7 Essential Packing Supplies for Your Next Local Move

Moving can be stressful. There’s a lot to take care of and weeks and weeks of preparation involved. Fortunately, gathering the right packing supplies before your big day can help you reduce stress and look forward to enjoying a fresh start in your new home. Keep reading for a list of packing essentials you won’t want to move without.


1. Boxes

When you buy professional moving boxes they’re brand new, uniform in size and shape and easy to stack. Having uniform boxes makes loading the truck a much more pleasant experience because you won’t have to struggle to fill the gaps and odd shaped holes left behind by grocery store boxes.

2. Tape

Packing tape is essential for getting all those boxes properly sealed and ready to go. A tape dispenser makes it easier to cut the tape without always having to search for the constantly disappearing end line. For heavy boxes, reinforce the bottom of the box with duct tape for added strength.

3. Labelling supplies

Labelling stickers and black felt markers are essential for keeping track of your stuff while you move. Be sure to list your last name, the room the box is destined for and a few of the key items inside the box so your belongings will be easy to find when you arrive.

4. Packing peanuts

Bubble wrap or packing peanuts are designed to fill the empty spaces in boxes and protect your valuables from damage. You can find bubble wrap, packing paper, and all the packing supplies you need at Wiebe’s Moving Services in Winnipeg.

5. Garbage bags

Heavy duty clear garbage bags are great for packing up things like bedding or stuffed animals. Use a different clear bag for each bed, and it’ll be easy to see whose blanket is whose when you get to your new home.

6. Tools

Allen keys and screwdrivers are especially important to have on hand when you’re planning a move across town. Chances are, you’ll have some pieces of furniture that you won’t be able to fit through the door unless you take them apart first.

7. Moving blankets

Wrap wood furniture with moving blankets to prevent scuffs and scratches on the surface or dents on the corners and edges.

Whether you’re moving to the other side of Winnipeg, or the other side of the country, the right packing supplies will get you started off on the right foot. At Wiebe’s Moving Services we understand moving and offer our professional packing services, moving and short and long-term storage options for a worry-free move. Contact us today for a guaranteed quote and make your next move your best move!