Moving Supplies: The Essentials

Relocating, whether internationally or domestically, is a significant event in anyone's life. It involves meticulous planning, organisation, and, often, considerable stress. However, with the right moving supplies and the support of a professional moving service like Allied, the process can be remarkably smoother and more efficient. In this article, we will look into the essential moving supplies that you need for a hassle-free relocation and how we can assist you in this journey. 

Understanding the Importance of Quality Moving Supplies

Moving supplies are the unsung heroes of any relocation process. They protect your belongings during transit and help organise and streamline the packing process. The right supplies can prevent damage, save time, and reduce the overall stress of moving. Let’s explore the essential supplies you’ll need.

The Most Important- Boxes

Boxes are the fundamental unit of any move. They come in various sizes and strengths, each serving a specific purpose:

- Small Boxes: Ideal for heavy items like books, CDs, and tools.

- Medium Boxes: Suitable for kitchenware, toys, and smaller appliances.

- Large Boxes: Best for lighter, bulkier items like linens, towels, and lampshades.

- Specialty Boxes: These include wardrobe boxes, dish pack boxes, and mirror boxes, designed for specific items to ensure maximum protection.

Protective Materials

Protective materials play a crucial role in safeguarding your belongings. Key materials include:

- Bubble Wrap: Perfect for wrapping fragile items.

- Packing Peanuts and Foam: Used to fill empty spaces in boxes to prevent items from shifting.

- Packing Paper: Ideal for wrapping dishes and glassware before placing them in boxes.

- Furniture Pads and Moving Blankets: Protect furniture from scratches and dents.


A strong, reliable packing tape is crucial. It not only seals boxes but also reinforces their strength. Use a tape dispenser for ease and efficiency. Painter tape is considerably thicker yet doesn’t mark items when taken off. Masking tape and duct tape are also handy in the move. 

Labels and Markers

Clearly labelling each box with its contents and designated room is vital for the organisation. It simplifies the unpacking process and helps movers know how to handle each box. A thick market pen like a Sharpie and ready-made labels make things more convenient. 

Specialised Equipment

Certain moves require specialised equipment. Allied’s team comes equipped with:

  • Dollies and Hand Trucks: For transporting heavy items.

  • Furniture Sliders: Protect floors and make moving large items easier.

  • Straps and Ropes: Secure items during transit.

Other Utensils needed in move

  • Scissors- a sharp pair for scoring cardboard, cutting tape and reopening boxes.

  • Box cutter or utility knife- much better for the more sturdy boxes and plastic such as cable ties. 

  • Pen and paper- to keep note of inventory, organising and labelling.

  • Heavy duty bin bags- good for clearing out or transporting soft items.

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How Allied Thailand Facilitates Your Move with the Right Supplies

Allied Thailand understands the importance of quality moving supplies in ensuring a smooth relocation. We provide a range of supplies and services to cater to different moving needs:

International Moving

Allied’s extensive network supports door-to-door services worldwide, ensuring that your belongings are securely packed and transported across borders with the utmost care.

Domestic Moving

Experienced local movers provide door-to-door services within Thailand. We understand the nuances of domestic moves and offer tailored supplies and services.

Corporate Moving

Allied offers integrated moving solutions for corporate relocations. We understand the unique challenges and provide the necessary supplies and logistics for a seamless move.

Tips for Efficient Packing

- Start Early: Begin packing well in advance to avoid last-minute rushes.

- Declutter: Moving is an excellent opportunity to declutter and decide what to keep, donate, or discard.

- Pack Room-by-Room: Focus on one room at a time to stay organised.

- Use the Right Box for the Right Item: This helps in protecting your belongings.

- Heavy Items in Small Boxes: This makes them easier to carry.

- Label Everything: This aids in quick and easy unpacking.

In conclusion, moving can be daunting, but with the right supplies and support from a professional service like Allied, it can be a manageable and even positive experience. The key to a successful move lies in organisation, quality supplies, and professional assistance. Trust Allied to provide you with the tools and services needed for a smooth and stress-free relocation. Whether you're moving across the street or across the globe, we are your partner in ensuring a seamless transition to your new home.