How to Choose the Perfect Moving Blankets for Your Needs

No matter what you need moving blankets for, US Cargo Control has you covered. Find out how to select the ideal moving blankets to match your needs and your budget.

Gear up for moving season with high-quality moving blankets from US Cargo Control.

Moving season is here and that means between now and September, an estimated 32 million people in the United States will be packing up and headed somewhere new. However, the majority of moves will happen in June, July, and August.

Now is your chance to get ahead of the game by stocking up on moving supplies like our popular moving blankets and pads that have many different uses including furniture storage, pet bedding, and outdoor recreation.

No matter what you need moving blankets for, US Cargo Control has you covered. Check out Lacy’s short video below to find out how to select the ideal moving blankets to match your needs and your budget.

Moving Blankets 101

Moving Blanket Basics

Most of our moving blankets and moving pads are the standard 72″ x 80″ size. All of our moving blankets are stitched in a chevron pattern and have recycled cotton fiber filling. We refer to the weight of a blanket on a “per-dozen” basis, and the very heaviest blanket we sell is our Supreme Mover at 95-pounds/dozen.

Woven vs. Non-Woven Moving Blankets

This refers to the material of the body and the binding of the blanket. Woven moving blankets are more durable because they are threaded while non-woven blankets are pressed and heated.

“Good” Moving Blankets

These economical moving blankets are great for limited use and range in weight from 43-pounds/dozen to 65-pounds/dozen. They have a non-woven body and non-woven binding.

“Better” Moving Blankets

These mid-range moving blankets can withstand repeated use as they have a woven body with non-woven binding. The weight of blankets in our “Better” category range from 65-pounds/dozen to 85-pounds/dozen.

“Best” Moving Blankets

These are our most durable and high-quality moving blankets. They range from 75-pounds/dozen to 95-pounds/dozen and feature a woven body with woven binding. These moving blankets can be machine washed without damaging the integrity of the blanket.

Lightweight Moving Pads & Skins

We also have moving pads that are just 26-pounds/dozen. These are great for single use moves and light-duty shipping. Lacy has more information on these economical moving pads in the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uD_2delKro?rel=0

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Are Moving Blankets Machine Washable?

Sarah Watson - USCC PhotoWe’re often asked if our moving blankets can be washed in a washing machine.

Our “Best” category includes three machine-washable moving blankets. Their heavy-weight construction with woven polyester binding on all four sides allows them to be washed and re-used repeatedly. Keep in mind, even though these blankets are classified as washable, we do not recommend drying them.  Hang dry is the route to go if you want to extend the life of the blanket.

Our “Best” Moving Blankets are available in 1-Dozen, 4-Pack, and single quantities, and  include:

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1 Dozen Pack, $154.99

Supreme Moving Blanket

  • Cotton/polyester fabric blend
  • Woven polyester binding
  • Maximum protection
  • Black / white
  • Ultra heavy weight
  • Great for sound proofing or as pet bedding
  • Machine washable/hang to dry

 

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1-Dozen Pack, $149.99

Pro Mover Moving Blanket

  • Microfiber fabric
  • Woven polyester binding
  • Heavy weight provides excellent protection
  • Blue both sides
  • Guaranteed colorfast
  • Softer microfiber fabric is great for pet bedding

 

 

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1-Dozen Pack, $129.99

Performance Moving Blanket

  • Cotton/polyester blend fabric
  • Woven polyester binding
  • Mid-weight
  • Very high quality
  • Black / white
  • Durable for many uses

 

 

While moving blankets in our “Best”category are some of our top sellers, we also offer seven additional types of blankets which are great for moving, as well as a variety of other uses. Check out this article for some great ideas: Moving Blankets- Not Just for Moving Anymore.

Better Moving Blankets
Even though we don’t recommend machine-washing our group of “Better” moving blankets, they can be spot cleaned and are durable enough to be used over and over again.

Good Moving Blankets
Our group of “Good” moving blankets are designed for limited usage, but still provide excellent protection.

Moving Skins
Lightweight skins are comprised only of non-quilted, recycle cotton fabric filler. Because they are thinner, they are also sold in larger pack quantities: 24-Pack and 6-Pack.

3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Custom Moving Pads

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Carla Weeks, Moving Supplies Sales Specialist

Customized moving pads are becoming a hot item for our professional moving company customers. Why? Let us tell you!

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Company name can be placed on quilted cover as shown here, or along the outside edge binding

1) Professional image. Using supplies imprinted with your business name shows your investment and pride- a great way to show off your commitment to your company and customer. We can add your company name to either the binding or the quilted cover.

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2) Loss prevention. When supplies are imprinted with your company name, they become much less enticing for others to keep as their own.

3) Endless options. While we already offer 10 different moving pads ranging from our top-of-the-line Supreme Moving Blanket to our one-time use Moving Skins, our customization option means you can also have them made to your own specifications. Options include: color, fabric, size, weight, and binding options. We even offer rolls of material if you’d like to cut and sewn your own sizes as needed.

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Supreme Moving Blanket

Ready to order custom moving pads?

Give us a call at 800-867-1210 and we’ll walk you through the ordering process. If you prefer e-mail, drop us a line at movingsupplies@uscargocontrol.com

There is a minimum order quantity of 150 dozen, and lead time is typically 90 days. You can see our full line of moving blankets here: Moving Blankets & Moving Pads.

 

 

Moving Season is Here!

boxHello to all of our professional movers and brave do-it-yourselfers!

Moving Season has kicked off and generally runs from Easter to Halloween.  In fact, May is National Moving Month and US Cargo Control is fully stocked for the season with over 15,000 dozen pads, 3,500 mover bands, 1,400 H-dollies, and 750 cases of stretch wrap!

As always, we’re available to help you select the best products for your particular job or project. You can see them all here:

US Cargo Control Moving Supplies

And of course you can call us with questions: (800) 867-1210

Our moving supplies team includes a trio of experts: Tonya Kramer, Carla Weeks and myself – Sarah Watson.

We’d like to highlight some of our most popular moving products so you can prepare your moving in advance and feel confident you’ve selected the right supplies for the job.

Because the best products can vary between professional movers and DIY’ers, we’ll first talk about the sure bet items if you’re tackling the move yourself.

Must-have moving supplies for the Do-It-Yourself mover

The Do-It-Yourself Movers will typically purchase moving pads, quilted covers, lifting straps, packing paper and tape.

What type of moving pads should I buy?

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Econo Deluxe Moving Blankets

This depends on the items you’re wrapping and the type of move you’re completing.  Fragile items such as antique furniture, pianos and grandfather clocks may require extra padding in which case we suggest the Supreme Moving Pads.  For basic furniture and lighter jobs, a mid-weight pad such as the Econo Deluxe will serve well.  If you’re planning to simply cover your items to be put into storage, try our Econo Savers.

To compare all of our moving blankets and pads, see: Moving Blankets & Moving Pads

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Quilted Chair Cover

What are the advantages of quilted covers?

Quilted Covers are form fitting and can easily slip over your existing furniture, washer or dryer and refrigerator.  This will save you time and offers a convenient solution for protecting your items in storage.  We suggest taking measurements to ensure the particular cover will fit your furniture.  Each cover has a different color binding making them easy-to-identify during your move.

What equipment should I use to lift a heavy piece of furniture?

We suggest the TeamStrap or Shoulder Dolly lifting straps for tall and/or heavy furniture such as bookcases, armoires, sleeper sofas or washing machines.  If you’re trying to move a mattress, try the Forearm Forklift or our canvas mattress carrier. Check out this video to see our lifting straps in action:


Do you offer packing supplies?

Yes! You can find a variety of boxes, packing paper, tape, and more, all in our Moving Boxes & Packing Supplies category. The number of boxes you need depends on the amount of items you’re packing and remember, the heavier the item(s) like books, the smaller the box you should use.  If you plan to pack a set of light items such as blankets or pillows, you may use a larger box.  As you pack your kitchen, take the proper precaution and wrap them up!  Use our packing paper roll to protect your dishes and glassware.

For more packing tips, click over to this article: More Moving Tips

If you see an item on the website and you’re unsure if it will work for you – please don’t hesitate to call us.  We love talking to our customers and helping them find the exact item they need.

Phone: (800) 867-1210
Email: movingsupplies@uscargocontrol.com

Happy moving everyone!

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Next up:  Must-Have Moving Supplies for Professional Movers

 

 

Moving Blankets



US Cargo Control offers a wide variety of moving blankets to suit your needs. Three categories of moving blankets are available. They range from our “Good” blankets – made of non-woven polyester; to our “Better”  – made of a mixture of woven and non woven polyester. And finally, our “Best” moving blanket – a cotton and polyester blend for durability and protection. Whether you’re moving once, anticipate moving again, or even work for a moving or storage company, US Cargo Control is sure to have moving blankets that are right for you.

Moving blankets by category

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All of our moving blankets are available in dozen bundles for the best value. They are also available in packs of four and can be purchased individually.

Moving Pads



US Cargo Control offers a variety of quality moving pads to help you during your move. Our moving pads range from 43 pounds per dozen, up to 95 pounds per dozen, which gives you plenty of options. Moving pads come in black, blue, green, camo, or as a standard skin. With thousands of moving blankets and moving pads in stock and ready to ship, US Cargo Control is ready to help you with your moving needs.

Shipping Blankets



US Cargo Control offers a wide variety of shipping blankets for your moving needs. Each shipping blanket is made out of either non-woven polyester (perfect for one-time moves), woven polyester (great for multiple moves), or a cotton/polyester blend (ideal for multiple moves and multiple uses, such as pet bedding and sound proofing). Each shipping blanket measures 72″ x 80″ and ranges from a lightweight blanket at 43 lbs. per dozen, to a heavyweight blanket at 95 lbs. per dozen. With thousands of shipping blankets in stock and ready to ship, US Cargo Control is ready to help you with your moving needs.

Moving in the Moving Blankets

The moving in of moving blankets has begun at US Cargo Control. We keep thousands of our popular moving pads in stock, and now expect to have even more inventory on hand with our new warehouse space. Here’s a glimpse at the just the beginning:

If you’re in the market for any type of supplies for moving, from blue moving blankets to a heavy duty hand truck, or moving boxes, check out our entire category of moving supplies. Be sure to let us know if you’re looking for something we don’t carry on our website. Give our sales team a call at 800-867-1210 and they’ll do their best to find what you need.

Moving Pads for Sale



US Cargo Control has moving pads for sale to help you with your moving needs.  Check our website, USCargoControl.com  and you’ll find three different qualities of moving pads for sale: a good blanket – perfect for one time movers; a better blanket – a middle of the road, mid-weight blanket; and a best blanket –  a heavyweight moving pad great for moving multiple times. Our best blankets are also ideal for moving companies or for someone who wants to put fragile items in storage without the risk of damage.   Each of our moving pads for sale measure 72″ x 80″, giving you plenty of protection.  US Cargo Control has all of these moving pads for sale in stock and ready to be ship.

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.