Moving Tools & Materials

- Unprinted newspaper and tissue paper (newspaper ink can soil and even damage some items)
- 2" plastic tape (to assemble and close cartons)
- Utility knife
- Scissors
- Permanent markers

Types of Boxes

1.5 cu. ft. in U.S., and 2.0 cu. ft. in Canada (book box)
Use for heavy or dense items including books, records, shoes, canned goods, kitchen canisters, small appliances and hand or power tools.

3 cu. ft. in U.S., and 4.0 cu. ft. in Canada
General-purpose size. Good for toys, lampshades, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, etc.

4.5 and 6 cu. ft. in U.S., and 5.0 cu. ft. in Canada
For large, lightweight items such as pillows, bedding and toys. Do not overload.

Wardrobe boxes
Equipped with a bar for hanging clothes, curtains and draperies. The bottom is not designed to support weight; do not pack other items in the bottom of these cartons.

Dishpacks
Specially designed with available cell dividers for transporting dishes, glasses, bowls and other kitchenware. Also good for lamps, small pictures, knick-knacks and light appliances.

Mirror boxes
Telescoping, large and small sizes. Provide extra protection for mirrors, large pictures, and glass tabletops.

Mattress boxes
Available in crib, twin, standard, double and queen/king sizes.