Beyond Boxes: Packing Materials You May Need for Your Move

August 30, 2021

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Packing Materials You May Need for your MoveAs you probably know, when you’re preparing to move, you’ll need boxes and tape — and, perhaps some bubble-wrap or old newspapers to use as protective wrapping for delicate items.

But that may not be all you need.  Take a look at this list and see if you want to have any of these on hand while you’re packing or on your moving day:

  • Color markers for labelling boxes.  (Tip: Color coding boxes by room will make unpacking much easier.)
  • Stretch wrap to protect larger items that can’t fit into a box.
  • Small plastic bags to store disassembled parts, such as sofa legs, cabinet hardware, etc.  (You don’t want to lose them!)
  • Moving blankets to protect floors.
  • A dolly or hand truck to move heavy items.  (You can rent these.)
  • Mattress moving bags.  These help prevent stains and tears during your move.  You can also buy specialty bags for sofas and tables.
  • Reusable foam furniture sliders, to protect floors when furniture needs to be pushed into place.
  • Foam corner protectors.  These prevent furniture with sharp corners from banging and damaging other items during a move.

Planning ahead and having the right packing and moving materials on hand will make your move less stressful and, hopefully, damage-free!

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