Packing

PROFESSIONAL PACKING SERVICES

Packing smart is essential for any move — it can eliminate stress when you’re fully prepared and packed before move day arrives. Our professional teams can provide customized packing services to you, whether you need a little packed or an entire home, we can help.

We can pack as much or as little as you need for your next home or business move – it’s your call! Our packing services are available even if you aren’t moving and need assistance with packing for storage. Businesses looking for packing help can rest assured that our professional teams can get the job done while eliminating down time for your employees. Our professionally trained moving teams are not only experts in home moving, but have extensive packing training which ensures your belongings are safe and secure during the entire process. Whether you’re moving pictures and other specialty items or dishes and clothes, our packing teams will pack away your items and keep them protected throughout the entire moving process.

MOVING BOXES & PACKING SUPPLIES

Vancouver Goody Moving® offers a wide selection of competitively priced moving boxes and packing supplies including tape, packing paper, markers, paper pads, bubble wrap, and stretch wrap (please refrain from popping bubbles until your move is complete!). Remember as you pack — the heavier the item, the smaller the box

Moving Boxes

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Packing Supplies

MOVING BOXES

SMALL BOX
The smallest box sold at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is 1.5 cubic feet. This box is often referred to as the book or record box because it’s best used for small, heavy objects, such as books, records, cans, jars, utensils, flatware, shoes, and more.
MEDIUM BOX
Often referred to as the “lampshade” box, this 3 cubic foot box is used interchangeably with the small box. This box is best fit for holding items such as smaller home appliances or lighter children’s toys.
LARGE BOX
With a 4.5 cubic foot dimension, this moving box should be used for larger objects such as pillows, bedding, and stuffed animals.
EXTRA LARGE BOX
Same as the large box, this 6 cubic foot box should be used for larger objects, such as clothing items. Remember – if you pack heavy items in these boxes, they will be more difficult to move.
PICTURE OR MIRROR BOX
A four-piece box that can come in large or small sizes can be customized by telescoping in and out; use crumpled packing paper in the corners to add cushion and make sure to wrap your mirror or picture with bubble wrap before placing it in the box.
WARDROBE BOXES
Allows clothes to be transported on hangers; includes a metal bar along top of box to hang clothing.
BOXES FOR MOVING DISHES
Also called a barrel, dish barrel or dish box; it’s the strongest box available; pack fragile, breakable items such as china; usually used for kitchen items.
DISH PACK INSERTS
Cardboard that goes inside the dish pack boxes to form individual cells for fragile items; inserts adjustable; extra cardboard piece included to be used as springboard to cushion

SPECIALTY BOXES

When it comes to packing, some items require a little extra care and attention. That’s where our specialty moving boxes come in! These are designed to handle very specific items that don’t pack well in normal moving boxes, which helps keep your belongings safe and secure for the duration of your move.

LAMP BOX

Given the nature and shape of various types of lamps, a lamp box is extremely handy when moving, and will keep your lamps of any shape and size safe while being loaded onto our moving trucks.

TV BOXES

Of all the things you don’t want to get damaged during a home move, a TV is high on the list. These boxes are designed to protect your flat screen TVs and prevent them from getting any cracks or scratches.

DAY OF THE MOVE BOX

Packing is a process, and so is unpacking when you get to your new home. That’s where a “Day of the Move” box comes in handy! Use this box to store any essential items you’ll need throughout the move or when first arriving at your home, such as chargers, batteries, snacks, or bathroom supplies.

TRUCKIE’S TREASURE CHEST

It’s important to keep children engaged and occupied during the move, which is why we created “Truckie’s Treasure Chest”. It’s a smaller box where they can store their favorite toys or belongings and customize the outside by coloring in the activities!

UNSURE HOW MANY BOXES YOU NEED?

Use the box guide to figure out how many you need to pack up for your move.

RE-USING MOVING BOXES

Vancouver Goody Moving boxes are perfect for re-use! Whether you donate them to friends or family for their moves, save them around the house for extra storage, or get creative and make a few DIY Halloween costumes, or “Boxtumes” as we call it, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK boxes can fit any moving or storage need.

PACKING SUPPLIES

Proper packing can be the difference between a difficult move and a quick, easy move. Efficient packing starts with proper packing supplies, and thankfully for you, Vancouver Goody Moving has everything you need to get started! We offer a wide variety of packing supplies guaranteed to cover any packing need you have.

PACKING PAPER/PLAIN NEWSPRINT
Used to wrap everyday items to prevent scratching; when crunched up it can be used as cushioning.
TISSUE PAPER
Softer than newsprint, used for wrapping very delicate items; also provides cushioning and fills in small spaces when packing fragile figurines and china.
BUBBLE WRAP
Plastic packing material made up of hundreds of tiny “air cushions” or bubbles used to over-wrap small, delicate items after they are wrapped in tissue; also helpful when wrapping larger fragile items such as lamps and pictures.
PACKING TAPE/SEALING TAPE
Plastic tape, 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) to 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide; best for packing, test to see if it ruins finish before taping up drawers and canisters.
PERMANENT MARKER
Used to label boxes with contents and destination in new location; mark boxes “fragile” and “this side up” when appropriate.

GET PACKING

Packing rates and costs of packing supplies vary by franchise. Generally, packing services are charged at an hourly rate, similar to how local moving is priced. Be sure to ask about bundled packing and moving services for a discounted rate.

To get moving on your stress-free packing experience, be sure to find the closest location near you for local pricing and information on how to get started.