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Packing is one of the most intensive tasks associated with a move. That's why it's important to approach the task with everything you need at your fingertips. Experts recommend that you gather moving supplies ahead of time and have them all in one area for when you begin the act of actually packing. But what kind of supplies will you need?
Regardless of how large your home actually is, you're going to need the same moving materials. Though the number of boxes and the amount of other materials you need may vary depending on the size and how much you are packing, the supplies themselves will remain the same. To help you figure out what you'll need, so that you can gather it before you start, we've come up with this helpful list. Remember, start gathering these things early so that you aren't rushing the packing process the week before the movers arrive.
Perhaps the most important materials you need for packing come in the form of the containers that you use to put everything you own into. Boxes are what makes up the bulk of your packing supplies, but not all of them are created equally. On the contrary; there are various types of these cardboard containers and different sizes that are created with different items in mind. It's a good idea to have a variety so that you can pack efficiently. Before you start your own packing process, have the following on hand.
Boxes aren't the only thing you're going to need when you are packing your home for a move. There are a number of accessories that make boxes work for your needs, so be sure that you have these things on hand before you start so that you won't have to stop in the middle of the process to purchase them, and so that you aren't running the risk of damaging the goods that you are packing.
Moving is difficult, with packing being one of the most intensive tasks that you'll have to complete. Thankfully, if you have all of your supplies on hand ahead of time, you can avoid a lot of the panic that comes from the unknown and from having to rush. Keep this list handy as you build your own staging area and prepare for the move that is to come.