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November 03, 2023

Let's Think About Moving Supplies

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

Whenever you ask people about moving supplies, pretty much everybody rattles off that you require boxes and tape. Of course, we know that boxes as well as tape would be vitally essential for all moves, however these things are really the beginning.

You will find that you need varied supplies at the different parts of your move, whether it be while you’re packing or even on moving day or somewhere between here and there. See below for a list of the different moving supplies and also equipment you probably need need for your upcoming move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. As a professional mover in Austin, we see it frequently, people basically using anything that is at hand, without thinking about it. There are a lot of different types of cartons, with different sizes, weights, as well as functions. But, you won’t want to necessarily place anything in whatever box in which it will fit. Utilize actual moving boxes when you can, even though saved shipping boxes could be handy for some items. For electronics as well as awkward things it's often worthwhile to save the carton they originally came in. The most important thing is not to over pack boxes so that they weigh too much. Trust us, after some time, ten pounds might feel like fifty. Pick boxes made from recycled cardboard if you can. Once you are finished using them, moving boxes can be recycled, kept for a future use, or passed on to a friend who is moving.

Don’t forget that you should be able to buy boxes from your local moving company in Austin if you need some, and they can be able to tell you which boxes to buy based on your estimate. If you have your local moving company in Austin pack and unpack your stuff you don't even have to be concerned with boxes, as they will bring their own.

Packing Tape. This is the very sticky and durable tape which a majority of businesses trust when they are shipping packages. This type of tape is highly recommended when packing throughout any move. You might likely need more than you think, so make sure to stock up and get an extra roll or two.

Packing Paper. You are going to require a good amount of packing paper to wrap breakable items in and to also pack into empty spaces in your boxes. It will be a good idea to get ink-free paper instead of using old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper might rub off to your items and might ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Make use of this to wrap overly fragile items, for example glassware as well as china. It can additionally be used to give extra cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Trust us when we say that you will want to plainly label all boxes. The last thing you will want to deal with while unloading the moving van is to have to open and rummage through boxes to figure out which area they should go to.

Moving Day Equipment

Dollies. These little items are a super way to move a stack of moving boxes all at once, no matter 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 protect against damage throughout a move. You should be able to easily wrap your appliances, furniture items, and also other large items in them. And also they’re fantastic not only for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They will also help protect your things from grime as well as moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp will supply a lot of support. It will enable you to carry your boxes, household furnishings, as well as other things straight up and into the back of the moving van without needing to lift the items any higher than is comfortable for you.

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

However, if you starting to get overwhelmed by the size of your move, consider finding a professional local or long-distance moving company in Austin to assist. Our A-1 Freeman Moving Group team has the experience, knowledge, as well as, of course, all the moving tools needed to get your possessions safely and securely from Point A to Point B as worry-free as possible.

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