Why do you need a moving supplies checklist? If you have ever prepared for a move, whether across town or across the country, you know it is a big deal. An organized checklist of all necessary moving supplies will ensure that once you start the process there will be no hiccups to slow down the process. Certain supplies are designed to help you stay organized so once you get to your new location setting up your new place will be easier than you thought.
You’ll definitely need cheap moving boxes. After all, you don’t want to spend a ton of money on boxes. Just because they are low in price does not mean they are low quality. Purchasing used moving boxes is a simple way of saving money on boxes and you can usually get them in a variety of sizes. Make sure you purchase boxes of the small, medium, large, and possibly extra-large variety. You may also need some heavy duty boxes for those items that are more fragile.
Depending on your situation, you might need specialty moving boxes. These boxes can be for flat screen TV’s, dishes and glass packing and wardrobe boxes that make moving the entire closet so much easier. Lamp boxes and electronic boxes are made to safely house and move items that may be shaped a little odd or just need a little extra spring insulation so nothing gets broken. Whatever your situation, you may want to check out the list of specialty boxes that are available to you.
When packing fragile items for a move you want to be sure the items are individually protected to avoid breakage or other damage. Bubble wrap is great for this because it provides extra cushion. Because this wrap is designed with tiny pockets of air, it also can be used to stuff in unused space in a box for more protection. Stretch wrap typically comes in different sized and strengths. It is a roll that allows you to wrap items like furniture with drawers that should be secured or anything large that could get dinged during a move.
Don’t forget the permanent markers on your moving supplies list. It’s important that you keep track of your items in each box when moving. Permanent markers are a great way to label the boxes. You can designate not only what room it goes in but if you are packing items for multiple people in the household you can designate who the box belongs to. Also, don’t forget to mark the “FRAGILE” items. You want to be sure these boxes are handled with extra care.
Owning a tape gun really comes in handy when you have a large number of boxes to tape closed. They help you lay tape down quickly and in the right place. They also help eliminate the tape sticking back to the roll and slowing down the process of closing up the boxes.
One of the most annoying things that can happen during a move is running out of tape. An extra trip to the supply store in the middle of a move is never fun. Have extra tape refills to ensure this doesn’t happen.
A box cutter can really come in handy. You can cut down box edges when packing and reduce the height of a box for a more secure snug fit or you can use it to easily open boxes once you have arrived at your new location.
Moving supplies can be used for more than just a move. Many of the items listed can be used for everyday use or for storage of items that you don’t always need. Don’t forget to hand on to your cheap moving boxes. These can always be reused for something and if you don’t need them, you should look into selling them back to the supplier to get them out of your way.