How to Pack a Moving Box

When it comes to moving, one of the easiest yet most daunting tasks is packing.

We know, because people ask us all the time:

Do you guys do packing? (Yes, yes we do!)

How many boxes do I need?

Will this box collapse?

Here are some tips on how to pack a moving box!

How many moving boxes do I need?

For a small studio: 10-20 mixed small-large boxes. The type of boxes will vary depending on what you have in your home!

For a One Bedroom Apartment: Around 20-30 Mixed small-large Boxes.

A Two Bedroom Apartment: Around 40-50 Mixed Small-Large Boxes.

Don’t be afraid to buy extra! You can always return the boxes you don’t use!

We suggest buying from The Home Depot as the quality and prices are a great value.

Make sure you put heavier items into smaller boxes:

Books and dense, heavy items should always go into small boxes. This may seem counter-intuitive but nothing guarantees a collapsing box more than an overloaded large box.

Light items should go into medium boxes. Kitchen supplies, and light load bulk items can all make their way to these boxes.

Large boxes should honestly be avoided. They are good for clothes, but Large Garbage bags also do the trick.

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As you start packing up boxes, keep them in an accessible point:

If you choose to hire movers, note that the ideal way to pack a moving truck is to start with the boxes. The experienced movers know the best way to utilize a truck space is to start with the boxes, so make sure they’re not buried!

Always feel free to reach out to us with questions! We’re happy to help!


Jenny MontresorDIY, Moving, Packing