like boxes, bubble wrap, tape and other protection equipment. All packing supplies will be used for two main reasons: to move all small items like clothes and dishes quicker and to protect your belongings from damage and keep them clean.
What Are The Main Packing Supplies You Might Need?
- Standard Moving Boxes: These come in various sizes (small, medium, large) and are ideal for most household items.
- Wardrobe Boxes: Tall boxes with a hanging rod, perfect for transporting clothes without folding.
- Specialty Boxes: Designed for specific items like TVs, mirrors, or artwork, offering extra protection.
Wrapping and Cushioning Materials
- Bubble Wrap: Provides cushioning for fragile items and fills gaps in boxes.
- Packing Paper: Ideal for wrapping dishes, glasses, and other breakables. It’s ink-free, so it won’t stain your items.
- Foam Peanuts: Useful for filling voids in boxes to prevent items from shifting.
Packing Tape and Dispensers
- Heavy-Duty Packing Tape: Strong adhesive tape for sealing boxes securely.
- Tape Dispenser: Facilitates easy and efficient taping of boxes, saving time and effort.
- Permanent Markers: For clearly labeling boxes with contents and the designated room.
- Printable Labels: Can be used for more detailed labeling, such as fragile items or specific handling instructions.
- Furniture Pads: Protect furniture from scratches and damage during the move.
- Mattress Bags: Keep your mattresses clean and protected from dust and moisture.
Tools and Accessories
- Utility Knife: For easily opening boxes and cutting packing materials.
- Measuring Tape: Useful for measuring furniture and spaces to ensure everything fits.
Specialized Equipment (Optional)
- Dolly or Hand Truck: Aids in moving heavy boxes or furniture.
- Furniture Sliders: Helps in moving heavy furniture across floors without causing damage.