Get Your Packing Supplies in Order
Nobody – including friends, family, or professional movers – wants to move a home that has not been properly packed. To make sure your move goes smoothly, make sure you have the right supplies to get the job done.
Some of the items on this moving checklist can be store bought (such as packing tape and markers), some of these items can be reused (from the local liquor store), and some of these items can be things you already have at home (socks, scarves, and towels make for excellent packing material).
|Packing boxes||New or used from local stores|
|Bubble wrap||For your most fragile items|
|Packing paper||Kraft or newspaper will do for most items|
|Packing tape||To properly seal boxes|
|Garment bags||Heavy Duty trash bags will often do|
|Plastic baggies||For all loose screws, batteries, etc.|
|Thick felt markers||For labeling boxes with room & contents|
|Moving labels||Optional, but very handy|
|Plastic wrap||For wrapping up loose items|
|Egg cartons||Perfect for packing jewelry|
|Rubber bands||Useful in hundreds of ways|
QUICK TIP: Consider searching on Craigslist for free, used moving boxes. Flatten and put your moving boxes back up on Craigslist when you’re done your move.