Types of Moving Boxes

When you are preparing to pack up for your move, it is essential to use the right type of packing materials for your household goods. By doing so, you will prevent any damage to your belongings. So, if you want to brush up on your organizational skills on moving day or if this is your first time moving, this guide will assist you throughout the types of supplies and moving boxes that are recommended for each kind of item. All of these supplies can be obtained from your moving company or your moving supply company at a reasonable rate. By the time you have your inventory list of what you own; you will be able narrow down what supplies and boxes you need. Here are some different types of boxes and supplies that are available for use :


Types of Moving Boxes :


  • Book Box – These are small cartons boxes designed for heavier items. Books, records, CDs, DVDs, and canned goods are good candidates for these boxes.
  • Tote Box – This particular box is small. It is created specifically for files and folders.
  • Medium Size Box – This box is designed for non-fragile and somewhat heavy items, such as pots, pans, linens, folded clothes, toys, and games.
  • Large Size Box – This box is large and bulky, and stores items such as pillows, lamp shades, and comforters.
  • Dish Pack Box – This box has double thick walls specifically designed for dishes, glasses, vases and other fragile items.
  • Mirror Picture Box – This box is the only one that is really narrow, which accommodates different size mirrors, paintings, and other fragile items.
  • Mattress Box – This is a very common box to protect mattresses that is usually available in all sizes.
  • Wardrobe Box with Metal Bar – This box is equipped with a metal bar. Clothes can therefore be hanged in these boxes.




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