Working out how many boxes do you need when moving

Working out how many boxes do you need when moving

How many boxes do you need?

This is one of the harder parts of calculating your quotation as unless you have moved previously or are already packed and raring to go it can be difficult to estimate exactly how many cartons or boxes you will need.

We have found that the best way to do this is to estimate your cartons on a room to room basis, as opposed to attempting to make a ‘guestimate’ at the end.
By this we mean as you are walking around your home and listing your furniture and belongings try to visualise contents of cupboards and loose items in piles and then count how many piles you think there will be for each room.

Moving Again’s quoting system allows for the fact that you may need to adjust this figure as you progress with your packing, so give it your best shot, and then when you get closer to moving day, complete a new quote online, even if you have already booked, and update your list.
We will then provide you with a more up to date price, so there are no shocks on moving day.

Whilst removal cartons are in our opinion the best way to transport your belongings safely, we do not insist that these be used, but in terms of your estimate please be sure to inform us if you are estimating removal cartons or other size boxes as this will effect your quote.


removalist cartons



A standard removal carton is the same size as the old wooden Tea chest, which are approximately 435 x 410 x 600mm.







Book boxes are approximately 410 x 300 x 435mm



You can find a complete list of possible cartons and boxes to use here.

Regardless of what types of boxes you end up having, we do suggest that they are all securely taped, top and bottom, and labelled.

If this has helped you get a good idea of how many boxes you will need, then we are ready to move onto the next step to getting a cheap moving quote


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