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Moving Supplies Checklist

Take the guesswork out of shopping for moving supplies. With this complete list, packing is sure to be a breeze!

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Basic Tool Kit

Include commonly used tools such as:

  • If you don’t have a power screwdriver, now might be the time to invest as they can save you tons of time. Be sure it is fully charged and has a variety of bits.

  • Buy an assortment pack of picture hooks and hangers now; it will make hanging your art and other décor a snap when you move in. Keep the hooks in your tool box so you don’t have to hunt for it.


There are a lot of great online resources to help you determine the exact type and quantity of boxes you will need for your move. Following is a list of what families might need for the average move:

  • Great for fragile or heavy items.

  • Catch all boxes for everything and anything. These are among the most popular.

Additional Packing Items

  • For securing items together within the truck or on the roof of a vehicle.

  • For short moves to pack any perishable items you wish to keep or for snacks for the car ride during longer moves.

Packing Materials

  • Protect flooring during both directions of the moving process.

  • Use this kind of wrap to secure drawers to dressers and provide some protection to surfaces.

  • Tissue paper or blank paper – avoid newspaper which can transfer ink.

  • For keeping smaller items such as screws safe. Be sure to label the contents and you may want to tape them to the item – just be sure not to tape to an area that could be damaged. Ziploc baggies are also great for liquids such as shampoo.

  • Secure drawers by rubber banding the knobs on the doors together so they can’t open.

Labeling / Organization

  • This is the clear tape.

  • Use different colored paper for each room; tape the paper to the box.

Box Sealing

  • This tape will keep the box from popping open and cannot be opened without a utility knife; look for the kind that has reinforced lines in it.

Box Opening


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