Essential Packing Supplies You Cannot Do Without

Essential Packing Supplies You Cannot Do Without

If you are packing on your own, you need to procure the following supplies well in advance to make sure that the packing goes without a hitch.


You can get the boxes you need from a grocery store, an office supply store, or a liquor store. You can also purchase them from your moving company or your packing supply store.  While purchasing boxes, make sure that they have lids and are clean and dry.

Procure wardrobe boxes if you want to move hanging garments. Boxes with partitions are well-suited to pack the items in your kitchen or dining room. For large glass tabletops, artwork, mirrors, lamps and mattresses, you would have to measure out the dimensions and purchase large boxes accordingly. Small boxes can be used to pack books. However, make sure that the boxes are not too large so that they become really heavy to lift when they are full.

Bubble wraps

These wraps can be used as padding on the bottom of the boxes and to wrap items that are fragile and breakable. Buy bubble wrap in large rolls and cut the sheets according to your requirements.

White tissue paper or blank newsprint

These supplies are necessary to wrap fragile items before packing them onto boxes. Local newspapers seldom serve the purpose, as they tend to leave ink stains on valuable items.

Small sealable plastic bags

These bags can be used to keep screws, brackets, and other small items together.  Buy the plastic bags with white strips that you can use to write labels.
Other important supplies

  • Basic tool kit to disassemble furniture
  • Box cutters to cut and open boxes
  • Labels to identify boxes
  • Large trash bags
  • Packing Paper
  • Pens and a notepad for writing notes
  • Stretch wraps to secure the doors and drawers of cupboards, tables, cabinets and bureaus.
  • Tape and tape dispensers

The above-mentioned supplies will not just make your packing easy but also keep your prized possessions safe!