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Asked by Armando

January 1, 2021 under Others

How much can I put in my moving box?


Answered by Staff Writer

August 3, 2021

The moving process can be stressful, from packing to transportation, but with the right moving boxes, you can ensure your items are secure and safe. But do you know how much weight can a moving box hold? Here's everything you need to know about the moving boxes.

Let’s start with different types of moving boxes

Small boxes

Small boxes are usually 12" x 12" x 16”. They can hold your books and toys because they are small and compact. You can also use them for your fragile items.

Medium boxes

These are usually about 3 cubic feet. They can usually hold up to 65 pounds. So you can use them for kitchen items, clothes, electronics, and even toys.

Large boxes

Large boxes are usually 4.5 cubic feet. They can't hold as much weight as medium boxes, but they can hold large items. They are great for small rugs, appliances, blankets and bed sets, and clothing.

Dish-Pack boxes

Dish-packs have dividers in them so you can put your stemware, bowls, plates, and other kitchenware in them, so they stay safe and protected.

Wardrobe boxes:

These boxes can hold up to 100 lbs. of clothes. While packing, simply transfer your clothes off the racks into the wardrobe box’s rack, and close it up. This keeps your clothes safe during your move.

Electronic boxes

Most people throw away or recycle electronic boxes, but do you know how valuable those boxes were? Well, these are specific boxes designed to protect your electronics so you can use them to protect your TV screens, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles, and more.

Boxes for glassware

Packing and moving glasses, plates, and other stemware can be a nerve-wracking thought. Without the right boxes and careful handling, these items can easily break. You can use these boxes in order to protect your fragile items like glassware and stemware.

TV moving boxes

If you have a flat-screen TV but don’t have its original packaging, you may need a TV moving box. These boxes will keep your flat-screen TV safe and transportable, and they come in various sizes to secure your specific TV model.

Picture Boxes/Mirror Boxes

These boxes are designed to protect fragile mirrors and picture frames from getting smashed or cracked while in transport.

Where you can buy the moving boxes?

You can get your moving boxes online at cheaper rates. The following are the best places to get moving boxes:

  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • U-Haul
  • Amazon
  • The UPS Store
  • U-Line

Can I get moving boxes for free?

You can find free moving boxes at Craigslist, Liquor Stores, Starbucks, U-Haul Customer Connect, Office Depot or OfficeMax, Walgreens, PetSmart, Walmart, Facebook Community Groups, Freecycle, Dollar Store, Petco, and Rite Aid. At commercial stores, simply ask an employee if they have any free boxes available. At other places like classifieds, search for any free moving box listings to post a request for boxes.

Additional tips to remember when packing fragile items

  • Always wrap breakable items in three to four sheets of packing paper.
  • When packing your breakables, cover the bottom of the box with several sheets of crumpled-up paper.
  • Pack glassware on end as it would sit on the shelf, pack plates, dishes, platters, and bowls on their side. Do not pack them flat.
  • Remember to fill the box with packing peanuts. If you don’t have packing peanuts, fill the dead air space with crumpled-up paper. This will keep the box from crushing when another box gets stacked on top of it.

Still want to know about moving boxes like how to find them, visit our page moving boxes and packing materials and get more information on moving boxes.

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