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10 Essential Packing Supplies You Need for Your Move

Are you planning for a move? Ensuring you have the right packing supplies is key to any successful and stress-free relocation. At Petra Moving Company, we understand the importance of proper packing to safeguard your belongings during the move. In this blog, we'll explore the top 10 essential packing supplies we believe you'll need for your move. Helping you not only streamline your packing process but protect your items and home every step of the way.


Essential Packing Material

Moving Boxes


To ensure a successful move, it is important to use sturdy moving boxes that come in various sizes to accommodate different items. For heavier items, it is recommended to opt for reinforced boxes, while specialty boxes like wardrobe boxes are ideal for clothing. Using appropriate boxes will help keep your belongings secure throughout the move. If you are looking for a little extra hold, try reinforced boxes!

Packing Paper


Select acid-free packing paper to wrap and protect delicate items such as china, glassware, and electronics. Acid-free paper prevents yellowing and damage to sensitive materials over time, preserving the integrity of your belongings during storage and transit.


Packing Tape


Choose high-quality packing tape with strong adhesive properties to seal your boxes effectively. Look for tape that is tear-resistant and waterproof, providing an extra layer of protection against moisture and accidental openings during transit.


Moving Blankets


Invest in heavy-duty moving blankets made from durable materials like quilted fabric or non-woven polyester. Look for blankets with reinforced stitching and padding to provide maximum protection against scratches, dents, and other damage to furniture and appliances.


Bubble Wrap


When packing fragile items, it's important to opt for premium bubble wrap that has small and large bubbles. This will effectively cushion your items and keep them safe from impacts and vibrations during handling and transport. Make sure that the bubble wrap you choose is thick enough to provide adequate protection.


Packing Peanuts


To be eco-friendly, choose biodegradable packing peanuts that are made from recycled materials. These peanuts are a great option for packing and shipping. Opt for lightweight peanuts that are static-free and anti-static, as this will minimize any mess and make cleanup easy after unpacking.


Mattress Covers


Select mattress covers made from thick, tear-resistant polyethylene or polypropylene material to safeguard your mattresses during the move. Choose covers with secure closures like adhesive strips or zipper enclosures to keep out dust, moisture, and pests.


Labels and Markers


Use color-coded labels and permanent markers to clearly identify the contents of each box and its destination room. Consider using a labeling system that includes specific details such as item descriptions, room names, and handling instructions to streamline the unpacking process.


Box Cutter


Invest in ergonomic box cutters with retractable blades and nonslip handles for safe and efficient box opening. Look for cutters with sharp, durable blades that can easily slice through cardboard without tearing or damaging the contents inside.


Stretch Wrap


Stretch wrap, also known as cling film or plastic wrap, is a versatile packing material used to bundle and secure items together. It adheres to itself without leaving any residue, making it ideal for protecting furniture, securing drawers and cabinet doors, and keeping loose items together in transit.


Moving Boxes

Don't let packing overwhelm you – with the right supplies and expertise from Petra Moving Company, you can tackle your move with confidence. From sturdy moving boxes to protective materials like bubble wrap and packing paper, we have everything you need to ensure a smooth and successful relocation. Contact us today to learn more about our packing supplies and moving services!

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