The Essential Moving Supplies Checklist [Infographic]

The Essential Moving Supplies Checklist [Infographic]

Moving is a major undertaking, but proper planning, and support, can make all the difference between a stressful move and a successful relocation. In particular, gathering the right supplies can help you to pack and move more quickly and efficiently. Here is a list (Interactive PDF download) of the most important items to gather.

The essential moving supplies checklist infographic

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Packing Supplies

  • Assorted moving boxes
  • Wardrobe moving boxes
  • Packing tape and tape gun
  • Packing paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • Furniture blankets
  • Mattress bags
  • Masking tape
  • Labels
  • Assorted permanent markers for labeling
  • Round multi-colored stickers for room coding

Moving Day Supplies

  • Box cutter for opening supplies
  • Scissors
  • Trash bags
  • Plastic baggies
  • Bungee cords
  • Furniture pads
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper towels
  • Door stoppers
  • Gloves
  • Rope and bungee cords to secure items
  • Stretch wrap

Heavy Lifting Supplies

  • Dolly (2-wheeled and 4-wheeled)
  • Moving straps
  • Back brace
  • Furniture sliders
  • Furniture lifter

Personal Moving Supplies

  • Overnight bag of clothes and toiletries
  • Valuables
  • Your first night box
  • Toilet paper
  • Moving checklist
  • Important documents
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Cooler
  • Basic toolkit

One of the best steps you can take to prepare for moving day is to hire the services of a professional moving company, such as Ward North American. Our professional movers will provide many of the supplies you need, while ensuring the safety of all your belongings from your current location to your new place.