Choosing Packing Materials

Choosing the right container will both speed up your packing and ensure your possessions are transported safely and securely.

Book Box (1.5 Cubic Foot Carton)

Ideal for small, heavy items – books, records, canned goods, tools, weights, etc.
Size: 13in x 13in x 16in (length, width, height)

Medium Box (3.1 Cubic Foot Carton)

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.
Size: 18in x 18in x 16in

Large Box (4.5 Cubic Foot Carton)

Ideal for larger, bulky items such as pillows and quilts. These boxes can also be used for some lamp shades.
Size: 18in x 18in x 24in

Dish Pack (5.2 Cubic Foot Carton)

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.
Size: 18in x 18in x 28in

Wardrobe Boxes

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.

Mirror Carton

A collapsible 2 or 4 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.


Let Us Do The Hard Work

Don’t have time to pack? No problem, we’d be happy to do it for you. Main Street Movers offer a comprehensive packing service, including:

  • thorough inventory lists, arranged by item category or room
  • protective wrapping of fragile items
  • custom made crates for artwork, antiques, etc.

We’ll even unpack for you!