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Moving Boxes - Here is All You Need to Know

We have got to relocate from our present locations at least once in a lifetime. If you have not moved before, one day, you would do. The truth is that, some people have moved even more than once and they would have known what and what are involved in moving. One of the challenging tasks is getting moving boxes to pack your belonging.

 

Moving boxes play significant roles during moving because you would want to pack your stuff properly, so they can get to your new home without loss or damage. The only solution to that is to choose the appropriate moving boxes, pack the items perfectly in the boxes, and arrange them in the truck safely.

What Are the Types of Moving Boxes Required for my Move?

 

Having the right moving boxes makes packing easier compared to otherwise. Each size of boxes is designed for each purpose. Forcing a box to accommodate a particular item may subject the item to damage if care is not taken. Before you start sourcing for free boxes or buying new moving boxes, it is essential to know the right type of moving boxes to get. First look at your belongings and figure out the types and quantities you would need. When we are talking about type, we are talking about the size – whether regular or irregular shape.

 

Below are the common types of moving boxes for your move:

Small Box

 

This type of box can safely carry and support household items up to 55 pounds. It has a typical dimension of 16” x 12” x 12” (1.5 cubic feet) and usually referred to as “book box.” Small boxes can conveniently carry small size items during moving.

 

They can be found from offices, stores, supermarkets, and other related stores free of charge. They are often used to pack the following:

 

  • Small dishes

  • Books

  • Kitchenware

  • Children toys

  • Small electronics

  • Lamps

  • DVDs and cords

  • Tools

  • Pans and pots

  • Fragile Small appliances

  • Linens and shades

  • Video games, and much more

 

Tip: While small moving boxes can support up to 55 Ibs, it is advisable to keep the weight under 50 Ibs. 

 

 

Medium Box

 

This type of moving box can safely carry and support medium size household items up to 60 pounds. It has a typical dimension of 18” x 18” x 16” (3.0 cubic feet) and usually referred to as “all-purpose box.” They can also be found from offices, accessories stores, supermarkets, and other related stores free of charge.

 

They are often used to pack items that cannot be accommodated by small boxes, and such items are as follows:

 

 

  • Larger lamps

  • Electronics

  • Larger or special shaped pots and pans

  • Computers and accessories

  • Larger kitchen appliances

  • Clothing and other pieces of stuff that can enter them

 

 

 

Tip: While medium moving boxes can support up to 60 Ibs, it is advisable to keep this weight under 55 Ibs. 

 

 

Large Box

 

This type of box can safely carry and support household items up to 65 pounds. It has a typical size of a container with the dimension of 18” x 18” x 24” (4.5 cubic feet). However, considering the supported weight, you should limit the weight of items to put in them. Don’t assume because the box is big; so, you can load it to the brim.

 

They can also be found from offices, accessories stores, supermarkets, warehouses, and other related stores free of charge. They are often used to pack the following:

 

  • Larger lamps

  • Pillows

  • Medium size kitchen appliances

  • Toys

  • Larger blankets and towels

  • Garage items

  • Sofa cushions

  • Collapsible items, and much more

 

 

 

 

Tip: While large moving boxes can support up to 65 Ibs, it is advisable to keep this weight under 60 Ibs for safety. 

 

 

X-Large Boxes

 

This type of box can safely carry and support bulky but featherweight household items up to 70 pounds. It has a typical dimension of 22” x 22” x 21½” (6.0 cubic feet). However, considering the supported weight, you should not overstuff the box with items to prevent failure during loading. Don’t assume because the box is big; so, you can load it to the brim.

 

They can be found from warehouses, office machinery stores, and other related stores free of charge. They are often used to pack the following:

 

  • Large toys

  • Pillows

  • Chair/sofa cushions

  • Comforters

  • Large blankets, towels, clothing, and much more.

 

 

 

 

Tip: While x-large moving boxes can support up to 70 Ibs, it is advisable to keep this weight under 65 Ibs for safety. 

 

 

 

Lay Down Wardrobe Moving Box

 

It is a rectangular box with a dimension of about 32” x 197/8” x 9”

just like a dresser drawer. It is usually used as opposite of hanging

wardrobe – used to pack clothing that can be folded once.

 

 

Tip: It is advisable not overstuff this box due to its low weight support. You can get as many lay-down wardrobe boxes as possible so you can label each of them with the type of clothes therein.

 

 

Dish Packs

 

Dishes require special packing during moving. If they are not packed properly, they can get broken during haulage in the truck. There is a special box for packing dishes  must be packed to the weight of the box. You can use these boxes to pack:

 

  • Dishes 

  • Glasses

  • China

  • Other kitchen objects.

 

 

Dimensions: 27" x 18" x 18" 

Tip: Organize your items using the kitchen box inserts (sold separately).

 Wrap your dishes in packing paper or Bubble Wrap® before packing.

 

 

Mattress Box

 

They are used to pack and move the mattress and come in various sizes of bed.

Though some movers may decide to use plastic bags instead of mattress box due

to the cost-effectiveness of the former compared to latter, the benefits of using

mattress box cannot be neglected. Mattress box will protect your mattress from

being punctured and from environmental elements.

Tip: If you want to use this box to pack your mattress, insist that mover

use it as against plastic bag; though it is optional.

 

 

 

Picture and Mirror Boxes

 

Pictures and mirror are parts of the fragile items during moving; hence, you need to get a special box to pack them safely. Mirror boxes are designed to be telescoped; so, you can join two boxes together to give the required size you want.

 

However, it is essential to use durable filament tape to join them

firmly together to withstand the extra weight added to it. You can

use picture and mirror boxes to pack the following:

 

  • Artwork

  • Framed pictures

  • Mirrors

Tip: Ensure you use bubble wrap to protect the framed

item you are packing in the box.

 

 

How many Moving Boxes will I use for my Move?

 

Not sure of the actual number of moving boxes to plan for your move?

Don’t worry; you are not alone in this. Many people are also in the same category, but after reading this article to the end, you should be able to say categorically the total number and sizes of moving boxes required for your move. The number of moving boxes to use for a particular move largely depends on a number of factors such as the size of the move or home, the number of persons in the home, the volume of the items in each of the room or other spaces to be packed and the packing experts to pack your items.

 

However, it is worthy of mentioning that you should plan for extra boxes apart from the actual number estimated for your move. If you buy moving boxes in essence, it may turn out to constitute a nuisance before, during and after the move; hence, it is important to balance the whole thing with little allowance during estimate.

 

According to statistics, the average number of boxes required to move a house is approximately 60. But can you be sure of this for your move? Each move comes with its uniqueness, and these are factors that determine the actual number of moving boxes involved to pack items.

Guam Pak Moving Kits 

Enhanced 1 Bedroom Moving Kit

 

Boxes:

8 Small Moving Boxes
15 Medium Moving Boxes 18"" x 14"" x 12""
10 Large Moving Boxes 20"" x 20"" x 15""

Accessories:
6 Rolls of Tape
1 Bundle Brown Paper Padding
1 Bundle Newsprint
 

 

Enhanced 2 Bedroom Moving Kit

 

Boxes:

10 Small Moving Boxes

20 Medium Moving Boxes 18" x 14" x 12"
10 Large Moving Boxes 20" x 20" x 15"
10 Extra Large Moving Boxes 23" x 23" x 16"

Accessories:
8 Rolls of Tape
1 Bundle Brown Paper Padding

1 Bundle Newsprint
 

Enhanced 3 Bedroom Moving Kit

 

Boxes:

15 Small Moving Boxes 

25 Medium Moving Boxes 18" x 14" x 12"
15 Large Moving Boxes 20" x 20" x 15"
10 Extra Large Moving Boxes 23" x 23" x 16"

Accessories
10 Rolls of Tape
110 yards of Tape
1 Bundle Brown Paper Padding

1 Bundle Newsprint
 

Enhanced 4 Bedroom Moving Kit

Boxes:

20 Small Moving Boxes 

30 Medium Moving Boxes 18" x 14" x 12"
20 Large Moving Boxes 20" x 20" x 15"
10 Extra Large Moving Boxes 23" x 23" x 16"

Accessories:
12 Rolls of Tape
2 Bundle Brown Paper Padding

2 Bundle Newsprint

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