As one of Canada’s leading local, interprovincial, long-distance, and international moving companies, North American Van Lines proudly offers comprehensive services and flexible options for every relocation. While our full-service packing options remain popular with families and businesses, some customers prefer the savings of doing it themselves. We offer high-quality moving supplies to make this process easier than ever.
Self-packing requires organization, planning, and patience. Your belongings will need to be securely packaged and protected to ensure against loss or damage during the move, and for that process, you’ll need the proper supplies. But rounding up boxes, stuffing materials, labels, and other items is often one more step that makes the moving process more complicated than it needs to be.
That’s where we come in.
As experts in residential and commercial moves, North American has everything you’ll need to pack efficiently. Our professional-grade moving supplies include packing papers, tape, utility knives and/or scissors, permanent markers, padding, and stretch wrap, moving boxes, cartons, and specialty containers.
Our large, durable moving boxes are ideal for heavier belongings such as books, canned goods, small appliances, and power tools. We also have special moving boxes constructed for lighter items such as pillows, bedding, and small toys.
Some of the most popular moving box sizes in Canada include:
- 2.0 cu. ft.
- 4.0 cu. ft.
- 5.0 cu. ft.
North American Van Lines also has a full line of specialty products to complete your moving supplies list that includes:
- Clothes hanging boxes
- Picture and mirror moving boxes
- Mattress boxes
- Dish pack barrels
You can find our full catalog of specialty packing supplies for moving here. We also offer custom wood crates to secure bulky or delicate items such as antiques, glass table tops, or marble objects.
Being well-prepared is critical for ensuring a successful moving project. You should have all of your belongings packed using the proper supplies and ready for loading on moving day. Packing room-by-room is a great way of staying organized. After packing all the items in a room, organize the cartons according to weight and ensure each is clearly labeled with any important details, including the specific contents and the room where it should be placed after arriving at the destination.
TIP: When planning your moving supplies list, don’t forget felt-tipped markers! They’re the best way to mark cartons as you go, and there will always be something else to mark on the day of your move. Mark your cartons with appropriate warnings such as “FRAGILE” or “THIS END UP.”
Having quality supplies needed for moving is vital to ensuring your belongings arrive safely. Never leave breakable or delicate items in furniture drawers or loosely packed in boxes with other items. Wrap these items individually in soft, papery material. Using crushed, ink-free paper or similar material, create at least a five-centimeter protective layer on the bottom of cartons containing delicate items. Whenever stacking cartons, start with the heaviest, leaving the lighter ones for the top.
Certain items should not be packed with your other belongings. Some examples include legal documents, high-value belongings or family heirlooms, titles, deeds, wills, cash, or jewelry. Potentially hazardous items such as gasoline cans, propane cylinders, bottles of lighter fluid, and fireworks cannot be transported legally; research local and provincial regulations for these items well in advance to avoid a headache on moving day.
Whether you choose to self-pack or prefer to make use of our full-service professional packing options, safe packing is a crucial part of the moving process. Customers throughout Canada can rely on North American Van Lines as a partner that’s committed to ensuring your move goes smoothly.
Of course, moving supplies are only part of the process. Call us today for moving help or to learn more about our loading and unloading, furniture disassembly and assembly, and short and long-term storage options. We also offer moving checklists and expert tips to make sure your entire move is smooth and stress-free.