Let's Get Packing
Packing can be a disruptive and downright overwhelming part of your move. That's why we offer a helping hand with professional packing supplies. Do-it-yourself packing is a big job, but it can be a worthwhile way to save money on your relocation or shipping costs. With the right materials and a little work your can achieve professional results and maximize the protection of your possessions.
The Box Shop has a wide range of boxes and professional packing materials available for purchase to help you organize and safeguard your belongings. These specially designed packing materials are sold as new, however we do at times have some "Experienced" boxes. These experienced boxes have been used and reclaimed on a move and have retained strength and function and form.
Dishpack - Heavy duty carton used for dishes/china, crystal and glassware
1.5 cu. ft carton - small carton for heavy items such as books, files, music CDs and DVDs/video tapes
3.0 cu. ft carton - Medium utility carton often used for pots and pans, toys, and small appliances
4.5 cu. ft carton - For bulky items, such as lines, towels or toys
6.0 cu. ft carton - For large, bulky, or lightweight articles, such as pillows or large lampshades
Wardrobe carton - A "portable closet" that keeps clothes or draperies hanging on a built-in bar
Stretchwrap - A special plastic covering that safely adheres to furniture and protects it from snags, tears, and dirt
Bubblewrap - Use the air filled bubble sheets to add an additional layer of protection to odd shaped fragile items
Packing Peanuts - Place a 2" protective barrier around your boxes used during transit to help protect against shift and settling
Packing Paper - Great for protecting fragile items and filling in empty space when you're packing
Paper Pads - Wrap and protect pictures, mirrors and paintings prior to boxing
If possible, use boxes designated for moving. Boxes obtained from grocery or retail stores may be damaged and often are not strong enough to safely hold your belongings. Plastic containers often collapse when they are stacked.
Plates and other flat, breakable items should be packed on end vertically rather than placed flat and stacked.
It's best to pack electronics such as TV's and other equipment in their original packaging.