If boxes and tape are all you think you need for your move, think again. Making sure you are prepared with the right packing and moving supplies can be the difference between “that wasn’t so bad” and “I’m never doing this again!”

Manage your move well using this ultimate packing and moving supplies checklist.

The Basics

  • Boxes (Varied Sizes)
  • Cushioning (Bubble wrap or Foam Wrap Sheets)
  • Labeling Materials (Colored Stickers Moving Labels)
  • Heavy Duty Packing Tape with Tape Gun
  • Cargo Straps, Bungee Cords, or Rope

Furniture and Appliances

  • Furniture Pads
  • Dollies and Hand Trucks
  • Wearable Moving Straps (For moving bulky items up and down stairs)
  • Furniture Covers
  • Simple Tool Set
  • Stretch Wrap
  • Garbage Bags (Great pillow protectors as well as keeping trash under control)

Small (But Important) Supplies

  • Utility Knife or Box Cutters
  • Padlocks (Protect your belongings with a sturdy lock for the moving truck)
  • Work Gloves (Your hands will thank you)
  • Plastic Baggies (For bolts, screws, or washers)
  • Gallon-Sized Baggies (For cords and cables)
  • Permanent Markers
  • Basic Cleaning Supplies and Paper Towels

Plus, One You DON’T Need…

  • Packing Peanuts. Just avoid them. They are annoying, messy, and take up too much space.

Packing and Moving Supplies

Using this packing and moving supplies list will help alleviate the stress of moving. However, why not go one step further and let the professionals handle it all? RL Maxon Moving is the best moving service in Northwest Arkansas. We offer full-service packing or DIY.  If you want to have a stress-free move, call us today. Don’t forget to ask about our monthly specials. (479) 759-0850

What other items are on your “must-have” list for packing and moving?