The process of moving is not a task that people typically look forward to. Planning ahead is the key to a smooth move and will help make this stressful process simple. Most questions we receive are about moving boxes.

  • How many moving boxes do I need?
  • Where should I get moving boxes?
  • What are moving box sizes?

So, we decided to create this moving box guide to answer all of your moving box questions.

Preparing for Your Move

We created this free moving checklist to help with the overall time frames and process of moving, but as for the packing and preparing of moving supplies, here is what you should prepare for.

When should you start boxing things?

It is never too early to start packing, however if you are moving due to the sale of your home and you are currently showing your home, your real estate agent may not want boxes visible. In that case, you should plan your move and start packing as soon as you sell your home unless you have a spare room or basement to store boxes.

Using the Right Boxes to Pack

Moving boxes come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. The size and type of box that you use will depend on what you are packing. Here is a breakdown of the different sizes and types of boxes you will find, the average cost of the boxes, as well as what these boxes can be used for.

Sizes and Types of boxes

Small boxes (Book Crate)<