• February 3, 2020
  • Bill Chen

Last updated on October 30, 2023

Moving is never an easy or straightforward endeavour. There are a lot of permutations, especially around space in the moving truck and what boxes to use for what items. Sometimes you might have the benefits of having skilled removalists in Mosman, or Eastern Suburbs, or your area, or your efficient removalists Manly but other times, it may be you on your own. We’ve got some killer tips for you here to help you pick the right size!

Don’t Go Exclusively One Size, Mix Up Your Box Sizes

Truth is, your belongings come in all different shapes, sizes, and weight categories. So it’s fair to say that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to getting boxes.

Bigger Boxes Means More Items

If you’re trying to purchase as few boxes as possible, then naturally bigger is better for you. You don’t need a Nobel Prize in Physics to know that a box with more space will fit more (or bigger) items in it. Watch out for some items in big boxes though, as the more empty the box, the more room there is for things to move around in transit and potentially get damaged. 

However, They Usually Cost More

Bigger boxes do cost more per box than others. They might not be the way to go if you’re looking to both spread out your costs, but also be thrifty in your move. Of course, you can always offset this by finding cheap removals in Sydney.  

Plus, They Tend to Weigh More

More simple physics: the more things you put into a box, the heavier it becomes. If you’re looking for some boxes that are a bit easier on the knees, you should plump for some smaller boxes too. 

Try Some Office Boxes

These boxes are great. They fit things like books, glasses, cups and mugs, and other smaller items. Plus, they have a great added benefit of usually coming with handles on the sides to make for easier, more convenient, and safer lifting. 

Moving Boxes Come in Small, Medium, and Large…

… and extra large. This means you can adjust what you pack into each box accordingly. 

Plan What You Will Pack in Advance

It’s always easier to plan things out. If you have a rough idea of what you want to pack with what, and your general plan of attack, it will be easier when choosing your boxes. 

Don’t Overpack

Generally, we find that most injuries suffered during moving come from lifting boxes that are just plain too heavy. Often it stems from not bending your knees, however, I think it’s much easier if you just don’t overload the box in the first place. 

If You’re Buying The Boxes, Think About What You Can Reuse them For

When choosing boxes for your move, you’ll want to consider what items you’ll be packing and how much you have. You may want to consider using a full packing service to help make the process easier. It’s important to get your money’s worth with these boxes, so think about what you can store in them in the attic or how else you can use them in the future. If you’re not going to use them again, consider where you can store them for next time or recycle them. Keep in mind that the bigger the box, the bigger the storage footprint.

 I hope you find good value in these tips. Choosing the right boxes for your needs is important to help in as smooth and stress-free a move as possible.

Bill Chen

About The Author

Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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