5 Popular Moving Supplies

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    Most Popular Packing Materials:

    • Boxes:
      Sturdy cardboard boxes are essential for packing your belongings. Make sure to choose durable ones that can withstand the weight of your items. We recommend using as many of the same size boxes as possible because it makes for easier stacking, loading, and unloading. Medium sized boxes usually work best.

    • Packing Paper:
      Packing paper is great for wrapping and cushioning items to prevent scratches or breakage. No need to spend extra money on this! Just repurpose newspaper or flyers that come in the mail.

    • Packing Tape:
      Invest in a good-quality packing tape to seal your boxes securely. We recommend using Brown Paper Packing Tape because it holds well and tears easily
    Cardboard Boxes for moving in a container

    Protective Supplies for Moving:

    • Furniture Covers:
      Cover your furniture with plastic or fabric furniture covers to protect them from scratches during the move. Another option that works well is oversized stretch wrap. We recommend a wider roll of stretch wrap with a handle (15” wide is good).

    • Bubble Wrap:
      Use bubble wrap to protect fragile items like glassware, electronics, and delicate decor. You can also use paper plates as a barrier between dishes.

    • Mattress Covers:
      Specialized mattress covers keep your mattresses clean and dry during transport or storage. Or use an old fitted sheet. The key is to ask your moving helpers to not push or drag a bare mattress on the ground.

    • Moving Blankets:
      Use moving blankets to cover larger items such as appliances and furniture. The blanket can rest against a dolly or hand truck to protect from scratches.

    Tools to keep nearby when Moving:

    • Box Cutter or Utility Knife:
      A sharp box cutter or utility knife will make opening boxes and cutting packing materials much easier. We recommend a Doohickey Keychain box opener because it works great and is always handy.

    • Marker Pens or Sharpies:
      Labeling your boxes clearly helps with organization. Get a few marker pens for this purpose.

    • Hand Tools:
      A good screwdriver and Allen wrench set is helpful to keep nearby for assembling beds, and furniture, and for tightening or loosening things as you go.

    Helpful Loading Equipment for Moving Containers:

    • Furniture Dolly:
      A furniture dolly makes moving heavy items a breeze and reduces the risk of injury.

    • Hand Trucks:
      Hand trucks are useful for moving multiple boxes at once, increasing efficiency.

    A Secure Lock for your Container:

    • Padlock:
      Invest in high-quality padlock for your container to keep your container secure. The Masterlock 6850 is our number one choice because it is corrosion resistant and fits perfectly in the container lockbox for extra security.

    Having the right moving supplies and equipment nearby is the key to a successful move.  By investing in the right tools for moving, using efficient packing strategies, and choosing options like portable storage containers for moving, you can make your next move hassle-free. Whether you’re looking to move across town or across the state a moving container from Get Simple Box can help ensure your belongings arrive safely at your new place. Contact us to find out how much a Moving Container costs. Happy moving!



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