Tulsa and Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
November 03, 2023

Let's Talk About Moving Supplies

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

When you ask people about moving supplies, just about everybody says that you will need boxes and tape. Yes, we recognize that boxes as well as tape would be very essential for all moves, however these items are really the beginning.

You will need various supplies at the different stages of your move, regardless if it is while you might be packing or perhaps on moving day or somewhere in between. Keep reading for a list of the different moving supplies and equipment you could need for your upcoming move!

Packing Supplies

Boxes. Being a professional mover in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we see it a lot, people basically grabbing whatever is available, without giving it a thought. There’s a lot of various kinds of boxes, with various sizes, weights, as well as purposes. However, you shouldn’t necessarily put anything in whatever box in which it will fit. Make use of actual moving boxes if possible, despite that saved shipping cartons may be great for small items. For electronic devices and odd-shaped things it is often worthwhile to save the box they originally came in. The most important thing is not to over pack boxes so that they weigh a lot. Trust us, after moving boxes for several hours, a few pounds might seem like fifty. Select boxes made from recycled cardboard if whenever possible. After you are done make use of them, moving boxes can be recycled, stored for a future move, or even passed on to a friend who is moving.

Keep in mind that you could get boxes from your local moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City if you need some, and they will often provide suggestions on what boxes to purchase based on your quote. If you have your local moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City pack and unpack your things you don't even have to concern yourself about boxes, as they will use their own.

Packing Tape. This is the very sticky and also durable tape that many folks trust when they’re shipping packages. This tape is highly recommended when packing throughout any move. You might likely go through more than you think, so make sure to stock up and buy an extra roll or perhaps two.

Packing Paper. You will need a good amount of packing paper to wrap fragile things in as well as to also put in empty areas in the boxes. It’s a wise idea to buy ink-free paper instead of using old newspapers. The ink from the newspaper can transfer to your items and may ruin them.

Bubble Wrap. Make use of this to wrap overly fragile items, like glassware and also china. It can also be used to give additional cushioning in boxes.

Labels / Markers. Hear us when we explain that you will want to plainly label all cartons. The last thing you will want to deal with while unloading the moving van is to have to open and dig through boxes to figure out which room they need to go to.

Moving Day Equipment

Dollies. These little things are a super way to move a number of moving boxes at the same time, no matter how heavy they are. You need to just put the heaviest boxes on the bottom and then go lighter as the stack gets higher.

Furniture Pads. Moving blankets will be a great way to guard against damage throughout a move. You can simply wrap your appliances, furniture items, as well as other awkward things in them. And also they’re great not just for stopping scratches and other blemishes. They will also help protect your belongings from dust as well as moisture.

Ramp. A loading ramp will give you a lot of assistance. It will help you to carry your boxes, furniture, and other things right up and into the back of the moving truck without needing to lift the belongings any higher than is comfortable for you.

Cargo Straps. Also known as tie-down straps or perhaps ratchet straps, retractable cargo straps are another wonderful way to secure your moving boxes, crates, and everything else. Their customizable length generally offers a lot more flexibility than a set of bungee cords.

Of course, if you realize that you are overwhelmed because of the size of your move, think about getting a professional local or long-distance moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City to assist. Our Oil Capitol Relocation team has the experience, knowledge, and also, of course, all the moving tools required to get your belongings safely and securely from origin to destination as stress-free as possible.

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