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Moving Boxes

Boxes have never been as important as they are when you are moving! The boxes you select are important to minimize any potential damage.

Best practices for selecting your moving boxes are:

  1. Select boxes that are suitable for your items – as the size of the box increases, the weight of each item should decrease.
  2. Make sure they are not packed too heavy – they can break open.
  3. Make sure they are not packed too light – they can crush.

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines offers specialized cartons for very specific needs, such as golf club cartons, bicycle cartons, grandfather clock boxes and crates.

The ultimate specialty carton is a crate, which is for extremely fragile pieces, such as marble and glass. These cartons are built to order and need to be ordered prior to your move. Your Stevens Representative may make recommendations for specialty crates and will take precise measurements so custom crates are constructed specifically for your items.

Box Size (cubic feet) Industry Terms Recommended Contents Image
1.5 Book/Small Carton Books, CDs, DVDs, tools, canned goods. Small Moving Box
3.0 Medium Carton Small appliances, lamp bases, pots, pans. Medium Moving Box
4.5 Large Carton
Textiles, lamp shades, unbreakable kitchen goods, toys. Large Moving Box
6.0 Extra Large Carton Lightweight, bulky items: stuffed toys, pillows, winter coats. Extra Large Moving Box
Specialty Boxes
  Dishpack Breakable kitchenware, china, crystal. Dishpack Moving Box
  Mattress Carton Available to fit and protect all mattress sizes. Packing Materials
  Mirror Carton Mirrors, pictures and small glass table tops. Mirror moving box
  Wardrobe Carton Hanging items, clothes, drapes, etc. Wardrobe Moving Box
  Specialized Cartons and Made-to-Order Crating High-end TVs, golf clubs, grandfather clocks, taxidermy. Packing Materials

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