Beyond Boxes: Packing Materials You May need for your Move

Posted by JULIO FLOREZ on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 1:25pm.

As you can probably guess, 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'll want any of these on hand while you're packing or on moving day. 

  • Colour markers for labelling boxes (Tip: Colour 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 dis-assembled 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 bag. This helps 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. This prevents furniture with sharp corners from banging and damaging other items during a move. 

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

 

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