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Important Packing Supplies to Use in a Large Move

Moving to Memphis? Trying to determine what steps you need to take to get it done? You’ve come to the right place! Relocating to a new home, in a new city, can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. That’s because it involves a great many moving parts – no pun intended – that need to be completed in a short period of time. Preparation and execution are important to the success of the move and more often than not, people who don’t move often tend to fail in one or both of those areas.

Professional moving and packing services are easily the best resource available to use for a move. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving to Memphis or elsewhere, there’s always a phone number for you to dial in order to reach someone who can help transport your belongings in the most efficient manner. This is especially important when you’re moving a large number of items to a new home. The following is a list of packing supplies that are important to have on hand for such a move, courtesy of the Memphis moving team at All My Sons Moving & Storage.


Cardboard Boxes

You’ll be needed boxes in various sizes to move the bulk of your items.

Large Boxes – These are great for bulky lightweight items.

Medium Boxes – Medium boxes are ideal for appliances.

Small Boxes – These are best for heavier and/or fragile items such as dishes and books.  


Dolly or Hand truck

Dollies are perfect for moving and loading heavy furniture. They’re also great for moving large boxes. In a small move, this item isn’t typically necessary, but larger moves consist of more items and the Dolly is the perfect piece of equipment to help make the process easier.


Rope/Twine/Bungee Cords

Moving to Memphis may involve stuffing boxes into the trunk of your car or putting mattresses on the top of your roof. It’s in these situations that you need to consider including in strong rope, twine or bungee cords on your packing supplies list.


Furniture Blankets/Pads

Furniture pads and blankets are the best packing supplies to use for ensuring the protection of your furniture. During a move, it’s common for furniture to get scraped, dinged, and broken during transportation. Especially when furniture is being moved through doorways and has to be twisted and turned. 


Bubble Wrap

Fragile items and electronics are most susceptible to damages in a move. Bubble wrap is important to securing them through transport. No packing supplies list is complete without bubble wrap.


Packing Peanuts

Similar to bubble wrap, packing peanuts provide insulation inside of moving boxes to protect your belongings from being damaged. Packing peanuts can be used in conjunction with bubble wrap as an added layer of security for particularly fragile items.


Mirror and Picture Boxes

These boxes come in various sizes and will help to prevent damages to valuable artwork and heavy mirrors during a move to Memphis.


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