How Moving Supplies Can Make Your Next Move Easy

Published on 08/09/23

Boxed packed up during a move using moving supplies  Lodi Metals

The Importance of using Moving Supplies During a Move

When it comes to using moving supplies during a move it can ultimately help change a stressful move into a move made easy. Moving Supplies are designed around making moving easier to move your personal belongings from one location to the next without the risk of causing damage to your personal belongings or the customer’s belongings in the process.

There are a number of different moving supplies ranging from Moving Blankets designed for protecting sensitive surfaces, to 4-wheel dollies with caster wheels designed to move heavy furniture without risking damage to sensitive floors, to hand trucks that are designed to move heavy appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, and more. Let’s begin with some of our favorite moving supplies based on our personal experiences moving.

How Moving Supplies Can Simplify The Moving Process

Moving Blankets designed for protecting sensitive surfaces  Lodi Metals

Moving Blankets for protecting sensitive surfaces – Moving Blankets have become one of the best ways to ensure that personal belongings that are being transported during a move do not become destroyed from surface scratches or dings during transport. Sensitive surfaces such as wooden furniture, glass surfaces, appliances, electronics, or antiques are at high risk of becoming damaged during a move.

Moving Blankets help create numerous layers of fabric and heavy-duty materials to create a barrier between sensitive surfaces and other cargo that may move during transit and otherwise cause damage. Moving Blankets are much different than traditional household blankets as each of our heavy-duty moving blankets can weigh almost 8 lbs. The main difference between household blankets and these heavier blankets is the amount of material used and an “S” pattern stitching that provides excellent durability and strength against potential scratches.

No matter if you are transporting car parts to storage, a piano across town, moving a kitchen table, or transporting any sensitive personal belongings moving blankets can help make your next move a breeze from the added peace of mind of knowing your valuables are going to arrive in the same condition that they left in. Moving Blankets work great when paired with cam buckle straps, stretch wrap, or moving rubber bands to hold the blankets in place during a move.

Door Jamb Protector Pad designed to protect doors and sensitive surfaces

Door Jamb Protector Pad – Door Jamb Protector Pads are made from the same material as our standard moving blankets and are designed to protect door jambs while moving in and out of rooms, front doors, garage doors, and more. This helps to prevent the seller from causing damage or unwanted costs of fixing the house while in the process of moving out.

Professional moving companies tend to love door jamb protector pads as it serves as cheap insurance compared to costly insurance claims from damaging the customer’s doors, trim, or other sensitive edges where the door jamb protector pad comes in handy. The “S” pattern stitches on this product help provide durability for repetitive moves as well as a high-quality protection barrier for sensitive surfaces.

New attached imageHand Truck Protector Pad designed for protecting appliances during a move  Lodi Metals

Appliance Hand Truck Cover – Hand Truck Covers are also made from the same material as moving blankets and are designed to protect appliances that are being transported during a move, to a delivery location, or from one location to the next. Made to help reduce the number of sensitive surfaces becoming scratched while moving or delivering to the next location.

There is nothing worse than purchasing a new stove, new washer and dryer, or a new refrigerator only to it home with scratches, dings, or dents that are now on display for the years to come. Help prevent this issue from happening to you or your clients by purchasing this affordable peace-of-mind solution today for only $9.99 each.

188221 x 328221 4 Wheel Rubber Capped Dollies from Lodi Metals

4 Wheel Dollies – 4 Wheel Dollies are designed to make moving heavy furniture, pianos, or other personal belongings from point A to point B easy. We have several different varieties of 4-wheel dollies such as Rubber Capped or Carpetered moving dollies depending on your load transportation needs with a 600 lbs, 900 lbs, or 1,000 lbs capacity.

Dollies are made with rubber caster wheels that help to reduce scratches into sensitive floors that otherwise are at risk of causing damage. Made with metal wheel bearings to ensure that the dollies are long-lasting and extremely durable for repetitive moves. The Rubber Capped or Carpeted Moving Dollies are a great addition to any professional or first-time mover to make moving oddly shaped items easy.

Variety of different Endless Loop Cam Buckle Straps  Lodi Metals

Moving Straps – When it comes to moving finding a way to hold your cargo in place in the back of a moving truck, enclosed trailer, or in the bed of a pickup truck can be quite difficult. We have a wide selection of different tie-down straps ranging from e-track straps, ratchet straps, cam buckle straps, and endless loop straps that are made to secure a variety of cargo ranging in sizes and physical weight.

Our moving straps are made from polyester tie-down webbing that is designed to provide excellent strength and durability with minimal stretching. Tie Down Webbing that stretches becomes at risk of becoming damaged during a move as the cargo can become unsecured or move causing damage to the personal belongings.

Packaging Tape – One of the most common items that are used during a move is packaging tape due to its versatility and reliability. The strong adhesive on the packaging tape ensures that boxes stay securely sealed during the moving process to help minimize the risk of personal belongings becoming damaged or a total loss.

Stretch Wrap – Another extremely common type of moving supply that every move needs is a roll of stretch wrap. This is an excellent tool to have during a move as it provides excellent protection to sensitive surfaces or helps keep personal belongings in place to reduce shifting or potential damage during damage.

Stretch wrap serves as a shield against dust, scratches, and moisture for your personal belongings. Its effortless application and removal upon reaching the next destination enhance its convenience. It’s become a must-have for every move.

Moving Boxes – Moving Boxes are a staple when it comes to professional moving as it helps keep all of your personal belongings organized, utilize available space, and

Shop our Popular Moving Supplies


Approx: 83-93 lbs/dz
S-style lock stitching
72” x 80”


Approx: 78-87 lbs/dz
S-style lock stitching
72” x 80”


Approx: 54-64 lbs/dz
S-style lock stitching
72” x 80”


Padded Cushioning
Secure Spring Clamps


48-inches in Height x 16-inches in Width
Includes Velcro for Quick Release


Size: 18” x 30”
4” Rubber Casters
1,000 lbs Capacity


Size: 18” x 32”
3.5” Rubber Casters
900 lbs Capacity


Cambuckle 3,000 lbs BS
Assembly 915 lbs WLL


Cambuckle 3,000 lbs BS
Assembly 915 lbs WLL


Ratchet 4,400 lbs BS
Assembly 1,466 lbs WLL


Ratchet 4,400 lbs BS
Assembly 1,466 lbs WLL


Small 26” – TAN
Medium 30” – AQUA
Large 36” – BLUE
Extra Large 42” – RED

The Best Tips for Using Moving Supplies for a Smooth Move

Planning Ahead – Plan ahead of time for your move. If you know you have 30 days for example lay out what areas of the house you are going to pack, what items need to be moved first, and pack an essential box or bag to have on the first day that you arrive at the new location. Moving becomes stressful when it is rushed or done last minute. Purchase the moving supplies you will need ahead of time to avoid any potential delays.

Color-Code or Label by Room – Use colored markers, labels, or a system that ensures you know which room belongs with each box that is packed for a move. For example, all Orange labels on the outside of a box may stand for the dining room, or Blue labels to indicate a master bedroom. This helps you find where your personal belongings are going when they arrive at the next destination as well as knowing where your items have been moved to throughout the move.

Purchasing Quality Moving Supplies – When it comes to purchasing moving supplies you should look for high-quality moving products. This is especially true when it comes to moving blankets where the added materials can protect extremely sensitive surfaces from becoming scratched, dinged, or destroyed in transit. At the cost of around $10 per lightweight blanket, it’s a no-brainer for protecting furniture or appliances that could easily exceed thousands of dollars in cost.

Utilize Blankets and Furniture Covers – Cover furniture with moving blankets or protective covers to prevent scratches and damage during transit. Moving Blankets may take upwards of several minutes to install for each sensitive surface, but can make the world of a difference in personal belongings arriving in good shape at the next location.

Mopping floors inside of a apartment  Lodi Metals

Clean Before and After – Clean your old space before leaving and your new space before moving in. Having cleaning supplies on hand will make this process smoother.

Keep Essentials Separate – Pack a separate box with essentials you’ll need immediately upon arrival, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, important documents, and basic kitchen items.

Maximize Space – Pack items efficiently by utilizing every inch of available space in each box. Fill gaps with packing peanuts or foam inserts to prevent shifting during transport.

Highquality packaging tape from Lodi Metals

Secure Boxes with Quality Tape – Use strong packing tape to securely seal boxes. Reinforce the bottom and top seams of each box with extra tape for added durability.

Properly Disassemble Furniture – If possible, disassemble large furniture pieces to save space and make them easier to move. Keep all screws and parts in labeled bags.

Ask for Help – Don’t hesitate to ask friends or family for assistance. This is even more so true when heavy-lifting or moving oddly shaped personal belongings in or out of one location to the next. This goes for both packing and moving but remember to stay organized so you know exactly where you put the items from each room.

Moving Supplies Sitting on a Kitchen Table  Lodi Metals

Frequently Asked Moving Supplies Questions

Where is the best place to buy moving supplies? – We strongly recommend purchasing from Lodi Metals as we have been selling quality moving supplies for the professional moving industry and cargo control industry for over 30 years. We have the knowledge and the know-how to get quality moving supplies at affordable costs to your doorstep without even leaving the house. You can view our full selection of moving supplies by clicking HERE

Are Moving Blankets A Must-Have During A Move? – We strongly recommend anyone who is going to be moving to purchase moving blankets due to it being a cheaper purchase than replacing expensive furniture, appliances, or antiques that are at risk of becoming damaged during transit. There’s a reason why professional movers and professional cargo control transporters use them every day while transporting, and that’s because it’s proven to work and provide cheap insurance so that your cargo arrives safely.

What are the essential moving supplies I need? – Most moves will need boxes, packaging tape, stretch wrap, moving blankets, permanent markers for writing on boxes for organization, and moving straps to ensure the cargo is safely secured during transit without the risk of moving and causing damage or a total loss.

Roll of packaging tape in use securing a box for a move  Lodi Metals

How much packing tape should I use to secure a moving box? – For a standard-sized box, use at least three strips of tape on the bottom and top seams. Make sure the tape fully covers the seams to ensure the box’s structural integrity. If the box is larger in size consider filling it with lighter-weight items or if the items are heavier consider using smaller boxes to prevent the box from becoming destroyed or potential injuries.