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How to Pack a Moving Truck

Packing a moving truck for a long-distance move can be an intimidating task Here are some tips to help you make sure everything gets to your new home in one piece: Read On

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I’m Moving, How Many Boxes Do I Need?

All homes and thus all moves are slightly different.  Your box and packing material needs can vary greatly depending on how far you are moving, your method of transportation, and of course, how much of a “pack rat” you are!  However, here are some general guidelines to use as a starting point.

1-2 Rooms:

  • 7-10 Small Boxes
  • 3-5 Medium Boxes
  • 3-5 Large Boxes
  • 2 Dish Pack Boxes
  • 1-2 Wardrobe Boxes
  • 1 File Box per small file cabinet drawer

3-4 Rooms:

  • 15 Small
  • 8-10 Medium
  • 6-8 Large Boxes
  • 2-4 Dish Packs
  • 1-2 Wardrobe Boxes
  • 1 File Box per small file cabinet drawer

5-6 Rooms:

  • 20-25 Small
  • 12-15 Medium
  • 8-10 Large
  • 3-5 Dish Packs
  • 3-4 Wardrobe Boxes
  • 1 File Box per small file cabinet drawer

7-8 Rooms:

  • 30-40 Small
  • 20-25 Medium
  • 12-15 Large
  • 4-5 Dish Packs
  • 4-5 Wardrobe Boxes
  • 1 File Box per small file cabinet drawer

A great way to save money during your move is to purchase used or over-run boxes.  JDM sells both in addition to new standard moving boxes.  Used boxes are standard moving boxes that have been used but are still in great condition. You can even sell them back to us again after your move!  Over-run boxes are factory surplus boxes, often with other brand names printed on them.  They are new, very close in size to standard moving boxes sizes and offer a great savings!

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UPS/FEDEX Packaging Requirements

One question we are often asked here at JDM is how to prepare a package to be shipped via UPS, FEDEX or another parcel post carrier.  Proper packaging prior to shipping is super-important.  Not only do you want to get your package to its destination in one piece, in the event that something Read On

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