Packing Tape, Packing Material, and Packing Tips
You already know you need moving boxes, shipping containers, movers blankets, and ect. But in this moving guide we would like to mention the other things that have been glossed over until this point. A prime example is packaging tape, we have mentioned it but haven't really dug into it. You'll want to be wary of the no name options and the other cheapest options, all packing tape is not equal, often the cheapest options are thinner, less adhesive and just generally a pain to work with. If you choose not to use the tape we offer, we recommend going with Scotch brand which is made by 3M, in general 3M makes some of the best tape for the price regardless of the type, their duct tape for example much better than most others on the market. If Scotch is a pricier than you want to spend our runner up would be Uline packing tape. Also We'd suggest skipping the versions that come with a cheap plastic cutter, halfway though you will be thankful for springing for the quality "tape gun" (aka industrial side loading tape dispenser), it shouldn't be an issue but make sure your tape rolls fit the gun. The only way this should be an issue if you ignore the advice to get good quality tape, rather the cheap brands that have a larger diameter center cardboard so their short length of tape appears to be the same size at first glance. If these companies spent less time thinking up new ways to deceive their customers they could just create and sell a good product.
We spent a lot of time on tape because aside from boxes it is if not the most important part it's the most used supply. But there are so many more important packing materials to keep your possessions safe during relocation, especially the breakable ones. While towels, sweaters, shirts and even newspapers can work well for some things, bubble trap and moving foam are those extra layers that really make sure your breakable arrive in one piece. Biodegradable packing peanuts, packing paper and newspapers still have their place in the shipping supply arsenal.
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