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Essential Moving Supplies for the Self-Mover

posted by: Merit in Community, Real Estate

Even though there are quite a few reasons to go with a professional moving company, some people just want to move themselves. Whether it’s a financial reason or a point of pride, you’re going to need some serious supplies! Here are Merit Real Estate’s top ten moving supplies that you’ve just got to have!

Boxes: Heavy Duty & Wardrobe Boxes
This one goes without saying. Wardrobe boxes are a bit of a higher cost investment; you’ll thank yourself later. These amazing boxes have a hanging bar so you can take clothing and coats out of your closet and hang them right in the box. On the other end, the same thing will happen! Presto – you’re all moved!

Tape
Make sure you get heavy duty moving tape. Clear boxing tape is better than duct tape, as it doesn’t leave a sticky strip behind if it gets overheated.

Blankets
Blankets can be a serious lifesaver in a move. Make sure they’re blankets you don’t like! Pack them in around furniture to protect wood, upholstery, and light colored furniture. You can also pack hanging clothing (on the hanger) inside a rolled up blanket. Think: hot dog. Then you can unroll on the other end and hang right up!

Shrink Wrap & Visqueen
Though these two items seem really similar, they serve two different purposes. Shrink wrap will hold things in boxes and on pallets, while Visqueen helps them slide easily across surfaces.

Swiss Army Knife
A swiss army knife is something that’s easy to overlook until you need one. You’ll use it to cut visqueen and shrink wrap, as well as cutting anything free that you might need.

Colored Stickers, Markers, & Tape
Colored stickers, markers, and tape will be a given for anyone with a type A personality. Color code everything to make sure it gets to the right room!

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