The success of your move largely depends on choosing the right packing supplies. It’s of the utmost importance to ensure that you have enough moving boxes and other supplies to pack your possessions securely. You don’t want any of your belongings to arrive in your new home in anything less than mint condition, and packing them properly can help keep everything intact.

It may be a long and arduous process, but it’s a necessary one. If you start early enough, you’ll be able to get the job done well in time for moving day.




Packing Furniture by Yourself

By doing your own packing, you can cut your moving costs by a significant amount. Make sure to discuss insurance options with your movers before you get started. Unfortunately, some moving companies don’t validate insurance if you do the packing yourself. Make sure that you have this information well in advance. Budgeting is of the utmost importance. You don’t want to end up with a bill you can’t afford to pay.

If you still decide that DIY packing is the way to go, you’ll need a list of the necessary moving supplies:

  • Moving Boxes

Most of your belongings are will need to be packed in sturdy in boxes. Ask your moving company for boxes in varying sizes. While you don’t want to buy too many boxes, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t overfill the ones you do have either. Any boxes that are too heavy might split while in transit, causing damage to the contents inside.

  • Packing Tape

Your moving boxes need to be sealed properly on the outside. You need to make sure that you buy enough packing tape not only for the boxes, but to tape packing paper directly to your breakable possessions as well. Packing tape not only keeps your boxes firmly shut but also prevents dust from getting inside.

  • Protective Packing Materials

Protective packing supplies include bubble wrap, furniture pads, packing peanuts, packing paper, furniture covers, and bags. It may seem like a lot, but many of these items will help to secure your more breakable possessions. Should you wish to keep your costs down, it’s possible to use old clothes, socks, rages, and newspapers instead.

  • Dark Coloured Markers

Never underestimate the importance of labelling your boxes. Use dark markers to make the unpacking process less challenging when you get to the other side. Descriptive labels will help you place boxes in the correct rooms, and ensure that you know where all the contents need to go.

Hiring a professional mover to pack your stuff

It’s always a good idea to hire an experienced mover to make things easier on moving day. If you own valuable antiques, electronics, and expensive furniture items, you’re going to need professional help to ensure that no damage occurs. Certain valuables will require custom crates or temperature-controlled storage units to keep your belongings in the best possible condition.


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