Moving out for the first time has its thrills. It’s exciting and overwhelming at the same time. If you aren’t prepared with the right tools and supplies though, it can be a lot more stressful than it needs to be.
One thing that makes moving for a first-timer easier is having the right packing materials for the move. It’s tempting to just throw everything in a box and get packing over with. You can save a lot more time by spending a bit on the tools you need to make an easy move. Here’s our top list of items to live by as a first-time mover:
A good tape gun
A tape gun comes in handy for sealing packed moving boxes. It could also be used to bundle small items that are easily lost. A good quality tape gun is well worth the few extra dollars . Trust us on this one.
Mattress bags are a must-have. You don’t want to put your unprotected mattress into even the best-maintained moving truck. You definitely want to keep any dust, dirt, and stains away from your mattress.
Having a tool kit on hand will help you when it comes to disassembling and reassembling furniture. If you’ve ever tried to use a pliers when you need a wrench, or a flat-head screwdriver when you need an allen wrench, you know why having the right tool can make all the difference.
Shrink-wrap and moving blankets
Save your furniture and big-ticket items from damage and dirt stains with shrink-wrap and moving blankets. The extra time and effort are well worth the protection it provides. Nothing is more disappointing than ruining a beautiful couch and other large furniture pieces before moving in.
Moving help you can rely on
Want a team to do the heavy lifting for you? TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® have you covered.
Moving out for the first time is no simple task. Without a good plan, it can get downright stressful. We have more moving tips and a home moving checklist that will help a lot. If you decide not to go it alone, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers a full range of packing and moving services. Our friendly and experienced staff can take care of everything for you.