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Don’t Forget These Moving House Essentials: 8 Key Supplies for a Smooth Transition

Moving house is a significant milestone, a fresh start, and an adventure waiting to happen. But amidst the excitement, there’s often a fair share of stress and chaos. To ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible, it’s essential to be well-prepared.

In this article, we’ll explore the moving house essentials you shouldn’t overlook. These are the supplies that will be your best friends during the transition, making the process easier and more organised.

Moving House Essentials

  1. Sturdy Boxes

Boxes are the unsung heroes of any move. When selecting boxes, opt for sturdy ones that can withstand the weight of your belongings. Consider various sizes to accommodate different items. Your local removal company might offer packing services and can provide you with high-quality boxes that are designed for moving. At Headington Carriers we offer double walled BAR approved packing boxes of different sizes so you have everything you need for your move.

  1. Packing Tape and Dispenser

Packing tape is a moving essential that often gets underestimated. It’s not just for sealing boxes; it can also reinforce the bottoms of boxes, keeping your belongings secure. A tape dispenser will make your life easier, ensuring a quick and efficient packing process. It can also help the whole family to be involved with the packing, as it makes tape easier to handle for little ones.

  1. Bubble Wrap and Packing Paper

Protecting your fragile items is a top priority. Bubble wrap and packing paper are invaluable for wrapping delicate objects like glassware, porcelain, and electronics. Ensure you have plenty of these moving house essentials on hand to keep your items safe and sound during transit.

Uk Packaging offers a wide range of packing materials including eco-friendly Oxo-degradable bubble wrap which is 100% recyclable.

  1. Mattress and Furniture Covers

To keep your mattresses and furniture clean and protected during the move, invest in mattress and furniture covers. These specialised covers are designed to shield your items from dust, dirt, and potential damage. They are reusable, making them an eco-friendly choice for your move.

  1. Moving Blankets

Moving blankets, also known as furniture pads, are thick, padded blankets used to protect large and heavy items. They provide cushioning during transport and help prevent scratches and dents. If you have valuable or antique furniture, moving blankets are a must.

You can get moving blankets from most D-I-Y shops both online and in person, for example, these moving blankets from Homebase which are large enough to cover most valuable furniture.

  1. Labels and Markers

A well-organised move starts with labelling your boxes clearly. Use labels and markers to indicate the contents and the room each box belongs to. This makes unpacking a breeze and helps you find specific items without digging through every box.

PRT do a Bluetooth Label Maker that makes printing easy and quick.

  1. Box Cutter or Scissors

Opening boxes with care is essential to prevent accidental damage to your belongings. A box cutter or a pair of scissors will help you safely and efficiently open boxes without any mishaps.

  1. Dolly or Hand Truck

For moving heavy items, a dolly or hand truck is indispensable. It reduces the physical strain on you and your helpers and ensures that large appliances or furniture pieces can be moved with ease. Your local removal company may have these available for rent or as part of their service.

Support With Your Move

At Headington Carriers, we know that one of the best ways to ensure a successful, stress-free move is to get the right support. Having a removal company help you means that you can focus on the fun parts of moving, leaving the logistics to us.

We asked one of our recent clients how they felt about working with us:

“We just wanted to say how impressed we were with your team last week. They all worked fantastically hard, with care, professionalism and friendly customer service. Alan ran a great team and we were particularly impressed with the young people – Luke, who was brilliant at working out how to manoeuvre awkward furniture and Hannah, who seemed to be able to carry twice her own body weight.

Many thanks and best wishes,

R & H”

See Also: The Benefits of Choosing a Local Removal Company for Your Move.


Moving house is undoubtedly a challenging endeavour, but with the right moving house essentials, you can significantly reduce the stress and make the process more efficient. These supplies are not just practical; they are your allies in ensuring your cherished belongings reach your new home in the same condition they left your old one.

Remember, the key to a successful move is preparation. As you embark on this exciting journey, gather these essential supplies to make your transition as smooth as possible. So along with boxes and good scissors, include Headington Carriers in your list of moving essentials. You are also able to get all Boxes, Tape and Packing Materials from Headington Carriers. Get in touch with our team today to see how our expertise could help you in this exciting life change. Happy moving!