Get Started with Your Move: What Packing Supplies You’ll Need

Moving can be a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By understanding the basics of what you’ll need for your move, you can get started on your packing supplies and make sure that you’re not forgetting anything! Whether it’s just down the hall or across the country, this article will walk you through everything you need to know about packing up your home.

Get Started with Your Move: What Packing Supplies You'll Need

Moving Boxes

The first thing you’ll need is moving boxes. You can purchase these at most grocery stores or online, and it’s a good idea to order more than you think that you will need. Remember that each box can weigh up to 50 pounds when fully packed! Make sure the ones that you choose are strong enough for the job.

Bubble Wrap

Next, you’ll need to get your hands on bubble wrap for any breakables or fragile items. You can purchase this at nearly any grocery store as well! It’s a good idea to have more than one roll of it so that you are ready when the first is gone.

Packing Paper

Moving paper is used to fill the empty spaces in boxes and protect your items. You can purchase this at any grocery store or home improvement store, but if you know that there’s a large number of breakables coming along for the ride it might be a good idea to get more than one roll just in case.


You’ll need lots of tape for this move, and you can’t just use any old kind. For packing purposes, it needs to be a strong adhesive that will hold up against the test of having other items stacked on top of them! You might also want to get some scissors, so you don’t have to worry about fumbling with a whole roll of tape while packing.

Box Cutter/Utility Knife

Another thing that you’ll need is a box cutter or utility knife to help get all your boxes sealed up and ready for the move. This will make it much easier when you’re trying to pack them full! You can purchase these at any grocery store or home improvement store as well.

Tape Measure

Lastly, you’ll need a tape measure to make sure that your boxes are the right size before sealing them up! You can find these at any grocery or hardware store for very cheap. Make sure to check the tape measure against yourself so that it’s not too small for your needs either.

Final Thoughts

Once you have these supplies, it’s time to start packing! Make sure to check off the items as you go so that everything gets accounted for.

If there are any other moving needs that your home may require, always feel free to contact us at Sunny Moving Services. We would be happy to help with all of your moving questions!