Packing Supplies Checklist

These must-have packing supplies will help you have a smooth move.
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Several small stacked boxes sitting together are being moved off of a moving truck by movers to load inside a new homeowner's location.

By: Kara Wahlgren

Ready to start packing? Here's what you'll need to keep your possessions protected.

  • 15-20 small cardboard boxes
  • 10-15 medium cardboard boxes
  • 10-15 large cardboard boxes
  • Cardboard separators (for packing glasses and dishes)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing peanuts
  • Clean newsprint (bedsheets, linens and blankets work well too)
  • Stretch wrap (for bundling awkward items like skis or furniture pieces)
  • Mattress bags
  • Box cutter
  • Packing tape
  • Sharpie markers

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