The Different Types Of Packing Supplies You Need For Your Move

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The Different Types Of Packing Supplies You Need For Your Move

The Different Types Of Packing Supplies You Need For Your Move

If you have not moved in your life, you are likely to experience many challenges getting the right moving company. Apart from this, it is given that you are not sure of what packing supplies you need for your move. Most companies offering long distance moving services have a range of packing supplies that you can buy at a subsidized price provided you hire them for the move. The determination of what types of packing materials you need for your move depends on the number, type, shape, and sizes of your different belongings.

Read along for a brief overview of the types of packing supplies you need for your move.

Moving boxes and containers

Moving is always associated a pile of boxes containing all your household items. Every individual planning to move has one goal in mind –to get their belongings to the other home in one piece. However, prior to the thought of how to protect your belongings, it is important to come up with a great material to move them in, preferably the right moving materials, which can accommodate all your items. Packing boxes of whatever category or type are a great option.


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Cushioning and wrapping materials

While moving, you need to make sure that your items are wrapped properly such that they can get to the destination in good condition. The lack of appropriate protection and safety for your belongings places them at a high risk of damage or even loss as they are moved. To keep them intact, you need to have proper wrapping and cushioning materials such that they absorb the shocks and vibrations experienced in the course of moving the items to your new home. Such materials include bubble wraps, packing papers, moving blankets, plastic wraps, packing peanuts, plastic covers, and foam cushioning.

Securing materials

Another important element of moving is ensuring that your belongings are secured firmly. You may have your items in boxes but if there is no seal, chances are high that the items in the box can fall or spill over during the moving process. Some of the necessary securing materials you need for your move include packing tapes, moving straps, strings, ropes, and cords.

Packing accessories

Moving and specifically the packing process can never be easy if you do not have enough packing accessories. There are numerous accessories that you will need for your move. Some of these include tape and a packing tape dispenser; box cutter or scissors; and permanent markers for labeling your packing boxes and containers.

Packing is the number one element of moving that makes the whole process tiresome and hectic. However, with the right type of packing supplies, you can be assured of an easy moving process. Do not forget to a hire a reputable company that specializes in professional moving services. Choosing the best moving service will go a long way towards making your move not only successful but also easy and quick.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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