|Box, Volume, Measurement|
|Items to pack|
|How to pack|
|Small Box (1.5 cu. ft)16″ (L) x 12″ (W) x 12″ (H)|
|For heavy items:|
CDs, DVDs, videos
Wine and liquor
Non-flammable cleaning products
Expensive or rare books should be individually wrapped with packing paper. Stand records on edge (never flat). Wine and liquor bottles are wrapped and packed standing up in the box.
|Medium Box (3 cu. ft.)18″ (L) x 18″ (W) x 16″ (H)|
|For medium light items:|
Shoes and purses
Place linens, folded clothing or cushions in plastic bags and use them for cushioning. Wrap small appliances individually with packing paper. Small TVs and computer monitor require extra cushioning with packing paper. Always pack with screen facing sideways.
|Large Box (4.5 cu. ft.)18″ (L) x 18″ (W) x 24″ (H)|
|For lightweight items:|
Small kitchen appliances
Table fans and lamps
Place heavier items at the bottom. Use original boxes for appliances if still available and place in large box.
|Extra Large Box (6 cu. ft.)22″ (L) x 22″ (W) x 21 ½” (H)|
|For bulky, lightweight items:|
Comforters and quilts
Use popcorn (styrofoam) for extra protection when packing a chandelier.
|Dish Pack Box (5.1 cu. ft.)18″ (L) x 18″ (W) x 27″ (H)|
|Only fragile items:|
China and dinnerware
Place cushioning material in bottom of box. Wrap each piece individually with packing paper. Place heavy, flat items such as platters and large plates at the bottom by standing them in a row on edge. Any unfilled spaces should be filled with packing paper to avoid shifting. Pack in layers. Place crumbled paper on top of each finished layer. Horizontal cardboard dividers can be helpful in keeping layers level. Smaller plates and shallow bowls can make up another layer. Use dividers for extra protection when packing crystal, stem- or glassware.
|Lamp Box (3.3 cu. ft.)12″ (L) x 12″ (W) x 40″ (H)|
Remove the light bulb, wrap the base and bulb separately. Place them together in the box, filling spaces with crumbled paper. Pack lampshades in separate box.
|Wardrobe (13.5 cu. ft.)24″ (L) x 20″ (W) x 47″ (H)|
For your hanging clothing.
Use the wardrobe box for hanging clothing. One wardrobe carton will hold about two feet of compressed clothing on hangers. Add moth paper for wardrobe boxes that go into storage.
|Small Mirrorpack (5.2 cu. ft.)37″ (L) x 4″ (W) x 61″ (H)|
|For Framed items:|
Wrap each picture individually using paper pads. Pack pictures backing each other. Add crumbled packing paper on the bottom, side and top of the box to avoid shifting.
|Large Mirrorpack (6.7 cu. ft.)48″ (L) x 4″ (W) x 60″ (H)|
Same as above.
Same as above.
|Paper Pads (25 pads per bundle)64″ (L) x 54″ (W)|
Wrap items tightly. Use proper size box to pack item. Stand item on edge or side (never lay flat if item is fragile).
|Packing Paper(400 sheets per bundle)approx. 37″ (L) x |
|For packing and cushioning:|
Other fragile items
Wrap items tightly and individually.
|DividersShort:17½” (L) x 17 ½” (W) x 6 ½” (H)High: 17 ½” |
(L) x 17 ½” (W) x 13″ (H)
Wrap each item individually in packing paper and place it in the divider cell. Use the appropriate divider height.