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Essential Packing Supplies for Home and Office Moves

As the leading providers of residential and office moving services in Bucks County, PA, we help hundreds of homes and businesses move buildings every year. Before we arrive, you should have the majority of your items packed so that they can be quickly loaded and moved immediately. We’ve created this post to help you get started with the essential packing supplies and included tips on how to pack up before a move.

When starting to pack, the following supplies are a must:


Although many moving companies will provide boxes for purchase, they can also be sourced for free. Grocery stores, retailers, and liquor stores use hundreds of boxes every week. They frequently throw these boxes away or recycle them, and they are often happy to provide them to people who require boxes to help pack for an upcoming move.


For tables and other furniture edges, you’ll want to protect the wooden materials from incurring scratches. By wrapping the furniture up in a blanket, you can save cash from spending on rentals.


Padding is essential for protecting fragile objects and breakables. We recommend buying plenty of bubble wrap, packing paper, and similar materials to cushion any items that could break in transit. Consider using old towels, socks, and t-shirts if you are looking to save money. The beauty of this method is that these items would have to be transported anyway, so you’re packing two things at once!


Duct tape and packing tape is king when it comes to moving to a new location. Make sure that all your boxes are sufficiently taped to avoid them spilling their contents, as well as protecting them from splitting under the pressure of heavy items.

General Packing Advice

Try to pack like items together. Start the packing of each box with a layer of padding such as newspapers, then add the heaviest items. Label every single box by room and by contents. Labeling saves so much time and effort when it comes to unpacking. Finally, pack a couple of “first day” boxes filled up with essential items: Hammers, screwdrivers, paper plates, utensils, and any other items you will need right away. Any essential items, such as medications, should travel with you.

If you need a home or business mover in Montgomery County, PA, feel free to give us a call for a free estimate.

Dan The Mover