You can easily compare moving boxes with shipping boxes. They have the same quality and have the same weight, unless you buy some special made box from cardboard that allows packing heavier items. Most common question that people have in their minds is, should we buy special moving boxes or should we just take some boxes from grocery stores. Ask your friends or family members who have just recently moved.
Answer is simple. Calculate all your need and costs. If there are some items that you would like to get moved specially, with insurance that nothing happens to them, then use moving boxes. They guarantee you the safety. They might be expensive, that's why it's important to figure out are they worth it or not.
If you decide to buy moving boxes, then you should use the tips below, when the choice is made.
Type of Boxes
Purchase small moving boxes. They should not be over weighed. Packed box should weight less then 50lbs. Please consider the fact that you might need to move those boxes by yourself. It doesn't matter if you are hiring movers or not, you will need to move those boxes, from one room to another. Make sure that you can lift them up. Boxes that contain some kitchen items can be heavier. Remember, 50lbs is the limit for a small moving box.
The next is 4.5 cubic foot moving box(medium boxes). Its parameters are 18 x 18 x 24 and you can safely carry up to 65 lbs. It's perfect for some large lamps or any other kitchen items.
Then there is a 6.0 cubic foot large moving box. It can carry up to 70 lbs. Its parameters are 22 x 22 x 21. It's advised to be careful with packing this box, because they might be very heavy at the end. This box is usually used for toys, pillows and couch cushions.
This next box is so called 6.1 cubic foot extra large moving box. It's a bit larger than 6.0 moving box and it has been used for items that can fit into the 6.0 moving boxes. The box is 24 x 18 x 24.
Get some various wardrobe boxes. You should get them in all kind of sizes. Each should contain a metal bar, to make moving more comfortable. You have to remember that they are very heavy and can take a lot of free space. If you can pack your clothes in a flat, that will save you some money.
Boxes for pictures and mirrors: These boxes can be telescoped. It simply means that you can put two or more boxes together. The only thing is that you need to make sure that there is a strong filament tape, it's for safety measures to handle the additional weight.
Dish boxes: They are specially made for packing the glasses and cups, so that in moving process they wouldn't brake and that there are not damages done to them.Written by Margarita Hakobyan
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