Essential Packing Supplies for Moving Day


When you move, it is important to ensure your belongings arrive at your new destination in perfect condition while organised so that you can find what you need where you need it. To do this, you need to begin with an appropriate packing list so that you purchase the proper packing and moving supplies.

You must purchase quality moving supplies; people often cut costs by purchasing lower-quality packing supplies at cheaper rates. However, this can result in box breakages.

You must buy quality items, including your boxes, tape, bubble wrap etc. Using cheaper boxes, tape, and wrap can ultimately lead to much higher expenses than high-quality packing supplies. Other items, such as markers and tags, can be purchased at a low cost, and newspapers can be free.

Gago Movers has the essentials in packages for you, which can ultimately save you money while providing you with quality supplies whether you need packing supplies for your 1-room flat, 2-bedroom flat, or for a larger family home.

Here is a list of essentials and other recommended supplies that are needed for your move:

Essential Packing Materials That You Need for Removal

During house removal, it’s always a good idea to pack your belongings safely because the moving can get bumpy. Therefore, packing materials are significant so your items won’t get lost or broken.

To help you begin, here are the important packing materials that you will need.

  • Packing Boxes

Cardboard boxes are essential for moving. They are available in different shapes and sizes, meaning they can fit any type and size of the item you want. However, you can use old card boxes if they are in good condition.

Mainly two types of boxes can be helpful.

  • Corrugated card boxes have thicker walls that can be beneficial for packing electronic products, books or fragile decoration pieces.
  • Speciality boxes are suitable for specific items, including wardrobe, dish or mirror boxes. Moreover, if you are packing blankets and shoes, you can use their original packing if you still have them.
  • Packing Paper

Packing paper provides a protective layer for your fragile pieces, such as antiques or collectable items. Before buying the packing paper, make sure it is ink and acid-free to prevent getting stains on your items.

  • Packing Tape

Packing will be required to tape or seal the boxes containing all your objects. It is essential to seal the boxes so that the items stay in place even if the box falls or tips over.

  • Permanent Markers and Labels

Packing your stuff successfully is more than just putting them in the boxes. There is no doubt that our household has many items – from kitchenware to toiletries and furniture to bedding. And organising them properly can be hectic. That’s why labelling them with permanent markers is important. Knowing which item is in the box can make unpacking easy and convenient.

  • Bubble Wrap

This is one of the most significant materials required for moving as it keeps your most essential items safe during removal. Due to the road's humps and bumps, your objects may be at risk with this. To relieve some of your worries, buy some bubble wrap and wrap it around your delicate belongings.

  • Coloured Stickers

Coloured stickers will help you identify and colour code your boxes. Moreover, movers can quickly identify what the box contains and where it should go.

  • Box Cutter

You will need a way to open up the boxes that you packed so well.

  • Cleaning Supplies

While cleaning supplies aren’t precisely “moving supplies,” they are compulsory to have before and after a move.

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