You’re probably ready to head into starting your new life in a new home and a new neighbourhood. You may be moving for work purposes, being closer to transit or even wanting to be closer to distant family and friends. We can tell you that this is an exciting time for anyone, being able to have a new house, design it yourself and even have it be the main centrepiece of your life. Whether you have kids, a partner or you have a whole family, there’s a lot more to know than just having a guide to starting the days of your life in a new space and neighbourhood. If you are planning on moving and using boxes to do so, you should know that there are limitations to their weight and how much they should weigh in order to make your transition smooth and easy.

  • 1.5 cubic foot boxes, also known as boxes that are used for books, can hold 60 pounds, although it is best to keep the box light. This way, you can carry these items without any problems.
  • 3.0 cubic foot moving boxes. These can carry 65 pounds in weight. They are best used for lamps, any kitchenware you might have, as well as the clothing in your closets.
  • 4.5 cubic foot boxes. These boxes can carry up to 65 pounds and are ideal for carrying linens and anything in your house, they might be your most ideal option if you are long-distance moving.
  • 6.0 cubic foot boxes can carry 65 pounds. Make sure that the bottom of the box doesn’t break and you have all your items rolling around. You can do this by providing a supportive lining at the bottom of the moving box.
  • Dish packs. These are the boxes that can carry 20 pounds of weight. Whether you are packing any items away from your house, this box has a double thickness to make sure nothing goes wrong.

With many different options of moving boxes in mind, you can make your transition to a new neighbourhood and home much easier than you thought it would be. Providing yourself with the correct knowledge of how to use different moving boxes will cause fewer problems for you in the end and make moving sounds and look like a breeze.