Moving to a new home or office is a complex undertaking that involves many different steps and decisions, and one of the most important decisions concerns your packing materials. If you want to make sure that all your belongings arrive safely to their destination, then your choice of packing materials matters a lot. While we at Port City Movers understand that it can be tempting to go with the cheapest wraps or old boxes you got for free, we encourage you to choose higher-quality supplies.  To make the selection process easier, in this article we’ll go over how to choose the right packing materials for your move.

How to Choose the Right Packing Materials

  • Boxes- Moving boxes come in a number of different sizes, and each size is designed for certain types of items. For example, a small moving box is meant for things like books, hand tools, or small electronics or appliances, while an extra-large moving box is meant for linens and other oversized items. There are also kitchen or dish pack boxes, which are made extra thick to protect your dishes, and wardrobe boxes, which come equipped with a bar for hanging clothes. If this sounds confusing, you can consult our team at Port City Movers for advice on what boxes to choose, or you can simply enlist our team to supply the right packing materials and take care of the packing, too.
  • Padding- In addition to boxes, you’ll also need the right padding to cushion your possessions during transit. This padding most commonly takes the form of bubble wrap or packing peanuts, but it can also include foam supports, cardboard inserts, and more. When you hire our team at Port City Movers, you can count on us to supply all the necessary padding to properly cushion and protect all your items and see them safely to their new home.