5 Essential Moving Materials You Need

By Ava Brown, June 8, 2016

Moving can be a stressful time for anyone, it always seems like there is so little time and so many things you need to get done. While a removalist company will usually provide packing materials if you need them, having your own moving materials can really speed the process along. Now we’re not going to list the obvious thing which is, of course, lots and lot of boxes, but instead, we will go over things that are usually forgotten. Forgetting these things can cause a lot of issues that will arise later so if you want to know what moving materials you need, continue below to make your moving day go a lot easier.

Packing Paper

Packing Paper

This is something that you absolutely need when it comes to packing your breakable items. Things like cups and plates need to be wrapped in paper first to make sure that you can move them safely without breaking them. Of course, after they have been wrapped and put in a box you can fix the spaces with packing peanuts. If you are not sure where to buy packing paper, you can find it online for not much money at all.

Clipboard

If you are the head of the move then you will no doubt need a clipboard to keep everything in check. Planning takes a lot of checking and making sure that everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing. A clipboard is a great way to keep everything in one place so you don’t lose any checklists or paperwork when things start to get a bit busy.

Stretch Wrap

Stretch Wrap

This is like plastic wrap except it is industrial sizes and much thicker and durable. It is a great thing to wrap your heavy and large furniture in. This plastic wrap will protect your couch and larger items from the weather as well as help prevent them getting scratched. It is also great for when you need to wrap things together that might be too oddly shaped for boxes or any other packing item. It is an essential most people forget about until they actually start moving, so make sure you purchase some stretch wrap on time.

Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap

Most of you probably already know what bubble wrap is and probably know just how addictive popping it can be. It is definitely and essential item to have on hand when you need to start moving your things. If you have fragile items they absolutely must be wrapped in bubble wrap before you start to move them to prevent them from breaking. Bubble wrap creates a layer of cushioning between your item and the box you put it in making it more sturdy and less likely to get damaged in the move.

Packing Labels

Last but not least, there is nothing worse than getting to your new place only to not know where anything is. Labelling boxes will make getting set up or trying to find something after the move so much easier. It is also a great way to put boxes in each room where they need to go before you even start unpacking.