Moving Supplies

Moving Boxes and Supplies

Moving Boxes

There are different types of moving boxes and supplies needed when you are in the process of moving.  The first one that I will discuss is the different types of moving boxes that are used depending on what items you are packing. Moving box size is very important when packing for a move so the boxes hold up during transit and are not too heavy.

  • Small Box: Books, Office Supplies, Heavier small items, etc.
  • Medium Box: Small Pictures(individually wrapped), Clothes, Shoes, Electronics, etc.
  • Large Box: Linen, Bedding, Pillows, etc.
  • Dish Box: Dishes, China, Vases, etc.
  • Wardrobe Box: Hanging Clothes, Posters, Long light items, etc.
  • Picture Box: Mirrors, Pictures, Frames, etc.

Brothers Moving & Storage offers all sizes for moving boxes, so give us a call if you need moving boxes.  A good rule of thumb to go by when you are packing your moving boxes is to remember if it is a heavier item to make sure that it is in a smaller box, and lighter items such as bedding get placed in the larger moving boxes.  You want to make sure when you are done packing your boxes that when you push down on the top there is no give, if there is a little give, add some crumpled up packing paper to make the moving box more sturdy.  Dish packs are for all fragile items, making sure to use layers, you can visit our blog on packing a dish pack for further help with learning how to pack a dish box.

Packing Supplies

When you are packing your boxes there are other moving supplies that will be needed, making sure not to use newspaper when packing your boxes as this can transfer ink to your belongings.  Below are some of the extra moving supplies needed while packing.

  • Packing Paper: Wrapping Glass, etc.
  • Tape: Securing Boxes, etc.
  • Shrink Wrap: Wrapping Sofas, Loveseats, etc.
  • Carpet Shield: Protect carpeting from heavy traffic
  • Paper Pads: Wrapping mirrors, pictures, etc.
  • Marker: To write on the boxes, marking on sides and tops as well with room and contents

Packing paper is especially crucial when packing dishes and fragile items to keep them from breaking. Taping boxes properly so they do not fall apart and items inside fall out the bottom when being carried, taping boxes across the top and bottom both across in both directions to ensure it is properly closed. Packing is a crucial part of your move. An organized and planned packing process will allow you to start your new life at your location quickly and easily. Brothers Moving & Storage have come up with some important tips in order for you to create a smooth packing process.

Help Packing

Here at Brothers Moving & Storage we also offer packing services, if you find that packing is becoming too much, or feeling overwhelmed we can help make it less stressful. We have trained movers to help with all your packing and moving needs.

Keep your eye out for more information and posts for helpful tips, if there is a particular topic you would like to see discussed, please visit the contact us page on our website and let us know your topic of choice. Brothers Moving & Storage is a small, local family owned moving company with locations in Milwaukee and Waukesha.  If you would like to get a free quote, please visit our website, or give us a call today at 414-815-6683.  Our moving estimates are free of charge and remember that we offer packing services as well as moving boxes.

Moving Tip Number 2, Brothers Moving & Storage Waukesha, WI

Moving Tip Number Two

Moving Tip Number 2, Brothers Moving & Storage Waukesha, WIWinter Tips for A Flawless Move

Moving Tip Number two is going to give you some useful tips on what you can do to help make your move as flawless as possible during the winter months.  During the winter months the weather can change in a matter of seconds.  Snow and ice are  the two main culprits during this time of year, I will help to give you some ideas as to how to help your move go along smoothly during inclement weather.

Outside Weather Tip

With the outside weather being particularly messy this time of year, things can slow down during the move.  Movers have to deal with slippery ice and snow.  You as the customer are responsible for clearing a path for your movers.  When it snows you want to make sure to shovel all areas that the movers may need to walk, this includes sidewalks, driveways and all door areas and patios.  Once you are done clearing the snow, you want to make sure that you salt the area so that no ice forms.  In doing these steps, it insures that your move is able to be completed safely and efficiently.

Indoor Weather Tip

With the outside weather during this time of year being messy, we have some tips on keeping your inside clean during your move.  Brothers Moving & Storage has its crew lay down floor protection which is neoprene rug runners.  Doing this step helps to insure that the outside snow stays outside or on the rug runner.  If you would however like to protect your carpeting further, you can always purchase carpet shield.  If you visit our moving boxes page you can see that this is something we offer and can have the movers bring out on move day. Carpet shield is something that will help to further protect your carpeting.  You can also lay down old moving boxes on hardwood floor, this is something that Brothers Moving & Storage does have on their trucks sometimes, so feel free to ask the movers.

Moving Tip Number Two

Living in Wisconsin can be a beautiful thing, when the snow falls it makes for a beautiful setting, and this is a setting that should stay outdoors.  Always check your local weather to see if  your area is expecting any snow on your move day, and if it is just remember to follow moving tip number two and this will help to make sure your move is as flawless as possible.

Brothers Moving & Storage is a Waukesha, WI local moving company that offers free moving quotes.  If you have any questions, would like a free quote or just want to leave a comment or suggestion for a great tip, please call us at 414-815-6683.