The Benefits of using Moving Rubber Bands During A Move

Published on 02/21/24

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What are Moving Rubber Bands?

Moving Rubber Bands are designed as oversized rubber bands that are commonly used for the professional moving industry and first-time movers. Moving Rubber Bands can also be recognized around the professional moving industry as Mover Bands. One of the major benefits of using moving rubber bands during a move is the ability to keep drawers and cabinets secured safely during a move.

Drawers and cabinets that are not secured during a move are at risk of opening and causing damage to sensitive wooden surfaces or other objects around them inside the moving van. Another issue with cabinets or drawers opening during a move is having the household items inside of them falling out and causing a mess.

This takes away time and causes damage claims that can be quite costly depending on the items inside them. It also removes the need to take the drawers out, relocate them, and install them once you arrive which can not always be the easiest take to reinstall.

There is absolutely nothing worse for professional movers than arriving at the next location and informing the customer or the customer finding out that the personal items that you had been trusted with moving have become damaged while on the road. This leads to upset and unhappy customers, lost time, and damage claims that can cost thousands of dollars.

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The Different Sizes of Moving Rubber Bands

We have four different sizes of moving rubber bands in stock depending on the size of rubber bands that you need ranging from our smallest size being 26 inches, our medium size being 30 inches, our large size being 36 inches, or our extra large size being 42 inches. This helps to provide you with ultimate flexibility for various sizes of personal belongings you may come across during a move.

Some of the applications that work well with moving rubber bands include dressers, file cabinets, nightstands, desks, bathroom vanities, tool chests, coffee tables, TV stands, refrigerators, ovens, toolboxes, and more! All of these items pose a risk of a drawer opening or sliding out and causing potential damage. Moving Rubber Bands help to eliminate this from occurring during a move and these moving rubber bands are sold by the dozen moving rubber bands.

One thing that you will want to do before choosing a moving rubber band size is to measure the width of the item you are securing so that you can pair it with the size that you are looking for. You can also use a piece of yarn or string to measure around the item you are securing and then pair up the length with a tape measure to get an accurate reading within a matter of seconds.

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How Moving Rubber Bands Can Save You Money

There are two main ways in which moving rubber bands can save you money for either personal use or professional moving. The first way that they can save you money is due to the reusability and the price of using moving rubber bands compared to alternative tie-down straps or stretch wraps.

For example, the small size of moving rubber bands is 8.75 per dozen. This breaks down to under 75 cents per moving rubber band and can be used more than several times. This eliminates the use of tape, stretch wrap, or endless loop tie-down straps which are much more expensive.

The second way that moving rubber bands helps to save you money is through the use of preventing damage claims or destroyed items during their journey from one location to the next. At the cost of 75 cents to one dollar, you can help save upwards of thousands of dollars on expensive wooden surfaces from becoming destroyed.

Due to these two reasons, you should consider the investment of purchasing several dozen moving rubber bands if you are someone who moves often or a professional mover to help make it a smooth and damage-free move. These moving rubber bands are in stock and ready to ship out the next business day for most online orders.

If you have any questions or need a quote you can reach our experts best by giving us a call today at 800-807-5634 or by using our online Contact Us form located at the top of the website if you prefer email communications. We look forward to helping you find exactly what you need for your next move!

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Shop our Popular Moving Rubber Band Options


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


Single Moving Pad
S-style lock stitching
72” x 80”


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


Single Moving Pad
S-style lock stitching
72” x 80”


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


Single Moving Pad
S-style lock stitching
72” x 80”


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


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

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Frequently Asked Moving Rubber Band Questions

How Long Do Moving Rubber Bands Last? – This ultimately will depend on the number of times you use the product and precautions to avoid sharp metal edges. You can normally expect these moving rubber bands to last longer than 8-10 moves on average, if not longer depending on how they are cared for.

Proper securing and proper storage in between uses in a dry area that is free from sharp edges go a long way in increasing the moving rubber band product lifespan.

This ultimately depends on the type of personal belongings you are securing as well as avoiding any sharp edges. By using items such as Moving Blankets around the item you are securing you can greatly increase the product lifespan.

What sizes of Moving Rubber Bands are available? – Moving rubber bands come in four sizes: 26 inches (smallest), 30 inches (medium), 36 inches (large), and 42 inches (extra large). This variety accommodates different sizes of personal belongings during a move.

Can Moving Rubber Bands be used instead of tape or stretch wrap? – Yes, moving rubber bands can replace tape, stretch wrap, or tie-down straps. They offer a secure and reusable alternative for keeping items in place during a move.