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Packing for your move is one of the most important steps that you will need to take when the relocation is knocking on your door. To do that properly, you need to make sure to use the best moving equipment and material possible. Packing material should not be difficult to come by. On the other hand, for an inexperienced person, estimating the correct amount of the moving material can be tricky. Therefore, people more and more decide to hire professional moving companies like Carmack moving and storage to take care of their move – all of it. Still, if you would like to try and save money on your move, you may decide to pack by yourself. In order to do this properly, you should obtain moving material. Moving boxes Sterling VA should be your first stop. Here’s what you need to know about moving boxes. In case of further questions or doubts, give us a call! We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Moving boxes Vs. regular cardboard boxes

There are different types and sizes to cardboard boxes. Therefore, it is a legitimate question to ask whether you really need to invest money in brand new cardboard boxes designated as moving boxes.

The answer to the above-asked question lies in the nature of your need. If you are going to pack sturdy items inside, you may be able to use regular cardboard boxes. However, whatever it is that you are going to place inside your moving boxes, you should make sure that your boxes can handle such items.

For example, clothes are easy to transport. You do not need any particular kind of protection for them. They are not fragile, so moving them around in transport will not harm them. On the other hand, packed clothes are heavy, while cardboard boxes can suffer quite obvious wear and tear. Should your cardboard box fail you, your clothes will not suffer damage. However, should anything like this happen, your items will at least:

  • Get dirty,
  • Complicate your move since you would need to collect spilled stuff and repack them again.

Therefore, the answer to the question of whether you need to invest in moving boxes every time you move, whatever you move would be a profound yes! It is much better to be safe than sorry, especially on the day of your move. Carmack Moving & Storage can be your source of moving boxes Sterling VA.

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Packing for moving is a delicate thing to do, so make sure to prepare well yourself or seek professional help

Types of moving boxes

In order to properly pack for your move, you will need to choose the right type of moving boxes for you. Sizes and shapes of moving boxes will differ depending on the purpose of moving boxes. We have all the types of moving boxes that you may need. Contact Carmack Moving & Storage for moving boxes Sterling VA and let us know what you need them for. Then, we will find the best type of moving boxes for you.

The most common types of moving boxes:

  • Regular moving boxes in various sizes
  • Hanging wardrobe boxes
  • Lay Down Wardrobe Moving Box
  • Picture and/or Mirror Boxes
  • Dish packs
  • Mattress boxes

Regular moving boxes Sterling VA

One of the most common types of moving boxes Sterling VA is the regular, plain, moving boxes. These are the boxes that you come by on a daily basis. They come in different sizes and it is very important to choose the best ones for you. In order to make it easier on you to make your choice, let us point out how big or small they can be:

  • 16 x 12½ x 12½ in
  • 18 x 18 x 16
  • 18 x 18 x 24
  • 22 x 22 x 21 ½
  • 24 x 18 x 24

What you need to do is to find out how many you are going to need of each size. Ones you do that, let us know and we will try to accommodate your needs. On the other hand, you may choose Carmack Moving & Storage for your residential moving services Virginia. This way, all that you would need to do is to relax and let us take care of the rest.

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Analyze your needs and choose the appropriate amount of moving boxes for your move

Hanging wardrobe boxes

Do you need to transport clothes that you store on hangers? Say no more. Hanging wardrobe boxes will enable you to pack and protect your items without taking them off of hangers. So, once you move all that you would have to do is to place them back on the rack in your closet and you will be unpacked. Simple, isn’t it?

Now, if you have access clothes, you might want to donate some of them to charity. Otherwise, in the case that you are going to need all of it, but lack space to store them, you may choose to hire residential storage units Virginia. Winter clothes can be kept here during summer and vice versa. In the time when buying a home is very difficult, so people opt for buying smaller homes, this can represent a good storage option.

Lay down wardrobe moving boxes

Unlike hanging boxes, lay down wardrobe moving boxes are made for packing folded clothes. They are pretty wide but can fit only a few items. Obviously, you will be packing your clothes one on top of another. They measure in size 32 x 19 7/8 x 9. Therefore, the idea behind making boxes of such dimension is to ensure that users pack enough clothes for transport, but to avoid wrinkling them.

Picture and mirror moving boxes

These boxes, as the name suggests, are made for packing fragile items like pictures, mirrors, paintings, etc. One of the best perks of having a picture and mirror moving boxes is the fact that each box is telescopic in nature. Therefore, you can extend each box as much as you want. While they are very protective of the cargo that fits inside them, we would still suggest that you use bubble wrap when packing your mirrors, pictures, and paintings for the move.

Paintings and mirrors are very fragile items, so make sure to invest in moving boxes Sterling VA
If you are moving your paintings, make sure to protect them correctly

Dish packs

Dish packs are the smallest type of moving boxes Sterling VA. They are used for packing kitchenware, bottles and glasses. Smallest of all moving boxes, you need to be careful with dish packs. They are designed to hold a lot of weight. Still, if you overload them, you may compromise their durability.

Mattress boxes

Absolutely on the other side of the spectrum from the dish packs we encounter mattress boxes, the largest moving boxes of all. As the name implies, they are used for packing your mattress. You will want to make sure to spend the first night in your own bed and sleeping in your own mattress. Therefore, make sure to keep it clean as a whistle. Buy mattress moving boxes Sterling VA and enjoy your sleep in your new home. Contact us to find out more information about our specially tailored moving solutions. Carmack moving and storage could be your best ally during your move.