Boxes are just boxes, right? Well, not necessarily. Having the right moving boxes can be crucial to making your packing life easier. But how do you know which box to use to pack your items? Moving boxes come in many different shapes and sizes, all which are suited to carrying certain items. When sorted properly, it can save you a lot of hassle and make your moving journey much smoother.

To help you out with your sorting through your box choices, we’ve compiled a list of box types and what you should put inside them.

1.5 cubic foot box

This box is 16 x 12.5 x 12.5 inches in dimensions, and can be used to safely carry up to 60 lbs worth of items. Since and compact, it is perfect for packing books, kitchen items like dishes, and other fragile and small appliances like lamps and shades.

3.0 cubic foot box

Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 16 inches. This box can carry up to 65 lbs of items and its size makes it great for clothing, pots, pans, and electronics.

4.5 cubic foot box

18 x 18 x 24 inches. Similar to the previous box, this box can carry up to 65 lbs worth of items, but its larger size makes it more suitable to longer items, such as larger lamps, linens, and larger kitchen appliances that can’t fit into the 1.5 cubic foot box.

6.0 cubic foot box

With its 22 x 22 x 21.5 inch dimensions, this box is great for carrying pillows, toys, large blankets, and other types of cushions. It has a weight limit of 70 lbs, which means you don’t want to overstuff this box or it might become too heavy to be properly moved.

6.1 cubic foot box

This box is extremely similar to the 6.0 cubic box, just with slightly larger proportions, at 24 x 18 x 24. Due to its bigger size capacity, it may be more suited to carrying items that take up a lot of space like blankets, comforter, and cushions.

Other boxes

For the rest of your items that can’t properly fit or be transported in the list of boxes, you might want more specialized boxes to carry them. For items like your TV or other big electronics, if you’ve kept the original packaging, then you’ve already got a perfectly sized box that’s suited for effective and safe transportation.

When it comes to properly packing, Short Notice Moving is your moving company of choice. Bringing families to their new homes, we serve Vancouver, Surrey, and all across the Lower Mainland.