MOving Game FAQs

How do I know if I will have enough tape?

Our tape estimates were designed for homes with an average number of belongings. Each moving kit will support a move of 4 people with 250 – 280 boxes. See the link to below for more information.

Each roll of tape is 472" (or 39') for a total of 4720" . See suggestions below the chart for different size homes.

Estmates Based on an Average Number Of Belongings - per

Home Depot Boxes Number of Boxes Inches of Tape Per Corner Times 2 Per Box Total
Small (17"L x 11"W x 11"D) 120 6 12 = 1440
Medium (21 x 15 x 16) 70 8 16 = 1120
Large (27 x 15 x 16) 35 10 20 = 700
XL/Picture (24 x 20 x 21) 30 10 20 = 600
Wardrobe (24 x 24 x 44) 8 10 20 = 160

Suggested Tape Application for 1-3 Bedroom Home

  • Bedrooms: 1-4 rolls 
  • Kitchen: 1 roll
  • Dining Room: 1 roll
  • Living Room: 1 roll 
  • Bathroom: 1 roll
  • Garage: 1-2 rolls 

Suggested Tape Application for 4-5 Bedroom Home

  • Bedrooms: 4-5 rolls
  • Kitchen: 1 roll
  • Dining Room: 1 roll
  • Living Room: 1 roll (combine LR/DR if needed)
  • Garage: 1-2 rolls

What if I am a collector?

We suggest that you purchase additional rolls of tape that are available on our website. You can purchase another set of 8 rolls and/or our larger rolls -in green, blue, and yellow. 

In a pinch you can purchase green or blue painter’s tape at a local hardware or paint store. Kitchens, libraries, and garages typically use the most tape, so assign green or blue to those rooms.

What Temperature does masking tape melt?

Adhesive tape can begin to lose its strength and its grip at temperatures approaching 140 F, which seems nearly impossible to reach in most environments.

What if I need to have a chart at my new home and at my current home?

If your belongings are being delivered before you arrive at your new home, we suggest mailing the chart, and remaining tape, in the tube or box it came in. Your REALTOR® or Move Manager can affix it to the front of your new home. 

If you decide to put it in the moving truck, make sure it is easily accessible! If you run into problems, contact us and we will find a way to help you.

What if a room/location sticker is not included?

Use the blank labels and write the room/location in with a dark pen. Place on the Chart next to the correct color of tape.

Why are there 11 tape colors on the chart and only 10 rolls of tape included in the kit?

This allows us to work with multiple tape vendors who offer different sets of colors.  

What are the open first stickers for?

Your most important boxes can be labeled visually, too! Simply dedicate a new tape color to all the boxes you want to open first. For example, if red is the color you designate for marking important things, simply add a strip of red tape to any box that that is already marked with its appropriate room color. The first color gets the box to the right room, and the red tells you to “open me first.”

If you have just a few boxes that need to travel with you in your car, these stickers can go directly on them - without any of the colored tape.

As a professional Move Manager, I help my clients with all the phases of moving. This product helps me organize their move in a way that streamlines everything. The Moving Game Plans system is clean, efficient, and fun! I will be recommending it to other move managers as well as friends and family! Theresa, La Selva Beach, CA ★★★★★