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Right Packing Materials for a Smooth and Stress-Free Move

Moving to a new home is an exciting journey, but it can also be a daunting task without the right tools and materials to help you along the way. Choosing the right packing materials is crucial for a smooth and stress-free move. From sturdy boxes to protective bubble wrap, packing tape, and more, these materials play a vital role in safeguarding your belongings during the transition. In this guide, we will explore the essential packing materials you’ll need to ensure your possessions arrive at your new destination safe and sound, making your move a breeze.

Start With the Right Packing Materials

Before you pack, you’ll need enough packing materials to keep your belongings safe. Not sure what packing materials you need? JW Cole and Sons, Inc. of Florida can tell you which packing supplies to buy, and the quantities you’ll need for your move. All materials below can be purchased from your local Atlas mover:

Packing Boxes

1.5 Cube Box (small)

Books, magazines, photo albums, canned goods, grain products, hand tools and other heavy items

3 Cube Box (medium)

Small lampshades, small kitchen appliances, pots and pans, shoes, hats and small breakables

4.5 Cube Box (large)

Medium lampshades and small or medium kitchen appliances

6 Cube Box (extra large)

Large lampshades and other items too large to fit into 4.5-cube boxes

Dish Pack Box (china barrel)

Dinner place settings, stemware, crystal or glassware, figurines, table lamps, vases, small pictures, mirrors and glass shelves

Flat Screen TV Box

Specially designed box that provides added protection when transporting a flat-screen TV

Mirror Box (2 or 4 section)

Pictures, artwork, glass tabletops (less than 7 square feet), dresser mirrors or other high-value items

Upright Wardrobe Box

For garments or floor-to-ceiling drapes

Mattress Bag

Crib, twin, double, and queen/king mattresses


Pole lamps, golf clubs, fishing rods, rifles or shotguns

Packing Materials

Corrugated or Interleaved Sheets

For placement between dishes, saucers, or other flat items and used to construct cylinders for delicate items

Tissue Paper

Stuffing fragile cups and goblets, wrapping delicate figurines or artificial flower arrangements

Non-tarnish Paper

Wrapping silverware, brass, and pewter items

Brown Kraft Paper

Wrapping large items such as pictures, mirrors, or lamp bases

Cushioned Paper

Used for easily scratched items

Wax Paper

For oil paintings

Bubble Pack or Foam Peanuts

For high-value porcelain figures, model ships, or large crystal carvings

JW Cole and Sons, Inc. of Florida can make custom boxes and crates for special and valuable items needing extra protection.

You Might Already Have Useful Packing Materials

There are a few tools, like markers and scissors, that you probably already have in your house. A few weeks before your move, start keeping an eye out for:

No Matter Where You Get Your Packing Materials, Follow These Pointers

Girl with Packages Around

Ready to Make Your Move?

J.W. Cole & Sons Inc. of Florida is a family-owned and operated business located in Fort Myers, Florida. With generations of experience, we have been providing affordable and high-quality services to families in Southwest Florida since 1985. Our service area includes Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres, and Estero. Our affiliation with Atlas Van Lines allows us to handle all of your local needs with professionalism and care.

Call J.W. Cole & Sons Inc. of Florida at 239-694-3400 today or fill out our form to start your move.