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Types of Packing Materials Used in Moving

Packing is and always will be a crucial part of the moving process! It doesn’t matter if you are moving your office, shop or your home. You have to take care of heavy pieces of furniture, fragile home appliances, electronics, delicate crockery, and more. The most important part is the type of packing materials and packing essentials to use. If you are confused about the packing part for your next move, the following information will help you clear all confusion!

Packing Material Used in the Moving Process:

1. Corrugated Cardboard Boxes

Any moving process is incomplete without this resourceful packaging material! Corrugated cardboard boxes are the most popular and durable packing materials for long-distance removals. It is highly preferred by moving companies as they are easy to handle while loading and unloading. From electronics to clothes to utensils, you can use them to pack anything you want.

2. Bubble Wrap

You might have fragile and delicate items that require more handling and packaging care while moving. Bubble wrap protects your valuable items from damage while moving as it is an excellent insulator against impacts. The bubbles of sealed air provide a cushion that saves the object from breaking.

PS: – After unpacking, you can pop the air bubbles (clearly, you won’t be able to resist). It is the most fun activity, and it is considered a stress-reliever.

3. Labels and Markers

To make your move more organized and relaxed, you can mark and label your boxes. It will make your work super easy during furniture removals. Moving can create a lot of chaos, but labeling the boxes can save a lot of your time and effort while loading and unloading. Remember to use thick labels and markers so that it is clearly visible and does not wear off during the moving process.

4. Packing Foam

Packing foam reduces the chance of damages while moving; no matter how rough handling is, packing foam protects the item from breakage. Packing foam is even lighter than bubble wrap, and you can use it for packing electronics, ceramics, glass items, and all your fragile items. The popular type of packing foam used in packing is Polyurethane (PU) and Polyethylene (PE).

5. Packing Tape

You might wonder why packing tape is considered essential for moving? Packing tape secures and seals the packed items in corrugated cardboard boxes. Without a good packing tape, there will be no security of the goods. The boxes may burst open during moving, and the chances of damages are high. 

6. Moving Blankets

While moving, we always tend to take care of our fragile and delicate items. But large and bulky items such as furniture and home appliances also have possibilities to break in the moving process. Moving blankets (also known as furniture padding) acts as a cover and protect the item from breakage. It comes in the shape of a blanket and looks like a thick padded quilt. The way the blanket covers you and gives you warmth, moving blankets wraps the items and prevents them from damages.

7. Ropes

Ropes are essential for both the loading and unloading process, for lifting heavy objects to multiple floors. It might not be beneficial in the packing process, but it is necessary to have rope for emergencies and dangerous situations.

Packing plays an indispensable role in the moving process! It can make or break the moving process. To ensure the security and safety of your goods, you can hire a professional furniture removal company. They take care of moving from packing to transportation to delivery. Choose a company that will provide you efficient packing using the best packing materials. 

We hope this information makes your moving easy, and if you need an expert moving company, Mega Shift Logistics, can help you. We will glad to know that!



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