The Moving Supplies You Need to Make Your Move Easy
Thinking about making a move? Moving to a new home can be one of the most exciting events life has to offer, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Want to ensure your train pulls out of Relocation Station and stops on Easy Street? The secret to a stress-free move is quite simple: good planning! And a main component of good planning is making sure you have the right moving supplies handy. Let’s take a look at some of the essential supplies you’ll need to make your next move stress-free:
Good Quality Moving Boxes
If you can think of an item, there’s a cardboard box suitable for moving it. Moving boxes come in all shapes and sizes, and are easily the most important moving supply you can acquire. Many retail stores sell moving boxes at a relatively inexpensive price, but you may also be able to pick them up for free from the local liquor or grocery store. If your workplace accepts a lot of deliveries, consider asking your coworkers to set aside the shipping boxes for you. Not only does reusing cardboard boxes save you a bit of cash, it’s also a greener, cleaner way to move!
It’s important to collect boxes in a variety of sizes. Large moving boxes are great for lighter items, but heavier pieces should be packed into small boxes. This makes each individual box easier to carry (your back will thank you when it comes time to unpack), and also decreases the likelihood that the cardboard will tear or break.
Get Lots of Packing Tape
Seasoned movers know that quality packing tape can make or break a move – literally. Next to boxes, packing tape is high on the list of essential moving supplies. You’ll want to ensure that the tape adheres well to the bottom of your moving boxes. Feel free to use a couple of overlapping layers, or switch to duct tape for heavy-duty sealing power. In addition, a good tape dispenser eliminates the need to fumble with scissors and helps speed up the packing process.
Mark Your Contents with Permanent Markers
Having all your items neatly tidied away into moving boxes is great, but accurate labels are key to ensuring everything makes it into the right place once you’ve reached your destination. After all, you won’t need cookware in the bedroom! It’s a good idea to keep a supply of high-quality permanent markers handy at all times. If you want to get a bit fancy and make unboxing even easier, consider colour-coding the labels. Not only does it look great, it also provides a clear visual reference of where each individual container should go.
Packing Materials to Protect Your Fragile Items
When it comes to moving, protecting fragile items is usually priority number one. You can find things like bubble wrap and packing paper at a variety of stores, but sometimes, the best packing materials are already in your home! Consider using old newspapers to cushion breakable pieces. (Bonus: the papers can be recycled when you’re done.) If you don’t have newspapers handy, get creative by using linens, towels, and clothing as packing material.
Gathering these essential moving supplies in advance will not only make your next move a little less stressful, it will also help streamline the packing process. And that means a quicker, more efficient move, no matter the distance. Want more advice? Consult the experts! Trans Canada Movers is here to help, for whatever moves you.