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What Packing Supplies Do You Need for Your Move?

Anyone who has ever moved to a new home can tell you – packing your belongings can take a long time. If you don’t have the time or energy for it, you can always hire reputable movers, like those at Allied Van Lines. But, if you’d prefer to pack yourself, it’s important to get the right supplies for your move. These supplies include the following:

  • Regular boxes. Boxes come in all sizes. Small boxes (1.5 cubic feet in the United States) are best for heavy items like books, small appliances, canned goods and more. Large boxes (4.5 cubic feet), on the other hand, are perfect for lightweight belongings like pillows, blankets and more. Medium boxes are good for everything in between. The general rule for boxes is that as the size of the box increases, the weight should decrease; otherwise, the movers may have difficulty lifting them during your move.

  • Specialty boxes. If you’re packing fragile or odd-shaped items, you may need a specialty box. Such boxes include mattress boxes, mirror boxes, custom crates, dishpack boxes, wardrobe boxes and more.

  • Packing Tape. You’ll probably be using packing tape to seal every box – so be sure to stock up! In addition, consider getting various rolls of colored packing tape so you can devise a labeling system that indicates where (i.e., inside which room) a box should be placed.

  • Wrapping. You don’t want stuff to break during your move. That means you should invest in lots of bubble wrap and newspaper. Wrap your fragile or breakable items in these materials to protect them from damage.

You can purchase supplies for your move at Allied Van Lines – our moving kits give you all the supplies you need in one box. The amount of supplies you require will vary depending on how much you are moving and a few other factors. For advice on how much you’ll need for your move, contact Allied today.