Moving and packing supplies 101

Moving and packing supplies 101

Proper moving and packing supplies are needed in order to have a good moving experience. You have to know what to pack where and how. There are a lot of things you can use as moving and packing supplies that you don’t even know about. So if you want to know more, we are here to help you and tell you everything you need to know.

Good moving and packing supplies can be expensive

Even though these are the things that you will end up throwing away or recycling, moving and packing supplies can cost you a small fortune. That’s if you want the best of the best. And you should want the best of the best because these supplies will be used for moving your belongings. The things you own are worth more than some boxes and bags. So use professional packing materials for your move if that means keeping your belongings as safe as possible. If your belongings are packed in good, quality moving supplies there is no need to worry too much. Especially if you have professional movers at your service. If that is the case, your relocation will be as stress-free as possible.

If you want to keep your belongings as safe as possible, you might want to spare some money for good moving supplies.

Is using cheap or free moving supplies good?

If you can’t afford quality moving supplies, using cheap moving supplies will do the trick. Sometimes cheap moving supplies is just as good as an expensive one, but you never really know what to expect. And cheap moving supplies isn’t easy to find. You have to ask a lot of people and search a lot online. You can find free moving supplies too. How – you ask? Well, go to a local supermarket. Check behind it, by the dumpster. A lot of supermarkets just leave their boxes behind the store knowing somebody might need it. And if you can’t seem to find anything, it’s not a bad idea to ask the staff if they have at least one or two boxes that they can give you.

That’s if you want to use cardboard boxes. There are many kinds but a lot of people nowadays pick plastic storage bins over boxes.

Types of boxes

Believe it or now, there are many different kinds of moving boxes and we from Miami Moving Guide are here to tell you all about them.

1. Different sizes of regular moving boxes

Okay, so this one is pretty obvious but we have to mention it. There are many different sizes of regular moving boxes. And each size has a purpose. Small boxes should be used to pack books, records, small appliances and other things as such. These boxes are for heavy things and the things you have a certain amount of. You can also use medium boxes for these things depending on the amount. Large boxes are ideal for lightweight items like pillows, blankets, and towels. Our tip is to decrease the weight as the box gets bigger. This means packing heavy things into small boxes, and lightweight things into big ones. This way you won’t get hurt. Remember to always recycle in order to make your move eco-friendly.

woman with a box
Pack lightweight things in big boxes so you don’t get hurt while moving them.

2. Dishpacks

These boxes are specially made for packing dishes. Dishes are extremely breakable and expensive, especially nice looking dishes and China. So if you own these, these boxes are for you. If relocation is long distance, you will need to secure the dishes even more. Either with packing peanuts or bubble pack. If you are preparing for an interstate move, make sure you have all of these.

3. Mirror box

Let’s be real, mirrors are expensive. And many believe that breaking a mirror is bad luck. So why bring a big expense and bad luck on yourself when you can simply spare a few dollars for a mirror box. You can also use this type of a box for glass tabletops and large pictures or paintings. For extra safety, use bubble pack or packing peanuts. Don’t use parchment paper as it can damage and scratch glass. Moving on a budget seems almost impossible now, right?

4. Plastic boxes

We already mentioned them and that they became more popular. And it makes sense. You can reuse these boxes thousands of times. You can sell them online if you don’t need them anymore. They can be used for storage as water can’t get inside that easily as when you store your belongings in cardboard boxes. These boxes can hold a lot of weight too. And they are sturdy so your belongings won’t get damaged inside. And if you don’t know where to get them – you are in the right place! Capital City Bins and its team can provide you with every packing material that you might need!

plastic box
You can use plastic boxes for storage too.

Other moving and packing supplies you need

Some people pack their clothes in boxes, but we believe that using vacuum plastic bags is better. They are reusable and affordable. They are very easy to use and efficient. You can use them for storage purposes too. They are very good for people who don’t have a lot of storage space. You will also need a lot of tape and a good tape dispenser. Having a tape dispenser makes securing boxes much faster and easier. Have a good black marker that you will use to label your boxes. This is an important step and you shouldn’t skip it. It will come in handy to have labeled boxes once your movers arrive to pick up your belongings. Prepare a lot of bubble pack and packing peanuts to fill up the boxes and secure your belongings.

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