Small Moving Boxes

Small Moving Boxes are Recommended By Professional Movers

-Bigger is not better when it comes to moving

Small moving boxes, particularly the small 1.5 cubic moving boxes, are the most widely used and most recommended size that professional movers use. The reason is you can pack freely without concern that your corrugated boxes are too heavy to carry, or that they will break. Although 1 can is light, 500 cans inside of a large box would not make it too far and could potentially create damage. 

TIP:  Place items in the smallest box size that they could fit inside of. Also, if you have lightweight items that together would become heavy, use smaller moving boxes. 

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Small Moving Boxes Are Ideal For Packing Personal Items, Books, and Cans:

Small Moving Boxes Size Options:

OPTION #1: Small Boxes for Moving-: The 16 x 10 x 10 box size are very small moving boxes ideal for packing personal items that you want to keep separated from other items. There is no labeling on this box, but you can still mark on the box what is inside and where it should be placed when the movers arrive at your new home. The following are examples of great ways to use this size.

Small Breakable Items:
Smaller size cardboard boxes are ideal to move personal and/or delicate items. Tiny figurines, small breakable plaques, vases individually wrapped, or small electronics.

Personal Items:
This could be things like jewelry, makeup, vitamins, or medicines that you want to keep all together.

A Strategy For Keeping Things Together:
Anything that is packed, will need to be unpacked. One of the ways to make this easier is it can be helpful to divide things that you don't want to mix up like putting all of your Apple chargers together into one box. With this small size of box you could put all of your IPHONE chargers together in one box. Keep your house phone system together. Put a variety of different outlet cords all together in the same box, or put things like spices that you would not want to mix with anything else accidentally.

OPTION #2:  The 1.5 small cubic moving boxes- The 16 x 12 x 12 size, otherwise known as a 1.5 cubic moving boxes are ideal for packing books, scrapbooks, binders or CD collections. This box also has professional labeling on it, so if you are hiring a moving company you can put the labels and seals where they need it to be placed so they can see this labeling when they are stacked.

Note: If you were to purchase your 1.5 boxes from a professional mover this is the type they would recommend for local and/or long-distance movers.

Examples of small items that can get heavy and are ideal for small moving boxes:

Books-Several books together can get quite heavy and are best packed in smaller boxes.
Cans- Several cans in a box get heavy and are ideal for this size.
Small Moving Boxes Are Difficult to Overpack:

Small moving boxes are easy for movers to carry, they are unlikely to break due to weight, and they are ideal to be able to separate various items in your home that you are moving. There is only a certain amount of belongings that should be inside of a small box. The biggest mistake people make is putting everything they have into the largest boxes they can find. Not only will their belongings rub against each other, but some moving companies have to charge customers more to unpack very heavy boxes because they were too big.

Small 1.5 Cubic Boxes are Less Likely to Compress:

Small boxes for moving do not compress when they are stacked on top of each other in a moving truck. This lack of compression protects your valuables from moving damages. The 1.5 cubic moving boxes are what professional movers use. These small sized boxes are sized to fit on dollies and stack with the other larger boxes such as the 3.0 cubic, 4.0 cubic and the 4.5 cubic. They all fit together like a puzzle. These boxes were built with the strength to support being stacked in a truck, on a dolly and in a storage unit. I.e. Stacking on a truck without compressing, stacking in storage unit without compressing, and stacking on a dolly without compressing.

Professional movers love to see when people pack with small 1.5 cubic moving boxes as they are able to transport multiple boxes on the dolly from your house to the truck, making fewer trips. If you order small moving boxes from a moving company, they will sell you the 1.5 cubic version.