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8 Inexpensive Packing Supplies and Tools to Make a Move Easier

8 Inexpensive Packing Supplies and Tools to Make a Move Easier
April 15, 2020 Sven
packing supplies

Along with packing boxes, a selection of inexpensive packing supplies and tools can make moving easier.

Wardrobe boxes

wardobe box

Wardrobe boxes make it quick and simple to move the contents of a wardrobe.

Collect your clothes in one easy sweep and hang them on the rod in the box.

There’s no need for folding. Just leave items on their hangers.

You won’t have to waste time ironing on the other end, either. With clothes on hangers, there will be little to no creasing.

Ecobox stocks high-quality wardrobe boxes with pre-fitted metal rods and removable lids.

Coloured labels

An effective method of organising packing boxes is to colour code them by room. Coloured labels are the perfect solution when it comes to dispatching colour IDs with ease and convenience.

Stick the labels onto multiple sides of each box and keep an inventory list defining the room each colour denotes.

Packing paper

packing paper

Packing paper is a versatile material that can be used to wrap fragile or breakable items. It’s ideal for glassware, ornaments, lamps and picture frames, for example.

It protects items from dust, dirt and scratches. It can also be used as extra padding or a filler in partially packed boxes.

Packing paper is surprisingly strong, and is fully recyclable.

At Ecobox, we stock white packing paper in 10-sheet rolls and 100-sheet rolls.

Heavy duty garbage bags

Heavy duty garbage bags are useful for packing and moving shoes and soft items like linen and bedding.

After they’ve been used during a move, the bags can be reused – for example, as garden refuse bags.

Utility knife

industrial carpet knife

A multi-use utility knife is a must-have in any tool box. It can slice through packing tape, cardboard, plastic, fabric and plywood.

A utility knife is invaluable for cutting open cardboard packing boxes.

It’s also useful if, for example, you need to cut away old carpeting or vinyl before moving into your new home.

Permanent marker pens

Permanent marker pens are just the trick when you want to label more than a cardboard box. They don’t smudge, smear or leave ink everywhere.

They’re as effective on plastic, fabric and tin as they are on cardboard and paper.

Permanent markers are more durable than felt-tip pens and are available in a range of sizes and colours.

Packing tape dispenser

A packing tape dispenser is a smart solution for sealing cardboard boxes. It allows users to dispense tape quickly and efficiently so you don’t waste time trying to find the end of the tape.

The quality and thickness of the tape is important. Avoid thin, low quality tape that splits into ribbons as you try to get it off the roll. Cheap tape seldom has adequate adhesive qualities.

Along with the rest of our packing materials, you can order clear packing tape with strong adhesive backing in 50m and 100m rolls online here at Ecobox.

Moving trolley

hand truck

A moving trolley is essential, especially when moving heavy or bulky items. It can save your back and help get the job done effortlessly and quickly.

At Ecobox, we offer moving trolleys for hire at affordable weekly rates.

Simply order the trolley online – along with all the other packing materials you require – and we’ll drop it off at your door. Then we’ll collect it again after your move.

What we offer at Ecobox

At Ecobox, we offer:

Visit one of our retail locations to get all the inexpensive packing supplies and tools you need. Alternatively, simply order online and we’ll deliver to your door.