Find all the supplies you may need for your move in this checklist.
|Moving supplies||Characteristics and use|
|Easy to carry, even for children
Suitable for small, heavy objects such as books and book presses, and other items such as bathroom items
4 cubic ft.
|Suitable for various items such as:
5 cubic ft.
|Suitable for big but lighter objects such as:
|Extra large box
6 cubic ft.
|Also suitable for bulky and very large objects such as:
|File box||With lid included (tape not needed)
Equipped with handles for easy handling
Moving box specially designed for:
Suitable for flat objects, frames, and fragile items such as:
|Wardrobe box||Box designed as a portable wardrobe
Usually with 1 or more rods (metallic bars) to arrange clothes flat on hangers
Can also be used to store other items such as carpets or small Christmas trees
|Special cardboard box for plates and glasses||Very durable
With braces (element of protection)
Can have 2 levels using a spacer especially designed for this purpose
|Special moving box for crystal objects||Very durable
Suitable for crystal objects such as :
|Mattress bag||Protects mattresses from dirt, dust, and other damage
|Sofa cover||To pack and protect your couch or armchair|
|Wax paper||Allows you to pack and protect your furniture|
|Moving cover||Also allows you to pack and protect furniture|
|Wrapping paper||For packing and protecting fragile items and valuable objects for a move
Prevents dust accumulation
Can also serve to fill a void in a moving box
|Bubble wrap||Packing material that better absorbs shock than wrapping paper
To pack and protect fragile items and valuable objects from impact, scratches, and friction
|Stretch Film (wrap)||Allows you to fix items against each other for protection|
|Packing peanuts||Fills a void in the moving box
Anti-shock and anti-vibration
Prevents objects in the same box from rubbing against each other
|Floor runners||Neoprene protective mats
Protects floors (from the van, for example) from dirt and furniture friction
|Box cutter||With retractable blade
Facilitates the opening of cardboard boxes
Easily cuts into cartons to make handles
|Felt or marker pen||To label what each box contains|
|Self-adhesive color labels||To be affixed to the boxes to label the part (with the same color) in which they must go|
|Adhesive tape||To seal the moving boxes|
|Screwdriver set (flat, cruciform)||Choose from the most common sizes to assemble and disassemble furniture|
|Moving gloves||For a better grip of the load and to protect your fingers|
|Moving strap||A flexible and robust strap worn by the mover to reduce the effort of carrying or moving a load if it is impossible to use rolling moving equipment|
|Dolly||Foldable or modular
Rolling equipment to lift and transport loads more easily
Can receive multiple loads stacked on top of one another
|Trolley||With tray and small wheels
Also, for lifting and carrying loads
Printable version: Checklist – For your boxes
A successful move involves, among other things, goods and furniture that need protection during all stages of the move to prevent damage, being broken, or torn. Investing is in quality packing materials is key to a successful move: avoid broken plates because of a worn-out box that gave way because of the weight, clothes wrinkled when they arrive at the destination, or a damaged sofa due to contact with other objects inside the moving truck because it was not properly protected with a cover.
Good moving supplies must be made of durable and solid materials. It is possible to opt for used boxes but be selective.
Your moving equipment needs will vary depending on the items you need to move and the size of your home. The best thing is to speak to professional movers. Based on the information you provide, he can tell you what you need for an efficient move.
In addition, moving professionals usually sell moving kits that correspond to different sizes of homes. Thus, the requirements for a 1½ and a 2½ are roughly the same, as for a 4½ and a 5½. You can also buy a moving kit for a 3½, a small house, or a big house.
Here’s a guide to give you a better idea of what you need for your moving supplies:
To properly protect your items during the move, it is best to choose cardboard boxes that can effectively withstand the side impacts as well as the vertical load of what they contain.
A cardboard box is sufficiently resistant from an ECT (Edge Crush Test) of 32 and with an average thickness of 3.5-4.5mm. To purchase reliable and durable moving equipment, contact reputable moving professionals.
With Soumission Boîtes Déménagement , you can buy moving supplies online of excellent quality at a good price/quality ratio. You also have the option to request an online quote for everything you need for your move.