5 Essential House Moving Supplies for a Smooth Relocation

June 02, 2024

5 Essential House Moving Supplies for a Smooth Relocation

Moving house is a challenging task. Of course it is also exciting, particularly if you are moving into your dream but it is also stressful. It is so stressful it often tops polls as the most stressful thing you can do in your life. There is no magic way in which to take away all the stress but there are ways in which to alleviate some of it. One of those ways is to be ready for your move with all the essential moving supplies. 

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Within this article, we are going to talk you through the five most essential moving supplies and why they are so important.

Let’s get started!

High-Quality Moving Boxes

Firstly, you will want to invest in some high-quality moving boxes. You can get boxes for free from local shops, supermarkets or from online platforms such as Freecycle but it is hard to know the quality of these boxes. To alleviate some stress, it is a good idea to buy high-quality, multiwalled boxes as you know that your belongings will get to your new home safely. 

Packing Tape and Dispensers

There are many different tapes that you may need to have as part of your moving supplies. Duct tape is great for sticking down furniture covers and masking tape is good for mirrors as it peels off easily without leaving marks. The essential tape you need is packing tape and you will want to make sure that you buy a high quality one as it will make taping up your boxes much easier. 

Another essential moving supply is a tape dispenser. A tape dispenser will make sealing boxes much easier so you get all your belongings packed quickly and efficiently. 

Bubble Wrap and Packing Paper

Bubble wrap is an essential moving supply for fragile items as it will cushion them from any impact and keep them safe when being moved. How you wrap items is dependent on the item but we go into more detail in this article.  It is also good to put into boxes that have any excess space as it will stop the items in there from moving around.

Packing paper works very much the same as bubble wrap and can be used to wrap a variety of things such as wine glasses, dinnerware and for filling up empty spaces in boxes. It is a very economical way to wrap items and as it is just paper, it can be recycled after your move. If you have extremely valuable or fragile items, it is a good idea to use bubble wrap as this will add an extra layer of cushioning. 

Permanent Markers and Labels

Labelling is an essential part of moving as it will help you to have an organised move and it will really help with unpacking. You can add labels to each of your boxes or simply invest in some permanent markers and write directly onto the boxes. It is entirely up to you but make sure to mention what room the box is from and add some details about the items that are in the box. 

Along with adding room specific labels, you could also use numbers or colour codes but you would have to make sure that everyone knows and understands the systems. Room specific labelling is a simple, straightforward option. 

Stretch Wrap and Furniture Pads

Furniture is not going to fit into boxes but it is still important to protect it during your move. Furniture pads are a great way to protect corners from damage and stretch wrap or furniture covers will protect items from dirt. These are even more important if you plan to store certain furniture items whilst you get your new house ready. 

You can just use bed sheets to cover items but make sure that it is securely fitted and that the material is breathable. There are also furniture covers and mattress covers available to buy which are designed to protect your furniture from dirt, dust and pests. 

5 Essential Moving Supplies

Moving can be stressful but if you have all the most essential moving supplies, it can be a little easier. High quality, multi walled boxes and bubble wrap will keep your belongings safe. Good quality tape and a tape dispenser will make packing easier. And a good labelling system will make unpacking a breeze. 

We hope that you have found our guide to the five most essential moving supplies helpful. Happy moving!

All our stores have all the move essentials you need, please click here to find your local store. 

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