Moving Tips: Packing Materials

cardboard_boxUse only strong, corrugated cartons with covers. The added protection of moving cartons may avoid damage that results from the use of poor quality material. We can assist you as to where you can obtain quality moving supplies. Your alternative is to collect boxes discarded by your grocery or liquor store. Save old newspapers for use in packing, but remember that ink may rub off and stain clothing or other items.

  • Plastic bags and labels for easy identification.
  • Foam peanuts, Styrofoam pellets or “popcorn”.
  • Tissue or craft paper for delicate packing jobs.
  • Corrugated paper rolls for figurines and fragile items.
  • Gummed tape (1 ½ to 2 inches wide) and/or strong twine for sealing cartons.
  • Markers and labels for identifying contents or cartons.
  • Scissors and/or sharp knife.