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Cartons – Boxes – Packing

How many cartons will I need for my move?


When packing for a move it is a good idea to keep all the cartons or boxes you use to a particular size.

So let's say you are going to have three size cartons, small medium and large all the small should be the same size and medium and large the same. This make for much easier carting and loading. It also helps you too. It must be said that some people do find calculating how many cartons will be moving for there quotation. So rather than worry to much lets give you a few ideas.

The very best way to estimate your total cartons is to spend a little time in each room and visualise, remembering you will most properly throw or give a few things away. Going room to room with pen and paper in hand is okay, but if you print out the O'BRIEN INVENTORY FORM you will find it a far simpler and better way to gain an idea - plus you will be starting to make up your moving list. So make a few notes on what will be packed into cartons and come up with a number. Simple!

It is also a good idea to have an idea of the size of each carton that you are going to use and pack. If it is you're intention to hire them from Obrien's or purchase your cartons. Try to have one of each size at home before you go room to room so you can measure them and get an idea of how much each carton will hold.

O'Brien Removal offers our customers a cartons service. We believe that cartons are by far the best, simplest and safest way to transport your valuables, you are under no obligation to use our carton service and we do not insist that these be used. Some people like compressed vacuum bags or tea chests. Just with you estimate please be sure to inform our staff of how you intent on transporting you items and the sizes, because this could effect your quotation..

As a guide a standard removal carton is approximately the same size as the ply wood Tea chests, 430 x 400 x 600mm.

For those people that are a little concerned that they have not quite go the carton need estimate right, don't worry because once you complete your list you will have a much better idea of your total inventory and we can estimate your carton needs for you.

Now remember you are planning a move and in many cases you have not completed all the packing's as yet. So if you do feel you are going to have more or less cartons, we are only a phone call away and as you move closer to the moving day' you will have a much better idea and can confirm or change the number of cartons you have.

This is important if you do find that the amount of cartons has increased you will need to advise us because we allocate a truck that will carry a particular load and we need to ensure there is sufficient space on the truck and if there is to much IT SIMPLY WON'T FIT! One or two cartons is fine, but if the extra cartons increases dramatically, please advise us as soon as you are able.

Moving can be very stressful, and at O'Briens we like to make it as easy as possible for you, When you are armed with all the right information things will run smoothly. If there is any Question or something you need please telephone our office and one of the staff will be super pleased to assist you. Good luck with the packing