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One thing that every person moving to a new home needs is a reliable moving company to take care of the stress that comes with moving belongings from one house to the other. The other thing that you cannot afford to miss whether moving long distance or short, is packing supplies. Nevertheless, getting these supplies has always been a challenge for most movers –especially first-time ones.
Perhaps you are moving in the next few weeks or months and wondering where to get packing supplies, here are some ideas:
Any moving company near you should have various packing supplies that you can use for your move. One advantage of buying packing supplies from a moving company is that you get brand new materials. In addition, you can get them at a discounted price especially if you are getting them from the same company that you are hiring for the moving services.
Packing supplies add on to your moving costs. Talk to your local grocery stores to see if you can get some empty boxes or other materials that you can use to pack your belongings during the move. It will reduce your cost significantly. There are times when such stores get large shipments of boxes that you can use in packing your items. Make sure that you talk to them to preserve the boxes for you after they finish unpacking. While some of the stores can be willing to offer you these boxes free, do not be surprised if you are required to pay some amount for a few used empty boxes.
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It is likely that you have close friends, coworkers, and family members who have recently moved to a new home. They are a great source of packing materials. In fact, you will be of much use to them since most of these individuals find it challenging to establish a dumpsite for their empty boxes and other packing containers. Your close friends and family members are a source of free packing supplies for your move –do not hesitate to ask them, you never know who is struggling with empty boxes, Styrofoam peanuts, or packing papers.
You do not have to worry about getting specific packing supplies for your belongings unless some of your items demand specialized packing. Do you have crates, buckets, baskets that you are not using? These serve as great packing materials. You can also improvise other ways of packing such as using curtains, tablecloths, blankets, sheets, old towels, magazines and newspapers to cushion your items as you pack them in any of these unprofessional packing containers.
There are many sources of packing supplies. For cheap and free materials, talk to your friends, family members, workmates, your local stores and groceries. However, you cannot avoid getting packing supplies from your moving company especially where you need specialized packing.
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated 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.
Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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