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How many boxes will I need when moving house?

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How many boxes will I need when moving house?
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January 9, 2013
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Find out how to make your next move easy

So you’re moving house. Amid the long list of things to do before you move, packing of your boxes is of course an item high on the moving agenda.

If you are thinking about doing the packing yourself, remember that you can always opt to engage the services of professional packer from a reputable removal company to pack only your fragile items such as glassware, crockery, electrical items, mirrors, ornaments etc. and you may be surprised at how cost effective this is. You are then free to pack the non-breakable items such as clothes, toys, books, etc., keeping your costs down, and protection high.

So when packing yourself, it is often difficult to estimate how many removal boxes you will need for the task. So our experienced team of removalists have assisted in preparing this easy-to-follow estimation guide for you:

Small move – 1 or 2 bedroom home approx. 15 – 25 cubic metres

  • 30 – 40 x big boxes
  • 15 – 25 x small boxes
  • 2 x ream packing paper
  • 3-4 x box tape
  • 1 x Priority Carton

Medium / Large move – 2 or 3 bedroom home 25 -35 cubic metres

  • 40 – 60 x Big boxes
  • 25 – 40 x Small boxes
  • 2 – 5 x reams packing paper
  • 4-5 x box tape
  • 1 x Priority Carton

Giant move – when you have 5 or more bedrooms 35 – 50 cubic metres

  • 60 – 100 x big boxes
  • 40 – 75 x small boxes
  • 5 – 10 x reams packing paper
  • 5 – 10 x box tape
  • 1 x Priority Carton

WridgWays Removalists is an established local, interstate and international removalist with the years of experience necessary for a smooth, easy move. WridgWays Removalists has 125 years of experience moving Australian families.

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