Packing Supplies: It’s All in the Planning

Packing Supplies: It’s All in the Planning

The first thing you should know about packing supplies is that they can get pretty expensive.  So, if you aren’t prepared for your move, you may find yourself overspending on the various supplies you’ll need to make the relocation a success.

When you move, it is important to make sure that all of your belongings arrive at your new home without any damage, otherwise you’ll be pretty upset and may have to spend quite a bit of money on repairs or replacements.  What you need to start with is a good packing list.  That way you will know what you need to protect your stuff.

You can actually save money on moving costs if you know exactly what you need before you start packing.  However, cutting the moving costs by getting free moving supplies or doing a little extra preventative packing may increase your labor time.  So, if you are short on time, you may want to spend the money on moving supplies.  It’s entirely up to you.

Once you’ve made a household inventory list for your move, it’s time to organize the list based on what you’ll need in order to move each item safely. Do you have a lot of fragile or awkward items?  Identify these items, take some measurements, and make a list for the store.

You can buy moving supplies at most office supply stores as well as local moving companies.  However, you might want to shop online for the best variety and lowest prices.  You may need to buy some specialty items, like mattress and mirror boxes.  But, you may also luck out and get supplies for free.  

Lance Grooms