Choosing the Right Packing Materials
Choosing the right container will speed up your packing and make this chore easier for you. It will also ensure your possessions are transported safely and securely.
Check out this list of containers and materials to help you do things right.
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1.5 Cubic Foot Carton
13in x 13in x 16in (length, width, height)
Ideal for small, heavy items – books, records, canned goods, tools, weights, etc.
3.1 Cubic Foot Carton
18in x 18in x 16in
For small appliances, cooking utensils, shoes, etc. These boxes can also be used to extend a dish pack (see below) to hold long (tall) items.
4.5 Cubic Foot Carton
18in x 18in x 24in
Ideal for larger, bulky items such as pillows and quilts. These boxes can also be used for some lamp shades.
5.2 Cubic Foot Carton
18in x 18in x 28in
Designed for transporting dishes, glassware dishes, lamp bases and most fragile household items. These heavy-duty boxes are double-walled box and have a 250 lb per square inch bursting strength rating.
Designed to transport your clothes without having to remove the hangers. Wardrobe boxes have an 18-inch bar—making it easy for you to figure out how many you will need for your move. Simply measure how far your clothes stretch across your wardrobe (in inches) and divide by 18.
A collapsible two- or-four-piece container designed to protect pictures, mirrors and panes of glass. The pieces fit together to prevent movement inside the carton. Use paper pads or bubble wrap to pad your item inside the carton.