Packing Supplies List

When preparing for a move, it is essential to have all the proper materials. Our Heroes Moving and Storage experts have put together a packing supplies list for our readers to use as a guide. 

Sometimes it is not always obvious what you might need when packing until you actually start the process. This is why our professional packers and movers have used their years of experience to lay out some essentials you may need for your move. 

Packing Materials for Moving

First, it is helpful to know where you can get many of your supplies. Heroes Moving and Storage offers packing material kits that include different-sized boxes, packing paper, tape, and more. Below are a few essentials you might need when packing items for moving. 

Boxes and Storage Options

It seems obvious that boxes should be on our packing supplies list. What might not be obvious, though, is that there are various types, shapes, and sizes of boxes to fit almost anything that needs to be boxed. We offer small, medium, and large, plus we carry many different shapes to fit your needs. Boxes are created to fit mirrors or other larger but slimmer objects like art or signs. It is likely that a customer will need more small and medium boxes than the others since they are easier to carry and manipulate. 

Other box types:

  • Wardrobe boxes
  • Dish pack boxes
  • Picture boxes
  • Tapeless boxes

For items like clothes, linens, comforters, pillows, and other lightweight options, storage bags are great, especially for last-minute or quick packing. If you are in need of storage services, then we recommend using plastic bins and containers for the storage units to protect your belongings. There are also vacuum storage bags that will help save space and make organizing easier, whether you will be storing items in a unit or in your new house.

For larger objects like mattresses or TVs, there are also TV covers and mattress bags that will keep them not only safe but also clean during the move.

Packing Paper 

If you need to fill the extra space inside a moving box after everything is packed, then you will want to use one of the following:

  • Packing paper
  • Honeycomb packing paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cushion foam 
  • Packing peanuts

Using one of these from the packing supplies list will allow you to pack your belongings tightly and reduce the risk of them moving around and becoming damaged during transport. Check out our blog “How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving” to help ensure that all your valuables are safe and will make it to their new home without damage. 

Other Packing Items for Moving

Here are a few additional items that will be helpful to have on hand during a move:

  • Packing tape
  • Tape dispenser
  • Razor knife
  • Markers
  • Labels
  • Large trash bags

Contact Heroes Moving and Storage Today!

For more helpful moving information and guides, check out our moving blog! If you have more questions or are ready to move and want a free estimate, contact us today. Our team of professional movers and packers is here and ready to help.