Moving boxes | The ultimate guide you never thought you'd need

By James G on 02/14/2020

If you’re moving soon and you take on the decision to pack all of your items by yourself, which does actually save a lot of money on your estimate due to the reduction in labor cost!

We thought it'd be helpful to put together a comprehensive guide to the different types of moving boxes at your disposal. Boxes are available for purchase through Liffey Van Lines.

Packing your items by yourself can be daunting but we hope to relieve some of that stress right here:

Moving boxes | Small Box: 1.5 cubic feet

These moving boxes are ideal for small bits and pieces. They are especially great for items in junk drawers.

Here is a brief breakdown of what normally gets packed into these moving boxes.

  • Small Consumer Electronics
  • Books
  • Kitchenware
  • Tools
  • Children's Toys
  • Canned food
  • Fragile items (which will need to be paper wrapped)

Medium Box: 3.0 - 4.5 Cubic Feet

These boxes are a step up from the small boxes, but are better suited to the heavier items. Be careful not to overpack these boxes!

  • Computers
  • Microwaves
  • Other Electronics
  • Pots & Pans
  • Appliances
  • Lamp Shades
  • Other small household items

Large Box: 6.0 Cubic Feet

The large box is best for the larger, heavier items in your home. These boxes can become quite heavy given their nature.

  • Blankets and Comforters
  • Bath Towels
  • Items from Garage
  • Large Appliances
  • Lamps
  • Collapsible items

Dish Pack/China Box

A sturdy, corrugated box with double-wall construction suited for breakables and kitchenware. Suitable for packing your china, crystal, bowls, mugs, plates, and glassware. Cellular dividers may also be used inside the box as an extra measure of protection.

  • China
  • Bowls/Plates/Crystal/Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Valuable Keepsakes
  • Porecelain

Picture Boxes/Picture Cartons

These boxes can fit almost any framed picture or mirror. Perfect for moving artwork.

  • Paintings
  • Pictures
  • Mirrors
  • Frames

Wardrobe Boxes

Massive boxes that incorporate a metal hanging bar to hang your clothing and other items. Perfect for transferring your clothing into your new wardrobes in your new home.

As always, we do recommend that you allow us to pack your items. This is to facilitate a safe, efficient move. Our movers always ensure that your items are packing correctly, securely and safely to minimize the risk of anything getting damaged.

Why not give us a call and see what we can do?

Article written by James G

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