As your moving date gets closer you will probably start thinking about the need to source some boxes and packing supplies so you can start packing. Whether you want to buy all your moving supplies new and have them delivered or are happy to source and use free moving boxes Torbay & Devon Movers Removals hope you find the following information helpful in getting your moving supplies organised.
PLEASE NOTE: Torbay & Devon Movers Removals do not sell boxes or packing materials directly but do supply these for customers using our removal and packing service; please get in touch for details about our packing service options or to get a removal quote for your move.
Before you look into buying moving boxes you might first want to check places where you can get boxes for free – check out our article on Where to get FREE Moving Boxes.
Buying boxes and packing supplies
If you would prefer the convenience of buying moving boxes or need plain moving boxes without any logo’ or slogan’ or just don’t have the time to source free moving boxes, Torbay & Devon Movers recommend the following products from best value leading supplier Amazon who will deliver it direct to your door – often for free!
Your moving boxes are the containers that will help to protect your valuables during the moving process so we always recommend you opt for double walled carton container boxes – these provide much more strength than single walled boxes and are safer for your contents in the event that it rains on your moving day.
Our favourite and best priced carton moving boxes are these ones from Amazon.
£20.00 – 10 X double walled 44.6cm x 44.6cm x 44.6cm
These boxes are just under half a meter in size so will accommodate the vast majority of household items that need boxing up. Other sizes in this range are available but this size is a comfortable carrying size and stacks very well on top of each other. These boxes are also great as they have useful hand-hold slots and a handy picture coding on the side of the box so you can tick what items are in the box or what type of room the contents are associated with, and there is plenty of space on the sides of the boxes to add your own text or stickers. Depending on the size of your move you may wish to add more than one set of these 10x box bundles to your basket.
The best value hanging wardrobe boxes we could find are these ones.
£18.99-£22.50 + Free delivery for 3 X Wardrobe hanging rail boxes
These wardrobe hanging boxes are great for transporting hanging clothes and can be reused for storing summer/winter clothes when your move is complete. Customer reviews estimate these strong hanging rails hold up to 30kg in weight and they have useful hand-holds for ease of moving too and are priced below the average trending price of £25 for this product. PLEASE NOTE: if you are using our Torbay & Devon Movers Removal service for your move these boxes, although they add extra protection are not deemed necessary; we have hanging rails fitted into our removal vans so we can take your clothes from wardrobe to van to wardrobe – we cover your clothes to prevent any dust in transit too!
Storage space saving vacuum bags
£12.75 (& eligible for free delivery) 12 X Space Saver Vacuum Storage Bags
If you have never tried this product before then prepare to be a converted vaccum bag lover. This product is amazing and we highly recommend it. Even the cheap vacuum storage bags available in places like Poundland do the job superbly. Simply put your items into the bag, seal, remove air with a hoover nozzle or use the manual pump included in this pack, and watch your huge bag of clothes, towels etc be reduced in size by up to 75-80%. These vacuum storage bags are particularly good for moving as they are completely airtight and waterproof and can be reused around your home to maximise your home storage once you have finished using them for moving. They also don’t crease contents, so anything you put in them returns to its original state when deflated. This bundle is particularly good value as even the cheapest stores do not provide this quality and offer delivery too!
Packing tape and dispensers
£13.01 (& eligible for free delivery) 6x rolls of Scotch packing tape & dispenser
Please please please do not be tempted to use cheap packing tape, it comes off very easily and should it rain on your moving day you risk your boxes falling apart completely. We are often needing to replace customers packing tape with our own on moving day to secure customers items which we don’t mind doing of course, but it takes up valuable time we could be getting on with your move and getting you into your new location quicker. Cheap packing tape retails at around £1 a roll whereas much better quality tape is available for just £2. For the sake of a pound, it really is worth buying the best quality packing tape you can afford. The above packing kit with a dispenser and 6 rolls of Scotch packing tape is excellent value for money and the tape dispenser will make your packing much easier and quicker.
£8.99 + free delivery 2 X rolls of 10 meter long bubble wrap
Just add more than one product to your basket if you think you will need more!
Stretch wrap is a very useful products when moving. Stack books, CD’s, or DVD’ in bundles and wrap. Can be used cleverly to wrap all sorts of items around your home such as your cutlery drawer, your makeup or toolbox. Useful as a few layers of wrap with provide a protective cover for your items and they also become fairly waterproof too!
We hope you have found this page useful. Please feel free to get in touch with Torbay & Devon Movers Removals for a removal quote if needed. One of our team will be happy to discuss your moving needs and provide you with a fast quote – we offer fixed priced quotes so you know exactly what you move will cost and our service is 100% 5 star rated. Don’t forget to check our amazing reviews!