Anybody who has ever moved or helped someone move knows what a stressful time it can be. The good news is that a great way to minimize the stress inherent in moving a household from one residence to another is to make use of the right packing supplies.
Here are some invaluable packing supplies that you need to make any move go smoother, as well as why you don’t want to overlook the benefits of renting a mini self-storage unit for the move:
1. Boxes in different sizes
Boxes are perhaps the most important packing supply needed for any move, and making sure that you have differently sized boxes to properly store all of your belongings is crucial. For example, you’ll want to use smaller boxes for small items such as CDs so that they don’t move around too much, and you’ll need larger boxes to accommodate bulky items such as kitchen appliances.
2. Boxes made of the right materials
While sturdy, quality cardboard boxes should do for most of your packing needs, you may need to consider other materials for packing certain items. For example, durable plastic containers are a better choice for heavy items such as weights, or items that you worry may get crushed such as paintings and other decor.
3. Packing tape
Boxes would hardly be as useful of a packing tool if they weren’t paired with heavy duty packing tape. You’ll need tape not only to close your boxes, but to reinforce them as well. Packing tape can also help make sure that bubble wrap stays put around fragile objects.
4. Packaging bubble wrap
Speaking of bubble wrap: you’d be mistaken to assume that you can have a successful move without it. If you want your dishware, glasses, mirrors and other fragile items to arrive intact, that make sure to wrap them in quality, packaging bubble wrap before packing them away.
Filling up your boxes and not bothering to label them with markers once you close them up is going to result in a big headache when it comes time to unpack. Do yourself a favor, buy some markers, and take the time to label your boxes. It’s quick, easy, and will save you more time in the long run.
BONUS: A mini storage unit in Chilliwack
A mini storage unit may not technically be a “packing supply,” but renting a self-storage unit in Chilliwack from Access Mini-Storage Ltd. is one of the best ways to help your move go smoother.
If you are downsizing or if there will be some time between the date you can take ownership of your new residence and the date you need to be out of your old one, then you will need a place to securely store some of your belongings for a while.
Give Access Mini-Storage Ltd. a call today and we’ll fill you in on our great short- and long-term storage options. Moving is stressful enough, so let us look after any belongings that may not have a place to go for a while.