What Packing Supplies Do I Need? A Comprehensive List

Moving can be a struggle, however it does not always have to be.

What Packing Supplies Do I Need? A Comprehensive List

One way of breaking down and simplifying the moving struggle is to figure out exactly what, and how you’re going to store your items. Luckily, we have compiled a comprehensive list of exactly what packing supplies you need, and where to find them. 


What is the first thing you think of when you consider moving or putting items into storage? Boxes. As a quintessential packing supply, there are a large array of box products available to consider before making your purchase.   

Packing Boxes 

The classic packing box is something we have all dealt with at one point or another. Ranging from small, medium, and large, one thing that they all have in common is their usage. Used best with bulkier items, these packing supplies will help immensely with the majority of your items during a move, or long-term storage. 

Wine Box & Insert 

Any wine connoisseur will know the difficulty in transporting their wine in a safe and secure manner. Luckily, our wine box and insert will prove to be the best packing supply for this transition. Positioning up to 12 wine bottles in a horizontal direction, the box and insert will ensure that your wine stays safe and fresh over long-periods of time. 

Archive Box 

Archive boxes are the perfect packing solution for any business or company looking to safely transport paperwork. In addition to this, it is also perfect for the avid record collector. Our archive boxes are designed to be the ideal size for records, which ensures that transportation and storage is a breeze. 


Port-a-Robes will easily assist in the transportation of your clothing, ensuring that they get from point A to point B without crinkling or getting damaged. Featuring a removable steel rod, your clothes can easily get from the Port-a-Robe straight into your wardrobe 

Slider Box 

Transporting a TV or paintings? Slider boxes are the ideal packing supply for this. Featuring a long, thin frame, they will easily and compactly fit whatever narrow fragile items you have.  

Home Moving Packs

Still unsure which type of box you need, and how many? Take the guess work out of it with our Home Moving Packs. Containing small, medium, and large packing boxes, as well as packing paper and tape, preparing for a move has never been easier, or more cost effective. Plus, the Home Mover Pack also includes five moving bags. Whether you are downsizing or upsizing, we have a moving pack option suitable for you with bundles available for one, two, three or four bedrooms.

Moving Bags and Covers 

Moving Bag 

Moving bags are the perfect packing supply for a variety of household goods. Sealed at the top with a zip, they can store away your lighter, more delicate items, whilst compactly and safely transporting them. 

Bed Cover 

Protecting your mattress from dust and other particles during transportation and storage is paramount. The best way to combat this is to invest in a mattress cover. These come in single, queen, and king size covers. They will ensure that the quality of your mattress is as good as the day you stored it! 

Moving Blanket 

Mattresses are not the only bulky items you want to protect from the inevitable scratches and dings of transportation. Luckily, there are also moving blankets available for purchase that can prevent your beloved items from getting damaged in storage and transportation. 



Padlocks are one of the most quintessential packing supplies that are needed when considering storage. Ensuring the safety and protection of your storage is paramount, and this can be ensured when using a padlock. Coming in the standard key-locked padlock, and a combination lock, the choice is yours. 

Bubble Wrap 

Storing or transporting expensive, fragile items? Bubble wrap is similar to a moving blanket in the way that it prevents dings and scratches. Specifically, for more fragile items, the air bubbles within the wrap will prevent your china or glass from shattering if it hits the ground. 

Packing Paper 

Packing paper will assist with unwanted empty space within your boxes. Place packing paper inside cups, or simply wrap it around your goods. Packing paper will reduce the movement within your boxes, and will keep everything exactly where you want it to be. 

Tapes and Accessories 

Fragile Tape 

Transporting your fragile items is one of the biggest worries you have when moving. Thankfully, fragile tape can help accurately label exactly what needs the most care amongst your belongings. 

Tape Dispenser 

A tape dispenser is the best way to effectively label all your packing supplies. Using a tape gun ensures that your boxes can be quickly and efficiently taped, whilst also making sure that they are sturdy and remain closed. 

Packing Knife 

A packing knife is an essential item when it comes to the unpacking and unboxing aspect of moving or storage. By using the knife to carefully cut open boxes, you can ensure your belongings won’t be damaged while unpacking

So, where to from here?   

Now that all of the packing supply essentials have been laid out, you are probably wondering where you can get your hands on it all? Visit us in-store, or better yet simply click on the button below to browse all items on our Box Shop. 

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