Working as movers in New Bern, NC, we deal with of boxes of all shapes and sizes every day. When you’re thinking about moving, it’s often very difficult to try and figure out what goes in what size box. Luckily, we’ve learned over the years that the size of the box is a great way to figure out what should be stored inside it. With that experience in mind, here is our guide to help you determine how to pack your things, whether you’re storing or moving.

When to Choose Small Boxes

These boxes are usually about 1.5-3.1 cubic feet. For this size, you want to think about fragile and smaller and heavy items. The smaller the box, the heavier you can pack it. Here are some examples of what you can pack:

  • Canned Goods
  • CD’s and DVD’s
  • Toys
  • Baby Items
  • Fragile/Glass Items
  • Toiletries
  • Tools
  • Small Electronics/Video Game Systems

When to Choose Medium Boxes

When you have a box that’s 4-5 cubic feet, think about your bulkier, more awkward items. You can usually fit 1-3 items of average weight and awkward shape in one of these. Here are a couple of those items:

  • Kitchenware
  • Pots and Pans
  • Small Appliances
  • Shoes
  • Computer Towers
  • Small Lamp Shades
  • Clothing

When to Choose Large Boxes

These are 6 cubic feet and up. Even though the large size may tempt you to pack it with heavy items, instead fill it with light bulky items. That way when you lift it, you won’t be overwhelmed. Here are some examples:

  • Linens
  • Throw Blankets
  • Lamps
  • Towels
  • Jackets
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Camping Gear
  • Large Duvets
  • Large Household Items

When to Choose Dish Packs

As the name implies, these are best for dishes. it’s a double walled box that offers strength and protection for both your every day and fine china dishes. Here’s what else can go in here:

  • Wine Glasses
  • Ornaments
  • Small Breakables
  • Porcelain Keepsakes

When to Choose Mirror Cartons

These cartons are telescopic and can expand up to 72 inches. These are perfect for some of your flat goods that need to be stored with care. For ideas, try packing these items in here:

  • Mirrors
  • Pictures
  • Canvas Paintings

Need More Moving Help?

Of course, to help with any move, you need more than right sized boxes. You need movers in New Bern, NC that can help you from start to finish. For more than 20 years, we’ve been moving pros, serving Eastern North Carolina and surrounding areas. Locally owned and operated, we’re a fully licensed and insured independent moving service, assisting your 27858 moving needs. As such, we want to help you move locally and nationally. If you want to get started, contact us and we’ll see how we can help you.