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.

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.

US Cargo Control Goes Camping

The trees are turning green, mowers are humming… summer is almost here. And if you’re a camping enthusiast, that means it’s time to start getting your gear ready. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of essentials you might not have considered, and you can find them all at uscargocontrol.com. Camping with US Cargo Control picture

1) Tie down straps
Although they’re just a few inches wide, tie down straps are big on versatility. By allowing you to secure gear outside your vehicle, you can free up extra space inside. Use these workhorses for securing tents, hiking gear, bikes, fishing tackle and other necessities to a rooftop rack, a back bike rack, the top of a camper, or inside a boat. Choose either a ratchet strap or cam buckle strap based on what you’re securing. A cam buckle pinches the webbing between the teeth and the buckle, but can only be as tight as your strength will allow; it’s great for securing more fragile items since you can’t over tighten it.  If you need something stronger, a ratchet is the way to go.  The webbing is secured around the ratchet mandrel and tightening is done with a ratcheting action using leverage to pull the strap very tight.

2) Tent stakes
If you have a camper, you may think you don’t need tent stakes, but these handy items can be a real life saver should rough weather move in. Pack a tarp and some metal tent stakes and you’ll have the perfect solution for keeping wood, chairs, etc., dry.

3) Moving blanket
If you’re sleeping in a tent but don’t have an air mattress or cot, a moving blanket makes a great layer for the hard ground.  Our Supreme moving blanket is heavy duty and thick, so laying one or two on the tent floor is an easy way to create some cushion. Even if you do use an air mattress or cot, consider adding a few of these blankets to your camping supplies…. you can’t exactly drape an air mattress or cot over you like you can a blanket when you’re sitting around the campfire! And they’re machine-washable so you can simply toss in the washing machine when you get home.

4) Bungee cords
Bungee cords are great for tying down things during transit, but don’t just toss them aside once you’ve set up camp:

  • Bundle firewood and kindling together so they’re easier to carry.
  • Wind up extra slack in hoses or cords to keep them neat and tidy and less prone to tripping over.
  • Use with tent stakes to hold tent flaps, awnings or camper doors open or closed.
  • Create a closthesline to hang wet clothing.
  • Secure tackle boxes and supplies in a boat or canoe.
  • Use it as a shoulder strap for carrying items during a hike.
  • Secure rolled up sleeping bags or moving blankets to save space.
  • Attach around coolers and boxes of food to the critters out.

Pick up these items and more at USCargoControl.com. Got a great camping or outdoor summer tip? Let us know!

Features and benefits of the Supreme moving blanket

The Supreme moving blanket by US Cargo Control is the preferred moving blanket of professional movers and consumers who simply want the most durable furniture pad on the market.

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US Cargo Control supplies many moving blankets for the moving industry. Our wide selection of blankets means you’ll find exactly what you need.

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The Supreme blanket is the thickest moving blanket on the market

The Supreme moving blanket is the highest quality furniture pad that we offer at US Cargo Control. This blanket features a polyester / cotton blend which means it’s a lot softer to the touch and it will protect even your most fragile items when moving.

Not only will the Supreme moving blanket prevent scratches when your furniture and belongings are being transported, but the blanket also prevents scuffing on walls or other obstacles.

Another important characteristic of our Supreme moving blanket is the woven binding. These woven fibers on the binding mean that the blanket is more tear resistant and abrasion resistant and is overall, a stronger blanket. It also means it will hold up well in a washing machine and you won’t have to worry about it falling apart.

Moving bulky and awkward furniture on hardwood floors is no longer a challenge with the Supreme moving blanket. Simply use the blanket to slide furniture across the floors without worrying about scratching the floor or the furniture.

This combination of durability and softness also makes it a great option for sound proofing or as pet bedding.

The Supreme moving blanket is ultra heavy weight, weighing in at about 95 pounds per dozen. The uniform zig-zag pattern means that the cotton filler is consistent throughout the entire blanket, making it the thickest moving blanket in the industry. When you need maximum protection for your furniture, there is no other choice.