Killeen Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
November 03, 2023

Let's Talk About Moving Supplies

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

If you ask anybody regarding moving supplies, just about everybody says that you will need boxes and tape. Of course, we know that boxes as well as tape will be vitally important for any move, however these items are really the beginning.

There are many different supplies at the different stages of your move, whether it be while you are packing or on moving day or somewhere in between. Keep reading for a list of the different moving supplies and also equipment you might need for your upcoming move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. Being a professional mover in Killeen, we see it a lot, people just using whatever is at hand, without giving it too much thought. There are a lot of different kinds of cartons, with different sizes, weights, and also purposes. But, you won’t want to necessarily put anything in any box in which it will fit. Use actual moving boxes when you can, even though saved shipping boxes can come in handy for some belongings. For electronic devices as well as odd-shaped things it is often worth saving the box they originally came in. The most crucial thing is not to put so much in the boxes that they are too heavy. Trust us, after some time, ten pounds can seem like fifty. Pick boxes made from recycled cardboard if whenever possible. After you are finished using them, moving boxes might be recycled, kept for a future move, or even given to a friend who is moving.

Keep in mind that you could buy boxes from your local moving company in Killeen if you need some, and they may provide suggestions on which boxes to purchase based on your quote. Whenever you have your local moving company in Killeen pack and unpack your things you don't even have to be concerned with boxes, as they will bring their own.

Packing Tape. This is the very sticky as well as durable tape that a majority of businesses use when they’re shipping packages. This is highly recommended for packing throughout any move. You’ll likely need more than you might realize, so be certain to stock up and purchase an extra roll or perhaps two.

Packing Paper. You are going to need a good amount of packing paper to pack fragile items in as well as to also pack into empty spaces in your cartons. It’s a good idea to buy ink-free paper rather than using old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper can transfer to your things and may ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Make use of this to wrap extremely fragile belongings, for example glassware as well as china. It may also be used to put extra cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Trust us when we tell you that you will want to clearly label all boxes. The last thing you will want to deal with while unloading the truck is to have to open and dig through boxes to find out which area they need to go to.

Moving Day Musts

Dollies. These little beauties are a fantastic way to move a stack of moving boxes altogether, without regards to how heavy they are. You need to simply load the heaviest boxes on the bottom and go lighter as the stack gets higher.

Furniture Pads. Moving blankets can be a fantastic way to protect against damage over a move. You can just wrap your appliances, furniture, as well as other bulky items in them. As well as they will be superb not just for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They will additionally help protect your possessions from dirt and moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp should supply a lot of help. It will help you to carry your boxes, household furniture, and also other belongings straight 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 even ratchet straps, retractable cargo straps are 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.

However, if you starting to get feelings of anxiety because of the size of your move, give some thought to hiring a professional local or long-distance moving company in Killeen to help. Our A-1 Freeman Moving Group team has the experience, knowledge, and, of course, all the moving tools required to get your belongings safely and securely from Point A to Point B as stress-free as possible.

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