How Big are Moving Blankets?

Published on 05/16/17

Most moving blankets are 72” x 80”. In feet that is 6 ft. x 6.7 ft. This is the most common size you will find most places. However, some places to sell oversized moving blankets.

These extra large moving blankets can measure different sizes such as 98” x 72” or 77” x 120”. They may be useful for items in which using 2 blankets may be difficult, or even sound proofing. Large moving blankets like these should always have the price checked before purchase, as it may make more sense to have multiple standard sized blankets if you plan on reusing them.

There are also smaller size moving blankets that can measure sizes such as 24” x 36” or 40” x 72”. These may be useful for smaller objects, but you should also consider simply folding a regular size to fit the object.

The standard sized blankets make them versatile for a number of different applications other than moving. You may consider using them as a picnic blanket, or even folding them over for a dog bed.

Are Moving Blankets Warm?

Published on 03/27/17

Moving blankets are not intended to keep things warm. That being said, blankets are in the name!

There are different thicknesses of blankets, some with filling in them. It is certainly possible that you could use them to keep warm with. However, these blankets may not be as cozy as you are thinking. Some of them are coated in a wax-like substance which is not the most pleasant to touch. Other blankets are rough to the touch as well.

You may consider moving blankets to keep warm in a emergency situation, but you would not want to use them for everyday warmth.

How Much are Moving Blankets?

Published on 03/09/17

Just as the types of moving blankets can vary a great deal, so can the prices. It is important to note that the old saying is true here, “You get what you pay for.”

Low-range light weight moving blankets, 3.5 lbs and under, usually will run you between $3.00 and $12.00 each. These pads offer very little protection.

Mid-range moving blankets weighing 3.5 lbs to 5.5 lbs usually cost somewhere in the range of $6.00 to $15.00 each. These blankets are good for protecting hardwood furniture, sofas, and most harder objects. These are probably the most popular types of moving blankets people use and offer a good deal of protection.

High-range of moving blankets weighing 5.5 lbs all the way up to 9 lbs will cost you in the range of $9.00 to $30.00. These blankets are the top of the line and are great for protecting fragile items and softwood furniture. These blankets are the best you can get and offer maximum protection.

So how much do moving blankets cost? In general the heavier the blanket, the more protection it offers, the more it will cost. As with all things, when you are buying online be sure to check the weight and even the size of the blankets before purchasing to be sure you are getting the best deal.

Use a Moving Blanket as a Dog Bed

Published on 02/10/17

Moving blankets are made of a thick durable material (usually a polyester/cotton blend) that protects the surface of the object underneath. What can you do with them after you move? You could put them in a closet until you need them again, sell them, or give them to a friend.

One more creative thing that some people like to do with these left over blankets is use them for their pets to lay on! People tend to use them for dogs specifically, but there is no reason cats or rabbits can’t get in on the fun too. They work great in a sheltered outdoor space where a store bought pet bed probably would not last long. Due to being made for strength, these rugged blankets will probably last a lot longer. At Moving Blankets USA there is one specific customer who swears by their use as pet beds and buys them in bulk for a kennel.

Most moving blankets come in the size of 72” x 80” (6 foot x 6 foot 8 inches) so you can fold the blankets to what ever shape is best for your size pet. You can even use 2 blankets if needed, or if your dog happens to be a bit of a princess.

Although it is hard to personally imagine doing this, multiple people have said they use moving blankets to protect their couches and chairs from dogs with claws. Normally the dog’s nails may damage the surface, but the furniture is protected with the blankets. Moving blankets can come in a variety of different colors, but they are not exactly the most fashionable things to have laying about. They serve their purpose of protecting items in this case, and serve that purpose well.

Whether you are providing a bit of extra warmth for a outdoor dog, or protecting your furniture from a hyper new puppy, moving blankets can be a handy tool in caring for your pets.

How Many Moving Blankets Do I Need?

Published on 02/06/17

The question is often asked, “How many moving blankets should I get?” The answer of course is: It depends.

It depends on how much stuff you have to protect. A good rule of thumb that is often used to estimate is by is how many bedrooms the house your are moving from has in it. Some people recommend a dozen moving pads for each bedroom in the house.

1 Bedroom – 12 Blankets
2 Bedroom – 24 Blankets
3 Bedroom – 36 Blankets
4 Bedroom – 48 Blankets

Another way people estimate how many furniture pads they need is to get 1 pad for every 5 square feet of space during transportation. If you had a 20ft moving truck for example, you would want around 32 moving blankets using this method.

A more precise way of estimating how many mover pads to get is simply to count the number of items you want to protect and the number blankets needed to cover that item. It is always best to add a few extra onto that total however, just in case something gets overlooked.

Hopefully these methods will enable you to better estimate how many moving blankets you will need to purchase. With your estimation you can take a look at our suggested places to buy moving blankets.