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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.


It couldn't have gone any better. We get calls everyday on how everything went. The guys who came to our house were excellent. Our del day was 10 days after our pack day.

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It was a great experience. I liked the move was well organized when they were coming, leaving & what was expected to happen.

Dave F  of  Morris Plains, NJ 4.5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

Overall: good communication and I had a really good crew take care of everything. I haven't unpacked any boxes yet.

Cory H  of  Beaufort, SC 4.6 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

When I was working with the local agents office, they were considerate and concerned about keeping my belongings safe.

John & Darcia S  of  Denver, NC 5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

Everyone involved was really professional. I was impressed with Kennedy, the driver, because he was communicative. He called the day before to verify the details that were agreed upon.

Michael B  of  Englewood, CO 5 Rating:


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Everything they said and did was right on. Communication was right on, helpful, friendly and they packed everything. They were clean and there was nothing broken. I would recommend them.

Tim B  of  Davenport, IA 5 Rating:


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I rated a seven because I was satisfied with 70% of it. I didn't like having an uncertain delivery date. Weather conditions might have been the reason. One box had a blade sticking out and I was cut. That is why I rated packing a one. All the other boxes were fine.

Betty W  of  Perry, OK 4.5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

Everybody was absolutely fantastic. I was very pleased. We packed the majority of the items, but the crew helped do the rest. They were amazing at it.

Carol R  of  Omaha, NE 5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

The courtesy and care of the driver. The agent was very good and helpful. I had an item that was broken.

Mary C  of  Anacortes, WA 5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

This is our seventh relocation; the driver, crew & coordinator get the highest marks. The coordinator was Bobby at Rose Moving. The packers score lower b/c of a few lost items due to a hurried pack.

Scott C  of  Cary, NC 4.8 Rating:


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They managed to put together everything and come up with the dates we needed in a short notice. It was a move that came about real quick and they were able to accommodate us. There was a little mix up with the furniture arriving earlier than it was supposed to. We were supposed to be there on the 10th of December but they showed up on the 9th of December.

Bill S  of  La Porte, IN 4.8 Rating:


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