Moving day is approaching and there’s so many things going through your head, many questions about checklists, floor plans, packing supplies etc. Whatever you’re thinking about, you have to start planning as soon as you can. There’s so much that goes in to moving and packing. You’ll need moving supplies during and on the day of the move. We have put together a moving supplies checklist.
This will give you an idea of what you will need to make packing easier.Shopping for moving supplies can be a headache especially if you don’t have a clue of where to start.
Checklists for moving are a very important part for making your move stress free. Most of these items are available for purchase in home/building/moving stores.
Bubble wrap– Bubble wrap this helps cushion fragile items like glasses, plates etc. This is an essential supply because you have to protect your items and make sure there are no damages.
Packing tape– This is definitely a need. Packing tape helps put everything together especially when making/building the boxes. You’ll need to use this to close all your boxes and other packed items that require taping.
Bin bag– You can use this to throw away items you don’t need like clothes. Or to throw away old/expired food from your home. You could also use bin bags to pack clothes and other items.
Boxes– Boxes come in different shapes and sizes and you’ll most probably need all of them. Small, medium, large, picture boxes and wardrobe boxes to keep your clothes from wrinkling and folding. Don’t buy too many boxes before you start packing though, rather sell whatever you don’t need and give away whatever you can then buy boxes.
Tape dispenser– This is great to as you won’t need to use scissors to cut tape. it is probably the best option to scissors, it’s quick, easy and a safer option.
Stretch wrap– Stretch wrap helps wrap and protect furniture from damage, this can be used on items like the couch, table, fridge etc. Buy a lot of this, you’ll need it!.
Broom– The broom is useful for both packing and moving day. You will need a broom to clean your house to minimise the amount of mess in your home and have less cleaning to do once moving day comes. Cleaning as you go is always a good idea.
Packing peanuts/chips– Packing chips/peanuts are used for extra protection. They are used in boxes for cushioning fragile items. Although this is not a popular packing supply people use, it is very helpful to some degree especially if you don’t have a bubble wrap. This can be used as a substitute to that for some items.
Furniture pads– Some moving companies may supply furniture pads. So before you purchase, ask your moving company if they do so you don’t end up buying them. Furniture pads are also good for protecting items from scratches and other damages.
Furniture blankets– Furniture blankets are a great way to protect your items. They are used for covering tables, couches, washing machine etc. They come in different textures and sizes. It’s best to go with the best quality which may be a little bit pricey, but it’s better safe than sorry additionally, you won’t have to throw them; you can keep them for future moves, sell them, give them away to family or friends who are planning to move or find other uses for them.
Ziplock bags– Small bags are ideal for storing small items. These are perfect for saving space. You can also used ziplock bags to store extra toiletries like deodorant or perfumes to avoid leaking.
Vacuum storage bags– They are especially useful if you have too many clothes and not enough storage/boxes. These are the best space savers. Get your hands on as many as you can. They are best used for bulky clothes like winter jackets, hoodies etc.
Flat screen TV cover– One of the most important benefits of this is that TV covers have stretch resistant protection .You want to make sure your tv is fully protected. Never try to move your tv without any protection. This “calls” for damage. TV is fragile so it needs to be treated as such.
Markers– Markers are important for labelling your boxes and other packed items. Once you’ve moved in to your new home, it’ll be easier for you to unpack as everything will be clearly marked. Write everything immediately after you close the box so you don’t mix up the boxes.
Labels– You can buy labels or make your own. They are used for marking boxes and most of your items covered in wraps. Labels can be used for labelling an item fragile or “hazardous”. Essentially, labelling and marking go hand in hand.
Scissors– They will help cut the tape, wraps, labels, bags, basically almost everything. This is one tool you can’t do without. Get good quality scissors and always have more than one.
Gloves– Gloves help protect your hands while moving furniture and boxes. This is especially useful if you’re moving yourself instead of a moving company. Moving is harsh on the hand so gloves will prevent injuries. There’s a wide variety including none-slip gloves that will make your grip firm enough so you don’t drop anything by accident.
Tool kit– If you have to unscrew or dissemble furniture, tools are essential. Tool kits are handy. They are convenient especially if something breaks while you’re packing. Make sure you have all tool kit supplies because you never know which ones you’ll need.
Dollies with wheels– Dollies are great for dragging furniture out of the house, making everything less straining on you. They come in different sizes, get the right one for your furniture.
There’s so many things that go into packing and moving. Once you know your move date, you need to start getting supplies and packing. We at Capital City Movers offer packing services making packing easy for you. Our expert packers will make sure your items are professionally packed and ready for the move.
We hope that this list will help make your moving supply shopping easier. Remember to always be careful while packing and ask for help wherever possible.
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