The Right Moving Supplies Will Make Moving A Breeze

When it comes time to pack up your belongings and move to a new home, having the right tools and moving supplies will make the task much easier; without them, you’ll face hours of frustration by not being organized, efficient, or able to properly secure your things for transporting. Then, you not only risk frazzled nerves, but broken glassware, scratched furniture and accessories, or even items that seem to disappear, never to be seen again.

Obviously, moving boxes are the first thing on everyone’s mind when they begin to plan a move. Often, it’s a matter of collecting them at work, grocery stores or otherwise, but sometimes buying them is less time-consuming and not expensive (especially considering the time and gas you might spend driving around collecting used boxes from other sources). The good thing about buying your moving boxes is that you can buy specific sizes and shapes to fit your needs.

Boxes available at moving companies or moving truck rental companies are designed to make your move easier. Small boxes hold small items like jewelry, small kitchen gadgets and dishes, even hobby items like scrap booking supplies that you want to keep organized and shipped together. Medium and large boxes also hold coordinating sized items, from pots and pans to decorative accessories in your home. What you might not know about are boxes designed to hold your clothes as if they were hanging in the closet. Boxes with bars allow you to quickly and easily transfer your hanging clothes from your closet with ease; and make unpacking easy later on, often with no more wrinkles or dishevelment resulting from the move.

Other moving supplies will keep things organized and securely packed. Specifically, get plenty of tissue paper, bubble wrap, old newspapers, packing tape; as well as some large, noticeable adhesive labels, and a couple of large, permanent black markers.

Pack each room at once when possible. By keeping kitchen items together, or bedroom items all in once place, things are more likely to get loaded together (and unloaded together later), making placement much faster for you or the movers. Next, carefully wrap breakables in tissue, bubble wrap or newspaper; pack tightly so things don’t shift during the move, but remember boxes could get turned upside down or on their side (even when marked “this side up”), so remember to pad from all angles.

Once boxes are packed, securely tape them shut. Next, label three sides of the box with the adhesive labels and permanent black marker. By labeling on three sides, you’ll be able to easily identify what’s in the box and where it goes, no matter what side you’re holding it from.

Once you get to new location, use your box cutters to quickly open boxes for unpacking. If there are kids in the house, remember to buy knives with safety locks on them to avoid any unfortunate mishaps. While you’re at it, let the kids unpack their own rooms (after you cut open the boxes) so they immediately get a sense of belonging in their new home.