Everything You Need To Know About Buying, Using & Storing Moving Blankets

Moving blankets or ‘pads’ are used to protect your furniture and your house during the process of relocating. They should be used to wrap any and all furniture items which are loose or unable to be boxed. Professional moving blankets are made from a quilted, heavy-duty blend of cotton and polyester, which makes them soft on your belongings, but tough enough to prevent and resist scratches, scuffs and tears. 

At Moveall, we use moving blankets to wrap every piece of furniture of yours that we move. We take this extra precaution to protect your valuable belongings at no additional charge and even if you don’t opt for our Wrap & Pack Service, your furniture will always be protected with moving pads and wrap as an absolute minimum. 

All Moveall trucks are loaded with over 100 moving blankets, which means we arrived prepared for any job, big or small, with all the right tools. We hold such a big supply of moving blankets to allow us not only protect your furniture during the move, but to protect the walls, doorways and floors within your home while we’re busy loading and unloading our trucks. 

We’ve realised there’s a big question mark over moving blankets and what they are, how they work and who’s responsible for supplying them during a professional move. To debunk the myths and answer your questions, we’ve put together our six most frequently asked questions about moving blankets

Where Can I Get Cheap Moving Blankets?

What Are Moving Blankets Called?

Can Moving Blankets Be Washed?

Where Can I Buy High-Quality Moving Blankets?

Are Moving Blankets Waterproof?

Do Moving Companies Provide Blankets?

Where Can I Get Cheap Moving Blankets

Bunnings Warehouse and Officeworks both stock wallet-friendly options when it comes to moving blankets. With that being said, as a fellow South Australian small business, we always recommend checking with your local hardware store or storage supplier first as they will often supply moving blankets at an affordable price. 

If you want to buy your own blankets, remember to source different shapes and sizes as you will need all-sorts to protect each of your different belongings.  

What Are Moving Blankets Called?

Moving blankets are often referred to as ‘pads’ or ‘moving pads’. They are usually made from a blend of blend of cotton and polyester, which makes them soft to touch but strong enough to resist scratches, scuffs and tears. 


Can Moving Blankets Be Washed?

Just like washing anything for the first time, always read the label of the particular make of moving blankets you have as laundry instructions will vary. Our general advice is to wash your moving blankets in an industrial machine at a laundromat and take them home to air-dry on the line, rather than tumble-drying them. 


Where Can I Buy High-Quality Moving Blankets?

At Moveall, we always advocate checking with your local suppliers first and asking for their more premium option of moving blankets. However, in our expert opinion, Packstore consistently have a great range of quality moving blankets and pads and will ship anywhere within Australia. 


Are Moving Blankets Waterproof?

Most moving blankets are not waterproof. This due to be partly (or mostly) made from cotton. However, as the cotton is usually blended with a water resistant materials like polyester, they do provide some protection from rainy showers. We wouldn’t recommend sheltering from a storm under a tent built from moving blankets, put it that way. 


Do Moving Companies Provide Blankets?

Almost all professional moving companies will have their own moving blankets and will use them when and where they are required, at their discretion. At Moveall, we use moving blankets on every single job and will insist on protecting any and all of your belongings as part of our flat rate moving fee. 

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If you have any questions about how we use moving blankets or sourcing additional blankets of your own, please Get In Touch with our friendly customer service team, we’ll be delighted to help.

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