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Boxes Estimate

Moving Boxes Estimate

The table below gives a round estimate of the number of boxes and basic supplies you’ll need for packing.
Remember that depending upon your specific needs, you may also need special boxes such as those made for clothing, pictures and mirrors, electronics and lamps.

Packing # of
Boxes/Supplies Needed
1-2 rooms: 15 Small, 15
Medium, 3 Large, 2 Dish Packs, 1 Inkless
Newsprint Bundle, 1 – 2 Rolls Box Sealing
2-4 rooms: 20 Small, 20
Medium, 5 Large, 4 Dish Packs, 1 Inkless
Newsprint Bundle, 3-4 Rolls Box Sealing
4-6 rooms: 25 Small, 25
Medium, 7 Large, 6 Dish Packs, 2 Inkless
Newsprint Bundles, 4-6 Rolls Box Sealing

Packing Boxes and Supplies

Boxes come in a variety of sizes and are best suited for certain items. The table below outlines the suggested
contents for specific box sizes.

Box Type Suggested
Best for
heavy, small and fragile items such as:

  • books,
    file folders
  • CDS,
    cassettes, LPS
  • toiletries, medicine, clocks
  • hats,
    lamps, lamp shades, framed art
  • silverware, glassware, kitchen utensils,
    canned goods, jars, bottles, tools
  • most
    kitchenware, electric appliances
  • clothes, shoes, books, purses, hats
  • lamps,
    lamp shades, plants
  • toys
    and accessories from all rooms
  • bed
    linen, pillows, bath towels, table linen
  • sweaters, shoes, purses
  • plastic ware, small appliances
  • lamp
    shades, cushions, plants

extra sturdy for fragile items:

  • china,
    glassware, lamps, collectibles
  • paintings, mirrors

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