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Doing Your Own Packing? Tips For Choosing Box Sizes

Using Our Boxes

If you’re planning to do your own packing, you can still use professional moving boxes that are optimised for our packing methods and trucks. Visit our Boxes page for tips on buying or renting the right type of boxes for your move.

Why Not Let Us Do It For You?

Packing your own boxes can be time-consuming and stressful, especially if you have lots of fragile or unique items that are difficult to pack. We always encourage our clients to consider using our packing and unpacking services. We’re fast, competent and efficient, and we’re more than happy to pack some or all of your belongings for you. Visit our Packing Materials page for more information.

Judging Box Size and Weight

Pack smartly. Be aware of the boxes’ weight limits and stay below them. If possible, keep each box under 20 kilos (45 pounds). This will make it easier to handle each box. Stack books in smaller boxes while using larger boxes to pack lighter items like clothing and electronics.

Ensuring Stackability

Once you’ve decided which boxes you’re going to use, you’ll have to think about their stability and stackability. If you’re using higher-quality moving boxes, then they should be able to hold their shape more. Use soft items like clothing and towels to fill up your boxes of dishware, pots, and pans, so they are able to be stacked more efficiently. This is also a good way to protect your fragile items. The global moving boxes market is projected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 5.2% from 2021 to 2028.

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