We can’t always anticipate or control when we need to make a move, and sometimes it can happen during the most inconvenient times, like the holidays! If you’re stuck moving this Christmas season, don’t stress. We have some handy tips for moving over the holidays to help you sail through it like a pro. Block Read More…
How many boxes for a typical move?
The following are the typical number of boxes we find on moves:
1-bedroom apartment: 20-25 boxes/bins
2-bedroom apartment: 40-50 boxes/bins
3-bedroom apartment: 60-70 boxes/bins
1-bedroom house: 30-40 boxes/bins
2-bedroom house: 50-60 boxes/bins
3-bedroom house: 70-90 boxes/bins
4-bedroom house: 90-120 boxes/bins
Most household contents should be packed into medium-size (2 cu ft) boxes.
Use smaller boxes (1.5 cu ft) for books, DVDs, and other such heavy items.
Use larger boxes (4-6 cu ft) for lighter/bulky items such as duvets, pillows, winter coats, Tupperware.
Try to use as many standard-size (medium) moving boxes/bins as possible and make sure boxes are well-packed and taped closed. As a general rule, anything small enough to fit in a box/bin should be packed in one (this includes most electronics and countertop appliances). You should aim to keep the weight of boxes/bins under 20Kg (44Lbs). Avoid packing in garbage bags or liquor store boxes as these will make for a much less efficient move.
* These are typical numbers based on averages and may be substantially higher or lower, depending on circumstances. For example, if a 4-bedroom home had only one occupant and that person only lived there for a few years, there might only be 30-40 boxes to be moved. On the other hand, if a 4-bedroom home had 5 occupants and that was their home for the last 15 years, there could be 120 to 150 boxes/bins to be moved.