Packing and Moving Supplies: 5 things you need to know

The average cost of a DIY local move is $2,000; the average long-distance DIY move costs about $4,000. There are a number of ways to reduce these costs. For example, doing your own packing/unpacking and assisting with your own loading/unloading greatly reduces labor costs.

Having the right supplies reduces DIY costs as well. That’s especially true of stress and other emotional costs. Many times, these emotional costs are higher than the financial cost.

Every move is different, so at Green Van Lines, we offer many different types of moving and packing supplies. If you need it, we’ve got it.

Our Moving Supply Options for You

Since we are a full-service moving company, we know what tools you need, and what tools you do not need, to pull off a successful Do-It-Yourself move. So, before you start shopping, talk to one of our relocation professionals.

Once we learn about your needs and your budget, we can point you in the right direction. At Green Van Lines, our success is built on more than just selling and renting goods and services. It’s built on relationships.

 

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Components of an Efficient DIY Relocation

Generally, a partnership with a professional moving service is the best way to ensure a trouble-free move. But in some cases, a DIY move is the best solution. All veteran do-it-yourselfers know that the key to success is usually to plan your work and work your plan. With that in mind, here are some tips to follow for your next relocation:

Plan Ahead:

Not all DIY moves have this luxury. Some relocations, especially military moves, might occur on the sput of the moment. The important thing is to take advantage of all the time you have. Use this time to plan the move itself, gather the helpers you need, and obtain all necessary moving and packing supplies.

Consider a Moving Container:

Yes, moving pods are something of an eyesore. They also might be the most efficient way to pack for your move. Transfer items into the container a little bit at a time. Then, on moving day, haul it away. In some cases, portable storage containers are a really bad idea. Some people tend to procrastinate. You know who you are.

Obtain the Right Moving and Packing Supplies:

At the minimum, you’ll need a truck or trailer as well as reusable crates and other packing supplies. Secure this material as early as possible. Waiting until the last minute pushes moving stress levels through the roof. In terms of truck size, a good rule of thumb is to go with a truck that’s slightly larger than you think you’ll need. That way, you have plenty of room and keep the cost down.

Move on a Weekend:

Trucks and trailers are often more expensive on weekends. But the added cost is worthwhile, even if you are on a tight budget. Weekend moves usually mean no missed work and more available help. Plus, if you move on a Saturday morning, most people have two nights and a day to get adjusted to their new locales.

On a related note, always get an early start. During the summer, no one wants to move boxes during mid-afternoon. During the winter, the sun goes down early, and no one wants to move after dark.

 

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Nuts and Bolts About Moving and Packing Supplies

When it comes to moving your most prized possessions, nothing substitutes for absolute security and safety. That goes for each and every piece of furniture and household item. At Green Van Lines, we utilize the very best eco-friendly packing materials and reusable storage crates to transport your items from one point to another in Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale.

Whether you’re looking for a large or small container to pack your things, our moving supplies feature everything you need to relocate successfully. All such moves involve careful planning. That’s where our expertise as a full-service relocation company comes in handy.

We work with you directly to list all items being transported in our bio-diesel trucks, so you know exactly what moving and packing supplies you require. On a related note, we offer protective packaging for electronics, priceless works of art, and other goods you would like kept safe.

Every Type of Moving Supply You Need

Our line of green crates was designed with you in mind. They are environmentally friendly, affordable, and useful for your relocation. These containers are faster and easier to load onto our trucks and unload once we arrive, so you can rest assured that even the most delicate items will arrive at the new location in good condition.

Because plastic crates are reusable, green crates are environmentally sound and eliminate harmful cardboard waste from the environment. At Green Van Lines, eco-friendliness is not just a buzzword. It’s one of our core values.

Accessories For Protection

Many homes and offices are looking for packing and moving supplies near me and have electronics, important documents, and valuable pieces of furniture they must be kept safe.

Our team of professional movers has accessories to wrap each item individually, ensuring no damage befalls any of your goods. Our team is incredibly careful with each item we load onto the truck.

We know one of the biggest stresses of moving is the potential damage that occurs. At Green Van Lines, we minimize the possibility of harm so we can maximize your peace of mind.

Our Core Values

Respect might be our most important core value. As mentioned, we respect our environment and our community. Like you, we always do our part to improve these things, even if it requires some sacrifice, We go green wherever possible.

Truthfully, many people find it rather easy to respect things like Mother Earth, but they have a hard time respecting one another. At Green Van Lines, we do both. Respect is the foundation of all relationships in life. If you don’t have that, you don’t have anything.

Cost-effectiveness is right beside respect. We are not the cheapest moving and packing supply company in town. Somewhere along the line, cheap providers always cut corners. But we are the most cost-efficient moving and packing supply company in Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale. Our customers always get more than they pay for.

You’ll experience the Green Van Lines difference for yourself when you partner with us.

Moving & Packing Supplies in Dallas & Fort Lauderdale

When it comes to moving your most prized possessions, we understand how secure and safe you would like each piece of furniture and a household item.

At Green Van Lines, we utilize the very best eco-friendly packing material and storage crates to transport your items from one point to another in Dallas and Fort Lauderdale.

Contact Us

If you would like to purchase moving supplies for your upcoming relocation in Dallas and Fort Lauderdale, contact Green Van Lines at 888-770-4733. We would be happy to provide you with anything you need to make life easier.