It is important to use the right size of moving boxes to safely transport your belongings. When moving, small boxes and extra-large boxes have different purposes. Use this guide to determine which size box you need for your move.

Moving box sizes

Moving boxes come in different sizes and are made from different materials. Using the right moving boxes will help to ensure that your items are secure during transit. Moving boxes of the correct size will prevent heavier items from crushing your lighter items and from fragile items becoming damaged. Professional movers always use the right box to help them safely lift boxes and store belongings securely in their moving trucks. 

There are commonly small boxes, medium-sized boxes, larger boxes, and extra-large boxes. Every box size stores different items so that you can easily lift and safely transport these specific items. A larger box for example is not for stacking a large number of items but rather for bulkier items. Smaller boxes are specifically for fragile items such as crystal, Royal Doulton, tea sets, etc.

Specialty moving boxes

Some moves may require specialty boxes, such as delicate items or items that may not fit in regular-sized boxes. These boxes could be used for sports equipment, old records, DVDs, or important books, among other items. Moving companies can help you out with specialty boxes for your specific needs.

Common moving box sizes and when to use them

1. A small moving box

Heavy items and delicate items are best stored in a small boxing box. These items can include:

  • Small appliances such as a toaster
  • Small dishes
  • Tools
  • Records and movies
  • Books
  • Tea sets
  • Royal Doulton figurines 

2. A medium moving box 

Medium boxes are best for small kitchen items or miscellaneous household items, such as

  • Toys for pets and kids
  • Blenders and mixers
  • Coffee makers
  • Tupperware
  • Clocks
  • Wardrobe boxes for hanging clothing

3. A large moving box

Large moving boxes are for larger items (lightweight and bulky items), such as

  • Speakers
  • Stuffed animals, and larger toys
  • Lampshades
  • Blankets
  • Towels

Contact Master Movers for help with choosing the size of moving boxes!