Getting ready for a move? You’re going to need to start collecting a bunch of packing supplies! Did you know there are more varieties of moving boxes than just plain cubes? No matter what type of item you’re trying to pack up for a move, there is most likely a moving box made specifically for that item.
Here is a list of the most common moving boxes:
Standard moving boxes
1.5 cubic foot moving box: The smallest box sold at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it’s often referred to as the book or record box; best used for small heavy objects like books, records, cans, jars of food, utensils, flatware, shoes, etc.
3 cubic foot moving box: Referred to as the lamp or lampshade box; frequently used interchangeably with the 1.5 cubic foot box.
4.5 cubic foot moving box: As the box gets larger, use for lighter objects such as pillows, bedding and stuffed animals.
6 cubic foot box: Use for light objects; if you pack heavy items in this box it will be difficult to move.
Picture or mirror moving box
A four-piece box that can come in large or small sizes (small shown); can be customized by telescoping in and out; use crumpled packing paper in the corners to add cushion and make sure to wrap your mirror or picture with bubble wrap before placing it in the box.
Boxes for moving dishes
Also called a barrel, dish barrel or dish box; it’s the strongest box available; pack fragile, breakable items such as china; usually used for kitchen items.
Dish pack inserts
Cardboard that goes inside the dish pack boxes to form individual cells for fragile items; inserts adjustable; extra cardboard piece included to be used as springboard to cushion.
Plastic moving boxes that are extremely durable, and an environmentally friendly alternative to cardboard moving boxes. Affordable, convenient, and delivered directly to your door!
Wardrobe moving boxes
Allows clothes to be transported on hangers; includes a metal bar along top of box to hang clothing.
That’s a lot more variety than you thought, isn’t there? No matter what you’re moving, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find the right moving supplies for your needs.