Packing Supply Checklist

Our San Diego local moving service knows from experience that having the right packing supplies can make your move much easier and worry-free. In our Packing Supply Checklist we share our San Diego Movers’ favorite packing supplies and tell you how we use them to make moving a breeze.  When you have everything on hand that you need for your move, you can pack things quickly and safely, and you can be at peace knowing that your favorite items will reach your new home in one piece.

Small-Sized Boxes – The smallest sized boxes are great for items that need to be packed separately because they are either easily breakable or very heavy.

Medium-Sized Boxes – Medium-sized boxes are very frequently used when moving, and you will want to have many of these on hand when packing. They are just the right size for packing most small items in the house. They can be used with dish packing and glass packing inserts that keep breakable dishware separate and secure.

Large-Sized Boxes – Large-sized boxes can be used for larger, medium weight items like throw pillows, stuffed animals, and clothing. You don’t want to weigh them down with a lot of heavy items, as they will be hard to carry and move.

Extra-Large-Sized Boxes – Large-sized boxes should be used for large, but lightweight items like pillows, blankets, and clothes.

Electronics Boxes – These boxes are made specifically to accommodate your electronics like blue ray players, laptops, and game players.

Heavy Duty Boxes – For items that need a little more protection, such as electronics, appliances, and collectibles, these boxes, with thick, reinforced walls, are perfect.

Wardrobe Boxes – Wardrobe boxes come complete with a clothes rod. This allows you to take hanging clothes out of your closet and hang them directly into the box, so they don’t get wrinkled or require folding. They also come in a variety of heights for different sized clothes.

Newsprint – Clean newsprint paper is perfect for wrapping fragile items before packing them. Use this instead of used newspapers to keep your items clean and free from ink stains.

Glass Packing Kit – Glass packing kits are specially made to protect glasses, vases, bottles, and crystal items. Some have foam in them to further protect your fragile items.

Dish Packing Kit – Dish packing kits are specially made to separate fragile dishes, plates, and bowls. Some have foam in them to further protect your fragile items.

Bubble Wrap – Not just fun for popping, a big roll of bubble wrap can be used to wrap glass or other easily breakable items. It can also be used to stuff in empty spots in boxes to keep items from shifting.

Markers – Permanent markers are great for writing on boxes to tell the movers which rooms boxes go in and let them know if the boxes contain fragile items or require a certain orientation when transporting.

Packing Tape Gun – Packing tape is a must, but a packing tape gun will make closing boxes easier and less frustrating. Your tape will not get stuck to itself, and you will never have to search for the tape seam.

Additional Tape– Everything comes to a halt when you run out of tape, so you will want to be sure you have a few rolls for packing.

Utility Knife – Also known as a box cutter, this sharp little knife is great for unpacking boxes, and you can lower the blade, so you can keep it in your pocket safely when not in use.

And remember, whether you are using Move Central moving company in San Diego for your move or not, you can always purchase the moving supplies you need from us when moving in San Diego. It is our goal to always be here for you for all of your moving needs.


Tips For Packing Small Appliances

Packing small appliances can actually be quite simple when you know the techniques the pros use.  Here are Move Central, Inc’s tips for packing small appliances such as:  coffee makers, waffle irons, and blenders to prevent damage during your move.

Use Ample Padding

Whether they are made from plastic or glass, all small appliances should be wrapped well to keep them from being damaged, inside or out. Wrap each item separately with bubble wrap to protect it from shock or jarring.

Prepare Items Correctly

When wrapping items, don’t forget the cord. The plug end should be wrapped so it does not nick or scuff other items.

Ensure that coffee makers, irons, and other appliances that use water are completely empty and dry before packing. You may need to check the manufacturer’s instructions for specialty appliances.

As batteries can corrode easily from heat and humidity, causing your appliances to no longer work, they should always be taken out prior to packing.

Once all items are prepared, place them in a box that has been cushioned with bubble wrap or crumpled paper and ensure that they are secure for moving by packing extra spaces with crumpled paper. Seal the box tightly to keep air and water out, and you are ready to go!

As you see, packing small appliances the right way just takes a little preparation and know-how. At Move Central, Inc., professional movers in San Diego, we hope that this makes your next move just a little less stressful.



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