When it comes to getting your hands on some quality packing supplies there are a couple things that you should take into consideration. For one, they don’t have to be a name-brand, or sold by a large corporation. For example, U-Haul sells quality packing supplies, but they also cost far more than anything you are going to buy anywhere else. I mean, I was downright appalled at UHaul’s prices. Over three dollars for one, medium-sized box? Get out of town! If you were to buy a bundle of medium-sized boxes from an online store you could get about twenty-five for around thirty dollars. That’s two and a half times more than you would be getting at UHaul’s prices. Also, the well-known home improvement stores sells quality packing supplies, but they are also upcharged, and there is hardly any variety to speak of. Like three. As in, three different sizes of to choose, and three different kinds of tape to choose from.
A major component to choosing quality packing supplies is considering what you need. A lot of times people get frustrated with the materials they are using when it turns out they aren’t using the right kinds of material to begin with. They think that the material must be crappy, and don’t consider that maybe they made a poor choice (no offense). If you are moving some heavy stuff, be sure to get heavy-duty boxes. This way you save yourself the pain and heartache that comes when boxes start tearing and stuff starts breaking. If you need something to be properly cushioned, don’t just use an old hand towel wrapped around three or four different coffee mugs that you got handed down from your grandmother, use bubble wrap.
Have you ever watched a moving company? They use blankets to drape over furniture. They bring rolls of shrink wrap to wrap around awkwardly shaped items. They use inches of brown paper to protect things inside of boxes. They use heavy duty tape that doesn’t peel off in a sliver every time you try to use it. You wind up paying out the wazz for them to do all of this, which is why I recommend that you do it all yourself, but the point is that they know the “quality” in “quality shipping supplies” really lies in what the job calls for, having that on hand, and then using everything appropriately.