8 Essential Supplies for Your Next Move

It takes a lot of moving supply material for a successful move. If you’re moving soon, it’s important to start collecting the materials needed to make your relocation happen. Below are eight essential supplies that most people need when they decide to make a residential move.

1. Boxes of Various Sizes

You’ll need large, medium, and small boxes of good quality. 

If you hire a moving company, they can help you determine how many and what size boxes you need. Additionally, you can buy the boxes from them. Although it might seem pricey, moving companies also provide specialty boxes designed for things like dishes and glassware. These will help prevent damage to your belongings during the move.

2. Padding for Fragile Items

Fragile items need to be specially wrapped, or they can break during your move. Having a variety of padding materials can help ensure that you’ll have the correct type of material when you need it. Some examples of padding:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing peanuts
  • Packing paper

You can use materials you have at home like towels or newspaper, but remember that towels can get flattened and may not be as soft as you need, while newspaper can get ink on anything it’s wrapped around.

3. Scissors

You’ll need several pairs of scissors for cutting packing tape and opening boxes when it’s time to unpack. Buy several pairs of scissors to keep around the house in different locations while packing. This way, you won’t have to share scissors with someone else from your household.

4. Packing Tape

Packing tape goes fast when you’re taping up boxes. Buy packing tape in cases of half a dozen or a dozen just to ensure you have the necessary packing tape when the time comes. You’ll also need at least one packing tape dispenser or more if multiple people are helping with the packing.

5. Permanent Markers

Permanent markers are essential for labeling boxes. Thick markers are better for making big, bold marks you can easily see on a box.

6. Box Cutter

You’ll want a few box cutters to open your boxes after you’ve reached your destination. Look for box cutters with safety features like a retractable blade to prevent accidents.

7. Tool Kit

You may need to disassemble furniture before the moving truck gets loaded up. For this, you’ll need a basic tool kit set. You can buy a pre-made kit or assemble your own. It’s essential to keep your tools in one space to stay visible, so be sure to use a kit in a container.

8. Stretch Wrap

You can use large rolls of stretch wrap to wrap up your furniture and protect it from damage. Stretch wrap can be challenging to find, but your moving company or home improvement store may sell it.

Find the Right Movers

The best moves involve reputable moving companies. Hire the right movers for the job to make your move a success. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discuss your upcoming relocation.