FAQ’s

What type of boxes are there?

Types of Boxes

Boxing up your goods doesn’t have to be burdensome. By understanding which moving boxes to use for specific items, you can easily and safely help your prized possessions arrive at your new home.

Moving Box Sizes

Professional moving boxes and cartons come in a variety of shapes and sizes—specifically suited to fit a variety of household goods.

Check out the following list to learn how make packing a little less painful.

1. Corrugated Carton for the Kitchen

This is a sturdy corrugated carton of double-wall construction suited for all breakables. Use them to pack your china, dishes, crystal, and glassware. You may also want to use cellular dividers inside the carton as an extra measure of protection.

2. Medium Box for heavy items

An easy-to-handle carton designed for heavy items such as books or other media. These moving boxes hold 1.75 cubic feet of your belongings.

3. Large Box for a variety of items

These big utility boxes are usually used for pots and pans, toys, non-perishable food (cans and jars) and small appliances. They hold three and a half cubic feet of household items.

4. Extra Large Box for bulky items

These super-sized boxes are made for bulky items including linens, towels, or lampshades. They hold 4.9 cubic feet of the awkward or cumbersome things that need to be packed.

5. Wardrobe Box for the closet

This huge box comes equipped a metal hanger bar to accommodate your clothes. You can transfer items directly from your closet into this box with minimal effort.

6. Picture Boxes

These telescoping cartons fit almost any framed picture or mirror. These moving boxes are perfect for transporting your artwork, framed family portraits and kids’ posters.

What box should I use?

Heavy Duty Tea Chest

This box is made from double strength cardboard, which means it will not disintegrate when packed & lifted.

This box commonly called a Tea Chest Box, Heavy Duty Tea Chest or a Stong Moving Box.

Use this box to pack the majority of your household goods.  It is recommended not to fill this box with heavy items such as books but to use the Book Box for this purpose instead.

Book and Wine Carton

This box is made from double strength cardboard, which means it will not disintegrate when packed & lifted.

This box commonly called a Book and Wine Carton or Book Box.

Use the Book Box for packing wine botles and books 

Crystal Carton – Extra Heavy Duty

This box is made from double strength cardboard, which means it will not disintegrate when packed & lifted.

This box commonly called a Book and Wine Carton or Book Box.

Use the Book Box for packing wine botles and books 

Universal ‘Budget’ Boxes

Single wall cardboard economical single use box. Versatile size to suit a variety of non breakable items – suitable for local removals and short term storage.

How to Pack

Packing the box:

Make sure all items are completely dry prior to packing.

    • Make sure all items are completely dry prior to packing.
    • Line bottom of the box with crushed packing paper to a minimum depth of 5cm. This will give some protection to your breakable items.
    • Place a layer of crushed packing paper to a depth of 5cm between each tier of articles packed in the box.
    • Fill empty spaces in sides of box with crushed packing paper.
    • Fill in empty space between top tier and lid of box with crushed paper to a minimum depth of 5cm.
    • Pack heaviest items on the bottom and lightest on the top
    • Pack bundles tightly together to prevent movement, but do not “bow” sides or tops of boxes.

Sealing the box

Seal the box with packing tape immediately it is packed, then label with a sticker or marker pen showing;-

    • Your Name
    • Brief Description of Contents
    • Room where box is to be placed on delivery
    • Destination (i.e. Gold Coast)
    • Ensure the outside of the container is marked to identify which way is up.

NB: Do not overpack the box. Your contents will be  loaded and offloaded by hand, so bear this in mind when packing. Injuries must be avoided so as a rule of thumb, household effects should not exceed around 15-18kgs.