So, you’re moving. Awesome! Moving is a lot of work and it’s not always easy to see how much packing you’ll need to do before the move. But don’t worry, we’ve compiled all the information for you here in this blog post. We’ll talk about what size boxes are needed for different items, as well as how many large or small boxes will be needed based on your household needs.
Estimate the square footage of your home:
In order to find out how many moving boxes you need, it’s important to know how big your home is. The size of your household will also determine the number of items that need to be packed and moved.
You can calculate the square footage of your home by multiplying the length of one wall with the width.
To help you figure out how many boxes that is, let’s use a one-bedroom apartment as an example. You can divide 100 square feet (sq ft) by 17 to find out how many packing boxes you need for this size space;
100/17 = about five boxes.
Keep in mind that the size of your household will also determine how much furniture you need to move, which can affect this number if you have large pieces like sofas and dressers.
Determine if you want to use a moving company or do it yourself:
Deciding if you should hire a moving company is the first step in packing and getting ready to move. There are pros and cons of each way that need to be considered before making your decision. If you have an upcoming cross-country move, then it becomes even more important to consider all factors involved when deciding if hiring movers or doing it yourself will work best for you and your family.
Doing it yourself is the cheapest option, but only if you have friends or family willing to help out. You can also choose someone from Craigslist as a cheap alternative even though there are dangers involved with having an unknown person helping you. If you choose to do it yourself, then there are three different ways that this can be done.
The first way is moving everything in your car or driving a rental truck. This option will cost the least amount of money but plan on not having any space for anything other than your belongings and maybe one passenger with you.
The second method is hiring a moving company which can help you to save a lot of time. This will also make sure that your items are secure and handled by professionals.
Figure out what type of boxes will work best for you and where to get them from:
You need to figure out what type of boxes you want to use for moving. There is a lot of different types and sizes out there that will work well with your move, or not depending on what it is and how much stuff they need to hold.
You can get them from many places; the internet (Amazon), dollar stores, department stores like Walmart or Kmart, or from a moving company. If you get them from the dollar store they will most likely not be very sturdy and may just fall apart on you while you in transit with all of your items inside it.
Make sure that all items are packed properly before loading up the truck:
It’s important to pack properly because this will prevent your belongings from being damaged. Packing improperly can result in your items shifting around inside the truck, which can cause dents or even damage to certain pieces of furniture.
When packing boxes, it’s important that you fill them up entirely with little to no air pockets leftover before sealing them off with tape and a marker.
Make sure to label each box with its contents, as well as the room that it should be placed in once you arrive at your new home. Having clear labels on boxes will make it easy for everyone involved to unload quickly and efficiently. Labels are also helpful when trying to locate certain items after moving day is over, so make sure to include this step.
When moving day comes around, make sure that you have enough manpower on hand before starting the process of loading up your truck with items. A good rule of thumb is to estimate about one box every three feet will be moved per person. This means that if there are four people present at the time then twelve boxes will be moved.
For larger items, such as bookcases and armoires, it may be necessary to add in an extra person due to the size of these objects. However, for smaller pieces like lamps or small boxes, it’s usually fine because you can carry multiple at once without any trouble.
Moving day is a very busy time so make sure that you are organized and prepared for anything that can come your way.
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