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November 03, 2023

Let's Discuss Moving Supplies

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If you ask anyone regarding moving supplies, pretty much everybody rattles off that you will need boxes and tape. Of course, we recognize that boxes as well as tape would be very essential for any move, but they are really only two of the many things you will need.

You will need various supplies at the different stages of your move, regardless if it is while you’re packing or even on moving day or somewhere in between. Keep reading for a list of the different moving supplies as well as equipment you probably need need for your upcoming move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. As a professional mover in San Antonio, we see it frequently, people just using anything that is available, without thinking about it. There’s lots of various kinds of boxes, with various sizes, weights, and purposes. However, you won’t want to necessarily pack anything in any box in which it will fit. Utilize actual moving boxes when possible, although saved shipping boxes can be great for small belongings. For electronics and also odd-shaped belongings it is frequently worthwhile to save the carton they originally came in. The most important thing is not to put so much in the boxes that they are too heavy. Trust us, after moving boxes for several hours, a few pounds can seem like fifty. Pick boxes made from recycled cardboard if you can. Once you are finished make use of them, moving boxes could be recycled, stored for a future move, or passed on to a relative who is moving.

Keep in mind that you should be able to purchase boxes from your local moving company in San Antonio if you need some, and they may be able to tell you which boxes to purchase based on your estimate. If you have your local moving company in San Antonio pack and unpack your things you shouldn’t even have to concern yourself about boxes, as they will bring their own.

Packing Tape. This is the extremely sticky and durable tape that many businesses use when they’re shipping boxes. This type of tape is highly recommended for packing for any move. You will likely go through more than you think you will, so be sure to stock up and buy an extra roll or perhaps two.

Packing Paper. You will need a good amount of packing paper to wrap breakable items in and to also put in empty areas in your boxes. It’s a good idea to get ink-free paper instead of utilizing old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper can transfer to your belongings and could ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Utilize this to wrap overly delicate items, such as glassware as well as china. It can also be used to put additional cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Trust us when we explain that you will want to plainly label all boxes. The last thing you want while unloading the moving truck is to have to open and dig through boxes to find out which area of the house they should go to.

Moving Day Musts

Dollies. These little things are a fabulous way to move a number of moving boxes all at once, regardless how heavy they are. You need to just put the heaviest boxes on the bottom and go lighter as the stack gets higher.

Furniture Pads. Moving blankets will be a great way to guard against damage during a move. You should easily wrap your appliances, furniture items, as well as other large things in them. And they’re superb not just for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They should also help protect your things from dust and moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp will provide you with a tremendous amount of help. It will help you to move your boxes, furniture, and also other belongings right up and into the back of the moving van without needing to lift the belongings any higher than is comfortable for you.

Cargo Straps. Also called tie-down straps or ratchet straps, retractable cargo straps can be another wonderful way to secure your moving boxes, crates, and everything else. Their customizable length usually gives a lot more flexibility than a set of bungee cords.

Certainly, if you starting to get overwhelmed due to the size of your move, think about finding a professional local or long-distance moving company in San Antonio to assist. Our A-1 Freeman Moving Group team has the experience, knowledge, and, of course, all the moving tools required to get your stuff safely and securely from one place to the other as worry-free as possible.

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