The key to packing up your belongings in an efficient and safe manner lies in having the right materials to work with.
Especially when you do it yourself.
Do you really want to run around and spend your time and money searching for boxes and supplies to properly and safely pack up all your valuables, breakables and cherished possessions? Think about it—an average 2-storey house requires about xx boxes.
And what about all the other stuff you need? Bubble wrap. Newspaper. Tissue paper. Tape. Markers. Labels. The list goes on and on.
Ranger Moving Systems can take provide you with all your packing supplies.
You can choose from our Supplies List on an “as needed” basis or save time and money with one of our handy, economical Moving Kits which can be purchased for specific rooms, like the kitchen, or for your entire household.
Here’s an example of what would be included for a 5-6 room home of up to 2600 square feet:
- xx Small Moving Boxes
- xx Medium Moving Boxes
- xx Large Moving Boxes
- xx X-Large Moving Boxes
- xx Heavy Duty Boxes
- x Wardrobe Boxes
- x Electronics Boxes
- x Rolls Unprinted Newswrap
- x Rolls Bubble Wrap
- x Permanent Markers
- x Box Clear Box Sealing Tape
Call 1.866-907-9723 today to speak to a Ranger Moving Systems representative about your moving supply needs or please click here to request a quote.
If you plan ahead you may be able to save money by obtaining cartons from other sources such as friends who have recently moved and/or stores. Starting to collect cartons a month or two prior to your move will probably make it possible to obtain enough cartons.
Put heavier items such as books in small boxes, and pack light items such as linens and towels in larger boxes. Don't overload; you should be able to easily pick up every box.
Taping the bottom of cartons before filling them prevents the contents from spilling out the bottom during the move and always place the heavier items at the bottom and the lighter items on top to prevent damage.
Flammable liquids and aerosol cans must not be packed. Changes in temperature and pressure can cause them to leak, or even explode. For your own protection, you should know that if you pack these items and they cause damage to your shipment or others, you, not your mover, may be held liable.
Cushion contents all of your boxes with packing material such as bubble wrap, newspaper or tissue paper. Save room by using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items.
Don't ship expensive jewelry, photos, family heirlooms and other sentimental items. Pack them carefully and take them with you, either in the car or on the plane.
Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly. Pick up special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items.