Moving Blog
November 03, 2023

Let's Talk About Moving Supplies

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

When you ask anyone regarding moving supplies, pretty much everybody rattles off that you require boxes and tape. Yes, we know that boxes as well as tape are vitally important for all moves, however these items are really only two of the many things you will need.

There are many different supplies at the different parts of your move, whether it be while you’re packing or even on moving day or in the middle. Read on for a list of the different moving supplies as well as equipment you could need for your future move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. As a professional mover, we see it frequently, people basically using anything that is laying around, without thinking about it. You will find lots of various kinds of cartons, with different sizes, weights, and purposes. But, you shouldn’t necessarily put anything in any box in which it will fit. Use actual moving boxes when you can, despite that saved shipping boxes may be great for small things. For electronic devices and awkward belongings it's usually worth keeping the box they originally came in. The most important thing is not to over pack boxes so that they are too heavy. Believe us, after moving boxes for several hours, five pounds could feel like fifty. Pick boxes made from recycled cardboard if whenever possible. Once you are finished make use of them, moving boxes could be recycled, stored for a future use, or perhaps passed on to a friend who is moving.

Don’t forget that you could get boxes from your local moving company if you need to, and they may give you advice on what boxes to get based on your estimate. When you have your local moving company pack and unpack your stuff you won’t even have to be concerned regarding boxes, as they will use their own.

Packing Tape. This is the extremely sticky and durable tape that many companies trust when they are shipping packages. This type of tape comes highly recommended if packing for any move. You will likely go through more than you think you will, so be certain to stock up and buy an extra roll or two.

Packing Paper. You are going to require plenty of packing paper to wrap fragile belongings in as well as to also pack into empty areas in your cartons. It is a good idea to get ink-free paper instead of utilizing old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper could transfer to your items and might ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Use this to wrap overly delicate items, like glassware and china. It can also be used to provide extra cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Trust us when we say that you will want to clearly label all cartons. The last thing you need while unloading the moving truck is to have to open and rummage through boxes to find out which room they need to go to.

Moving Day Musts

Dollies. These little items are a fabulous way to move a number of moving boxes at the same time, no matter how heavy they are. You need to easily load the heaviest boxes on the bottom and then go lighter as the stack gets higher.

Furniture Pads. Moving blankets will be a super way to avoid damage throughout a move. You should just wrap your appliances, household furnishings, as well as other large belongings in them. And also they will be great not just for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They will also help protect your possessions from dirt and also moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp can provide you with a tremendous amount of support. It will help you to move your boxes, furniture, as well as other belongings right up and into the back of the truck sans needing to lift the things any higher than is comfortable for you.

Cargo Straps. Also known as tie-down straps or ratchet straps, retractable cargo straps can be another wonderful way to secure your moving boxes, crates, and everything else. Their customizable length usually gives a lot more versatility than a set of bungee cords.

However, if you starting to get overwhelmed by the size of your move, give some thought to hiring a professional local or long-distance moving company to help. Our A-1 Freeman Moving Group team has the experience, knowledge, and, of course, all the moving tools needed to get your things safely and securely from Point A to Point B as worry-free as possible.

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