While it might not seem like much of a priority when you’re planning a move, ensuring you have the right boxes for different objects is crucial. If you want to avoid any potential damage, it’s important to pay attention to your boxes.

Here’s all you need to know about choosing the correct boxes for different objects.

Standard boxes

Standard moving boxes generally come in three sizes:

  • Small moving boxes – usually 1.5 cubic feet (45 cubic cm)
  • Medium boxes – usually 3 cubic feet (90 cubic cm)
  • Large boxes – usually 4.5 cubic feet (135 cubic cm)

When moving, you should place your heavier items in smaller boxes, this is because the cardboard will hold up a lot better if it’s carrying a small number of heavy items. Loading a lot of heavy items into a large cardboard box is best avoided where possible, you don’t want to be dealing with a bunch of smashed plates if the bottom of the box splits. For example, when packing books for a move, you need to use small boxes, if you fill a large box with all your books the box will almost certainly break from the weight.

We find that when packing their house for a move, most people will try and fit as much as possible in larger boxes. The thought process is fewer boxes are good as there are fewer boxes to move. However, this is flawed thinking, moving home is about transporting everything safely without damage.

Wardrobe boxes

You’ll be pleased to know that there are specifically designed boxes for pretty much any item, any good packing service will have access to them. Wardrobe boxes can be defined by their short horizontal bar. The bar should be able to take two feet of hanger space without any trouble and will allow you to avoid packing clothes into boxes. Quite often shirts, trousers, jumpers, jackets and more end up overloading boxes, as well as leaving you with creased clothes when you unpack.

Crockery boxes

Plates, dishes and glasses are among the most common casualties during a move.

In order to avoid having to pop to IKEA to replace all your dinnerware, you may want to consider boxes designed for carrying crockery. You’ll notice that, unlike regular boxes, they have partitions which have been designed with keeping all your favourite glassware safe during transit. If you’re concerned about any fragile items you may have, it’s worth bearing in mind that we offer a completely safe and efficient fragile items packing service as well as a full packing service.

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Mirror boxes

Unsurprisingly, mirror boxes have been designed with transporting mirrors in mind. Featuring secure joints that firmly grip the edges and stop your mirror from rocking, they are worth seeking out if you have a mirror you want to fully protect. They’re also ideal for moving flat-screen TVs.

To help make your move as seamless and stress-free as possible, Cambridge Removals and Storage can supply you with all the high-quality moving boxes you require. Our packing service operates anywhere in Cambridgeshire, so if you are in Huntingdon, Peterborough or Newmarket we can help you with your move. Contact us today to discuss your moving needs.