Packing for a move is often the hardest part, so why not make it easier on yourself and order all the supplies you need in one place?
Many people might not think of Amazon.com as their first choice for moving supplies like tape, boxes and plastic wraps, but of course the world’s number one shopping website has no shortage of options for everything you might need to prepare for your next move.
We went ahead and found the best moving and packing supplies available on Amazon to help make your upcoming move a snap. All of them are Prime eligible, which means you get free 2-day shipping if you are a member. If you are not a Prime Member, the company’s upcoming Prime Day sale (July 11, 2017) is a perfect occasion to sign up for the annual membership.
See what you might need below:
1. Subscription to Amazon Music
If you have a long drive ahead of you, you’ll want a lengthy playlist of your favorite songs. Amazon Music has an exhaustive library of songs that are free to listen to for Prime Members. You can even download songs for free to your devices, so you don’t have to rip through your entire mobile data plan. Want more songs? You can try Amazon Music Unlimited for free for 30-days.
2. Amazon Home Services
Did you know Amazon features a marketplace to find a variety of home services including home repairs, cleaning and landscaping? You can use Amazon Home Services to find help assembling workout equipment or setting up your audio visual equipment at your new pad.
Try Amazon Home Services.
3. Bubble Wrap
Bubble wrap will help protect delicate surfaces, use it to wrap mirrors, glass top tables and other furniture.
4. Mattress Cover
Prevent dirt, bugs and odors from infiltrating your mattress during storage and transport with a mattress cover.
5. Shrink Wrap
Easy-to-use shrink wrap will keep your dresser drawers from sliding open and more.
6. Room Labels
Use these room labels to quickly show movers (or your very generous friends) which boxes go where.
Use shipping tape when packing boxes to keep them securely sealed. The built-in dispenser is a time saver you will be thankful for.
8. Tape Gun
You can also upgrade to a good tape gun. If you have a lot of boxes to pack, this is definitely the way to go.
9. Tape Refills
If you go with a tape gun instead of disposable tape holders, you’ll need tape refills.
10. Glass Kit
This glass kit will help protect your delicate kitchen glasses.
11. Foam Sheets
Use these foam sheets between dishes and picture frames to prevent scratches.
12. Jumbo Ziploc bags
These can be a nice option rather than a box for non-fragile goods. The clear bags make it easy to see what’s inside and to organize.
13. King-Sized Sharpies
Markers make it easy to keep track of what’s in boxes, and will help you get to the stuff you need faster once you’re at the new place.
14. Shoulder Straps
Protect your back. These straps help you utilize leverage to carry heavy items (and almost make moving fun).
15. Wardrobe Boxes
Wardrobe boxes are great for keeping your best clothes on their hanger when moving or in storage.
16. Packing Paper
Paper helps protect fragile items before they go into boxes. You can also ball it up to fill empty spaces inside boxes.
17. Moving Kits
This all-in-one package includes a variety of boxes, tape, and wraps to help you pack all your things. Make sure you pick the right size kit for your move.
18. Tote Bags
You don’t even have to go to an IKEA to snag their beloved tote bags. Stock up on these beauties to pack up those random items that don’t make it into a box.
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