Have you ever been sorely underprepared for a move? It’s frustrating when you go to start packing and moving and realize you don’t have the supplies you need to make it happen. Even if you have a few items that will get you a little way into your packing, it is best to be fully prepared. Here are some packing and moving supplies that you will need to be completely prepared in order to make your move a success.
- The Packing Basics. There are basic packing supplies everyone needs in order to move. These items include boxes, tape, scissors, markers, and bubble wrap or packing paper. You will want to make sure you have enough of these items to completely pack up your house. It never seems to fail that right in the middle of your packing, you run out of supplies, so always be prepared with a good supply.
- Moving Supplies for Heavy Duty Items. Every home has heavy furniture or items that need to be moved. In order to successfully move these items without injury or hassle, you should have a dolly, hand cart, and furniture pads on hand. A dolly isn’t just nice to have to move heavy furniture, they also come in handy with moving large amounts of boxes from one place to another. You will also need something to strap down your heavier items, such as ratchet straps, bungee cords, and rope. It is also a good idea to have a tarp on hand to cover your haul if it’s in the back of a truck bed.
- Labels and Blankets. Labels and blankets are not as critical to have on hand, but they make the moving process a lot smoother. If your boxes are labeled, with everything in them written down, you can sort your boxes into the correct rooms as you unload them into your new home. This will make unpacking go a lot quicker. Extra blankets will help cushion items that might be more fragile and need more protection during the move.
Making sure you are prepared with the right packing and moving supplies will make for a lot less stressful move. If you are in need of packing and moving supplies, give us a call at Port City Movers and we will provide you with everything you need.