While it's not exactly what you'd call a requisite in moving, stretch wrap is still an extremely useful moving tool, and one which you could stand to benefit from.
True, unlike those of other moving supplies, the rewards of using stretch wrap aren't as obvious. But just because they aren't obvious doesn't mean that they're non-existent. Making good use of stretch wrap in packing and moving actually has a number of advantages.
A Flexible Tool
In case you aren't sure what stretch wrap is, it's nothing more than an elastic piece of plastic that enables you to tightly bind several items together. Then again, it doesn't need to be anything more to be of help in the moving process.
Binding several items like canned goods together, for instance, makes them more manageable, and much easier to carry. The stretch wrap allows you to lift these items as a group, as opposed to the alternative of carrying them individually, which will take more time and effort on your part.
Stretch wrap also allows you to make the most of the space available in your moving boxes. Stretch wrapping things like clothes, towels, pillows, and blankets can compress them and make them fit more easily in their respective boxes.
What's more, stretch wrap gives your belongings a certain level of protection from the likes of dust, dirt, and moisture. Since these can't get through the plastic, your possessions will stay clean and dry throughout the trip. You can even count on your valuables staying safe from most, if not all, scratches and smudges thanks to stretch wrap's thin, elastic barrier.
If you're interested in using stretch wrap in your move, we at Mover New York can supply you with all that you need. Contact us if you have any questions on moving equipment or want to purchase some of your own.