Packing supplies for easy moving
All of us, for at least once, went through a moving process. Some of us have to move because our job requires it. Others may have found a better place to live or wanted to start a family. After all, we all want the best for our loved ones. Or, of course, in case if you are in a long relationship with your partner and you’ve decided to merge and start living together. Searching for a new place to live takes a lot of time and requires a lot of planning and we all know how stressful that can be. Sorting out your budget and making checklists will help. However, you will also have to get all packing supplies for easy moving.
Professional moving companies
One of the best options is to hire a professional moving company. Hiring professionals will make your moving process easier and take away most of the stress. A professional moving company has years of experience in the moving industry and they can provide numerous services.
Every professional moving company has experienced and dedicated workers. The only thing you will need to do is to call them. They will answer all of your questions, help you figure out what kind of services you will need and, of course, calculate the costs. It’s always pleasant to do a business with professionals because you can be sure that everything will go smooth and fast.
In order to find a perfect moving company, you will have to call several to check and compare prices and services they are offering. Some of them will also offer some of their services for free. Every professional moving company will provide packing supplies for easy moving. Now, let’s mention some of the services you can expect from a professional moving company.
- Very Good communication
- Packing and proper labeling your boxes
- Finding a suitable moving truck
- Loading and unloading
- Safe transport
- Storage places
- Other special services (packing and moving bulky items, packing antiques and art etc.)
You do have to be careful when you are searching for a moving company, however. Choose wisely and avoid a moving scam.
Moving by yourself – What kind of packing supplies you will need?
If you decide to move your belongings by yourself, you will have to make a list of packing supplies and also try to get them as soon as it is possible. You may also ask some of your friends or family members for help. If you do it like that, the packing process will be easier. Also, you have to be well prepared because this process can take a lot of time so you should start packing a few weeks before the exact moving day.
First of all, get rid of the things you won’t use anymore (all of us have stuff like that). You can give away some stuff to your friends, neighbors or even donate to charity. After that, start packing. Things you want to be packed first are those that you won’t use and won’t need immediately after the move (seasonal clothing for example).
Let’s see now what kind of packing supplies for easy moving you might need.
- Boxes of various sizes
- Scissors and box cutters
- Packing materials (such as bubble wrap, packing paper, newsprint etc)
- Sticker labels and colored markers
- Ropes, blankets and felt pads
- A hand truck or Dolly
- Gloves for your own protection
Boxes of various sizes
Boxes are the most important thing when it comes to relocating your stuff and you should acquire them first. You will need a lot of boxes, small, medium, large and extra large ones. Do not fill boxes completely, especially if you are packing some heavy stuff. Try to spread the weight evenly on every side of the box. Like that, it will be easier for you to carry. Also, if you pack everything properly, you will keep your stuff safe and prevent damage.
Here are some tips on how to unpack like a pro after your move!
Tapes, Ropes, blankets and felt pads
You will need different kinds and types of tapes. Mainly, you will use tapes to close boxes so your belongings that are packed inside won’t drop out and suffer damage while carrying and transporting them. Ropes and tapes are also useful to keep armoire doors and drawers closed. We also need blankets to cover and protect things like mirrors, some type of furniture and perhaps electronics (such as tv).
When you finish with packing smaller things, you will have to cover your floors with felt pads. If you do it like this, you will prevent any damage to the floors when you have to move bigger pieces of furniture.
Sticker labels and colored markers
Sticker labels and colored markers are also very important packing supplies for easy moving. Just think, if you don’t label every box and don’t know what is it inside, you can have a lot of trouble finding things that you need after you arrive at your new location. That’s why you should use sticker labels and colored markers. After packing your things inside the box and closing it, just properly label and write down what the box contains. Also, with proper labeling, you will know exactly how to put your boxes into a loading truck.
Gloves, scissors, and box cutters
Scissors and box cutters are tools that everyone usually has at home already. In case you don’t have them be sure to get them with all other packing supplies. They are useful for unpacking and opening boxes. Also, you will need to wear gloves while using sharp things like these, for your own protection, so make sure you have them.
A hand truck or Dolly
Both Dolly and a hand truck are really helpful if you decide to do the moving by yourself. Even though some people list them as “almost the same thing” there is some difference. A hand truck is an upright piece of equipment, it has two wheels and it allows you to transport stuff up to one hundred pounds. People use a hand truck for moving boxes. On the other hand, Dolly is a horizontal cart and it is very useful for moving heavy stuff, such as a refrigerator, or any other big piece of furniture or appliance.