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An Overview Of The Different Packing Supplies You Are Likely To Use/Need

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Boxes
  2. Bubble wrap
  3. Packing peanuts
  4. Styrofoam
  5. Newspaper
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Nothing can be more devastating than opening a packing box only to find some of the items broken. During the moving journey, the truck may rock sideways or up and down on rough patches of the road. Since these cartons are stacked together, they can shift or slide while inside the moving truck. You can take advance measures to avoid breakage or spillage by covering any empty spaces while arranging items inside a box. With the right combination of packing supplies, you prevent damage to precious possessions.

Among the supplies you could use include:


These are perhaps the most important of all moving supplies. They hold your prized possessions while facilitating carriage. There is a wide variety of sizes and shapes available. Cartons are easily stackable, and you cannot move without them. When purchasing them, consider the things you will put inside.

Bubble wrap

This packing material has a unique design consisting of little bubbles filled with air. When you compress the air-sac firmly between your fingers, it ruptures with a popping sound. Away from the amusement, bubble wraps are ideal for fragile objects. You can use it for additional cushioning around fragile items.

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Packing peanuts

These nugget-shaped foam pellets come in handy when you have empty spaces left in a carton. To create a base for the intended item, fill the box up to one third with these pellets. After that, place the piece carefully in the box before filling the remaining space with more packing peanuts. Another option is where you have several delicate things going into one carton such as ceramics and glassware.


You will find this material mostly in the packaging of electronic items like desktop computers, TVs, and music systems. For your moving needs, you can buy Styrofoam sheets in any thickness or size that you prefer. You can cut and customize the material according to the item you intend to protect from damage. Styrofoam can also act as a separator when you have several fragile things in one box.


Newsprint is also an ideal choice for stuff such as wine glasses, picture frames, and ceramic cutlery. The best approach is to wrap the items in old newspaper sheets after which you can stack them in a moving box. One advantage of newsprint is its affordability. If you buy newspapers occasionally, you can keep the past issues for a later moving date.

You cannot plan a move without packing boxes. They are necessary for placing items inside. However, that is not enough; bubble wraps provide an added padding for belongings that can break easily. The foam material in packing peanuts not only acts as a shock-absorber, but it also fills the empty spaces. Styrofoam comes in handy for electronic equipment while old newspapers are ideal for wrapping around glasses and ceramics before packing them in a box. All these keep your possessions safe from damage while they are in transit.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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