Beyond Boxes: 8 Things You Will Need When You Move

January 16, 2020

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As you can probably guess, when you’re preparing to move, you’ll need boxes and tape – and perhaps some bubble wrap or old newspapers to use as protective wrapping for delicate items.

But that may not be all you need. Take a look at this list and see if you’ll want any of these on hand while you’re packing or on moving day.

  1. Color markers for labeling boxes. (Tip: Color-coding boxes by room will make unpacking much easier.)
  2. Stretch wrap to protect larger items that can’t fit into a box.
  3. Small plastic bags to store disassembled parts, such as sofa legs, cabinet hardware, etc. (You don’t want to lose them!)
  4. Moving blankets to protect floors and furniture.
  5. A dolly or hand truck to move heavy items. (You can rent these.)
  6. Mattress moving bag. This helps prevent stains and tears during your move. You can also buy specialty bags for sofas and tables.
  7. Reusable foam furniture sliders to protect floors when furniture needs to be pushed into place.
  8. Foam corner protectors. This prevents furniture with sharp corners from banging and damaging other items during a move.

Planning ahead and having the right packing materials on hand will make your move less stressful and, hopefully, damage-free!