When getting ready for a home move or business move, it’s important to have the correct moving supplies on hand. Moving companies have their own terms to describe moving products. It’s perfectly fine if you’ve never heard these moving terms before – our team of professional movers have put together a short list of definitions for our most commonly used moving supplies:
Appliance dolly: a special dolly with straps to help load and unload large items like appliances and oversized furniture.
Anti-static bubble wrap: bubble wrap that helps prevent static charge – usually pink in color and often used on electronics such as computer monitors.
Corrugated: Describes a type of cardboard used to make boxes for moving and storage. Corrugated boxes have multiple layers of cardboard called “fluting” that give strength and durability to the box’s structure.
Dish cells: Cardboard inserts that provide individual cubicles for your dishware within a cardboard box. Dish cells give extra support to breakable dishes and prevent the box from caving or allowing direct contact between pieces.
Shrink-wrap: A thicker plastic which requires heat to adhere to furniture. Typical items do not require packaging this thick for moving.
Stretch-wrap: A thin plastic packing and moving material used to secure moving blankets covering your items during the moving process. Stretch-wrap is used to protect your furniture from precipitation, sweat and tearing.