Boxes and Supplies
The right boxes and supplies paired with the right packing methods are crucial in the success of your move.
So how many boxes do you need?
Use the chart below to help you get an idea. (Keep in mind, however, the longer you’ve lived in your home, the more stuff you will have accumulated.)
|Type of Dwelling||Approx. No. of Boxes|
|Studio||10 – 20|
|1 Bedroom Apartment||20 – 35|
|2 Bedroom Apartment||25 – 40|
|2 Bedroom House||25 – 45|
|3 Bedroom House||30 – 55|
|4 Bedroom House||40 – 65|
Types of Boxes you might need
|Dishpack (5.1 cft)||A corrugated box, good for fragile items such as: dishes, glasses, vases etc.||18” x 18” x 27”|
|Small Box (1½cft)||Good for small items or for packing books and magazines||16 3/8” x 12 5/8” x 12
|Medium Box (3 cft)||Good for toys, clothes, shoes etc.||18 1/8” x 18” x 16”|
|Linen Box (4½cft)||Good for bed sheets, pillow covers, blankets, Towels etc.||18” x 18” x 24”|
|Large Box (6 cft)||Good for large and light items that just won’t fit in a regular size box.||24” x 18” x 24”|
|Lamp box (3.3 cft)||Special box for any size of lamps from table lamp to floor lamps.||12” x 12” x 40”|
|King/Queen mattress box||Special box for mattress or box spring (Adjustable to fit either Queen or King Size)|
|Mirror/Picture box||A corrugated box specially made for packing pictures and mirrors.||4” x 37” x 61”|
|Wardrobe (10 cft)||A box with a hang bar for dresses, coats, jackets etc.||20” x 19 3/4” x 45 3/4”|
Tape: Every box needs to be taped, top and bottom, with 2 – 2 1/2 inch gummed or masking tape to give it additional strength and prevent opening, so you’ll need approximately one roll of tape for every 15 to 20 boxes.
Blankets: All furniture should be wrapped in blankets for its protection. Cloud9 Moving provides the use of blankets free of charge. You can also purchase blankets from us if you wish to keep some of your items in the storage.
Original Packing: Whenever it’s available, use the original packing material for your electronic items such as computers, stereos and screens.
Shrink Wrap: Used for extra protection against dust and other materials if you plan on storing your items for a long period of time, and for bundling items together. Shrink-wrap wraps around any item without leaving any sticky residue.
Floor Runners: Rug runners used to protect hardwood and marble floors.