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November 03, 2023

Let's Talk About Moving Supplies

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

Whenever you ask anybody about moving supplies, pretty much everyone rattles off that you require boxes and tape. Of course, we recognize that boxes and also tape are critically important for any move, however these things are really only two of the many things you will need.

There are many different supplies at the different parts of your move, whether it be while you might be packing or perhaps on moving day or somewhere between here and there. Read on for a list of the various moving supplies as well as equipment you probably need need for your upcoming move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. As a professional mover in Little Rock, we see it frequently, people basically grabbing whatever is at hand, without giving it too much thought. You will find lots of various types of boxes, with various sizes, weights, and also functions. But, you shouldn’t necessarily place anything in any box in which it will fit. Use actual moving boxes if you can, despite that saved shipping cartons can be handy for smaller items. For electronic devices and odd-shaped things it's usually worth keeping the packaging they originally came in. The most important thing is not to over pack boxes so that they weigh a lot. Trust us, after a while, a few pounds might seem like fifty. Pick boxes made from recycled cardboard if whenever possible. As soon as you are done make use of them, moving boxes could be recycled, held onto for a future use, or given to a family member who is moving.

Don’t forget that you could buy boxes from your local moving company in Little Rock if you need to, and they may provide suggestions on what boxes to purchase based on your quote. When you have your local moving company in Little Rock pack and unpack your belongings you shouldn’t even have to concern yourself with boxes, as they will bring their own.

Packing Tape. This is the very sticky as well as durable tape which most companies use when they are shipping boxes. This tape is highly recommended for packing throughout any move. You might likely go through more than you think, so be sure to stock up and get an extra roll or even two.

Packing Paper. You will want plenty of packing paper to pack delicate belongings in as well as to also fill empty spaces in your cartons. It is a smart idea to buy ink-free paper rather than using old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper can transfer to your items and might ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Utilize this to wrap overly sensitive items, like glassware as well as china. It could also be used to put additional cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Believe us when we tell you that you will want to clearly label all boxes. The last thing you will want to deal with while unloading the truck is to have to open and dig through boxes to discover which area of the house they should go to.

Moving Day Equipment

Dollies. These little things are a super way to move a number of moving boxes all at once, regardless how heavy they are. You need to easily 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 guard against damage throughout a move. You can easily wrap your appliances, furniture, and also various bulky items in them. And also they are superb not just for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They’ll also help protect your belongings from grime and also moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp can give you a lot of assistance. It will enable you to move your boxes, furniture, as well as other belongings straight up and into the back of the moving truck without needing to lift the items any higher than is comfortable for you.

Cargo Straps. Also referred to as tie-down straps or ratchet straps, retractable cargo straps can be another great way to secure your moving boxes, crates, and everything else. Their customizable length generally provides a lot more flexibility than a set of bungee cords.

Certainly, if you find yourself overwhelmed due to the size of your move, consider getting a professional local or long-distance moving company in Little Rock to assist. Our A-1 Freeman Moving Group team has the experience, knowledge, and also, of course, all the moving tools required to get your belongings safely and securely from Point A to Point B as stress-free as possible.

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