We all know how stressful and hectic packing can be, so one of the first things you need to keep in mind is that you will need at least four to six weeks to complete it. So, make sure you leave enough time for the actual packing, but also leave enough time to prepare for this tricky task. Of course, you want to avoid any possible damage during the transportation, so you’ll need various packing materials to protect all your belongings. So, take a look at the following list of moving supplies that you shouldn’t start packing without:
We assume that the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of packing is a house full of moving boxes, right? Thus, first, make sure you gather enough containers of different shapes and sizes. You might be tempted to think that you don’t have that much stuff to bring, but it’s still better to have extra containers than to realize you need more halfway through packing, so gather as many as possible. We suggest that you ask someone who has recently moved to give you their boxes if they don’t need them anymore.
Before you put any of your items in the boxes, you need to protect them using packing paper, which is particularly important to do when you come to fragile and valuable items such as glassware. Newspaper could be used as an inexpensive packing material, but before you choose this option, remember that there is a risk of black newspaper ink dying your plates or cups.
Speaking of protecting your breakables, we have to remind you that you cannot start packing if you don’t have enough bubble wrap to protect your stuff. How do you wrap your things? It’s quite easy – first, make sure that the bubble wrap is flat, and then just put the item in question in the middle and seal it with packing tape.
Packing peanuts will, without a doubt, come in handy if you want to separate certain items inside a single box so as to avoid them getting damaged during the transportation. Don’t forget that your boxes are likely to be shaken or even thrown around in the moving van, which is why additional cushioning is always the right way to go.
When it comes to packing your electronics, the best way to do that is to put your devices in the corresponding original boxes. However, since that’s not always possible, you will need moving blankets, which can also be used to protect your large furniture items such as tables, couches, desks, beds, etc.
Last but not least, use packing foam when packing breakables to make sure nothing gets damaged along the way. It is more lightweight than the bubble wrap, so in some cases, it might be more convenient to opt for the foam.
We wish you good luck with your move. If you need more moving and packing tips, do not hesitate to contact Cross Country Movers Group.