Everybody loves to pack and move their belongings, right? We didn’t think so. To be perfectly honest, preparing to move a whole house full of clothes, furniture, décor, electronics, kitchen stuff, kid’s toys, and everything in your garage, basement, and attic can be a big job (to say the least). But, when it’s planned in advance, and you have the right supplies on-hand, packing for a move to your new home can be a lot easier than you think.

Helpful tip number 1: Start packing at least two weeks in advance of your move. There are a lot of items in your home that probably aren’t used on a day-to-day basis, so get those packed up and set aside first. You can designate an unused room in your home to store the boxes as you fill them.

Ready to get started with a shopping list of moving supplies? The following is a short list of essential items you’ll need to pack your belongings for a move to a new home. By the way, you can find almost all of these items at the Storage ‘R’ Us self storage facility in Moore, Oklahoma.

Packing and Moving Supplies Shopping List:

  • Bubble pack
  • Colored labels for different rooms
  • Garbage bags
  • Moving boxes
  • Moving dolly
  • Packing or moving blankets
  • Packing paper
  • Packing tape
  • Permanent markers
  • Reinforced moving boxes for dishware
  • Scissors and a box knife
  • Wardrobe boxes

Helpful tip number 2: Children are sometimes put off by change, and they take great comfort in their belongings, so plan to pack their rooms last.

With your shopping for packing and moving supplies completed, you’re ready to tackle the job. As you move from room to room, packing everything into your moving boxes, make sure that you label each filled box with information about the contents and what room it belongs in at the new home. This will make unpacking a much smaller chore.

Helpful tip number 3: Designate a “personal” box that you can fill with cherished items, valuables, family heirlooms, and important household documents as you pack. This box will travel with you in the car during your move, so that you can be sure that it arrives safely to your new home. It’s the first thing you’ll carry into the house and place in a safe location away from all the moving boxes to come.

Now that you’re prepared to move, all you have to do is rent a truck and begin the loading process. Did you know that you can now rent a PENSKE truck from Storage ‘R’ Us in Moore, Oklahoma (just off I-35)? And if there’s not enough room at your new home for all your belongings, stop by any one of our Storage ‘R’ Us locations in Moore, Duncan, Lawton, Newcastle, or Chickasha today, and see what self storage can do for you!