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You’ve seen our Guide to Getting Ready, and now you’ve made your way here because you want to ensure you have all the supplies you need to keep your belongings safe.
These five supplies can make all the difference in the world.
A multi-pack of boxes
Boxes go hand in hand with moving, and you’ll always need more than you think. To play it safe, plan on using 10 to 20 boxes per room, depending on the size and the number of items in your home.
Rolls of packing tape
You’ll need to securely close those boxes. Two rolls should do the job, and remember to tape the bottom of each box before filling it.
P.S.: For fragile items, be sure to line the box with bubble wrap, blankets, or pillows.
Last but not least, be sure to label each box. A lot can happen while moving, and once you’re packed every box will look the same. Labeling each box with the name of the location it belongs will enable your bellhop to place your belongings where you want them without having to ask.
Protecting your things
A 32- to 70-inch adjustable TV box
It goes without saying, but we’ll say it: TVs and electronics are expensive and fragile. That’s why it’s important to have your TVs boxed. The good news is, if you didn’t save your box it’s easy to order a replacement.
Twin, Full, Queen, or King mattress covers
We spend one-third of our lives in bed, making it one of our most valuable belongings. Another fact is that most mattresses are either white, cream, or gray, and no matter how clean your floors are, or how clean the moving truck is, it’s very difficult to keep from getting dirt or dust on this prized possession. Mattress covers are inexpensive and prevent dust, dirt, and water from coming in contact with the object you’ll need most on the first night in your new home.
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