Boxes and Moving Supplies

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One of the most important parts of moving are the supplies that you use to help you move! After all, those items are what get you from A to B! It is very important to start this process with good packing supplies because this will ensure that your items get to your new location without any damage. Whether you are moving a home or office, great moving supplies are the perfect place to start. At Student Movers, we want to help make your entire moving process as smooth as possible, so here are some tips about how to get started!

Last week we discussed how to make your move as eco-friendly as possible. We discussed some ways to cut down the amount of items in your home, which helps you have fewer items to move. We also mentioned some great packing peanut alternatives like newspaper, egg cartons, or biodegradable packing peanuts to help you protect your fragile items without using the Styrofoam peanuts that are bad for the environment.

This week we would love to discuss the different moving supplies that will be needed on your moving day. Some of these items will be brought by your moving company so make sure to check which items will be provided and which items you need to source. Make sure you look over the items you are moving and make a list of items that you are the most concerned about. Do you have fine china, crystal stem-wear or larger pieces that will be awkward to move? These items should be measured before you buy supplies that way you ensure that your items will fit in the boxes you purchase!

Necessary moving items are as follows:
1) Dolly – This is especially important if you are moving furniture, televisions, or other large items. This is often provided by your moving company so check what their policy is! Even if you don’t have large furniture, a dolly is often useful because you can transport multiple boxes as once without hurting yourself!
2) Moving Boxes – One of the most important parts of the move! Make sure you purchase a large variety of box sizes so everything can be moved! Shop online for your box supplies for some great deals! Some companies, like Boxes Supplies, even have package deals called “Kits” to help you save time and money. These kits are pre-prepared and can be purchased for particular rooms or for the entire house. Just choose if you need a 1,2 or 3 bedroom kit and they will deliver everything you need to your doorstep!
3) Packing Tape – Key part of the moving supply package to ensure that your boxes do not burst open during the move. Make sure to tape up all creases especially with heavy boxes. Another tip is to pack heavy items such as books in a smaller box that way they can be moved easier and this will lessen the chance of the box bursting open.
4) Tape Dispenser – A luxury, but something that is really nice to have is a tape dispenser. This will save you time and money in the end and you can use it around the house after the move.
5) Shrink Wrap – This item is key to make sure large furniture is not damaged during the move and keeps awkward items such as ski poles packaged together. Moving companies often provide shrink wrap if you have hired them for full-service moving but it is always handy to have a little extra yourself
6) Moving Blankets – Similar to shrink wrap, moving blankets are key when you are transporting larger items. This will ensure the bottoms are not damaged and items can be packed together without damaging each other.

Remember, that the more prepared you are for moving day, the smoother everything will go! Purchasing moving supplies in advance will and using a company like Boxes.Supplies will ensure you have everything you need delivered to your doorstep. Just asses your items, decide how many rooms you are moving, select a kit that is perfect for your needs, and wait a few short days for those items to be delivered. It has never been easier to purchase the moving supplies you need to pack up your home or office.

Finally, be sure to use our Moving Checklist which will help you plan your move weeks in advance and check out Boxes.Supplies for all your moving supply needs! Student Movers and Boxes.Supplies are always here to help you make your move as stress free as possible!


Pricing List

Full Service Pricing



Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%

Excludes A Nominal 30% Fuel Charge, Per Truck. Mandatory 8 Hr Min For Same Day Moves/Bookings + Additional $150 Same Day Rush Charge And Any Other Applicable Fees. 4Hrs Minimum. Anything Over Will Be Billed At The Applicable Booked Rates For Service. In Addition, 5% Will Be Billed Per Man For Anything Over 8Hrs.


Additional 3% Processing Fee For All Moves And Additional Fees Apply After 8 Hours. There Is Also An Additional $30 Fee If You Have 2+ Crew On Your Job.

Labor Only Pricing






Labor Only Fee + $30 travel charge


What is a DDT?

DDT sounds like you’re being charged double for drive time but that’s a mistake! The California Public Utilities Commission requires all moving companies to charge DDT on hourly rated moves. DDT means you are charged for the time between the old house (origin) and the new house and the moving company is responsible for the drive time between the warehouse and the origin. DDT actually SAVES you money!

One Hour Arrival Time

Please allow a one hour window for the movers to arrive. Example: 9am-10am

Full Terms & Conditions

The information you provide on the form above is strictly confidential. Your name, e-mail address, or any of the information you provide is NEVER sold, rented, loaned, or made available to anyone outside our organization.

Terms & Conditions
I confirm that by setting an appointment with Student Movers, Inc. that I have read and understand that I’m entering into a legally binding contract with Student Movers, Inc. for moving service.

Cancellation Fee

Cancellation fee of $150 (per a 2 man crew) when order was not cancelled within 72 hours before the move. 4 man crew is $300 cancellation fee. Mandatory 8 hr min for same day moves/bookings + additional $150 same day rush charge and any other applicable fees. I authorize Student Movers, Inc. to assign any charges associated with services to my credit card account I provide prior to the move and/or for any cancellation fee, when 72hrs notice was not given prior to the move date.Bids accepted are non-refundable for long distance moves.

Weight Requirements

Any item that weighs over 250 lbs or requires special equipment may be subject to an additional charge. Please be sure you let us know about any bulky or heavy items before your movers arrive.

2 Days Notice

Please plan for two days in advance and make sure to select the time you prefer so that we can give you priority. Two days notice is recommended, yet we can accommodate same day moves depending on our schedule.