Moving Boxes

Without the right tools and supplies, every packing will be unsuccessful and difficult.  So, with so many Americans moving all the time, a lot of attention has been focused on finding right moving boxes and other moving supplies. How many boxes and of which quality depends on your moving situation – what are the items you are moving and their quantity. However, whatever is the situation, you should be prepared for packing with the right amount of moving boxes and all the necessary supplies. If you are looking for moving boxes Chicago and packing services – we are here to help you with professional packing services Chicago IL.

So don’t you worry about that. But, if you are moving for the first time, or you want to do it right this time, here’s what you should know about packing and moving boxes.

It’s not just about the number

It is important to have enough moving boxes, that’s for sure. But more important is to have them in good shape, especially if you are moving valuable items. Be sure to check if your boxes a damaged, if their bottoms are secure, etc. You don’t want to lose or damage your valuables during the move. Also, you can read about common moving mistakes and how to avoid them.

pile of boxes
It’s not just about the number of boxes you get – you need to get the right sizes, too.

Pick the right size

Another common mistake that happens during packing is not having moving boxes of the right size. If it helps, you can make a list of your items and see how many big or small items you have. This way you will be sure about the number of bigger or smaller boxes you need to get. As we have been commercial movers Chicago for a long time, we can tell you what are the important points of packing, and provide you with all sorts of packing supplies. So if you are not sure how to do it yourself, we are there for you. But, just in case, you should know there are several types of moving boxes Chicago:

  • small boxes (usually 1.5 cubic foot) are great for small kitchen items and fragile items.
  • medium size boxes (usually 3.0 or 4.5 cubic foot) – a bit bigger boxes that can store your clothes or bigger kitchen items, but also your sheets or lamps.
  • big moving boxes (6.0 cubic foot and more) these moving boxes can contain bigger items like covers, blankets, pillows, etc. Even though these boxes are big, don’t put too many items in them. They can get very heavy and very difficult to carry because of their size and weight.
fragile sign on moving boxes Chicago
So many different moving boxes, sometimes it is hard to choose the right ones.

You can also try wardrobe boxes in different sizes, so you can hang your clothes in them and move them without packing. These are heavier and more expensive, though.

Don’t overpack your moving boxes Chicago

No matter the size of a box, you shouldn’t overpack them. This is especially important for big boxes, which, if overpacked, become very difficult to handle and carry. If you do have some heavy items, be sure to put them in small boxes, separately. Large boxes can be used for lighter items like pillows, sheets or towels. This way it will be easier for you to move those boxes around after the movers finish their work.

Label your moving boxes

The organization is everything. Trust us when we say. With all the experience we have, it has become clear that organized boxes are the easiest to unpack. And by organization, we mean packing in logical groups and labeling. Put items from each room in different boxes, and write what is inside. You can also use numbers and associate boxes to their own room.

a dog in a box
Be sure that all the moving boxes Chicago are labeled with what is inside.

This way, when movers come to load and unload boxes from their truck, they will know exactly which room each box goes to. And when you start unpacking, you will be more than happy that you labeled and organized your moving boxes.

How to get moving boxes Chicago?

You can find moving boxes in different ways. You can always buy them at a local supplies store, along with other packing tools and supplies. They can also be found for free. Try visiting a local liquor store or a furniture store and ask them if they can give you any boxes they have left. However, gathering everything you need can be tiring, because sometimes you don’t know how many boxes you need and where to find them. That’s when we can help you to avoid all that hassle about packing.

Just contact us to get professional packing and moving services, and we can also provide you with top quality packing supplies. With our experience in moving and packing, we will do that for you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Do you have any special items to pack?

Any special or valuable items that need special care have to be packed securely. Our professional team will handle those items in a special way and pack and relocate them damage-free.

Other packing tips and tricks

Here are some other tips and tricks about packing and moving boxes, that our professional moving team wants to share with you:

  • Get rid of the items you don’t need before you start packing. You can either sell, recycle or donate some of your unnecessary items. Save time and money.
  • If you have any free space in a box, fill it with paper or some cloth, so the items inside don’t damage one another if boxes tumble during transport.
  • Heavier items should be put on the bottom, and lighter on the top, to avoid damage.
  • Tape the boxes well. Even when you think it is enough tape, use a bit more.