Tips & Advice
What are the types of moving boxes?
Many different types of moving boxes are available. Small boxes offer about 1.5 cubic feet of capacity, and they're good for storing items such as books and shoes. Medium boxes offer 3 cubic feet of space, while large boxes provide about 4.5 cubic feet of capacity. There are also specialized boxes available that are designed to accommodate clothes, mirrors, mattresses, and dishes.
What is the best tape to use with moving boxes?
The best tape to use with moving boxes is shipping tape. This tape is sturdy and resistant to water, and it's strong enough to keep moving boxes securely sealed. Duct tape is another good choice. It's extremely sticky and resilient, and it's useful if you need to reinforce heavy boxes.
Packing paper is used to keep items secure in a moving box, and it can help prevent items from shifting and incurring damage while the box is in transit. It's especially useful for fragile items such as glassware and dishes. Bubble wrap and cushion foam offer similar benefits to traditional packing paper.
What is a reasonable price for moving boxes?
The price of a moving box will depend on its size. For a small box, expect to pay roughly $0.75. Large moving boxes cost $1.50-$2 and more. You can also get specialized moving boxes that are designed to accommodate items such as mirrors, flat-panel TVs, and clothing. These boxes are usually the most expensive, and can cost anywhere from $5-$20 or more.
Where can I get moving boxes?
Moving boxes are sold at moving supply stores and packaging supply stores, and they're also available at home improvement stores like Lowe's and Home Depot. There are places where you may able to obtain moving boxes at no cost. The “free” section of Craigslist includes listings for those seeking to give away moving boxes. Free boxes may also be available at your local recycling center or grocery store.