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How to Choose the Best Boxes for Moving

Moving house regularly shows up on psychology's top 5 lists of most stressful life events. There are so many things to think of and worry about, it's not surprising to find moving ranking as stressful. The good news is, you don't have to figure it out alone. If you're packing to move your home yourself, you're going to need boxes but what kind and how many? Read on for practical box-picking tips and guidelines from a top moving company in Toronto that will make your move easier.


Which Box Size Is Best?

Removal boxes come in standard sizes that lend themselves to different types of goods. A general packing guideline is to pack heavier things into smaller boxes to make sure they are still easy enough to carry, but also that they won't break.


Wardrobe Boxes

Fitting in all your clothes is no longer a challenge with these purpose-designed wardrobe boxes. There is ample room for your hanging garments, folded clothes, as well as shoes, belts, and bags. The unique size of a wardrobe box - 3' x 3' x 4.5' - makes them easy to identify among the other boxes when you land in your new home and need a change of clothes.


Regular Packing Boxes

These boxes are your best friend in the kitchen, for your study, and so much more. Measuring in at 2.25' x 1.5' x 2', they are the perfect size for books, fragile glassware, and ornaments.

Packing up kitchen cupboards can be tricky because of the weight and shape of many kitchen appliances. Regular packing boxes are sizeable and sturdy enough to take on the job with ease. 


Heavy Duty Boxes

If you need something stronger than a regular box, heavy duty boxes are great. They are slightly smaller than regular packing boxes, 2' x 1.25' x 1.5', but can take more weight without breaking. Use a heavy duty box for things like packing up tools in a garage.


A Moving Company Recommendation - How Many Boxes To Buy

If you aren't sure how many boxes you'll need to pack up your home, as a moving company in Toronto, we offer this guideline.

  • 1 Bedroom apartment: 10 small, 10 medium, 10 large
  • 2 bedroom apartment: 20 small, 20 medium, 20 large
  • 3 bedroom apartment or home: 30 small, 30 medium, 40 large

Our moving material packages are based on different sized living areas. Use this as a guideline, or take advantage of our moving material packages.


All Taped up and Ready to Move

Even the best quality boxes won't help you if your tape is weak and splits open the first time a box is picked up. Make sure you invest in strong tape that will adhere properly and not break.


Padding and Wrapping

Traditionally, a pile of newspapers would be enough to get fragile items to the other side in one piece, but newsprint leaves an inky residue on items and your hands. Unprinted newsprint will provide the same cushioning, but without the messy ink coming off on everything.


Need Boxes? Give a Moving Company in Toronto a Call

Maybe you just need to buy boxes for moving. Maybe you are trying to decide which moving company to use. Whatever your moving needs are, we can help. If you're ready to ditch the stress of moving, contact us and find out how our services can help you.


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