Do I Need Packing or Moving Supplies?
We recommend strong, sanitized packing cartons that are designed and built specially for moving. By buying all the boxes that you use, you will be assured that they are clean and of uniform size. That will make packing the truck much easier.
Use heavy-duty tape (not masking or scotch) for the cartons as well as for taping things together (like broom handles, etc.). Safe Storage sells inexpensive, clear sealing tape for all your packing needs.
To cushion the ups and downs of moving your belongings, packing material provides additional protection. Use white tissue paper for linens (newspaper will leave black marks), bubble wrap for fragile and breakable items and lots of scrunched up paper for filling spaces between things in the cartons. Another excellent investment for packing material are large plastic mattress bags for mattresses and couches/chairs. They will not only keep dust out, they also protect the furniture during the bouncing in the truck.
Another "can't do without" during packing is a few good marking pens to label the cartons. We also recommend cord or rope to further secure cartons and doors on appliances and dressers, a padlock for the truck's rear door and gloves to protect your hands. To help you move large appliances, we recommend renting an appliance dolly. Furniture pads are also extremely important for your move and can be rented inexpensively. They will allow you to pack your belongings and protect your furniture without ruining your own linens.
Approximate number of items that you'll need by truck size.
These are approximations and are given only as a starting point of what the typical move will entail. If you need more specific information, please contact us at (606) 885-6404 with any questions you may have.