Moving can be a stressful time, but there are some things you can do to make it a little easier on yourself. One of those things is to make sure you have all the packing supplies you need before you start packing up your belongings.
To help you out, we’ve put together a packing supply checklist. Make sure you have all of these items before you start packing and you’ll be one step closer to an stress-free move!
1. Check the local grocery store for boxes
If you’re planning on moving soon, be sure to check your local grocery store for boxes. Many stores will have a surplus of boxes that they are happy to give away for free. This can be a great way to get all the boxes you need for your move without having to spend any money. You can usually find boxes for free by asking family and friends if they have any that they don’t need. If you don’t have any luck with that, your local liquor store should have plenty of boxes that they’re happy to give away.
2. Go to a home improvement store and look for packaging materials.
One option for obtaining packing materials is to visit a home improvement store. Places like Home Depot. Lowes and even Walmart are great places to get moving boxes and supplies. There, you can purchase boxes that are of good quality and not too expensive. In addition to boxes, there are other materials that can make moving a lot easier, such as packing tape and a permanent marker. Packing tape is an essential item for sealing up boxes, and a sharpie or other permanent marker can be helpful for labeling your boxes.
3. Purchase some bubble wrap or other cushioning material to keep your items safe during the move.
If you’re worried about your fragile items getting broken during a move, consider purchasing some bubble wrap or other cushioning material. Bubble wrap is a great and inexpensive way to prevent breakage, and furniture pads or blankets can help you avoid scratching antique furniture. By taking some simple precautions, you can ensure that your belongings stay safe and sound during the moving process.
4. Other helpful but optional moving supplies.
There are a few other items that can make your move easier, though they are not absolutely necessary. A box cutter or tape gun can help you pack and unpack faster. A hand truck or mover’s dolly can make it easier to move large items or a large number of boxes at once. These items can be helpful, but ultimately it is up to you whether or not you use them.
Now that we have gone over the packing supply checklist, you should be well on your way to a stress-free move. If you have any questions or need help getting started, please don’t hesitate to contact Uncle Sam’s Moving Corps.
We are here to help make your move as smooth and easy as possible.