Ahh, the stressors of moving. The endless to-do’s. The tight deadlines. While moving can be one of the most challenging times during one’s life, there are ways to alleviate the stress that comes with it. Set yourself up for a positive moving experience, and read on to learn more about the essential supplies you need for any move.
Boxes and Packing Supplies
No matter how big or small your upcoming move may be, boxes are a must-have. Make sure you have small, medium, and large boxes handy for various needs. In addition, you’ll need plenty of packing tape and dispensers to keep your goods safe and secure in the box itself.
A closet can be one of the hardest things to move. Invest in some good wardrobe and garment boxes, which allow you to hang your clothing within a box. And what about those fragile items? Bubble wrap, foam peanuts, and packing paper are all essential for keeping these items safe during transport.
Tip: As soon as you pack up a box and tape it shut, grab a trusty sharpie and write a descriptor on it. For example, “Kitchen - Dishes” or “Master Bedroom - Clothes”. Doing this will make unloading a breeze.
Your Furniture Needs Love, Too
Some of your most prized possessions likely include a few furniture pieces. Some may be heirlooms passed down, others handmade pieces. It is important to take extra care of your furniture while moving it. Purchase furniture and mattress covers to protect the outer layer of each piece. Shrink wrap will also come in handy to protect from dirt and debris. Think of it as industrial-sized plastic wrap – wrap your item tightly and keep harsh elements away.
Ropes and Things
There’s a multitude of grab bag items that you do not want to forget come moving day.
- Rope - keep items contained if you are using a flatbed truck
- Moving Blankets - provide cushion between items and acts as a natural shock resistance
- Moving Gloves - keep your hand safe
- Lock - you’ll need it for your storage unit
- Box Cutter – make unpacking a breeze with this handy tool
Now that you’ve got everything packed, how will you actually move it? Make sure you rent a moving truck and ask about a dolly or flatbed cart for hauling your goods. Save time, and save your back.
Moving does not have to be a drag. Save yourself time and stress by stocking up on all of these necessary moving supplies before the big day. For all of your storage and moving supply needs, contact your one-stop source, CitiWide Self Storage.