The number of boxes required to move house is always dependent on the volume to be moved.
There are 4 types of boxes:
- Book 2ft3 (For books and small, heavy ornaments)
► 1 box per 2 feet of books
- Regular 4ft3 (For most items including crockery)
► 2 boxes per single kitchen cupboard (2’ x 2’ x 18”)
- Large 6ft3 (For lamp shades, linen, and large toys)
► 1 box per 2 drawers of regular chest of drawers
- Wardrobe 10ft3 (For hanging garments and tall items)
► 1 box per regular wardrobe door
On average, a 3-bedroom property (excluding garage, shed, and garden) has a volume of 1750ft3 to move. We would call this a 140-box move split as follows:
- 20 book boxes
- 90 regular boxes
- 15 large boxes
- 8 wardrobes boxes
These specifics can be adjusted according to the actual contents. For example: If you have 50 feet of books, you would need 25 book boxes.
This is only a guideline based on our experience of 20 000 moves, and the final boxes used can differ by 20% depending on the actual contents and how they are packed.