Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
November 03, 2023

Let's Think About Moving Supplies

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If you ask people regarding moving supplies, pretty much everyone says that you require boxes and tape. Yes, we know that boxes and tape are critically essential for any move, however these items are just the tip of the iceberg.

There are varied supplies at the different parts of your move, no matter whether if it’s while you’re packing or even on moving day or in the middle. See below for a list of the various moving supplies as well as equipment you could need for your future move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. Being a professional mover in Oklahoma City, we see it a lot, people basically grabbing whatever is at hand, without giving it too much thought. There’s many various types of boxes, with different sizes, weights, as well as purposes. But, you won’t want to necessarily pack anything in any box in which it will fit. Use actual moving boxes when possible, even though saved shipping boxes could be handy for smaller things. For electronics and awkward belongings it's often worth saving the packaging they originally came in. The most vital thing is not to over pack boxes so that they are too heavy. Believe us, after some time, five pounds could seem like fifty. Select boxes made from recycled cardboard if you can. As soon as you are done with them, moving boxes can be recycled, stored for a future use, or perhaps passed on to a friend who is moving.

Keep in mind that you can purchase boxes from your local moving company in Oklahoma City if you need to, and they will often be able to tell you what boxes to purchase based on your quote. Whenever you have your local moving company in Oklahoma City pack and unpack your belongings you don't even have to worry with boxes, as they will bring their own.

Packing Tape. This is the very sticky and durable tape that a majority of folks use whenever they’re shipping boxes. This type of tape is highly recommended for packing throughout any move. You’ll likely go through more than you think you will, so be certain to stock up and get an extra roll or two.

Packing Paper. You will need plenty of packing paper to pack delicate items in and to also fill empty spaces in the cartons. It will be a wise idea to buy ink-free paper rather than using old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper can transfer to your things and could ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Use this to wrap overly sensitive things, such as glassware and china. It may also be used to put additional cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Trust us when we say that you will want to clearly mark all cartons. The last thing you will want to deal with while unloading the moving van is to have to open and dig through boxes to discover which area they need to go to.

Moving Day Musts

Dollies. These little things are a fantastic way to move a number of moving boxes altogether, regardless how heavy they are. You need to simply put the heaviest boxes on the bottom and then go lighter as the stack gets higher.

Furniture Pads. Moving blankets will be a terrific way to avoid damage over a move. You should simply wrap your appliances, furniture items, as well as other bulky things in them. As well as they will be fantastic not only for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They should also help protect your things from dust as well as moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp can supply a tremendous amount of help. It will help you to maneuver your boxes, household furniture, as well as other things straight up and into the back of the moving van sans needing to lift the belongings any higher than is comfortable for you.

Cargo Straps. Also referred to as tie-down straps or ratchet straps, retractable cargo straps are another wonderful method to secure your moving boxes, crates, and everything else. Their customizable length typically gives a lot more versatility than a set of bungee cords.

However, if you starting to get stressed out by the size of your move, give some thought to getting a professional local or long-distance moving company in Oklahoma City to assist. Our A-1 Freeman Moving Group team has the experience, knowledge, and also, of course, all the moving tools needed to get your belongings safely and securely from Point A to Point B as worry-free as possible.

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