Moving Supplies

Ways to Choose the Right Packing Material and Moving Supplies

Unfortunately, when planning on moving, most homeowners worry if their valuable belongings will safely reach the new destination, which calls for moving supplies. With proper packing techniques and the right packing material, moving even the most fragile and valuable possession becomes is a seamless process. For instance, using plastic wraps keeps items from getting scratches or shifting around.

In addition, some moving equipment is designed for your safety, for example, when lifting and transporting heavy items. Other moving supplies increase efficiency in the moving process, such as markers for labeling or tools for quickly disassembling items. With the right supplies, you can stay organized, secure your belongings, and ensure a seamless, stress-free moving process. Otherwise, it will be a tedious and stressful process, which may involve damage and injury.

Below is a comprehensive list of packing materials and essentials you need to get the job done right.

What You Will Need

Preparation helps you stay ahead of the hectic packing process. Ensure you have a complete list of moving supplies ready with you. Before the moving date, gather all your packing materials such as boxes and plastic wraps for moving.

In addition, packing your items may take you several days. Start early, ahead of the moving date. Take your time to ensure you pack everything carefully.

Boxes

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Small Box

  • Dimensions: 16″x12″x12″
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Legal Box

  • Dimensions: 24″x12″x10″
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Medium Box

  • Dimensions: 18″x18″x16″
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Large Box

  • Dimensions: 24″x18”x18”
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Dishpack Box

  • Dimensions: 18″x18″x28″
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Extra Large Box

  • Dimensions: 24”x18”x24″
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Lamp Box

  • Dimensions: 24″x20″x46″
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Wardrobe Box

  • Dimensions: 24″x20″x46″

Small Moving Box

It can hold up to 65 pounds worth of items. A small moving box is perfect for packing, moving, shipping, and storing small, dense, and heavy belongings. Such items include books, small appliances, sheet sets, tools, and canned foods. A small moving box is also ideal for moving your music collection, for example, vinyl records. Luckily, you can recycle or reuse small moving boxes.

Medium Moving Box

The box is perfect for packing, moving, transporting, and storing your not-so-small and not-so-large household belongings. Such items would ordinarily include small appliances, office supplies, home decor, craft supplies, toys, among others. Like the small moving box, a medium moving box can be recycled and hold up to 65 pounds.

Large Moving Box

Large moving boxes help you pack, move, ship, and store large, lightweight household belongings. These items include stereo speakers, lampshades, board games, stereo speakers, pillows, and clothing. A large moving box can be recycled and hold up to 65 pounds of packed items.

Extra Large Moving Boxes

The extra-large moving boxes can hold up to 65 pounds worth of items. If you have large, lightweight, and bulky items, then these boxes are perfect for packing, moving, shipping, and storing items. Large items that you can carry in the extra-large moving boxes include large pillows, comforters, bulky seasonal clothing, and more. Fortunately, you can recycle the boxes.

Dishpack Moving Box

It is intended to pack and carry fragile kitchen items such as glassware, dishes, antiques, and dinnerware. It is mostly an eco-friendly box that is double-walled to provide optimum protection for the items packed inside. It is perfect for moving or shipping fragile items, even across long distances.

Dish Saver Kit

This packing kit is an innovative, safe, and simple solution that guarantees a quick and easy packing process for your dishware. The Dish Saver packing kit includes 32 reusable foam pouches, an easy-to-lift box with handles, and a 5-piece cell-divider unit intended to separate, isolate and protect. The kit is also ideal for smaller picture frames, seasonal decorations, and collectibles.

Lamp Box

It is ideal for packing, moving, storing, or shipping various tall or oddly-shaped items, such as telescopes, lamps, vases, golf clubs, among others.

Mirror and Picture Box

The box is helpful when it comes to packing, moving, storing, and shipping framed items such as artworks, paintings, and mirrors. It can fit frames up to 37″ x 27″. However, for larger frames, you can get a second box to fit frames up to 54″. If combined, the two boxes can comfortably fit larger framed items.

Large Mirror and Picture Box

It is perfect for packing, moving, storing, or shipping larger mirrors and framed items. Additionally, you can also telescope this box with other large mirror boxes to comfortably accommodate even larger pictures, mirrors, and framed items.

Medium Wardrobe Box

It is ideal for packing, moving, or shipping clothing on hangers, such as dresses, shirts, jackets, among other items. You can also use it to carry sporting equipment, dining room chairs, and an assortment of large items. A medium wardrobe box includes a metal hanging bar that provides convenient temporary closet space. The box has built-in, perforated handles that make lifting and carrying an easy process.

Large Wardrobe Box

It is perfect for packing, moving, storing, or shipping longer clothing, for example, dresses, pants, jeans, suits, and long jackets. A large wardrobe box features a metal hanging bar that acts as a temporary closet. The box has built-in, perforated handles that make lifting and carrying an easy process. You can also use the box to carry dining room chairs or other large items.

Mattress Boxes

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Crib Mattress Box

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Twin Mattress Box

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Full Size Mattress Box

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Queen/King Mattress Box

Mattress Bags

The bags keep your mattresses or box springs protected against soil, dust, and light exposure to water while on storage or during moving. The recyclable mattress bags are designed with a heavy-grade 2.0 mil polyethylene plastic. The bags are available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. You will need two separate bags if you are storing or moving a mattress and a box spring.

Mattress Box

The mattress box is sturdy and double-walled to secure and protect your mattresses. They are easy to pack slide-in boxes. You can also use a plastic cover to provide additional protection. The mattress box can comfortably fit twin, full, queen, or king-size mattresses. It is the ideal way to move or store your mattresses with the utmost level of protection.

Comforter Bags

The bag is an efficient way to carry and protect comforters, towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, among other items. Comforter bags are perfect for moving and storing your items. The bags are also helpful if you want to stay organized in your home. Comforter bags fit up to king-size comforters. They feature vents inside them to allow for easy air circulation. Additionally, comforter bags are reusable owing to their sturdy plastic design.

Flat Screen TV Box

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Flat Screen TV Box 19″- 22"

  • Dimensions: 24″x6″x18″
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Flat Screen TV Box 32″- 37″​

  • Dimensions: 38″x8″x26″
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Flat Screen TV Box 40″- 46″​

  • Dimensions: 44″x6″x33″
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Flat Screen TV Box 50″- 55″​

  • Dimensions: 58″x8″x36″
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Flat Screen TV Box 55″- 60″​

  • Dimensions: 64″x9″x36-3/4″
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Flat Screen TV Box 65″ – 70″​

  • Dimensions: 67″x8″x43″

Medium TV Moving Box Kit

The medium TV box kit can help you safely pack, protect, and move a computer monitor or TV up to 40 inches. The box includes two heavy-duty boxes and hinged foam pieces to secure every corner of your TV for eight points of protection. The two boxes have multiple handles that make moving easy. You can also use the medium TV box to move delicate mirrors and pieces of artwork.

Flat Screen TV Moving Box Kit

This TV box kit comes with everything you need to protect your flat-screen TV while moving or storing your TV. It comes with two double-walled heavy-duty TV packing boxes for maximum protection of your TV. The TV boxes are adjustable and expandable to accommodate various TV sizes. A typical box features built-in easy-to-lift handles that make moving your TV an easy process. The moving box kit also features four foam pieces to slide over the TV corners for maximum TV protection.

Picture Boxes

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Small Mirror & Picture Box

  • Dimensions: 37”x4”x27”
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Large Mirror & Picture Box

  • Dimensions: 48-1/4” x 4-5/16” x 32-11/16”

Tape & Dispensers

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Tape

  • Dimensions: 2″x55 yard
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Tape Dispenser

  • Dimensions: 2 inches (4mm)
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Packing Paper

Box/ Packaging Paper Tape

It is the advanced packing tape for your packing, moving, shipping, or storage needs. It is efficient and easy to use. The packaging paper tape tears by hand, meaning you will save time looking for and using scissors or a tape dispenser to tape the boxes. However, the packing tape is resistant to uneven splitting or slivering, meaning you will always have full-width strips.

In addition, it has solid and reliable adhesion, which guarantees. Packing paper will secure your items in place during storage or on transit. Generally, a box/ packaging paper tape helps you save time and energy when packing.

Packing Tape

The packing tape features a strong solvent acrylic adhesive that comfortably sticks to almost any surface. It is an industrial-grade tape that stands up to heat, cold, and humidity. It seals and protects your packages tightly, making them perfect for long-distance moving or long-term storage. It also dispenses quickly, meaning you will spend less time packing and sealing your boxes.

Packing Paper

The packing paper is acid and ink-free newsprint paper that is perfect for securing fragile items.

For example, glassware, dishes, valuables, home decor, collectibles, among others. Packing paper will fill open spaces in storage containers and moving boxes to keep everything steady. It is ideal for keeping your property safe and not constantly shifting while in storage or during transportation.

Tape & Dispensers

plastic moving wrap

Stretch Wrap

  • Length: 15″x750 Ft
stretch wrap dispenser

Stretch Dispenser

  • Amount: Available 5”, 10”, 15”, and 20” width – all sizes have 1000’ of wrap length

Mover’s Stretch Plastic Wrap

You can use this plastic wrap to bind, bundle, and fasten your items for storage or transportation. The wraps work in different applications, from wrapping a dresser or cabinet to keeping the drawers and doors in place. You can also use them to bundle items together, for example, silverware or other kitchen items.

A residue-free mover’s wrap is better than tape when securing bubble cushions or other protective materials to picture frames, mirrors, and artwork. Use a stretch wrap to wrap your couches, dining room chairs, coffee tables, among others. It will protect your belongings from damage while in storage or when moving.

 

Bubble Wrap

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Bubble Wrap (Small)

  • Dimensions: 12×250
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Bubble Wrap (Medium)

  • Dimensions: 24″x250″
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Bubble Wrap (Large)

  • Dimensions: 48″x250″

Bubble Wrap

It is the perfect solution to wrap, isolate, and protect fragile items, for example, paintings, sculptures, electronics, crystal ware, dishes, glassware, home decor, among other items. You can use bubble wrap to fill empty spaces in storage containers or moving boxes while on transit or during storage. Buying bubble wrap in bulk helps you save money significantly.

Microfoam & Peanuts

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Microfoam (Small)

  • Length: 12″x100″
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Microfoam (Medium)

  • Length: 12″x400″
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Microfoam (Large)

  • Length: 24″x450″
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Microfoam (Extra Large)

  • Length: 48″x550″
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Peanuts

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Newsprint Paper

  • Weight: 25 lbs

Microfoam comes in different shapes and sizes, but their purpose is all the same: to keep your items safe and secure. Microfoam acts as padding for the inside of your boxes so that your items don’t move around too much and remain safe during the move.

Mattress Bags & Moving Pads

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Mattress bag (Crib)

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Mattress bag (Twin)

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Mattress bag (Full Size)

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Mattress bag (Queen/King)

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Moving Pad

  • Dimensions: 16″x12″x12″

Moving Blanket

Moving blankets are made of washable polyester non-woven grade fabric. They are ideal for protecting your furniture from scuffs, scratches, and dings. You can also use them to protect your valuable items from dirt and dust. Additionally, you can use them to safely and securely wrap your antiques and appliances.

Moving blankets are perfect for light moving and storage protection. Moving blankets feature lightweight protection, and each weighs only 3.65 lbs. They feature a zigzag pattern with stitched border edges.

How to Choose the Right Packing Material

The packaging material you choose can draw the line between a safe and damaged delivery for your belongings. The wrong choice can result in overpacking or underpacking, leading to material waste and product damage. Here are things to consider when choosing the proper packaging material;

  • Search for Original Packing. Try finding the original packaging materials that came with your items. Most electronic devices come with cardboard boxes, bubble wraps, and different packing materials. Use these if they are still in good condition.
  • Sort Items to be Packed. Ensure you arrange the correct packing and moving supplies. Some fragile items may require specific types of packing materials. Doing otherwise exposes your items to damage
  • Use Sustainable and Recyclable Supplies. This helps to ensure your packing materials do not end up in landfills, which pollute the environment

You can also be creative with the things you have at home. Some of the things you can use in your household include blankets, cushions, newspapers, tote bags, trash bags, among others. It might help save you lots of money you would otherwise spend hiring packing materials.

Where to Get Packing Supplies

The ideal choice is usually to consult your movers to help you acquire the best packing materials. Some moving companies come with packing materials ready to help you pack your items. Long-distance movers are required to have reliable solutions for packing supplies.

Eden’s Moving Services is one of the best long-distance movers in Colorado, providing comprehensive moving services. Eden’s Moving Services ensures every item transported is securely packed to prevent accidental damages as a professional long-distance moving company. Eden’s Moving Services also provide long-term packing and storage solutions that keep items protected for a long time.

Bottom Line

Having a checklist helps you to ensure a smooth packing and moving process. A comprehensive packing checklist ensures you have all the necessary packing supplies you need to packs and store your items safely and securely. Contact your professional moving company in Colorado for effective and durable packing solutions.  

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These guys were great. Very careful with my furniture and they were quick. Not one ding on the walls either. I highly recommend them. I will be using them again in the future.
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I don't know what to say other than thanks Eden's! They helped me move twice now and both were smooth as you can expect a move to be. A broken cup or two but what do you expect, they moved my stuff across state lines and I have broken more moving myself, that is just part of the process. They were great about going over the coverage options too to ensure I was covered for any damages. Always get insurance for a move! Thanks again Eden's, I will recommend you to anyone!
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
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Awesome movers! From beginning to end it was a pleasure to work with polite, friendly and professional group of people. Our sales rep did an outstanding job. our movers and packers (as you can see in the pictures) did a remarkable job and their storage did also a great job since we got our staff without any damage. I will most definitely recommend you to everyone I know! Thank you so so much and keep up the good work!
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Thomas, Isaias, and Enrrque did a fantastic job helping us move to a new apartment and the move is really professional. Great service and would definitely recommend it!
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Best prices and great to work with. You have to wait a little bit longer for your stuff but they were very upfront about the time frame, gave us a range, and called a few days ahead of time. Our move was difficult because our stuff was in storage (we had already moved and due to another moving company dropping the ball we could not get back to finalize boxing everything up). They did a great job once they arrived organizing our stuff in storage carefully. I would highly recommend.
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