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Moving Blankets & Moving Supplies
Moving Blankets can also be known around the professional moving industry as Moving Pads, Furniture Pads, or Warehouse Pads. One of the main purposes of Moving Blankets is protecting sensitive surfaces from receiving those pesky dents, dings, or surface scratches that could destroy your valuables during a move. No matter if you are a first-time mover or a professional full-time mover there is always the risk of damaging goods in the middle of your move. Moving Blankets helps eliminate the potential damage that could occur to wooden surfaces, glass surfaces, or any other sensitive surfaces that may be older such as antiques.
We understand that accidents are prone to happen during a move but reducing the risk during your move can make the difference between a horrible moving experience to a great moving experience by having all of your packaged goods arrive damage free. Moving Blankets have been labeled by professional movers as cheaper insurance or peace of mind due to the amount of protection they can provide.
Moving Blankets are very successful due to their heavy protection for surfaces through the use of multiple layers of heavy duty fabric and stitching that is used to help make up a Moving Blanket. Part of the heavy duty strength of moving blankets comes from its Woven “S” Stitching Pattern that helps weave the fabric to be durable and able to protect surfaces through the numerous layers of fabric.
Traditionally the more layers of fabric equal the more weight of the moving blanket and the more protection the moving blanket is able to offer. All of these combinations of how a moving blanket is made are used to help create the overall strength of the heavy duty moving blankets for the professional moving industry and shipping industries. We provide three different strengths of Moving Blankets that provide different levels of protection for different budgets.
When wrapping moving blankets around the cargo, surfaces, or other valuables during your move such as TV’s the one important step that you may want to take is using oversized rubber bands to secure the Moving Blanket during transportation. You can simply tie the large rubber bands around the valuables that are being protected by a moving blanket to prevent the moving blanket from sliding off during your move causing surfaces to be exposed to damage. We have also heard numerous feedback from professional movers who have told us that stretch wrap film can also be known around the industry as plastic wrap. It is extremely recommended to completely cover the moving blanket with stretch wrap to ensure the strength of the plastic wrap lasts throughout transit.
What are Moving Blankets?
Moving Blankets is one of the most widely known industry methods to ensure cargo that has sensitive surfaces do not become scratched during moving that may cause the cargo to become damaged or in some cases needing to be replaced. Some of the different names around the industry for Moving Blankets include Moving Pads, Furniture Pads, Warehouse Blankets, and Warehouse Pads. Although the term Moving Blankets are the main name for the heavy duty blankets around the shipping and professional trucking industries.
One of the biggest challenges professional movers face during a move is preventing sensitive surfaces from becoming extremely scratches up from sharp edges rubbing against the sensitive surfaces during a move. Although it may seem like your cargo is protected by using proper securement techniques such as tie down straps any bumps in the road or sudden movements can cause these surfaces to rub.
When surfaces tend to rub you can usually expect damage to be present as wooden surfaces and other surfaces such as TV’s can be incredibly fragile. Although the main purpose for Moving Blankets by far is for protecting cargo some of our customers have provided feedback that these Heavy Duty Moving Blankets can make for excellent soundproofing to remove excess noise but as this is the not the main job for moving blankets we could never guarantee that this works for everyone.
The Different Types of Moving Blankets
There are three main different types of moving blankets when trying to determine what size will work best for your application needs. These different sizes of Moving Blankets include Lightweight Moving Blankets, Traditional Moving Blankets, and Heavy Duty Moving Blankets one common thing between these three moving blankets is the size of 72 inches tall by 80 inches wide as the industry standard size of moving blankets. Our standard size of moving blankets is the perfect size to cover most surfaces such as tables, chairs, tv’s, refrigerators or wooden bed frames just to name a few. If you are planning to use a warehouse pad or moving blanket to protect valuables going into storage we recommend our heavy duty moving blankets as they tend to last longer.
Generally speaking the more material a moving blanket has the higher levels of protection they offer to surfaces as well as how long they last. Heavy Duty Moving Blankets are reusable and are made to be extremely durable for multiple moves. However, our lightweight moving blankets may last a more limited time and have a more limited level of protection compared to our other levels of moving blankets. If you have any questions about any of our different sizes of moving blankets or if you would like some recommendations from our moving experts please give our friendly staff a call at 800-444-0956 and our team will do our best to help you find the perfect furniture pad.
Lightweight Moving Blankets
Lightweight Moving Blankets are made for lighter duty applications or moves that require a more limited time use such as a one time move. Some of the great perks of having our lightweight moving blankets are the weight of the blankets make it easy to move or transport around due to the lightweight polyester and cotton blend fabric. Although lightweight moving blankets are light in weight they are still able to provide great protection for surfaces during a move.
Lightweight Moving Blankets may also be called budget moving blankets as they are the more affordable moving blankets selection as fewer materials are used to create them. Moving Blankets are usually rated by the weight of each dozen moving blankets as an industry standard. Moving Blankets can be sold in singles, packs of four, and by the dozen moving blankets. The real main difference between our lightweight blankets and our heavier blankets are the lightweight blankets may last a more limited amount of time such as one or two moves traditionally.
Traditional Moving Blankets
Traditional Moving Blankets are our standard weight of moving blankets and are considered our medium weight or regular moving blankets. Traditional Moving Blankets are the in-between weight between our lightweight moving blankets line and our heavy duty moving blankets line. If you are looking for a great amount of protection for items going in to storage or if you may move several times and need that extra layer of peace of mind for wooden surfaces or other surfaces that may receive scratches easily you will want either our Traditional Moving Blankets or our Heavy Duty Moving Blankets as they offer heavy duty protection.
Heavy Duty Moving Blankets
Heavy Duty Moving Blankets is our heaviest duty moving blankets for both protection and in weight per dozen. Heavy Duty Moving Blankets are the heaviest moving blankets we offer due to the sheer amount of materials that are used to make each blanket. These blankets are made from numerous layers of our polyester and cotton mesh blend that utilizes materials that are made to last as well as providing great protection.
Heavy Duty Moving Blankets can be washed but we strongly discourage against doing so as it may weaken the fabrics over time. The fabric for heavy duty moving blankets is made to last for numerous moves as well as professional movers who might use these blankets regularly compared to our lightweight blankets that may only last a few moves at a time.
We strongly recommend heavy duty moving blankets for any items that may not always be able to be replaced such as sentimental items, high-end valuables, as well as easy to scratch wooden or other sensitive surfaces. We have had great feedback from some of our customers who have even used our heaviest duty moving blankets to protect computer monitors, TV’s, and pictures just to name a few of the many different uses. If you have any questions regarding any of our moving blankets or other products found on our website feel free to call our moving experts at 800-444-0956 or by using our contact form located here. We appreciate the opportunity to help you with all of your moving needs.
Moving Straps is a great way to help keep your valuables secured during a move. Due to there being so many different methods of moving such as in the back of a pickup truck, trailer, container, or even by a professional tractor trailer we have a wide variety of different straps to fit your application needs. Shippers Supplies is also one of the leading manufacturers of Tie Down Straps and Ratchet Straps in the USA.
We have the ability to custom make just about any kind of tie down strap to fit your application needs, so if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for we may have the capabilities to do so. If you are interested in receiving more information about a custom made ratchet strap you can contact our Ratchet Strap and Tie Down experts by calling 800-444-0956 or by using the contact form located at the top of the website and we will respond as quickly as possible to all inquiries.
We also have Forearm Forklifts that can help you prevent against scratching wood or tile flooring. One of the biggest advantages of using Forearm Forklifts when moving is they promote proper lifting and safety techniques that make moving easier and safer. All of this is done through the Forearm Forklifts good lifting techniques that help make weight transferring feel much lighter as well as much more moveable.
4 Wheel Dollies
4 Wheel Dollies can also be called Moving Dollies and are a great way to move large heavier or awkwardly shaped valuables. They can have either rubber or carpeted dollies to better fit your moving application needs. These dollies are great for moving professionals or just to keep around the house to make moving those heavier items easier. 4 Wheel Dolly carts are perfect for moving heavy loads such as a dishwasher a short or a far distance. Part of the success behind the 4 wheel dollies is by providing 4 wheels that provide great balance and weight distribution.
Remember if you plan on placing any wooden surfaces on the 4 wheel dolly you should cover these surfaces by using a moving blanket to help prevent against any potential scratches that could potentially occur. 4 Wheel Dollies are made from strong and yet durable wooden frames that have solid wheels. This helps carry the carrying capacity upwards of 600 to 800 pounds safely depending on the selection of the cart. Carpeted Movers Dolly or rubber capped piano dolly to help damage the surfaces placed on the carts, however, we recommend with the use of Moving Blankets as well.
The Wheels on the 4 Wheel Dollies are great because the help utilizes the swivel wheels design which can help make maneuverability a breeze by offering multidirectional and angles that traditionally 2 wheel dollies simply can’t offer you. You can push, pull, or even slide in nearly every direction to get the perfect angle that you need to move your cargo for even the heaviest of loads.
Appliance Hand Trucks
Appliance Hand Trucks can also be known as Appliance Trucks or Hand Trucks. Hand Trucks is a great way to move large or heavier items such as a refrigerator, washer, dryer, or table. They can also be used to help move moving boxes as well as other loads quicker than normally carrying them. Part of the reason they are so widely used is they are faster to move heavier items but the main and most important reason they are much safer to use.
Some of the perks to using a 2 wheel dolly hand truck compared to the traditional popular 4 wheel dolly is the bonus of being able to go over curbs or stairs that you may need to go up or down depending on the load. Another great feature to using these 2 wheel dollies over the 4 wheel dollies is you are able to use a hand truck cover. What is a hand truck cover? A hand truck cover uses our great moving blanket design and fabric to create a layer between the dolly and the load.
This helps to prevent tiny or even in some cases deep scratches from occurring saving you or your clients from damage would add up financially quickly. If you are interested in learning more about our Appliance Hand Trucks or our great Hand Truck Covers give our appliance truck team a call and we would be happy to help answer any questions you may have at 800-444-0956. We look forward to being able to help answer any questions you may have with all of your business needs
We have a wide selection of different packing supplies available in our online store. Some of our favorites include Rubber Moving Bands, Stretch Wrap, Stretch Wrap Handles, Packing Tape, Dunnage Air Bags, Neoprene Floor Runners, and more! We have everything you need for your next move to keep your cargo safe from damage and to keep you moving. Moving doesn’t always have to be hard and frustrating we hope that by having our store supplied with everything you need we can help take away some of the stress.
We take pride in being one of the leading shipping suppliers here in the United States. Our mission has been to make Shipping and Packing Supplies much easier to find and have become a one-stop shop for many companies and individuals to stay safe. If you are looking for something for your next move or have an idea on something you would like to see in our store in the future give our experts a call at 800-444-0956 and our team will do our best to help find exactly what you are looking for! You can also use our contact form located at the top of the website to contact us if you prefer to communicate using email instead.
As you can see in the picture below that here at Shippers Supplies we have enough inventory to keep your business needs moving. We have a stocked inventory over 80,000 sqft in order to keep exactly what you need in order to keep moving.