When you are planning a move, you will most likely need to get some moving and packing supplies. What you need could vary widely based on what you have to wrap. If you have a collection of trinkets, glass, or ceramics, you’ll probably need a lot of bubble wrap. If you have a lot of framed items like mirrors, paintings, and photos, you may want some photo-corner boxes and some bubble wrap. You may even require a crate if you have some equipment that needs to be securely locked down. Everybody has their own needs, and finding the right supplies can be a real challenge. Luckily for you, we’ve worked with almost everything out there, and we know some great resources to help ensure that you get everything you need to keep your move going smoothly.
If you need a wide array of supplies, or anything specific at all, I would strongly suggest checking out Uline. They do orders by phone or through their website. They can provide just about everything you could possibly need for your move. Tools, dollies, hand trucks, pallet jacks, bins, boxes, tape, stretch wrap, mattress covers, and much more are all available for very competitive prices. Even if you find yourself shipping items frequently, Uline is a great resource for the packing materials that you would want to use. Please keep in mind that you would need to place an order, so it is good to buy from Uline when you have enough time to allow for shipping.
Your Moving Company
Your moving company most likely offers some supplies. However, every mover is different. Some companies will be able to deliver supplies in advance of your move. Some movers may be able to only bring supplies on your moving day. We suggest you talk to your mover about what your moving needs are, and what supplies you may need, and work with them to find the best solution. Even if your moving company is unable to provide you with the supplies that you require when you need them, they should be able to help you find them.
We have had great success in finding a wide array of supplies from Home Depot in the past. It can be handy if you need to pick up a few things, or even if you need something more substantial. They offer boxes, bins, tape, stretch wrap, furniture covers and pads, and even dollies and hand trucks. We have even gotten replacement parts for our dollies and hand trucks when they have been damaged. And of course it is a great place to shop for any tools that you may need for your moving or other home projects.
Local Storage Facility
Many storage facilities offer a shop for buying boxes, tape, mattress covers, couch covers, and other basic moving supplies. You can oftentimes rent items like hand trucks and dollies, so if you won’t need them long term, it can be a good idea to rent from a storage facility. Whether it is an independent shop or a national chain, they most likely offer some line of supplies. It can be a good idea to call in advance to make sure they have what you need.
Rental Truck Shop
Much like the storage facility, most rental truck outlets will have a shop for some moving supplies, including items available for rent. This can be a better option if you don’t want or need to keep your moving and packing supplies.