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What Are the Most Useful Moving Supplies?

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Before you start packing for a move, you’ll need moving supplies. Moving is already a stressful process, and there’s no need to complicate it further. A little planning can make everything easier for you.

You can hire Minorcan Moving & Storage’s residential moving services in St. Augustine to assist you with the move but make sure you get your hands on these supplies first. Read on to find out what you’ll be needing.


The first thing you’ll need is boxes—lots of boxes. You can purchase boxes from your local home depot. Make sure you’re getting good quality boxes that keep anything you put in them secure, dry, and clean. You can get cardboard boxes for moving. However, rentable plastic tubs are also great.

Packing Tape

You will need standard tape for packing and sealing boxes. This will help you enclose everything tightly before it reaches its final destination. You don’t have to buy a lot of tape; Just make sure each family member has one when they’re packing. Duct tape can also be used for heavier boxes.

Box Cutter

You might not need a box cutter when you’re packing and moving, but you will need it for unpacking. At that time, you’ll thank your past self for purchasing a box cutter, which helps cut precise edges. Make sure you’re using it with caution.

Stretch Wrap

Stretch wrap is perfect for safeguarding your cabinet, drawers and doors. You can use it for other furniture as well. It doesn’t leave a sticky residue and only sticks to itself when you’re wrapping it around things.

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Labels will help you mark everything to ensure you know what’s inside each box. You can write numbers, colors, letters, or anything else to help create a useful labeling system. Make sure you apply the labels on at least two sides of each box.

Permanent Markers

Your labeling system would be incomplete without permanent markets. Get your hands on waterproof black permanent markers or pens so the labels won’t smudge if they come in contact with water.

Packing Paper

Packing paper is not the same as a newspaper. A printed newspaper isn’t recommended as it can stain anything with ink. Make sure you get packing paper or ask your local movers in St Augustine for some packing paper.

Bubble Wrap

We recommend you get bubble wrap for your fragile items or boxes with delicate possessions. You can purchase large rolls and cut out smaller sheets from them. If you can’t find bubble wrap, get foam wrap sheets instead.

Tool Kit

You will need a standard tool kit as well, which will contain basic items like scissors. Even if you have a box cutter, you could require scissors at any point. Add some plastic bags to your tool kit as well.

If you’re looking for moving companies to help you with your move, Minorcan Moving & Storage’s home movers in Saint Augustine, FL, can help you out. We also offer packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking services along with storage solutions.

Reach out to us today!