Matco House Movers Share the Must-Have Moving Supplies for a Stress-Free Move
Having the right packing and moving supplies can make a huge difference in the outcome of your move. Below is Matco’s House Movers ultimate moving supply guide for a stress-free move.
Assortment of Boxes
Boxes are essentially the most important moving supply you will need. We recommend getting a variety of box sizes and types to make packing easier. Small boxes should be used for heavy items like books, and canned goods while larger boxes can be used for light bulky items like bedding and pillows. Medium boxes work well for fragile items like small picture frames, lamps and home decor.
If you want to lower your costs you can oftentimes find used boxes on websites like Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji. You’ll want to make sure the boxes are clean, free of dents and holes, and can be properly sealed to ensure your items stay protected.
Wardrobe boxes are extremely helpful when packing hanging clothes. Home movers typically stock wardrobe boxes at their facility and are available for purchase.
China Boxes are a must-have for dishes, glassware, and other household breakables. China boxes from home movers are typically triple walled to ensure extra level of protection. Basic cartons are usually manufactured with only one layer of cardboard.
TV Box & Film
If you are moving a TV, it is highly recommended to use the TV’s original box. If you don’t have the original, house movers carry a variety of sizes and foam kits. TVs are an extremely fragile electronic device and the slightest movement can often result in interior and exterior damage.
If you own any storage containers or totes, they are great for packing items during a move. You will want to ensure the totes you use contain a lid and can be properly sealed.
Mattress bags will protect your mattress and box spring from moisture, dust and damage during the moving process. Mattress bags are stocked by professional home movers and come in a variety of sizes.
Packing Paper is a must-have when it comes to packing. You will want to wrap all your fragile items in paper and use additional paper inside the box to make sure the items are packed tightly and do not shift during the moving process.
Don’t forget the moving tape! You’ll need some rolls for packing your boxes but also for wrapping any furniture items in furniture blankets.
Permanent Markers can be used to write what each box contains and which room the box came from. Pro tip: Mark the room location on the top and front of the box so you can easily see the contents and location.
Furniture items that don’t fit into a box like a nightstand or bed frame should always be wrapped in a furniture pad/blanket. This moving must-have is used by all home movers when moving furniture from one house to another. They protect furniture from moisture, dust and damage.
Shrink Wrap is a great tool to wrap dressers so that the drawers don’t open during the house moving process, or to bundle items together like mops or garden tools. It’s also handy to wrap around padded furniture to ensure the furniture blanket doesn’t move during the moving process.
Dollies & Hand Trucks
Dollies and Hand Trucks are required for moving boxes and furniture pieces during the moving process.
Using door wedges to keep main doors open is super handy when moving boxes and furniture out from your old home and into your new home.
A small set of tools including a screwdriver, allen keys and wrenches will be required when taking furniture apart like wardrobes, beds and TVs.
Moving Supplies Are Included When Hiring House Movers
When it comes to moving yourself, there are lots of moving supplies required that people don’t often consider. When you take all the materials, supplies, tools and equipment into account, you might be better off hiring house movers to move your belongings to your new home.
Below is a list of moving supplies and equipment home movers supply on a move:
Boxes, Tape & Paper
If you purchase packing services, movers will supply the cartons and pack them. You also have the option to purchase them directly from your mover and pack them yourself.
Many house movers include mattress bags in the purchase of moving services. Check with your mover on whether they will include mattress bags prior to your move day.
Furniture Blankets & Shrink Wrap
When you hire movers, they will use their furniture blankets and tape to protect your belongings during the moving process.
Dollies, Hand Trucks & Tools
Professional movers will bring specialized moving equipment such as dollies, handtrucks and tools to disassemble certain furniture items. This equipment is used to move boxes, furniture and large bulky items in and out of your house safely.
Moving Supplies in Calgary
Do you have an upcoming move in Calgary? Contact Matco’s Home Movers today to purchase moving supplies or get a free quote for Calgary home movers services.
A very positive experience. We had dozens of desks, lots of broken materials, and no elevator. Matco helped me organize the move, supplied the labels and information I needed, checked in with me regularly, and on move day sent a great crew that were efficient, and cheerful (did I mention no elevator! lol). Matco also helped our charity source additional donations and materials at reduced prices. Will be using them again.
Had another great experience with Ken & the Matco team. Purchased some furniture a year ago, was very happy with the service, value and quality so we came back for more this summer. More than happy with everything. I'm sure I'll be back.
Matco made my move to Ontario from Alberta as smooth as it could have been. My coordinator was great and always responded in a timely manner when I reached out with questions. The actual movers were great and got the job, at both ends, done in a timely and efficient manner. I would highly recommend Matco for your move.
Ken and team at Matco was amazing! They delivered our cabinet without any problems and were very professional!
Ken was super friendly and helpful. Gave a discount for bulk order.Very quick to respond to communications.
Amazing Staff, very professional and keep us updated on delivery timesHighly recommend Matco Moving
Very happy with the service and professionalism of the team. They made my move a lot easier than I anticipated. The time/cost estimate was very accurate. The moving team was very polite, professional and a pleasure to interact with. Highly recommended!
We just finished a fairly big office move and the move is all done in far less time than I expected. I have to say that the movers at Matco did a highly professional job and really put their muscles into it! I can’t say enough about how efficient and careful they were; nothing got broken or lost and changes and additions were accommodated immediately. It's great to see such service these days!
Borger Group of Companies has been using Matco Moving Solutions for over 6 years and we can't say enough good things about this company. They moved our 100 team office to Balzac and have been the source of most of our office furniture and furniture disposal needs over the years. Highly recommended!
My experience with Matco was excellent, and I recommend using these moving services. This moving company has a professional and organized crew focusing on helping customers and delivering valuable service with minimum stress and on time.Thank you, Matco, for making my move happen!
Ken was very helpful with finding a solution for me, delivery was prompt and the guys did a great job. I'll look to use them again in the future!
Excellent shopping experience. Ken was very organized and helpful in the purchasing and loading of the shelving units we purchased. Items were used but in excellent condition and the price was very reasonable..Will be back this week for another purchase!
I have a 44x12ft mobile home with wheels,it need to bring from Williston, North Dakota to Athabasca, Alberta home, please quote me the price , thanks k
Matco assisted us in relocating from Calgary to the West Coast. Throughout the entire process, their professional team was very helpful and did everything necessary to ensure our move went smoothly. For such a long distance move, we felt very little stress. Would highly recommend their services to anyone endeavoring a relocation whether across town or country.
Amazing experience, we were looking for used office furniture and stumbled on this warehouse. We were pleased with the service we got from Ken, he was so knowledgeable, really friendly and very helpful. He helped me move everything to my vehicle.Will definitely come back again for future purchases, highly recommend if you want good savings on quality office furniture with amazing customer service.
All of the above. The stress was taken from me thru the full process. The first time giving me an estimate, thorough, Rob did a great job...stored my furniture for 3 mos while I looked for a new home. I checked out their warehouse, and the stress was gone when I saw how they cared for my stuff.Finally moved me to a new home, again, right on time, the crew carried my belongings as if it was their own, ...just had the house fully painted, and no marks on the walls from the movers. From sales staff, admin, storage, it was a good ride.Schulz
ProTemps used Matco to move our offices Aug 1/2023 to a new location,The experience was As good as it gets.They arrived promptly with 3 experienced seasoned movers that were friendly, and with a sense of humour. They were organized and they made it look effortless.Everything arrived in perfect condition and was assembled like clockwork.I highly recommend them and they happily disposed of our used furniture in a timely manner and paid a fair price for what we didn’t take with us.Thank you Ken Arndt for a stress free experience. And many thanks to the 3 talented team of movers.Sincerely Bev ServiceProTemps
Ken is great at showing all that is available and very friendly and efficient.
Ken was very professional & kind. He responded to texts quite fast as well. Will definitely be coming back in the future!
Great service and great people. I would definitely recommend Matco to anyone!
Hired Matco for a local move in Calgary . The crew were professional and took care of my furniture/property.I would highly recommend this company in a heart beat .They arrived on time, wrapped the furniture that needed be. The crew unloaded the boxes/furniture with care. Great work!