When you're preparing to hire residential movers, what's the first thing you think to acquire? If you answered boxes, then you answered correctly. While moving needs can vary depending on what kind of service you need, boxes will always remain a constant.

So, how do you know which boxes are best for your move? For you, Covan World-Wide Moving is here to break down the different types of containers and when to use which ones. Let's dive in!

Small Moving Boxes

Small but mighty is the key here. Having a lower center of gravity, smaller boxes are better for heavier objects such as the following:

  • Books
  • Canned Goods
  • Weights
  • Pots and Pans

Large Boxes

You'll want to use this box for larger items that take up more space. Large boxes are best for lightweight objects like the following:

  • Pillows
  • Comforters
  • Blankets
  • Stuffed Animals

Medium-Sized Boxes

Medium-sized boxes are the perfect cross-over between large and small boxes. Use them to carry heavier, more compact, or more oversized items that hold less weight—it’s all up to you!

Dish Pack Box

This box is excellent for organizational purposes as it has dividers to separate items. Perfect for, you guessed it, dishes!

Wardrobe Box

A wardrobe box is the best choice for your clothing—having a metal cross rod for hanging. Think about things in your closet like the following:

  • Blazers
  • Pants
  • Ties

T.V. Box

This is an essential box because it protects one of your most used household items—the television. With a shape that contours to a T.V., it's the perfect alternative to wrapping blankets around your television and hoping for the best.

Mattress Bag

We always recommend getting a mattress bag to protect your mattress from dust in the moving van. Easily slide the mattress bag over your bed, and enjoy a solution that keeps your mattress clean from the dust of a moving truck.

Large Picture Box

The large picture box is perfect for prized possessions that cannot sustain any scratches or damage. Think about items like the following:

  • Paintings
  • Mirrors
  • Large Decorations

File Box

For a great way to keep important documents organized, use a file box. This is a safe and secure way to transport documents you'll need for future purposes.

Call the Virginia Moving Experts Today

When preparing for a move, especially when hiring long-distance movers, you'll want to prepare and make sure that you're utilizing the correct boxes to carry your most valued belongings. Following this guide will save you tremendously from hassle and headaches. If you have a move coming up on your horizon, you’ll want to work with the trusted experts at Covan World-Wide Moving. Call or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.