Packing & Moving Supplies
Call us for all your packing and moving supplies including boxes, packaging tape, labels, bubble wrap and foam.
STORING / MOVING SUGGESTIONS:
- Call and book your Uhaul Van or Truck for the day of your move at least 2 -3 weeks ahead.
- Call and book your storage unit at least a few days before it is required.
- Call and book your mover at least a month before your move day.
- Enlist the help of relatives and friends wherever possible – but give them plenty of notice so they can make arrangements to help.
- Very Important: As much as you can, praise, thank and wherever possible reward your help. Remember they took time out for you in your time of need. It’s always nice to be nice !!!!
- Invest in quality moving boxes.
It’s tempting to go to your local grocery store and try to score some boxes for free. However, moving boxes are relatively inexpensive, and the added durability can be worth the cost in the end.
Grocery boxes and reused moving boxes can be compromised due to wear and exposure to moisture or worse, a bug infestation. The last thing you want is a box falling apart in your hand while you’re trying to move it into the house.
- Don’t overpack a moving box.
One mistake a lot of people make when moving is trying to cram all of their belongings into a few cardboard boxes they have around the house. Use as many boxes as you need to create easy-to-lift loads. Keep your largest boxes to no more than 50 pounds.
- Label boxes.
Label the contents of each box and include the room it belongs in. This will help you determine what to unpack first.
- Use the right size boxes.
Place heavy items like books, in small boxes, and lighter items in larger boxers. This makes it easy to organize and pack boxes into the moving truck. Be sure to pack heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top to avoid damaging breakables.
- Don’t leave empty spaces in boxes.
Fill in any gaps with packing paper, clothing or towels or soft items to prevent items shifting around during the move. Use tape to close the bottom and top seams and around the edges where stress is concentrated.
- Bundle the breakables.
For any fragile items you pack, use plenty of bunched-up paper and padding. Never place these items in boxes freely without some extra cushion. Spend the time packing these items correctly to save you stress in the long run.
- Repurpose household items for packing.
Think about how you can repurpose things you have — like hampers, suitcases and laundry bins for storing some of your clothes and household items. To help take up as little space as possible, use vacuum sealing for your clothes.
- Set a timer and pack for an hour a day.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. When it comes to packing, break down your packing into steps. If you procrastinate and try to pack everything the night before, you’ll likely become overwhelmed with stress.
Tackle one room at a time and spend an hour each day packing up items into boxes. Pack pairs or sets together and make sure your box is the appropriate size to hold a complete set of belongings.
As much as you can, praise, thank and wherever possible reward your help. Remember they took time out for you in your time of need.