Moving Supplies

Essential Moving Supplies

Ero Moving LLC of Milwaukee knows packing for your move can be a huge task, as with most things, it becomes easier with proper preparation and tools.  There are so many moving supplies out there right now which make the simplest decisions stressful. Even down to deciding what size box is going to work best for which items.

To ensure a smooth experience moving, it is best to make sure every item is place in a properly sized box.  When purchasing moving boxes, you are going to want to have several sizes on hand.  Remember you want to pack the heaviest items in the smallest box possible, and conversely lace lighter items in larger boxes.  If you are in need of boxes with dividers, and on a budget, check with your local liquor store.  They oftentimes have extra boxes with cardboard dividers to help protect glassware. Lastly, make sure to fill boxes to capacity.  If they are over-filled, they become bulky and difficult to stack.  On the other hand, if they are under-filled the box is subject to crinkle.

Ero Moving LLC provides you with many of the essential moving supplies, along with our outstanding customer service. When you hire us our team of professionally trained packers will come to your house before moving day to get all of your possessions packed. Ero Moving of Milwaukee will make sure your items are packed in the most efficient way to keep all of your items safe during transportation. We are available to pack as much or as little as you would like.

Prevent Damage with Proper Packing

Shrink Wrap

Shrink wrap is used in many facets of a move. It is used to keep cabinet doors closed when moving furniture down to holding your utensils together, to prevent them from flying around the box. Another use is to fasten a heavy duty moving blanket to a large item (such as a TV) to keep the blanket in place.

Heavy Duty Moving Blankets

Heavy duty moving blankets are professional grade to provide excellent protection from nicks and scratches when moving large and valuable items.

Tie Down Straps

Ratchet tie downs are used to securely strap your items into the truck to guarantee there is not movement during travel. Tie down straps are also helpful when moving large items down steps on a dolly.


All-purpose dolly, also known as a hand truck, which allows you to stack and move several boxes at one time.  This dolly also helps move light weight furniture such as filing cabinets or bookcases. It maneuvers easily, and is able to carry about 600 lbs.

Moving Box Sizes

While we are able to supply each customer with the above supplies, we typically do not supply the moving boxes.  Here is a break down of different sized boxes to help you figure out which boxes would be most helpful for you.

Small Box

Typically referred to as a book box is approximately 1.5 cubic feet.  It is best used for heavy items such as books, cans, stand up mixer, dishware, and more.

Medium Box

Often referred to as the lampshade box is approximately 3 cubic feet.  It is best for lighter kid’s toys, lamps, clothing, etc.  The lampshade box may also be used for the moving of dishware.  Make sure your dishes are individually wrapped to ensure they do not break.

Large Box

The bedding box is approximately 4.5 cubic feet.  It is best for pillows, comforters, and large stuffed animals. Reminder: Do not pack too many heavy items in this box as it will become extremely difficult to move.

Extra Large Box

Approximately 6 cubic feet in dimension, this box may also be used for larger objects.  Another reminder: Do not pack too many heavy items as it will become extremely difficult to move safely.

Mirror or Picture Box

This box contains 4 pieces which can be customized to fit your need by telescoping the pieces in and out. We suggest using crumpled paper to cushion the corners or wrap in bubble wrap prior to boxing.

Wardrobe Moving Boxes

This box contains a bar across to top to guarantee your hanging items will be secure in transit.

Boxes for Dishware

Also known as a barrel, it is the sturdiest box available.  Best used to pack fragile items like china; typically used to pack kitchen items.

Dish Pack Inserts

This is a piece of cardboard which is sectioned to for individual cells for fragile items.  The inserts are adjustable.  Extra cardboard pieces may be inserted to add extra protection.  It is recommended to wrap each individual piece of china in packaging paper for another layer of security.