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Moving Boxes: Standard and Kitchen

Cardboard boxes are essential for moving books, electronics, small appliances, decorations and many other household items. It's best to purchase new boxes before you transport your belongings. An old box may be weak, have unpleasant odors or even contain pests. To prevent damage, it is important to use the right box for each object in your home.

Most kitchen boxes provide the best option for moving ceramic or glass kitchenware. They have stronger cardboard that protects fragile possessions. This type of box is desirable when you need to move mugs, plates, glasses, bowls and cookware. We also offer general-purpose moving boxes; they are appropriate for most other items.


What Movers Have To Offer
Movers offer standard boxes come in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes. A box is harder to lift and more likely to collapse if it is overloaded; small boxes provide a safe way to move dense objects. Among other things, they can hold books, papers, food, hardware and batteries. They also prove useful for some fragile items that require extra padding.

You may use large and extra-large boxes to move things that take up a lot of space but don't weigh very much. An advantage of these boxes is that you won't have to spend as much time taping and labeling them. They're suitable for bedding, curtains, waste baskets, speakers and some electric fans. You can use the medium size for everything else.

Before you buy moving boxes online make sure you talk to one of the moving companies in our network and ask them if they have an online store to find the right boxes to move your belongings.


Finding Inexpensive Moving Boxes

One way to make your move less stressful is to do your planning before the big day arrives. Another way to reduce stress is to make sure you have all the right supplies. Purchasing inexpensive moving boxes is one of the best ways to make your move as easy as possible.

It's common to think only the moving company you hire to ship your precious belongings have a use for boxes. However, there are many advantages to purchasing low-cost moving boxes. 

A wide range of moving box sizes exists, including:

  • Small, medium, large and xtra large
  • Kitchen boxes
  • TV boxes
  • Wardrobe boxes


Buying inexpensive moving boxes is the perfect way to save money on your move.

Tips On Using Moving Boxes
Use small boxes for heavy items and large boxes for less weighty belongings. Make sure you have the following supplies:

  • Tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing paper


You can purchase all these items and more from your local UPS store. Buying everything in one place is easy, and you will save on shipping.

Clearly label all your boxes. You can set up a spreadsheet with details of everything that is stored in each box. Of course, you can also do this the old-fashioned way by simply using pen and paper. Creating your own inventory list saves you the hassle of writing out each item's name, as your list will allow you to simply number the boxes.

Reinforce your boxes by taping the bottom seams. You will probably be moving the boxes around more than you think, and the tape will prevent them from suddenly opening and spilling your contents.

Use packing paper for dishes, artwork and other fragile items. You can also layer using lightweight blankets or sheets. 

Moving is the perfect time to donate things you no longer want or need, and having separate boxes for these items will make it easier to drop them off at the donation center.

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