When it comes to moving, it’s never too early to start gathering the essential packing and moving supplies you’ll need. During the hustle and bustle of moving day, it can be stressful to realize you’re missing something crucial, so it’s best to be prepared ahead of time.
To make sure you have everything you need, it’s helpful to create a list of must-have packing and moving supplies. Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive, but it includes the essentials that will ensure your move goes smoothly. If you’re hiring movers or hourly help, it’s important to understand what they’ll provide and what you’ll need to supply yourself. For example, if you’re only hiring help with loading, you’ll need to bring your own packing supplies and ask about items like shrink wrap and tie-down straps to protect your furniture.
Don’t leave anything to chance on moving day. By stocking up on the right supplies, like moving boxes and more, you can make the process much easier and less stressful.
Packing Supplies Ahead of Moving
- Moving Boxes
Our plastic moving boxes at Blue Bins are a reliable and eco-friendly choice for your move. Made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, they’re durable, resistant to impact and water, and designed to protect your items during transit. With a range of sizes available, our plastic boxes can accommodate various types of items and packing needs.
Switching to plastic moving boxes is an environmentally conscious decision since they can be reused multiple times and are recyclable. By choosing Blue Bins, you can reduce your carbon footprint and ensure your items are protected during your move.
Estimated # of Moving Boxes Needed
Our rate chart provides an easy way to estimate how many boxes you’ll need for your move based on the number of bedrooms in your current home. Please note that these estimates are based on industry standards and are meant to provide a rough idea of the number of boxes required for your move.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that the actual number of boxes needed may vary depending on the size and number of your belongings, how much you plan to pack, and other factors. To ensure that you have enough boxes for your move, we recommend that you order additional boxes as needed.
- Packing Paper
If you’re looking for a reliable way to protect your fragile items during your move, our packing paper is an excellent choice. Made from clean and unprinted newsprint paper, it’s perfect for wrapping delicate items such as dishes and glassware.
Our packing paper is designed to provide an extra layer of protection during transit and can help prevent scratches, scuffs, and other damage to your items. It’s available in convenient bundles of 25lb, so you can easily order as much as you need for your move.
- Bubble Wrap
For extra protection of your items during transit, our industrial grade bubble wrap is a top choice. Made from a transparent plastic roll with small air-filled bubbles, it creates a cushioning layer around your items.
The bubbles help to absorb impact and prevent damage during transport, ensuring that your items arrive safely at their destination. Our bubble wrap can be easily wrapped around your belongings, providing an extra layer of protection for your peace of mind.
Having a sturdy and sharp pair of scissors readily available during packing and moving is essential for cutting tape, reopening boxes, resizing blankets, and creating custom boxes.
- Box Cutter or Utility Knife
While it may seem redundant to have a box cutter when you have a pair of scissors, it’s a time-saving tool that can easily slice through boxes and thick plastic zip ties without damaging your scissors. This makes it essential for breaking down boxes at the end of your move and cutting through tough materials.
- Pen and Paper
Take a simple approach to help with your move by using paper and a pen to make an inventory list of your belongings. Number your boxes and list the contents of each box on the paper to keep track of your items and ensure nothing is missing during unpacking.
- Heavy-Duty Trash Bags
Be sure to purchase extra trash bags because they can be used for more than just garbage during your move, such as packing clothes or linens, and you’ll also need them for actual trash. They’re a versatile and cost-effective alternative to traditional packing supplies.
- Labels and Coloured Stickers
Our self-adhesive labels come in a range of colours and can be affixed to your plastic moving boxes, allowing you to easily identify and keep track of your items during your move.
- Bin Ties
For added protection of your items during transportation, our bin ties can be used to fasten the lids of your plastic moving boxes securely. These ties are made from durable plastic and are straightforward to use, providing an extra layer of assurance for your belongings.
Moving Supplies for the Day of the Move
- Moving Pads
Our moving pads, featuring double stitch binding and made of cotton, are designed with shock absorption to shield your furniture and other bulky items during the move. These pads are easy to wrap around your items, offering extra protection against damage such as scratches and scuffs.
- Mattress Covers
During your move, you can use the Blue Bins mattress covers to shield your mattress from potential damages. These covers are constructed from a sturdy plastic material and are offered in various sizes that can perfectly fit your mattress, guaranteeing its cleanliness and protection during transportation.
- Floor Protectors
For optimum safeguarding against harsh weather, our plastic floor protectors can be positioned beneath plastic moving boxes to shield your floors from scratches and harm while you relocate. These protectors are manufactured from durable plastic, come in 200ft rolls, have an adhesive backing, and can be removed without any hassle.
- Carpet Dollies
The furniture and bin relocation process is made effortless with our carpet dollies, featuring wheels that won’t leave marks on your flooring.
- Plastic Dollies
Effortlessly access tight spaces with our plastic dollies. These dollies feature independent wheels that won’t leave marks on your flooring, and a reinforced base that can support up to 500 lbs.
- Floor Runners
To protect your floors while you move, our floor runners are a great solution. These WSIB-approved runners come in a size of 27″ by 12ft and are equipped with a non-slip rubber backing. You can choose between red or blue color options to suit your preference.
Get in Touch with Blue Bins for Moving Boxes and Packing Supplies
Enjoy a stress-free move with Blue Bins Unlimited. We offer the convenience of doorstep delivery for our moving supplies, which will be picked up once you’ve settled into your new home. Order your moving boxes and moving supplies online today, or contact us for a quote.