Celebrate National Moving Month

National Moving Month is in full swing with people and businesses everywhere gearing up for making moves, big and small.

Moving is no easy task, and there are many things to consider when t­­aking on this job. This blog is going to focus on some moving supplies that people may not realize are available to help them move, but will help make a move safer and easier.

Moving Supplies that Help Prevent Damage

Lacy, Moving Supplies Specialist
Lacy

Lacy, a US Cargo Control sales specialist, recommends several products that will help prevent damage during a move. These items include door jamb protectors, door covers, banister covers, and Neoprene floor runners.

  • Door Jamb Protectors: Our quilted door jamb protector is an easy and inexpensive way to prevent damage to your belongings and to the doorway. With heavy-duty wire springs and our Performance moving blanket material, the jamb cover stays snug as you move through the doorway. The door jamb protector pad adjusts in height to fit the interior and exterior of almost any door.

    Door Cover Moving Supplies
    Quilted Door Cover
  • Door Covers: Quilted door covers offer the protection of a quality moving blanket in a design that easily slides on to doors (interior or exterior). Covers the door, front and back, and tightens using Velcro straps.
  • Banister Covers: The quilted fabric design of our banister cover has three hook-and-loop straps making it easy to secure to nearly any banister or railing and helps eliminate dings and scratches during a move. The fabric is similar to our popular Supreme moving blanket.
  • Neoprene Floor Runners: Floor runners are a carpet-protecting product that offer a layer of protection for floors during a move. They protect carpet, laminate, linoleum, tile, hardwood and other flooring from scratches, marks and dings as well as creating a flat, non-slip surface and can be cut to size.
  • Moving blankets are also a great multi-purpose product that will cover and protect your products from damage. Once done with a move, these blankets can be used as a cover for items you have in storage that need protected from elements and outside interference.

Moving Supplies for Wrapping and Protecting

Other items that are important in a move are ones that will help keep belongings wrapped tight and protected from damage or loss by coming loose. These would include products to keep drawers closed and boxes sealed.

  • Stretch Wrap: Our blown stretch wrap is high-quality, resisting puncturing and tearing even on sharp corners. Using this wrap is a great way to secure loads both uniformly-shaped and irregularly-shaped.

    Large Rubber Moving Bands
    Rubber Moving Bands
  • Packing Tape: The best way to seal boxes and ensure they stay closed. We offer single rolls, or multi-packs, in 2-inch and 3-inch widths.
  • Rubber Moving Bands: These oversize rubber bands safely stretch to double their size to wrap around furniture, appliances, and anything you need to band together to keep safe during a move. Works great to keep drawers closed on dressers and like items.
  • Mattress Covers: Keep your mattress clean, dry and protected during a move with this plastic cover. These clear plastic covers add a layer of protection without adding extra weight.

Help make a stressful move easier by adding these products to your lineup. If you have any questions about any of these products or others, give us a call at 800-989-4863. We offer bulk pricing. To see our full line of moving supplies click here.

Cheap Moving Blankets

 

US Cargo Control offers a wide variety of moving blankets to help you protect your belongings during a move. There are three categories of moving blankets, starting with our “Good” blankets. These blankets are lightweight, so if you are moving on a budget and need cheap moving blankets to help you with your one time move, these are the way to go. The “Better” category offers three blankets that are mid-weight, give you a bit more protection, and can hold up in multiple moves. If you want more for your money – the “Best” category of blankets has you covered. These moving blankets are heavyweight and differ from cheap moving blankets because they can be used for multiple uses. Plus, they’re not only good for furniture protection, but also great for other uses such as for pets or for sound proofing. With thousands of moving blankets in stock and ready to ship, US Cargo Control is ready to help you with your moving needs.

Economy Moving Blankets

 

Economy moving blankets from US Cargo Control are perfect for those who need protection for their furniture or fragile items, but only need the blankets for one or two uses.  Our Economy moving blankets are made out of Non-Woven poly fabric, are lightweight and are the economical choice for one time or limited use.  US Cargo Control offers three Economy moving blankets – the Econo Saver at 43 lbs. per dozen, the Econo Mover at 54 lbs. per dozen, and the Econo Deluxe at 65 lbs. per dozen.  Each Economy moving blanket comes in one dozen bundles, 4-packs or as single blankets.  With thousands of Economy moving blankets in stock and ready to ship, US Cargo Control is ready to help you with your moving needs.

Which Moving Blanket Is Right For Me?

US Cargo Control offers a wide variety of moving blankets (also known as moving pads, furniture moving pads, and packing blankets) for consumers and moving professionals. In this video we show you the differences in weight, fabric and binding of our entire line of moving blankets.

There are three features that determine the quality of a moving blanket:

  • Weight of the blanket
  • The type of fabric used
  • The type of binding

The weight of a moving blanket determines its durability and amount of cushion protection it  provides. Blankets are measured by weight, not volume, and are sold in compressed bulk packaging for easier shipping. One dozen bundles of moving blankets are weighed as a unit, such as our Supreme moving blanket that weighs 95 pounds per dozen. On average, an individual Supreme moving blanket weighs approximately 8 pounds.

Moving blanket fabric is classified into three categories:

  • A durable, economical fabric choice for economy moving blankets and middle level moving blankets. The zig zag pattern helps prevent snags from becoming longer tears in the blanket.
  • Woven polyester woven means that strands of fabric are in a weave (criss cross pattern) for added strength and tear resistance.

The binding of moving blankets is also an important consideration. The binding encompasses the entire blanket and makes the blanket more durable during use, handling and washing. Binding should be uniform, tightly stitched and free of rips and tears. Note:  If you intend to machine wash your blanket, it must have a woven binding.

Our lowest price moving blanket is our Skin moving blanket which is the moving blanket filler without fabric or binding. These cheap moving blankets are perfect for one-time use to protect valuables from scratches.

Don’t forget to about our large rubber bands and our appliance lifting straps. Rubber bands for moving work great to hold moving blankets in place on furniture during transport. Our rubber bands come in four sizes:

Compare and shop for moving blankets by visiting our moving blanket comparison page. Shop all of our professional moving supplies, hand trucks, and furniture moving straps at US Cargo Control.com.

 

 

Moving Blankets- Not Just for Moving Anymore


Moving blankets are one of our specialties at US Cargo Control. With everything from lightweight “Skins” to our heavy-duty “Supreme” professional moving blankets, we know a lot about these moving day must-haves.

But we’re learning from our customers that moving blankets come in handy even after you’ve settled in your new home:

 

 

Moving heavy objects
USCC customer Tom in Iowa tells us he and a buddy had to move a heavy safe from one room in his house to another. They were able to put a Supreme moving blanket underneath, and slide it to its new spot. The blanket’s strength held up under the weight while the padding protected both the floor and safe from scratches.

Beach blanket, picnic blanket, outdoor sporting events
Our lightweight Econo Saver moving pad measures a generous 72″x80″… much larger than typical beach blankets or picnic blankets. And at just $10.99, it’s an economical choice too.  Keep one or two in the car and you’ll be ready for the next kids’ sporting events, too. Watching a pee wee soccer game is much more comfortable when you don’t have to deal with scratchy grass or hard bleachers! If you’re looking for something that’s machine-washable, move up to our Pro Mover, for only $17.29.

Camping
Lugging along a cot or inflatable mattress is not always convenient when camping with a tent, but a moving blanket like our Mega Mover is totally portable. According to USCC customer Amy, the best part is that it can do double duty: place it under a sleeping bag for an extra layer of cushion, or snuggle under one near the campfire when the temperatures dip.

Yoga mat
Fitness fanatic Jessica forgot her yoga mat at the gym but was able to improvise for a yoga session at home thanks to a Performance moving blanket she had on hand after the move to her new house.

Vehicle seat cover for pets
If your family dog goes along for the ride and leaves dirt and hair behind, try covering it in a Multi Mover blanket. The green and light blue color combination doesn’t highlight the mess like a black blanket can, and the durability stands up to even the biggest, busiest pooches.

Warm up an outdoor doghouse, barn, or shed
Just as our Multi Mover blankets work well for pets in the vehicle, pick up a dozen bundle if you have pets or small animals outside. Line the inside of a doghouse or barn pen to give your fury friends a layer of warmth underneath. A USCC customer said he uses them in the corner of a shed for his outdoor cats in the winter.

Hunting trips
Camo anything is a given on a hunting trip, so having over 36 square feet of camouflage that’s flexible and moveable can be valuable- use it in a duck blind window, to cover supplies on the ground, on a tree stand- the possibilities are endless. Like all of our moving blankets, they are available in dozen bundles, 4-packs or sold as singles so you can buy just what you need.

Making a soundproof music room
USCC customer Craig put our Supreme blankets to work in his basement music room. The thickness is excellent at absorbing sound, making for better sound quality and less echo when his band is rehearsing, as well as cutting down on the noise from traveling upstairs to the rest of the family.