Planning Your Next Move: Specialty Moving Boxes for Smart Packing

Posted on: 2 August 2016

Planning your move means having the right types of boxes for all of your items. Many moving companies offer specialty boxes you can use to pack your items yourself. These boxes protect your items from damage and even make it easier to unpack your items once you arrive at your new home. Here is a look at some of the specialty boxes you can choose from.

Wardrobe Boxes

Wardrobe boxes are tall boxes with dowel rods built into the top. They let you hang your clothing inside for quick packing and unpacking. You won't have to remove all the items in your closet from their hangers and fold them, nor will you need to use a separate box to pack your hangers. Wardrobe boxes are also conveniently reusable, so you can store out-of-season clothes in them to save space in your closets.

Flat-Screen Television Boxes

Wrapping your flat-screen television in bubble wrap or foam padding can only do so much to prevent it from being damaged. Instead, consider a flat-screen TV box. These cartons include plastic straps that hold your television in place during the move, and they are specially sized to accommodate your television. You can buy a box sized to fit each TV in your home to keep them all safe during the move.

Mirror and Picture Boxes

Moving mirrors, paintings, and large picture frames can be tricky. Placing more than one in a standard-sized box can result in damage, as can placing them in the moving truck wrapped in a moving blanket or bubble wrap. Use mirror and picture boxes for each large hanging item to ensure each item arrives safely at your new home.

Glassware Boxes

Glassware boxes have special removable compartments that are sized to hold drinking glasses, coffee mugs, and stemware. The cardboard compartments prevent the glassware from bumping into each other, which can cause breakage. The boxes also feature multiple levels, so you can pack more items in the box. When it is time to unpack, you can simply remove each glass from the compartments to place them in your kitchen cabinets. Be sure to save these boxes to store any fine china you don't use often.

File Storage Boxes

If you have a lot of personal paperwork, or if you have a home office, file storage boxes are invaluable. They let you place your file folders directly in the box for easy organization, and the sturdy construction makes these types of boxes conveniently reusable. Placing your paperwork in these boxes also means you won't have to move a heavy file cabinet filled with paperwork.

Talk to your moving company about the different moving supply options available to you. In many cases, you can buy these boxes as well as tape, bubble wrap, tissue, and other essential packing supplies you'll need for your big move.

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