Whether you’re packing for a move, or packing up decorations, or even following that New Year’s resolution to clean out the attic and donate all your gently used belongings that you haven’t seen since last year, it can be difficult to even know where to start. Better yet, do you have all the packing materials you need?
Sturdy cardboard boxes of different sizes (They make boxes specifically for almost anything these days).
Packing/Duct tape (You will probably need both, and using different colors is a great way to separate what goes where once the box is closed).
Bubble wrap (Preferably some that you haven’t popped all the bubbles out of, hard to resist).
Old newspapers (You could even use old wrapping paper if one of your resolutions is to recycle).
Sharpies of different colors (You’ll need as many as you have rooms in your home, or places to donate, etc).
Pen & Paper (For your inventory list).
Plastic baggies (To collect screws and small parts that go with furniture. Tape each bag onto the corresponding piece of furniture.)
Heavy-duty garbage bags (For items that aren’t as fragile that you are donating or throwing away).
Tools (To take apart furniture and put it back together; don’t forget your screws, nuts, and bolts).