Ever find yourself asking, “How many moving boxes do I need?” Figuring out the right number can be tricky—it depends on how many things you have, the size of your home, and how many rooms you need to pack up. It’s annoying having to run back to the store for more boxes, isn’t it? That’s where we, Illuminated Moving & Packing, step in to help you determine the best moving box options for your situation.

Understanding Box Quantities for Your Move

If you’re not sure about how many boxes you’ll need for your move, don’t worry. Our team at Illuminated Moving & Packing has put together a guide to help. Here’s a rough estimate based on the size of your home:

  • One-bedroom apartment: About 35 boxes
  • Two-bedroom apartment: Roughly 55 boxes
  • Three-bedroom house: Approximately 80 boxes
  • Four-bedroom house: Around 125 boxes
  • Five-bedroom house: About 145 boxes

These estimates include a mix of small, medium, and large boxes and specialized boxes for wardrobes and dishes. For instance, for a three-bedroom house, you might use about 35 small boxes, 20 medium boxes, 10 large boxes, 10 wardrobe boxes, and 5 boxes for dishes.

Necessary Packing and Moving Supplies

Aside from boxes, you’ll need a few other supplies to secure your belongings. Packing tape is essential for sealing boxes; remember, scissors to cut the tape! Protect your items from damage with packing paper or bubble wrap. For bulky items like mattresses or oversized furniture, consider using protective bags. And don’t overlook shoe boxes—they’re great for transporting your footwear.

Where to Find Moving Boxes

While moving boxes aren’t overly expensive, the costs can add up during an already costly move. You can buy boxes at places like Home Depot or Lowes, though they do charge for them. Alternatively, check out smaller local home improvement stores that sell boxes.

For free options, try searching Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Often, people are happy to give away boxes after they’ve moved. You could also coordinate with friends or family who are moving around at the same time to share and recycle boxes, saving both money and resources.

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Learn More About Illuminated Moving & Packing

Wondering how many boxes you’ll need for your move? You’re in the right place. At Illuminated Moving & Packing, we don’t just supply boxes—we’re known for providing top-notch packing and moving services across Asheville.  

Contact us today for more details on how we can make your move smoother.