standard-moving-box-sizes

In this article, we cover what the standard moving box sizes are and what we suggest that you should pack into those boxes. All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. hopes that you find this information useful, and please call us at 347-348-5885 if you have any questions, or if you need a FREE moving or packing estimate.

Standard Moving Box Sizes:

  • 1.5 Cubic Feet Small Box (16x12x12) – This box is ideal for packing smaller heavier items such as DVD’s, CD’s, Books and small collectibles. Smaller items that way a bit can be tough and dangerous to lift if packed into bigger boxes. Another drawback to packing small heavy items into larger boxes is that the box itself could fail and cause a big mess for you if it splits open and spills all over. We suggest that you use the Small Box for all of your small items.
  • 3.0 Cubic Feet Medium Box (18x18x16) – This box is ideal for a wide assortment of household and pantry items such as towels, blankets, pots, and pans. The Medium Box is the most versatile moving box. It won’t get too heavy (unless you fill with books which you shouldn’t) and is the most popular standard moving box size.
  • 4.5 Cubic Feet Large Box (18x18x24) – Excellent box for games, toys, bedding and large items such as lamp shades, etc.
  • 6.1 Cubic Fee Extra Large Box (24x18x24) – The Extra Large Box is ideal for larger lamp shades, comforters, bulky clothes.
  • Small Wardrobe Box (20x20x45) – A stand-up box with a bar that goes across the top. You can hang clothes right inside the box without removing them from the hangers. Includes bar for hanging your clothes. Holds about a foot of closet items.
  • Large Wardrobe Box (24x20x48) – A stand-up box with a bar that goes across the top. You can hang clothes right inside the box and put shoes and other items on the bottom of the box without removing the clothes from the hangers. Includes bar for hanging your clothes. Holds about a foot and a half of closet items.
  • File Box (15x12x10) – Standard file box holds letter and legal size documents.
  • Extra Large File Box (24x12x10) – Large File Box hold letter and legal size papers. Features handles for easy lifting.

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