Located in Yellowknife, Nt, Providing Local and Long-distance Moving Services 

Packing Supplies

When you need packing supplies, Best Movers is the moving company to call. With our affordable cube boxes, plastic tubs, tissue, and more, you won't have to worry about your valuables losing their luster on the long journey ahead.

Reach out to our movers at (867) 446-2653 to discuss your local or long-distance moving needs. Together we'll determine exactly what you need to ensure the move goes according to plan.

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How to Choose the Right Packing Materials

When preparing for a local or long-distance move, selecting the appropriate packing supplies is crucial to ensure the safety and security of your belongings throughout the journey. Even if you're only embarking on a short journey, a bumpy road or tight hallways put family heirlooms, office equipment, and other valuables at risk of damage. With the proper wraps, tapes, and boxes, you don't have to worry about minor mishaps that can lead to scuffs, scratches, or breakage.

Here's a guide to help you choose the right supplies:

  • Assess the nature of your belongings, especially fragile items.
  • Evaluate the size and weight of items to ensure proper support.
  • Take into account climate conditions for insulation and protection.

There are questions you should ask yourself during the planning stages of your move, too, such as:

  • How many items do I need to pack?
  • What is my budget for packing supplies?
  • Are there any specific requirements or regulations from the moving company?

Yellowknife’s only source of reusable plastic tubs!! (The Best Boxes)

Dimension: 24” X 20” X 12” Volume: 70 litres (2.4 Cubic Feet)

Not everyone needs to hold on to their packing supplies after they conclude their relocation. Some people might want to discard their boxes or tubs immediately. If you're one of those people, we have a solution for you. Through our moving company, you can rent plastic tubs for manageable rates.

Best Movers's Rental Boxes and Tubs

Our plastic tubs, with dimensions of 24" X 20" X 12" and a volume of 70 liters (2.4 Cubic Feet), offer a sturdy and reusable alternative to traditional cardboard boxes. These plastic tubs are ideal for storing a wide range of items, including clothing, linens, books, kitchenware, and toys. Their durable construction means that your belongings remain protected during transit and storage. They also have a stackable design, which maximizes space efficiency. These features make them perfect for both local and long-distance moves.

Prices are for a two week rental

  • 25 Best Boxes – $99.99
  • 35 Best Boxes – $129.99
  • 50 Best Boxes – $169.99
  • 75 Best Boxes – $219.99

ARE PLASTIC TUBS OR BOXES BETTER FOR MOVING?

When it comes to moving, both plastic tubs and cardboard boxes have their own advantages and drawbacks.

Plastic tubs are known for their durability and reusability. They’re also water-resistant, making them an excellent choice for protecting your belongings from moisture and potential water damage.

On the other hand, cardboard boxes are lightweight, easy to assemble, and often more cost-effective. They can be easily labeled and are available in various sizes to accommodate different items. While they may not offer the same level of protection against water damage as plastic tubs, cardboard boxes are usually sufficient for most short-term moving needs.

Why Are Rental Moving Boxes Helpful?

By investing in rental moving boxes, you're never left with mountains of cardboard boxes after concluding a move. You don't have to worry about breaking the boxes down, bringing them to recycling depots, or safely storing them in a space-efficient manner. Instead, you can simply return them to our office once you have concluded the move.

There are many other benefits to using plastic tubs over cardboard boxes, including:

  • Plastic is less flexible, meaning it's less likely to cave in if something heavy is on top, and it provides a better platform for stacking.
  • Plastic is more resistant to punctures, decreasing the chance of something sharp going through the box and damaging your belongings.
  • Plastic is more water-resistant, lowering the risk of water damage to your items, while also maintaining better structural integrity in the event of water impacting your boxes.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHAT SIZE BOX YOU NEED?

Selecting the right size box for your items is crucial to ensure their safety and maximize space efficiency during your move.

Here are a few tips to help determine the appropriate box size:

  • Assess the item's dimensions: Measure the length, width, and height of the item you need to pack. Add a few inches on each side to account for padding materials such as bubble wrap or packing paper.
  • Categorize your belongings: Group similar items together. Use small boxes for heavy items like books or canned goods to avoid making the box too heavy to lift. Larger boxes are better suited for lightweight, bulky items such as pillows or clothing.
  • Consider the box's strength: If you're packing fragile or heavy items, look for boxes that are double-walled or have a high burst strength rating. These boxes can withstand more weight and provide better protection.
  • Multi-use boxes: Opt for medium-sized boxes, which are versatile and can be used for a variety of items. They provide a good balance between capacity and manageability.
  • Specialty boxes: For specific items, consider specialty boxes like wardrobe boxes for clothes on hangers or flat-screen TV boxes for valuable electronics.

IS IT WORTH BUYING BOXES FOR MOVING?

There are a few factors to consider when deciding whether to purchase boxes for your move or opt for rental moving boxes. Purchasing boxes can be cost-effective if you plan on reusing them multiple times and if you have enough storage space to store them after the move. However, if you only need boxes for a one-time move, renting may be more economical.

Ultimately, it is worth evaluating your individual needs and budget before making a decision. Consider the durability and protection provided by different types of boxes, as well as the convenience factor in terms of storage and disposal.

Whichever option you choose, proper packing materials are crucial for ensuring your belongings arrive safely at their new destination.

DO MOVERS PREFER BOXES OR BAGS?

When it comes to packing, professional movers generally prefer boxes over bags for several reasons. Boxes provide a sturdy and uniform shape, which makes them easier to stack and transport securely within a moving truck. This uniformity helps maximize the available space, ensuring that items are packed efficiently and remain stable during transit.

In contrast, bags, particularly if they are not sealed tightly, can become misshapen and are more difficult to stack, potentially leading to a disorganized and inefficient move. Additionally, boxes offer better protection for fragile items, reducing the risk of damage compared to the less structured support that bags provide.

Overall, using boxes can streamline the moving process, making it more organized and safer for your belongings.

Our Full Suite of Moving Supplies

Here, you’ll find all the packing and moving supplies you need for your upcoming move. Whether you’re planning an office relocation, a long-distance move for your family, or you intend on storing your belongings in a warehouse, you won’t have to look anywhere else for your supplies.

Look to us when you need:

2, 4, and 5 cubes Boxes

TV Boxes

  • 37″, 46″, 55″ & 70″ TV Boxes

Large & Small Mirror/Picture Boxes

  • Small – 27″ x 37″ x 4″
  • Large – 33 1/2″ x 48″ x 4 1/4″

Wardrobe Boxes (36″ & 48″)

  • Short – 23 1/2″ x 21 1/2″ x 36″
  • Tall – 23 1/2″ x 21 1/2″ x 48″

China Barrels

File Boxes

Mattress & Furniture Bags

Single King
Double Sofabags
Queen Chairbags

Tape

  • 48mm (2″) x 66m Tan Tape
  • 48mm (2″) x 66m Clear Tape
  • 48mm (2″) x 100m Clear Tape
  • 72mm (3″) x 66m Clear Tape
  • 48mm (2″) x 100m Clear Tape

Stretch Wrap

  • 3″, 13″ and 18″ rolls

Clean Newsprint

  • 25lb bags
  • 10lb boxed

Tissue Paper

  • 17″ x 27″ (480 sheets/ream)
  • (5 reams/case)

Logistic Straps

  • 12′ Yellow, 16′ Grey, 20′ Blue
  • your choice of E-track or hook as an end
  • fitting and ratchet or cam buckle for the center

How Heavy Should You Pack a Box?

When packing a box for a move, it's essential to consider its weight to ensure both the safety of your belongings and the ease of handling for yourself and movers. As a general rule, aim to keep the weight of each box manageable, typically between 30 to 50 pounds (13 to 23 kilograms). Boxes that are too heavy can increase the risk of injury when lifting and carrying, as well as potentially causing the box to break or items to shift during transit.

Conversely, you never want to pack a box too lightly either. Boxes that are too light may not provide enough stability for stacking, potentially damaging the contents. A box that is mostly empty might result in rattling and shattering items.

When Should You Choose Bubble Wrap Over Packing Paper?

Some items require more protection than others during a move. It might be easy to spot which items these might be. Knowing which packing materials to use in these situations might require a little bit of research, though. When deciding between bubble wrap and packing paper, consider the fragility and shape of the items being packed.

Bubble wrap offers superior cushioning and protection for delicate or irregularly shaped items such as:

  • Glassware
  • Electronics
  • Artwork
  • Vases
  • Ceramics

The wrap's air-filled bubbles absorb shocks and vibrations during transit, significantly reducing the risk of breakage or damage. Bubble wrap is particularly suitable for items with protruding or uneven surfaces that may be susceptible to impact.

Packing paper is versatile and more environmentally friendly, making it a preferable option for wrapping items that are less fragile or have smoother surfaces. It is also lighter and easier to manipulate, making it ideal for wrapping multiple items together or filling empty spaces within boxes to prevent shifting. Packing paper's recyclable nature makes it an attractive choice for those concerned about environmental impact.

HOW MUCH BUBBLE WRAP WILL YOU NEED FOR FRAGILE ITEMS?

Determining the amount of bubble wrap you'll need depends on the quantity and fragility of your items.

For particularly delicate or valuable objects, such as glassware, ceramics, and electronics, consider using two to three layers of bubble wrap to ensure adequate protection. Additionally, wrapping individual items separately and filling any gaps within the boxes with additional padding can further safeguard your belongings from damage during transit.

Always stay on the side of caution and have extra bubble wrap on hand to avoid last-minute shortages.

SHOULD BUBBLE WRAP BE FACING IN OR OUT?

For optimal protection, the bubbles should face inward towards the item you're wrapping. This positioning provides a cushioning effect, absorbing shocks and impacts that might occur during transit. The smooth side on the outside helps to reduce friction and makes it easier to slide wrapped items into boxes. Ensuring the bubbles face inward helps protect the surface of your items, keeping them safe from potential damage.

Are Packing Peanuts Recyclable?

We live in an age where we think about the environment and sustainability even when we're planning a residential relocation. No one wants to produce any more waste than necessary during a moving assignment. They want boxes that they can reuse, wraps and tissue that they can recycle, and more.

Packing peanuts, while technically recyclable, are usually not accepted by most recycling programs. That said, they are safe for reuse. Shipping stores, warehouses, and moving companies often accept them for professional reuse, as well.

Why don't recycling depots accept packing peanuts? Packing peanuts are typically made from expanded polystyrene (EPS). This material is lightweight and has a low density, which makes it inefficient to transport and process in recycling facilities. Standard peanuts are not easily biodegradable, either.

HOW SHOULD YOU PACK YOUR STUFF FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE?

Packing your belongings for long-term storage requires careful planning and preparation to ensure they remain in good condition.

Here are some essential steps to follow:

  • Clean and dry all items: Before packing, thoroughly clean and dry your belongings to prevent mold, mildew, and unpleasant odors from developing over time.
  • Use high-quality packing materials: Invest in durable boxes or plastic tubs, bubble wrap, packing paper, and strong packing tape. These materials will provide better protection against dust, moisture, and potential damage.
  • Label and inventory your boxes: Clearly label each box with its contents and create an inventory list. This will help you easily locate items when you need them and keep track of everything stored.
  • Avoid plastic bags: Use breathable materials such as fabric or canvas storage bags for clothing and textiles to prevent moisture buildup and potential mildew.
  • Store items strategically: Place heavier boxes at the bottom and lighter ones on top. Keep frequently accessed items near the front of your storage unit and less frequently used items towards the back.

HOW DO YOU PREVENT MOISTURE IN PACKAGING?

Preventing moisture in packaging is essential to protect your belongings from mold, mildew, and other forms of damage.

One effective method is to use silica gel packs, which absorb moisture and help maintain a dry environment within your boxes. You can place these packets inside individual containers or larger boxes, depending on your needs.

Another approach is to line the interior of your boxes with plastic liners or trash bags, which act as a barrier against dampness. Additionally, consider using climate-controlled storage units if you plan to store items for an extended period, as they regulate temperature and humidity levels.

Be Prepared For Your Move

An essential part of any move is accumulating all of the necessary supplies. From boxes to packing peanuts, there are many things you need to guarantee your possessions arrive at their destination in one piece.

For all of your packing needs, Best Movers is here for you. We stock a wide range of packing supplies, and are Yellowknife's one stop shop for everything required for your move.

Brand New Packing Supplies

We can provide you with all the tape, boxes and padding materials you need to safely and securely pack all your belongings. All of our products are brand new, meaning they're in perfect condition and can handle whatever you put in them.

Using old boxes saves money, but old, worn out boxes are prone to rips and tears that can spell the end for fragile items. Opting for brand new boxes and containers may be a bit more expensive, but when you think of the money you'll save by avoiding broken plates or shattered picture frames, it's clear that buying new is a better option.

Accurate Estimates, Friendly Service

It's always hard to tell how many boxes you'll need for your Yellowknife move, with a bit of assistance from our moving experts you can be fully prepared. We have years of experience helping residents move, and are able to accurately assess your needs and provide you with the sufficient supplies to get the job done.

Our job is to make your move as stress-free as possible, and that starts by making sure you have the necessary tools to get everything squared away before moving day arrives. Whether you're moving locally or are headed across the country, having the proper packing supplies is an essential component to a successful move.

Purchase Your Packaging Supplies Today

Working with Best Movers's local movers gives you a chance to purchase your packaging supplies while also enlisting the help of skilled professionals. We'll provide the boxes, pack your items, and more. We're the all-in-one moving company that you can count on. Call (867) 446-2653 to learn more about our moving supplies and services.