The following boxes and packing materials are used specifically for household moving. These boxes and packing materials are manufactured especially to the moving industry specification. You can obtain all these items from your moving company’s agent or a moving supply company for a reasonable fee.
Book (1.5 cubic feet), size 17 x 123/8 x 123/8: These small cartons are designed for heavy items, such as books, records, CD’s, and canned goods.
Legal Tote (2.3 cubic feet), size 24 x 16 x 13: This box is specially designed for your files and folders.
Medium (3.0 cubic feet), size 101/8 x 18 x 16: This box is designed for non-fragile and moderately heavy items, such as pots, pans, linen, folded clothes, toys, games, etc.
Large (4.5 cubic feet), size 18 x 18 x 24 or (6.0 cubic feet), size 23 x 23 x 20: All large bulky articles, very light, such as pillows, comforters, lamp shades.
Dish pack (5.2 cubic feet), size 18 x 18 x 28: This box has double extra thick walls specifically designed for dishes, vases, glasses and other fragile items. You can also use cell packs separator for china or glassware with individual compartments for the items being packed.
Mirror, picture box: These narrow boxes accommodate different sized mirrors, paintings, other fragile items and flat items.
Wardrobe box with metal bar: This box is equipped with a metal bar so clothes may hang.
Mattress Box: Comes in various sizes for different size mattresses.
Moving Packing Materials
Tape: The most common tape used for carton sealing is a plastic tape called “PVC”.
“Newsprint” paper: NEVER USE NEWSPAPERS! as wrapping and cushioning material. Newspaper ink has a tendency to rub off on items it touches and it very difficult to remove it from items such as fine china. The solution to that is using “newsprint” paper as cushioning material.
Bubble wrap: This material is another item used as cushioning material.
Styrofoam peanuts: Packing material used to protect fragile items. This material is lightweight, clean, lint-free and dustless and safe.