Whether you’re enlisting the professionals at a residential moving company or planning to handle a home relocation all by yourself, boxes are a necessary part of the process. To this end, here are some proven tips to help you choose appropriate boxes to transport your items safely.
Small Size Moving Boxes
Small cardboard moving boxes are convenient when moving heavy items like books. The boxes are also perfect for grouping small items together.
Medium Size Moving Boxes
Medium cardboard boxes are versatile and most suitable to accommodate many types of items. However, pay attention to the weight limitations printed on the box.
Large Size Moving Boxes
Large cardboard moving boxes are often used by residential movers to carry light-weight bulky items such as pillows, comforters, blankets, stuffed animals, etc.
Dish Pack Box
With this cardboard box, you get dividers or segments that allow you to separate small, fragile items from each other. It will come in handy for packing glassware and dishes and for packing other fragile items as well.
A wardrobe box comes with a metal rod where you can hang your clothing as you would in your closet. Perhaps you have formal wear and clothing you wouldn’t want wrinkled during transport. You can use this box for that.
This type of cardboard box has thicker walls. It’s made to hold the weight and size of common household electronics such as sound systems, desktop computers/monitors, and microwave ovens.
Skilled movers from a household moving company use this type of cardboard box for complex items. It’s designed to accommodate large flat screen televisions so that they’re properly protected in transit.
Extra Tall Box
Some cardboard boxes are customized to accommodate tall, narrow items. An extra tall box will hold your floor lamps, golf clubs, fishing equipment, etc.
Mattresses Bags & Boxes
Plastic bags offer maximum protection to your mattress and box springs during a move. The bags and boxes will keep the mattress clean. If you don’t mind spending more money on such bags or boxes, some of them have extra protection and may contain handles to help with carrying.
Large Picture/Mirror Boxes
These boxes are designed to protect large mirrors or wall art and are mostly used by long-distance-movers. These boxes are easy for home movers to carry, thanks to their handles.
Perhaps you have some documents and personal files you don’t want to leave on a desk or filing cabinet during the move. A file cardboard box will prove helpful in transporting them.
Some items won’t fit into some standard types of moving boxes. If that’s the case with some of your belongings, speak to a professional moving and storage company about such items getting enclosed in a wood crate that is custom-built for them. This is a common solution for larger items that need more protection during transportation, such as sculptures, artwork, antique furniture, etc.
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When a move is around the corner, and you don’t have the right boxes to make it simple, look no further than Coleman Worldwide Moving for direction. We have more than 100 years of experience providing professional residential relocation services across the United States. We are BBB-accredited and have the ProMover status from the ATA Moving and Storage Conference. As an agent for Allied Van Lines, you can trust us to provide a wide network of skilled movers and the necessary equipment to make your relocation a successful one. Call us today to discuss your moving needs with our expert movers. Or fill out our online form to request a free moving quote.