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EcoBox’s Guide to the Ultimate Moving Kit

There are certain occasions in life when you know that it’s time to get down to business.  Moving is certainly one of those occasions.  Even for smaller, residential moves, there is typically an awful lot that has to come together in order for it to be deemed a success.

You’ll need to take care of any real estate stuff, legal business, address changes, setting up new utilities, and of course the packing and moving of all your possessions.  You may choose to use professional movers to get your things from point A to point B, but most people tackle the packing part on their own.

And to that end, a good moving kit is a very useful thing to have.  Like with anything else, when all the parts of a moving kit are right there and ready to go, it makes the whole process much easier.  Here are the crucial parts to the EcoBox ultimate moving kit:

Moving Boxes

 

Whether you choose brand new or used moving boxes, these should be the most important part of any moving kit you put together. To really cover all of the different items you’re likely to be packing in a standard move, you’ll want several different-sized boxes as part of your moving kit.  The size of your move will determine how many, but some smaller boxes for odds and ends, as well as some larger boxes for appliances, wardrobes and other household items should suffice.Remember – if you start using larger boxes for moving your smaller items, you may end up with boxes that are too heavy and awkward to handle.  Medium and small-sized boxes will keep them manageable for movers or you and your friends and family.

Tape

 

You’ve got to seal up your boxes after they’re packed to ensure that none of your items fall out! A couple rolls of tape are a necessary part of your moving kit. A tape gun or tape dispenser to go with the tape is also a great addition –   If you’ve ever tried to pack boxes while losing your spot on the tape roll every time you close a box, it isn’t very fun. A tape gun gives you more control and lets you keep the tape ready to go to seal the next box.

A Marker

A black permanent marker is an important part of our moving kit, because it’s essential to label each box as you pack it.  Label each box on all sides and the top so that movers will know where it goes without having to search for its label.

You may also wish to list the main items of the box, or simply the room it should end up in at the new place to make unpacking and sorting much easier for you. Labeling boxes is key if you don’t want to be searching for months for a particular item after you move.

Bubble Wrap and Other Packing Materials

You will definitely come across some fragile or valuable items like glassware that you need to pack up, and the best way to do so is ensure they are packed nice and snug in their box. EcoBox offers several different options for cushioning your breakable items such as bubble wrap, foam, corrugated cardboard and newsprint.

You may also choose to use TV edge protectors, individual pouches for your plates and glasses, or Styrofoam.

Box Cutter

A basic box cutter is a multi-use item in your kit that can be used for cutting tape, sectioning off bubble wrap or cutting moving boxes open, if necessary. Quicker than scissors, a box cutter will help you pack efficiently and quickly.

Your ultimate moving kit may contain a few more or less items, but this is a great start for virtually any-sized move.

If you are looking for a great moving kit, EcoBox has put one together for you! Choose EcoBox’s Complete Moving Kit with Used Boxes or a Complete Moving Kit with New Boxes to get started on your packing!

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