Boxes and Supplies

Bulldog Movers offer full packing and unpacking services and we encourage you to utilize our professionals to pack your valuables. If you choose to pack yourself, or wish to pre-pack certain items, it is very important to use the correct packing supplies.

Your Bulldog expert can help you determine which packing materials you may need and provide you with top quality materials at very low costs.

What are some of the types of boxes available?

Standard moving boxes usually come in three different sizes:
Specialty moving boxes are not identified by size but rather by use:

Mattress covers are available in all bed sizes including baby cribs. If a mattress is going to be stored, it is highly recommended that a cover be used to protect it.

What size boxes should I use? Are there guidelines for proper packing?

The size box that you should use is determined by the size and weight of the items you wish to place in it. As a general rule, no box should weigh more than 50 lbs. Your heavy items should be packed in your small boxes, and use the large boxes for light items. When your box is full, fill the dead space with crumpled paper to avoid having items shift during transport. Check out our tips for Packing Yourself to see more detailed information.

How many of each type of box will I need?

Our Moving Specialist will work with you to define the size of your home, the number and size of your various in-home storage, and many other factors which will enable them to provide you with a list of what you will need. This accurate estimate saves you money, gives you the right tools to protect your valuables, and saves you the time of trying to determine your needs on your own.

What other materials do I need?

In addition to the various size and type of boxes, you will want these items:

  • Paper that you can crush to fill dead spaces
  • Packing tape to form and close your boxes
  • Cardboard that can be used as dividers
  • Color coding-identifing the room items belong
  • Bubble wrap for delicate and breakable items
  • Markers to label your boxes
  • When possible-original box items came in
  • Scissors