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November 03, 2023

Let's Discuss Moving Supplies

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

If you ask anybody regarding moving supplies, pretty much everybody says that you will need boxes and tape. Yes, we recognize that boxes as well as tape will be very important for all moves, however they are really only two of the many things you will need.

There are various supplies at the various parts of your move, whether it be while you might be packing or even on moving day or in the middle. See below for a list of the different moving supplies and equipment you could need for your future move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. Being a professional mover in El Paso, we see it all too often, people basically using anything that is at hand, without thinking about it. There are a lot of different types of boxes, with various sizes, weights, and also functions. But, you should not necessarily pack anything in whatever box in which it will fit. Utilize actual moving boxes whenever possible, despite that saved shipping cartons can come in handy for smaller things. For electronics and also odd-shaped items it is frequently worth keeping the packaging they originally came in. The most vital thing is not to put so much in the boxes that they weigh too much. Believe us, after moving boxes for several hours, five pounds can feel like fifty. Select boxes made from recycled cardboard if possible. After you are done with them, moving boxes could be recycled, kept for a future use, or passed on to a family member who is moving.

Keep in mind that you can get boxes from your local moving company in El Paso if you need to, and they can provide suggestions on what boxes to get based on your estimate. When you have your local moving company in El Paso pack and unpack your things you don't even have to be concerned regarding boxes, as they will use their own.

Packing Tape. This is the very sticky as well as durable tape that a majority of folks trust whenever they are shipping boxes. This type of tape is highly recommended when packing throughout any move. You’ll likely require more than you think, so be sure to stock up and purchase an extra roll or even two.

Packing Paper. You are going to need lots of packing paper to pack breakable items in as well as to also put in empty areas in the boxes. It will be a smart idea to get ink-free paper versus making use of old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper could rub off to your belongings and might ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Make use of this to wrap extremely delicate things, for example glassware and also china. It could also be used to give additional cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Believe us when we say that you will want to plainly label all cartons. The last thing you want while unloading the moving van is to have to open and dig through boxes to figure out which room they need to go to.

Moving Day Equipment

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

Furniture Pads. Moving blankets are a super way to guard against damage over a move. You should easily wrap your appliances, household furnishings, as well as various awkward things in them. As well as they’re superb not just for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They should additionally help protect your belongings from dust as well as moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp will give you a lot of assistance. It will assist you to move your boxes, furniture, and also other belongings 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 ratchet straps, retractable cargo straps can be another great 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 realize that you are feelings of anxiety because of the size of your move, consider getting a professional local or long-distance moving company in El Paso to help. Our A-1 Freeman Moving Group team has the experience, knowledge, and, of course, all the moving tools needed to get your possessions safely and securely from Point A to Point B as stress-free as possible.

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