What is a move? It’s not just finding a new home, it's not just finding a moving company , and it's not just paying loads of money to get everything done. There’s also loads and loads of packing to worry about. Minutes, hours, days, weeks; packing takes different amounts of time for different types of people with different amounts of things. And packing can be considered the most important part of moving. Packing your stuff in moving boxes as opposed to plastic bags can be the difference between a broken set of dishes and an unscathed one.

Let’s take a look at the different types of packing materials you can use

Moving Boxes

These boxes are not your average boxes. Don’t just use some boxes you had left over from your microwave and toaster oven. Moving boxes are tough and strong and can really keep your things safe and intact. With other boxes, you’re dealing with cheaper, unreliable materials that will not be able to bear the burden of your move.

Peanuts and Bubble Wrap

As a kid you loved playing with these fun but useful packing materials. Peanuts are those little figure eight pieces of Styrofoam. They’re used to cushion the items inside your moving boxes. Your stuff will be kept safe, and they’re great fun to play with once your move is over. The other fun piece of packing material is bubble wrap which is also used for insulation. Again, great fun to play with at the end of your move.


This includes tape, scissors, rope, twine etc basically anything and everything you’ll need to help keep your moving boxes closed and secured.

Now that you know what you need, you're ready to pack!