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Packing Essentials Decoded

Packing Essentials Decoded

Are you ready to pack up your house? This probably sounds like a trick question because let’s be honest, is anyone ever ready to put their life on hold to pack up an entire home only move it elsewhere and go through the entire process again in reverse? Listen, we know moving can be challenging. This is why here at A Mother’s Touch Movers, we treat each of our incredible clients like family. So much goes into a move and we want to help you make the transition as easy and seamless as possible. We love providing you with practical moving advice whether you use our company to help you or not. One thing we get asked often is, “What are the packing essentials?” If you have ever wondered what you must have and what you can skip, this post is for you.

There is a fine line between want and need and this is true for moving supplies as well. However, there are items that you absolutely will need and we are going to tell you what these items are. Remember, the size of your home and the number of belongings you plan on transporting will determine the number of supplies you will need. For example, someone moving from a Brevard County studio apartment usually won’t need the same number of moving boxes as a family of 4. Then again, everyone is different.


You will need boxes in multiple sizes and perhaps shapes.

Packing Paper

You can go the clean paper route and purchase packing paper from a moving company, or you can use newsprint or magazine pages to wrap valuables. Your choice.


When packing glasses and breakables, you will need to separate the items from each other. Dividers will help protect your belongings.

Peanuts and/or Bubble Wrap

Protect your breakables by making sure they are cushioned properly. These items will help.


To protect furniture and other larger items, you can use old blankets of your own or rent packing blankets

Heavy Duty Tape

Duh. You will need to make sure your cardboard boxes are secure. Don’t skimp here.


Label each box so that unpacking isn’t a hectic nightmare.

It is tempting to skip on certain supplies due to expense. However, let us caution against this. Make sure you budget for adequate supplies as part of your moving expenses because they can make all the difference. Don’t skimp here. On the other hand, many people go out and buy all sorts of gadgets, gizmos, and unnecessary items thinking these will save them time and protect their items. This is not always the case either. There is a happy medium here and if you just aren’t sure what that is, please contact our office today. We would love to help you figure out what you need and get you moved with ease. We do sell Melbourne, FL packing supplies and can get you set up for success. Contact us today!

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