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Guide to Moving Boxes

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Moving boxes are a key component of your move. Transporting your belongings securely and safely depends largely on the moving boxes you choose for various items. The wrong moving boxes can prove to be unstable and may assist in the damage of your belongings during transit. Allied solves the problem of selecting the wrong moving boxes by providing all the types of moving boxes you need during a relocation.

Choose the Right Moving Supplies

No matter what you're moving or how far you're going, Allied has the moving boxes to suit your moving needs. As you can see below, our moving boxes come in all different strengths and sizes to help ensure a safe and efficient move. Our moving boxes vary in purpose, so no matter what part of the house you're packing, your belongings will have the appropriate boxes.

If you're confused about which moving boxes you need, don't worry. Our list of cartons and their purposes below will help you determine which you need and those you can do without. In addition to this list, your Allied team is always there to help you during the moving process, even with picking out cartons. Your local agent will recommend the appropriate moving boxes for your needs.

 Moving Supplies to Meet All Your Needs

We have four standard sizes of moving boxes that are designed specifically for certain belongings.

  • Our 1.5 cu. ft. moving boxes are small, yet sturdy; these cartons are great for books, records or other heavier items.
  • The next size up, the 3.1 cu. ft. moving boxes, are medium sized and can effectively pack many types of belongings such as toys, pots and pans and more average size and weight items.
  • Our 4.5 cu. ft. moving boxes are best for lightweight, bigger items such as towels, comforters, linens and toys.
  • Also ideal for large, lighter items are our 6.0 cu. ft. moving boxes. These large cartons are great for packing bedding, pillows and lampshades.

Mirrors, Mattresses? We Have the Moving Supplies

Aside from standard moving boxes, we also offer specialty cartons crafted to pack odd sized or large, fragile items. Our mirror cartons are ideal for large, flat mirrors or other objects of that size such as pictures, glass table tops, etc. Our mattress cartons can pack your mattress and box spring separately and are available in crib, single, double and queen/king sizes. Our wardrobe carton is designed with a metal bar that runs across the top so that you can hang your clothing, draperies or linens for transport. These types of moving boxes are not sturdy enough to hold anything in the bottom, so be sure just to hang the clothes.

Moving Supplies for the Fragile Items

Our dishpack or "china barre" cartons are designed to securely hold your dishes, china and other fragile items. These cartons are outfitted with dividers that separate your fragile belongings, preventing them from hitting each other and breaking. These dishpack cartons can also hold crystal and glassware, in addition to any other items you are worried about shipping.

Allied Has the Moving Supplies You Need

Our inventory of moving boxes is available to you to meet your every packing need. We provide a wide array of sizes and types of moving boxes to properly pack your entire house. Our sturdy moving boxes are also affordably priced for our valued customers, so you don't have to sacrifice quality for cost. Our itemized list of moving boxes below will provide you with a guide as to how to determine which cartons you need.


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What our customers say

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I felt like the reps I worked with were personable, helpful and explained the move very well with both loading and the unloading. I was pleased with all the services we got from Allied.

Ben H  of  Mount Blanchard, OH 5 Rating:


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I had the same crew before from a previous move. I was lucky enough to get them again. I was extremely satisfied.

Mary Kathryn C  of  Herndon, VA 5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

Everybody that I dealt with over the phone was very helpful, especially with my special request. Everyone was willing to help and resolve my damages. That put my mind at ease. It took a long time to get our items delivered to our destination, which was in a foreign country. We are missing an item and a piece of furniture is damaged. The delivery team went above and beyond.

Joosten K  of  Venice, CA 4.8 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

The communication was good, the quote was exact, and the contractors on the delivery end were also good.

Janel A  of  Lenexa, KS 4.3 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

I gave them a ten because we have moved a couple of times, the guys were great, the over all move was easy, and they finished quickly. I want to say they came early and finished the job early. The only problem was getting in and out, it was more of a issue because of the way our apartment is made.

Brian G  of  Tacoma, WA 4.9 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

I did not have to worry about my items being stolen or mishandled. The cost was better than others. My items were loaded twice and they were very careful. I had a few items that were broken.

Faisal S  of  Wichita, KS 4.5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

I think everything went smooth, the scheduling was straight forward and it was easy to coordinate. Overall I am very happy with the service and moving experience. The day I moved it was raining and the box was dirty and this got my new carpet dirty so there should have been some plastic put down.

Ya-Chieh H  of  New York, NY 4.8 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

They quoted me a 5 hour window to do the loading. It took forever for them to finish. It took them from 8 AM until 2:30 PM to finish. I didn't even have that much stuff.

Molly S  of  Medford, NJ 4.8 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

The whole process was very precise, what they told me what was going to happen, happened. It was smooth, prompt, professional, & went better than I thought it would.

Kim J  of  Stonington, CT 4.7 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

They did a good job and it was good communication. They did what they were asked to do and it went smoothly.

Lauren C  of  Greenville, SC 5 Rating:


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