Choosing the right boxes for your residential move may not seem like a big priority. After all, can't you just throw everything into whatever boxes your long distance movers provide? Despite what you might think, packing your home's items into the wrong size boxes can easily turn your move into a disorganized mess. Not only do you risk boxes breaking from too much weight, but you also risk damaging items that are not properly packed. To mitigate this, always choose the correct size boxes for the intended items. Not sure which ones to pick? Let's dive into the details.

What Box Size Should I Be Using?

Your moving company will likely provide you with all of the standard-sized boxes you need for your home. To make things simple, these boxes come in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. Which boxes should you be using in which situation?

Small boxes are best used for dense, heavy items like books and dishware. Their compact design allows them to support higher weights in smaller portions. Medium boxes are a great versatile box that can be used for a range of purposes. Typically, mid-weight items should be packed away in these, but make sure to not exceed the weight capacities! Large boxes are less sturdy because of their size, so should only be used for lighter, bulkier objects. Blankets, comforters, and pillows fit nicely into these. If you're ever in doubt about which box to use, your local moving team would be happy to help!

Accommodating Uniquely Sized Items

If you're like most homeowners, you likely have many items that don't fit into traditional boxes. Whether it's an oversized object or an item that has unique packing needs, you need to use a box designed specifically for it! Some great examples you can choose from include:

  • Extra Tall Boxes: These large, slender boxes are great for items like golf clubs, fishing rods, and other lengthy items!
  • Electronics Boxes: Electronics equipment like speakers, computers, and gaming systems are extremely heavy and need extra reinforcement. These boxes provide that.
  • Mirror Boxes: Mirrors are extremely fragile and by packing them in a specially designed mirror box you'll know it'll be safe throughout the move.
  • Other Custom Crating: No matter how unique an item's size may be, you can always select custom crating from your moving company!

Daniel's Moving: The Trusted Residential Movers

Hiring a dependable moving company is the best way at ensuring a stress-free move. Daniel's Moving is the company that can do just that! We've been in business since 1978, providing families with the best moving services around. We're rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, and have achieved ProMover status, meaning you'll always be getting a dedicated team of highly trained residential movers.

The first step in starting your move is contacting us for a free quote! Give us a call or fill out our online form anytime.