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|
|Book Box||16x12x12||books, files, tools & desk items|
|Medium Box||18x18x16||small appliances, dishes & heavy pots and pans|
|Large Box||24x18x18||linens, clothes, tupperware, display items & decorations|
|X-Large Box||24x18x24||pillows,quilts, toys & large decorations|
|Dish Packs||18x18x28||china, crystal, figurines|
|Cell Dividers||dividers for dish packs to keep breakables separated|
|Mirror/Picture Box||36x30x4||pictures and mirrors|
|Wardrobe Box||24x24x48||hanging clothes|
|Packing Paper||provide cushioning inside of boxes & protection for breakables|
|Packing Tape||tape for boxes|
|Twin, Full, Q/K Mattress||mattress protection|
|Bubble Wrap||Wrap breakables|
|Plastic Wrap||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!