If you are planning to move, you will need moving boxes and probably a lot of them! Boxes and packing materials can be purchased from your Utah Movers.
The boxes needed and their cost will depend on what you are packing. It’s best to take an inventory of your home or office and with the help of the following chart you can easily determine what boxes you will need for your packing job.
Different companies charge different rates for boxes. Typically, it is best to purchase your boxes from the company who is moving you. These boxes have more strength and can withstand crushing. Some moving companies can give you a quantity discount, a free box delivery, or a refund when boxes are returned after your move. Retail stores don’t offer these services.
The following table is a guide for organizing the boxes you will need for your move:
|TYPE OF BOX
|SIZE OF BOX
|WHAT ITEMS TO PACK
|books, files, tools & desk items
|small appliances, dishes & heavy pots and pans
|linens, clothes, tupperware, display items & decorations
|pillows,quilts, toys & large decorations
|china, crystal, figurines
|dividers for dish packs to keep breakables separated
|pictures and mirrors
|provide cushioning inside of boxes & protection for breakables
|tape for boxes
|Twin, Full, Q/K Mattress
|Wrap upholstered and leather furniture & mattresses
Remember boxes can be flattened, so unless you plan on storing items long term, stick with boxes instead of totes. Boxes will take up less room before you pack and you can recyle them or return them to your Utah mover when you are done.
Packing can be a big job, but using the right boxes will make the job easier!