How to Choose Packing Material and Moving Supplies?

Residential Moving Choosing the right moving material and moving supplies is dependent upon the type of move that is being completed. Strong College Students provides several service levels and offers solutions to completed home or office moving project. Our teams of polite, professionally trained, uniformed movers come prepared with a variety of moving supplies and materials. When planning your move it’s important to make sure you choose a moving company that has the correct moving equipment, moving supplies, and packing materials to complete your move quickly, safe, and efficiently.

Packing Materials and Moving Supplies for Home Moves

Packing your home is a must when moving locally or long distance. When your home is packed correctly your moving cost will be lower because of reduced time and reduced trips to and from the moving truck. Every loose article or item that is NOT furniture should be placed in a box or contained to be moved safely. This includes items like lamps, lamp shades, pictures or frames, mirrors, televisions, vases, or pottery and especially nics nacs or decorative items.

Personal items from your bedroom or bathroom should be packed an contained in boxes as well. Make sure to remove contents from dresser draws or night stands and end tables as well. All furniture should be empty of all items and moved the exact way a manufacturer delivered it. Additional contents inside a furniture item can cause the item to structurally fail from the extra weight load resulting in the damage or breaking of your furniture. Use the moving supplies and packing materials below to make sure your home is prepared for your upcoming move. If you need help with packing our teams of student movers can pack up a couple boxes or your entire home.

  • Moving Boxes– boxes are to protect and contain your belongings. They help lower the cost of your move and keep your belongings safe.
    • Small boxes– great for HEAVY items or very dense items like books, glasses, or cans of food.
    • Medium Boxes– Good for clothing and household items that are not heavy.
    • Large Boxes– these boxes are perfect for bedding, pillows, or large items that are light in weight.
    • Dishpak– This is a specialized box used to pack dishes and china. The box is much stronger because of its double corrugated wall construction.
  • Television Boxes
  • Wardrobe Boxes
  • Picture Boxes
  • Mirror Boxes
  • Newsprint or Packing Paper
  • Padded Paper
  • Tape, Markers, & Box cutters
  • Custom boxes- you can create a custom box for unique items by cutting a larger box down to size or by joining two or more boxes together
  • Garbage bags- These are great fro containing loose items before loading into a box.
  • Stretch Wrap

Moving Equipment on Strong College Students Moving Trucks

Sofa Moving - Strong College StudentStrong College Students moving trucks have specialized equipment to complete your move. Having the right equipment is critical to complete a safe and efficient move. The cost of hiring our company includes the use of this specialized equipment and that is why hiring a professional mover like Strong College Students Moving can be perceived as costing more than completing a self move. However if you account for the needed equipment to make sure a self move is done safely while focusing on furniture protection often the cost can become more than using a professional service like Strong College Students Moving.
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Below is an example of the equipment that we carry on our trucks (not all equipment is listed below)

  • Dozens of Professional Woven Moving Blankets
  • Commercial grade hand trucks
  • Commercial grade 4 wheel dollies
  • Piano Dollies
  • 70” LCD Flat Screen TV Cases
  • Load Securing Straps
  • Commercial grade 4 wheel basket trucks
  • Daily Equipment storage bins
  • Assorted Moving Boxes

Packing Materials and Moving Supplies for Office Moves

SCS_Low_Res-(51-of-113)Office moves are unique and have specific moving supply needs. Just as in home moving it’s critical to make sure all items and contents are contained before the moving day. An easy way to think about managing moving cost is that the more times we have to travel from the office to the truck and back the more time it will take and the higher the overall cost. By reducing the number of trips by properly containing and organizing office items into boxes, office totes, or commercial moving totes the more efficient we can operate and the lower the overall cost for moving your office or business.

  • Office Totes– these are boxes for moving office equipment like computers or desk contents.
  • File Boxes– files are critical for office operations. It’s dangerous to leave them inside file cabinets because the additional weight can affect the structural integrity of the item.
  • Lateral File Boxes– these are larger boxes for lateral files
  • Commercial Moving Crates– These are our recommendation for all business, office, or commercial moves. These crates are designed for office moving and can hold computers, files, or personal desk items. We rent these crates for your office move and can deliver them before the move and pick them up after the move helping your office get up and running faster.
  • Moving Boxes-
    • Small boxes- great for HEAVY items or very dense items like books, glasses, or files.
    • Medium Boxes- Good for items that are not heavy.
    • Large Boxes- these boxes are perfect large items that are light in weight
    • Dishpak- This is a specialized box used to pack dishes and china. The box is much stronger because of its double corrugated wall construction.
  • Television Boxes
  • Picture Boxes
  • Newsprint or Packing Paper
  • Padded Paper
  • Tape, Markers, & Box cutters.
  • Stretch Wrap

Choose the right Moving Equipment for office moves

Office moves have specialized factors that make them more challenging. Often offices are in high rise buildings and have elevators. Or they have long hallways and comprise of areas that are thousands and thousands of square feet. In additional offices moves must be completed quickly and efficiently often during the days or hours that a business is not operational. Because of these factors office moves require larger crews sizes and specialized equipment to help offset the challenges they present.
Crew Size Examples:

Under 5 office- 3-4 Student Crew From 6 – 10 offices 4-6 student crew
A project manager is recommended
From 11-25 offices 6 – 10 student crew
A project manager is required
Over 25 offices- Crew Sizes can vary
We will create a unique execution plan

Packing Materials and Moving Supplies for Moving Labor

When completed a self move and using moving labor its important to be as focused and determined to pack your household items just as professional movers like Strong College Students Moving would. Whether you are moving across the neighborhood or across the country packing should follow the sames steps to make sure your items arrive safely. Packing and protecting items before moving is the best way to prevent damage to your personal belongings.

  • Moving Boxes- boxes are to protect and contain your belongings. They help lower the cost of your move and keep your belongings safe.
    • Small boxes- great for HEAVY items or very dense items like books, glasses, or cans of food.
    • Medium Boxes- Good for clothing and household items that are not heavy
    • Large Boxes- these boxes are perfect for bedding, pillows, or large items that are light in weight
    • Dishpak- This is a specialized box used to pack dishes and china. The box is much stronger because of its double corrugated wall construction.
  • Television Boxes
  • Wardrobe Boxes
  • Picture Boxes
  • Mirror Boxes
  • Newsprint or Packing Paper
  • Padded Paper
  • Tape, Markers, & Box cutters
  • Custom boxes- you can create a custom box for unique items by cutting a larger box down to size or by joining two or more boxes together
  • Garbage bags- These are great fro containing loose items before loading into a box.

Choose the right Moving Equipment for your rental truck/ portable storage unit

Failing to have the right equipment to complete your move will result in damage to your furniture and personal belongings. Our team will work with you to protect your belongings with the materials you provide and will use the equipment that is available to protect your items.
Below is are the most important items you should have for a rental truck or portable storage unit

  • Dozens of Moving Blankets
  • Hand trucks
  • Appliance dolly
  • 4 wheel dollies
  • Twine or rope to secure the shipment
  • Padded Paper sheets for storage

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