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Portable storage units are useful in many different situations. If you are looking to get some extra stuff out of your home so that you can get some renovating projects completed or just to decrease the clutter, you can have a storage container dropped off right at your front door. What else could you use this service for? My blog is filled with tips and ideas about how to use portable storage units to make your life a little bit easier. Maybe, you will find a use for portable storage unit that you have not even considered in the past, but comes in extremely handy.


alternative uses for portable storage units

Moving Blankets — An Underappreciated Home Moving Tool

Zeynel Hofkamp

Do you have the right tools for your big move? While many people think of important tools like dollies, screwdrivers for disassembling, and boxes or bins, they may not consider the value of one underrated moving tool: the moving blanket. 

What makes moving blankets special? How should you deploy them? And where can you find them in your area? Here's what you need to know.

Why Use Moving Blankets?

Blankets provide protection for fragile items being moved and prevent scratches and scuffs. But you probably have a number of blankets in your house already. So why get moving blankets specifically?

First, it protects your blankets from the dirt and damage that can easily happen when they're used as packing material. Most household linens and blankets shouldn't be subjected to the dragging, wrapping, debris, dust, and possible damage that packing protection goes through. 

Second, moving blankets are intentionally designed to do one job: protect during a move. They're large enough to cover furnishings completely, thick enough to withstand tearing and punctures, and made of nonpermeable materials. 

How Should You Use Moving Blankets?

Moving blankets are flexible moving tools. You might wrap individual pieces of furniture, artwork, appliances, or televisions in them and then secure these as a protective barrier. But the blanket can also protect other items from the wrapped item. Transporting gardening or garage tools that don't easily fit in boxes? Wrap them in blankets to prevent them from scratching, poking, or banging into nearby belongings. 

Blankets may also serve as a buffer material to fill gaps in boxes or in the moving truck. Lay them on the floors to protect your carpets or hardwood flooring. Use them to safely slide some heavy items across floors or truck beds. And keep your things dry on rainy, snowy, or windy moving days. The possibilities are endless. 

Where Can You Get Moving Blankets?

So, if you think you should add moving blankets to your moving day tool kit, where can you get some? The good news is that many moving companies include some moving blankets in their full-service plans. And if you need more, they can often rent out blankets in larger quantities just for the move. Need moving blankets for longer-term storage? Buy your own supply at many big box home improvement stores.

How to Learn More

Learn more about how moving blankets can protect you and your belongings during your move by meeting with a residential moving company in your area. Discuss how they use moving blankets, whether you need or can get more, and how you might use blankets during the packing and unpacking processes as well. Call today to make an appointment.