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How To Pack – The Video Guide

Professional box packing videos that might save
you money and help you protect your items.

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How To Pack Videos

Highly Important: If you choose to pack on your own, it is CRUCIAL that you will watch our Packing Guide Videos below, and also read the "Packing Essentials!" list on our Packing page. Neglecting to do so may determine the difference between the success and failure of your move!

Knowing how to pack boxes for a long distance move can save you time and money. While preparing, and packing and organizing your moving boxes, safety must also be taken into consideration. Successful box packing can be achieved by knowing which size box to use for your items, and understanding weight limitations will help to not over pack and prevent any potential damage.

Here in the videos below, we provide professional tips for you to see the basics of packing a box, how best to pack a small, medium, and large box, including how to configure and protect the box, individual items, and what packing supplies are recommended. You’ll learn how to pack dishes safely and how to pack a picture box. You’ll also discover all the different items that can be packed in a wardrobe box and what cannot be packed into moving boxes.

* CF = Cubic Foot

Box Name Items To Pack In Box
Small Box 1.5 CF

Box Measurements: 16" L X 13" W X 13" H

Books, records, papers, wine, liquor, tools, heavy cookware.

Medium Box 3 CF

Box Measurements: 18" L X 18" W X 16" H

Pots and pans, linens (towels & sheets), shoes, games, small pictures, lamp shades, toys, silverware, purses, cooking utensils, stereo components, odds & ends.

Large Box 4.5 CF

Box Measurements: 18" L X 18" W X 24" H

Basically anything that won't fit in the above boxes; cookie sheet, pans, serving trays, games, pictures, blankets, pillows, bedspreads, quilts, comforters, cushions, lamps and lamp shades, big lampshades, baskets and globes, dishes, plates, bowls, saucers (on bottom layer); glasses, fragile figurines and knick knacks (on top layer).

Dish Pack Boxes6 CF

Box Measurements: 18" L X 18" W X 28" H

Dishes, plates, bowls, saucers, glasses, fragile figurines, and knickknacks. These things should be wrapped in tissue paper or bubble wrap for protection against breakage.

Picture/Mirror Box5 CF

Box Measurements: 37" L X 4" W X 2" 7 H

Pictures, mirrors, paintings, glass tabletops, small pieces of marble. These items should be wrapped in bubble wrap, or tissue paper before being boxed.

Wardrobe Box15 CF

Box Measurements: 24" L X 24" W X 48" H

Hanging clothes, suits, dresses, formal wear, long coats. The bottom can be used for shoes, and other smaller, lighter objects.

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Shannon L.
Shannon L.
Jan 5, 2024

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Feb 11, 2024

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Ria B.
Jan 10, 2024

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