You’re moving, so the stress level is already high as you try to make sure you don’t leave anything behind. If you think you need just boxes and tape for your move, think again.
It can be very frustrating to realize on the day of the move that you’re missing some key piece of moving equipment and tools, as having all the essentials on hand before and after moving day will make your life and your move much easier.
And even if you’re hiring a professional moving company to help you out with your house moving, some of these tools will be enormously useful throughout your lifetime. Besides basic tools included in a toolbox, you’re going to need quite a few additional items to help you carry out the move.
Also, many of these tools are small in size but can make a big difference when it comes to the ease and efficiency of a household move. Here are the 10 Best Moving Supply Checklists we recommend keeping on standby next time you move.
10 Best Moving Supply Checklist
1. Packing Materials:
Of course, you don’t want to just throw everything into the box, there are a lot of different materials that can be used to protect your fragile items like dishes and glassware during your move. Packing Materials like Newspapers, tissue papers, brown packing paper, and the most popular bubble wrap will help to keep your fragile items safe. You can also use this material to fill in the empty space’s inboxes.
Bubble Wraps works well for wrapping up larger or oddly shaped breakables. All these packing materials are cost-effective so don’t hesitate to add them to your moving supply checklist.
2. Moving Blankets or Pads:
When it comes to moving your belongings safely, moving blankets also known as “Furniture Blankets” is a lifesaver. Moving blankets are a fantastic way to guard against damage during a move.
They provide the ultimate protection for your furniture. They not only protect your furniture from damages but also keep your belongings clean, free of dirt and dust. And the best part about them is that they are reusable.
And if you don’t want to purchase moving blankets, we recommend using old towels, or a large piece of cloth to get similar protection.
3. Labeling Pens:
Labeling pens are essential for labeling boxes. You can also use labeling pens to organize items after a move so that you will have an idea of what is in each box, or at least which room it is supposed to go to.
4. Moving Straps or Ropes:
Moving straps can help you when carrying heavy furniture and appliances if you don’t have access to a hand truck or dolly. Moving straps also prevent back strains and other injuries.
Moving Straps let you secure your items to the side of the moving truck or each other. Just make sure that your straps are thick enough to secure heavy furniture without breaking.
5. Packing Tape:
A mover’s best friend! These packing tapes are extremely sticky and durable tape that most moving companies trust when they’re shipping packages. Packing tape can be used to secure the corners of a blanket, packing boxes, secure furniture parts together.
We recommend using good quality tape that has great sticking power instead of using cheap quality which is often too thin to use and doesn’t have great sticking power. Also, a quality tape dispenser will save you lots of time and energy. Packing Tape is highly recommended for packing during any move.
6. Plastic Stretch Wrap:
This plastic stretch wrap is the perfect solution to protect your fragile surfaces such as mirrors, picture frames, glass tabletops, and other fragile items. You can also use it to protect furniture, especially wood pieces, from scratches and other surface damages.
You can also wrap a desk so that drawers don’t slide down. You can also wrap delicate items with a few layers of stretch wrap. Packing stretch wrap is one of the best packing materials for fragile items.
What’s harder than carrying all your boxes and furniture to and from a moving truck? These work gloves are meant to save your hands and fingers from unnecessary wounds such as cuts, scrapes, and punctures.
We recommend you invest in work gloves so that you can carry all your boxes and furniture without injuring your hand and fingers.
8. Step Ladder:
Don’t try to get to the top shelf of your closet or kitchen cabinets by standing on a chair or box. Instead, invest in a foldable steps ladder for your moving day. You’ll need this ladder to remove things from high cabinets and shelves. You may also need a ladder to hang artworks and curtains to your new home.
9. Zip lock Bags:
Keep Ziplock bags around for moving day to store small screws, brackets, batteries, or other litter items, and make sure to label the bag.
Keep the Ziplock bags in one convenient place so that you can quickly find the hardware you need when it’s time to reassemble.
10. Hand Truck:
Finally, if you are moving your heavy items without professional movers’ help, you will need a hand truck also called a hand cart. These little beauties consist of two wheels, a ledge, and a handle, and are a fantastic way to move several moving boxes all at once, no matter how heavy they are.
So, you have your moving tools list put together and you’re ready to move. Use our Moving Supply Checklist to figure out what you have and what you need. So, grab the moving supplies ahead of time, so that you can enjoy a safe and well-organized move.
So, get the free moving estimate today and discover why so many people rely on Sunstars Movers for moving their house. So, leave your heavy lifting to us.