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10 Solid Moving Supplies to make life easier

By Eoin D on 05/13/2021

You have an upcoming move, you have Liffey Moving on your mind, and everything is all laid out perfectly, except you may have forgotten some essential moving supplies. Moving is not all about boxes. You should acquire other essential moving supplies before the important day, it will help make the process a lot easier. Though boxes are probably the most important packing item, there are a few other supplies that you will need on hand, and we are going to have a look at both boxes and other moving supplies that you should have at the ready.

Essential moving supplies to make your life easier

Bubble Wrap

Some of us may be addicted to popping up these bubbles whenever we are free. You might not know that bubble wrap is one of the moving supplies you will cherish most, especially if you have fragile items. Here are some tips to help you use bubble wrap effectively. 

  • Bubble wrap is good for fragile items such as glass and porcelain dishes. When stacking these items, place them on their edges and not flat. 
  • If you want maximum protection, be sure to wrap the items with the bubble side facing inwards. 
  • The size of the bubble you use is directly proportional to the size and weight of the item you are moving. 

Packing Boxes 

These may well be the most important items you need. Why? That's a simple question. It's because they hold the items while you are moving. With this in mind, we will highlight the different types of boxes you should opt to purchase and make moving day a no-hassle affair. Along with moving supplies we also have a number of other articles on packing effectively that you should check out, especially the art of decluttering.

Assortment of Boxes 

A comprehensive assortment of boxes is useful because you will get different sizes to accommodate various items. Be sure to get in touch with Liffey moving as we can supply you with boxes and other packing items that may come in handy.

Tapeless Boxes

Are you preparing for a local move? Perfect, try and get some tapeless boxes for your items. They are designed to facilitate a short distance move by getting rid of the taping process, making the process a lot faster. Great for smaller items and short moves across NYC. Want to know which neighbourhood is up and coming?

Wardrobe Boxes 

Do you have a large wardrobe with many hanging clothes? No worries, wardrobe boxes will be right for you. They can accommodate hanging clothes as large as two feet. One of the packing supplies that we don't see too often at Liffey Moving, but we are more than happy to accommodate.

Packing Paper 

When wrapping up glasses and other delicate items, you might opt to use packing paper in place of bubble wrap. Also, you might find yourself in a situation where you have empty spaces in packed boxes. This is no cause for alarm, simply get some packing paper and use it to fill up the spaces. It will prevent delicate items from moving around. Easy moving supplies can be found in most local stores.

Packing Labels

Ever found yourself in a situation where you have no idea where you packed your toothbrush? Well, suffice to say, some people may lose their minds in search of essential items after a move. In this regard, it always advisable to get some packing labels to maintain post-move sanity. All you must do is place related items in a specific box and label them. There, easy, right? 

Mattress Bag 

Your mattress is your rest haven, and you wouldn't want it getting dirty during moving, right? For this reason, it's always advisable to get a mattress bag. While many moving companies usually provide it at a fee, you should opt to ask beforehand. Check-in with Liffey moving on the moving supplies you need and where to get them.

Moving Tape

You need to get some moving tape to properly secure your boxes and prevent items from falling out during the move. Below are some tips to help you with the taping process. 

  • When getting tape, you might want to dig deep into your pocket. Why? The cheapest tape is not probably going to be sticky enough, which might leave you with unsecured boxes. 
  • Ideally, start taping from halfway up the box to add extra security and prevent it from flipping. 
  • Using a tape gun, tape the box’s sides to add extra support where the flaps meet. 
  • For heavier boxes, you might want to tape them in a criss-cross manner. 

Tape Dispensers

Tape dispensers are always a good idea if you want to make the taping process easy and fast. They are also a good investment since you can use them again and again if you choose to move again. 

The Takeaway

One final thing worth mentioning is Liffey moving is happy to supply you with some of these moving supplies, just ask the team what they have and how we can help you out.

Thinking of moving to NYC or throughout the city then Liffey Moving is on hand. Also, if you simply can’t get enough of boxes, check out our guide to moving boxes.

Article written by Eoin D

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