Key Considerations to Make When Selecting Packing Boxes for Your House Move


Before embarking on your house move, it is important to ensure you have the right packing supplies for the job. One of the must-haves are boxes for your packaging needs. The same way there are several different types of household items, there are different varieties of boxes that can be used for your household moving. Typically, you will need a mix of different types of boxes when you are moving house.

Here are a number of crucial things to be taken into account when you are selecting boxes for your house move.

The size and weight of your items

Different household items come in different sizes, and it is important to keep this in mind when you are selecting boxes for your move. There are small, medium, large and extra-large boxes to ensure you get the right box for packaging each household item.

  • Small boxes are usually used for packaging small, heavy items such as books and paperwork that would be too heavy to carry if they were to be placed in large boxes.
  • Medium boxes are ideal for packaging non-breakables and moderately heavy stuff, such as pots, dishes, pans and small appliances.
  • Large and extra-large boxes are ideal for packaging large, low-weight items such as bedding, clothing, pillows and toys that are very light in weight.

Your special packaging requirements

Some household belongings require special attention to be packaged correctly. Breakables such as mirrors, kitchen glassware and flat screen TVs will easily break if placed and transported inside boxes that do not offer any protection against breakage. For example, for kitchen glassware, you can use boxes with extra-thick walls and dividers to prevent the glassware from breaking. And, to make sure your large flat screen TV reaches your new home in unspoiled condition, you may need to use thick-walled boxes that come with interior padding. There are several different types of boxes to meet your special packaging requirements when you are moving house.

The material of the boxes

The boxes used for packaging household items when one is moving house do not just differ by size, they also vary by construction material. Cardboard boxes are one of the most commonly used type of moving boxes, but there are other options you can look into as well. These include plastic, wood and metal boxes. These heavy-duty boxes are usually favoured where cardboard boxes cannot be used because of the extra strength required to hold up against the weight of the packaged items.


26 December 2016

Storing my stuff while I'm on exchange

I'm going on a year of foreign exchange, so I am moving all of my stuff into a storage unit until I get back so I can save money on rent. I don't have much money so I am trying to do this for as little money as possible as I want to make sure that I know the best way to pack things to save space and get the smallest possible unit. This blog has some of the tricks that I have picked up in packing my household in the most space-efficient way and should be useful for anyone else packing up a household for storage.