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November 03, 2023

Let's Talk About Moving Supplies

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

When you ask anybody about moving supplies, just about everybody rattles off that you will need boxes and tape. Sure, we know that boxes and tape are very essential for any move, however these things are really the beginning.

There are different supplies at the various stages of your move, no matter whether if it’s while you’re packing or on moving day or somewhere in between. Read on for a list of the different moving supplies and equipment you could need for your future move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. As a professional mover in Colorado Springs, we see it frequently, people simply using whatever is at hand, without giving it a thought. There’s many varied types of boxes, with varied sizes, weights, and also functions. However, you should not necessarily put anything in whatever box in which it will fit. Make use of actual moving boxes when possible, although saved shipping cartons can be handy for some items. For electronics and odd-shaped belongings it's often worth saving the carton they originally came in. The most important thing is not to put so much in the boxes that they weigh a lot. Believe us, after a while, a few pounds can feel like fifty. Choose boxes made from recycled cardboard if possible. Once you are finished make use of them, moving boxes might be recycled, stored for a future use, or even passed on to a friend who is moving.

Keep in mind that you could buy boxes from your local moving company in Colorado Springs if you need to, and they can give you advice on which boxes to purchase based on your quote. When you have your local moving company in Colorado Springs pack and unpack your stuff you shouldn’t even have to concern yourself regarding boxes, as they will bring their own.

Packing Tape. This is the very sticky and also durable tape that most folks trust when they’re shipping packages. This tape is highly recommended if packing for any move. You will likely need more than you think you will, so be certain to stock up and buy an extra roll or even two.

Packing Paper. You’ll need plenty of packing paper to wrap fragile things in as well as to also pack into empty areas in the cartons. It is a good idea to get ink-free paper versus utilizing old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper might transfer to your items and may ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Make use of this to wrap overly fragile items, such as glassware as well as china. It could also be used to provide additional cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Trust us when we explain that you will want to clearly mark all boxes. The last thing you will want to deal with while unloading the moving truck is to have to open and dig through boxes to figure out which room they should go to.

Moving Day Equipment

Dollies. These little items are a fantastic way to move a bunch of moving boxes altogether, no matter 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 will be a fantastic way to guard against damage over a move. You can just wrap your appliances, household furnishings, as well as various awkward things in them. And also they are fantastic not only for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They should also help protect your things from dirt and moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp can provide you with a tremendous amount of assistance. It will assist you to carry your boxes, household furnishings, as well as other things right up and into the back of the moving truck sans needing to lift the things any higher than is comfortable for you.

Cargo Straps. Also referred to as tie-down straps or ratchet straps, retractable cargo straps can be another wonderful 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.

Of course, if you starting to get stressed out due to the size of your move, give some thought to hiring a professional local or long-distance moving company in Colorado Springs to help. Our A-1 Freeman Moving Group team has the experience, knowledge, as well as, of course, all the moving tools needed to get your possessions safely and securely from origin to destination as smoothly as possible.

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