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Moving Storage Supplies for Your Move-In

EZ Storage® can help you save money! Some of our self-storage locations stock a variety of moving and packing supplies for your convenience, including locks, boxes, tape, bubble wrap, mattress covers, and shelving. These are just some of the moving necessities you can purchase on-site, and with the right supplies, you can make the move into your storage unit much, much easier!

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The safest way to pack

When packing, whether you’re moving a one-bedroom apartment or an entire house, it’s important to make sure you stay safe while you do it. Here are a few key tips for making sure you pack your home up in the safest way possible.

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Best Packing Materials

The good news is there are plenty of great packing materials that are easy to access and will get the job done. Below, we’ve listed some of the best packing materials you can use, and where they’ll come in handy.

Moving and Packing 101 Tips

Setting the stage for a trouble-free move starts with a few organizational tips designed to rein-in the details and cover all the bases. Advanced planning eliminates the stress and keeps you on target meeting moving deadlines.

For a full list of packing tips, check out our Packing Tips for Moving Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we’ve brought together answers to some frequently asked questions about moving and packing supplies.

What should I use for packing materials?

Cardboard boxes, plastic tubs, wrapping paper, plastic wrap, newspaper, bubblewrap, and tissue paper are all common and excellent packing materials that will help keep your belongings safe while moving.

What is a standard moving box size?

Medium boxes, which typically run 18 x 18 x 15 inches, are the most common moving box. The size is perfect for records, toys, small appliances, office supplies, and most common household items.

What box size do I need?

To figure out what box size you need, you’ll need to know the dimensions of what you’re trying to pack. Measure the item you’re going to pack at its longest, widest, and tallest points to determine the dimensions of the box that you’ll need.

What size box is best for moving books?

Books are a lot heavier than you think, which is why it’s a good idea to keep it small when packing. Typically, the best book box is a small one, for instance, a 1.5-cubic-foot box, or even smaller.