Packaging Material: 9 Essentials for shifting Homes.

Shifting Home and worried about the safety of your precious belongings?. Like we have mentioned in the past too, an unplanned relocation can leave you in the middle of a lot of worries. This time, we will be focusing on making your relocation worry-free by discussing critical aspects of packaging material.

Do you know that even the most popular packers and movers in the market do not commit 100% damage free movements?

An appropriate packaging can reduce the extent of damage by 70% and insufficient use of packaging material can destroy your fragile items to any extent. So, we have handcrafted a checklist of packaging material that you can refer at any point in time while your relocation.

Ensure that the packer and mover use right packing material for your relocation.

1. Bubble wrap:

Bubble wrap used by packers and movers

Bubble wrap is a plastic material formed from a polythene film used for packing your Fragile & delicate goods like Pictures, Frames, Showpieces, Idols, Cookeries.

2. Carton boxes:

Canton boxes used by packers and movers

Carton boxes are made of paperboard or corrugated fiberboard. Carton boxes help packing the variety of household goods like clothes and books. Double wall – 5ply corrugated boxes are best for packing and moving household goods. however, you may also use 3 ply corrugated boxes for packing lighter items like toys, cloths.

3.Packaging tapes:

Packing Tapes used by packers and movers.


Packaging tape is a plain gummed tape for sealing and securing. It secures the packaging of a moving box. Packers and movers generally use a 2″ packing tape.

4. Packing Paper:

Packing paper used by packers and movers

Packing paper shields delicate items like flower vases, Idols, Showpieces, frames, Shoes, Garments, Toys, etc.

5. Stretch film:

Stretch film used by packers and movers

Stretch films/stretch wraps are used to give additional stability to keep underlying packaging material in place and protection from dust, pilferage. They are generally wrapped around fragile items and large items. These films keep the items tightly bound and keep the parts and pieces together. Ensure that you use enough layers of stretch film to servce the purpose.

6. Corrugated sheets:

Corrugated sheets used by packers and movers

Corrugated sheets provide extra strength as well as cushioning to your inventory. The same can be used while packaging like beds, Sofas & Almirah.

7. Foam Blankets:

Form Blankets used by packers and movers

Foam blankets protect against nicks & scratches for sofa, Beds, TV, Glass top, Dining table, Bikes.

8.Air pillow:

Air pillow used by packers and movers.

Air pillows are used to pack fragile & delicate goods like TV, Washing machine, etc. They look very similar to what we get as air pouches and we order something via a reputed e-commerce company.

9. Thermocol sheets:

Thermocol sheets used by packers and movers

Thermocol sheets are used to protect larger fragile & delicate goods like TV, etc. Such sheets are readily available in the stationary shops and can be bought for cheap even if your mover does not provide them to you.

We can proudly say that by maintaining a standard packaging mandate, we have achieved a 98% damage-free relocation rate.

Think we missed something? Drop a word at reachus@happylocate.com for the feedback, questions and whatever you feel like.

*The data is based on an internal research and carries a specific definition of worry-free relocation. Drop us an email at reachus@happylocate.com to receive the specifics of the research. HappyLocate reserves the right to the distribution of the research related data.

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  1. December 21, 2018

    […] 2. Quality of Packing Material: The price of the relocation is depended on the packaging material, and the amount of packaging material used. Basis the number of layers being used the pricing also changes. Using sufficient material to pack items will increase the chances of a damage-free relocation. Read more about Packaging Guidelines. […]

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