Proper packing of your household is an essential part of any move. An unsuccessful packing job can lead to an unsuccessful move. Proper packing and boxing procedures are vital to protect your belongings. If you choose to do some or all of your own packing it is especially important that you be familiar with the techniques that will best protect your possessions. Our packing tips guide will provide you valuable information to assist you in this process.

We have found that many people prefer to have their belongings, especially fragile items, professionally packed by a moving company. With Best L.A. Movers, Moving & Storage, you can pack as much, or as little as you choose. If you would like us to do your packing for you be assured that are skilled and efficient packers employ the safest practices. If you choose to pack yourself please see our packing tips guide and reference our packing material guide below.


Use the guide below to calculate how many boxes you will need.

Your individual needs may vary. Please ask your representative for additional information. For a successful move it is extremely important that you use the correct packing materials needed to protect your possessions. This will alleviate any damage during transit. We recommend using various size cartons and padding for specific items.

BOOK/SMALL BOX (1.5 CUBIC FEET) 16-3/8” X 12-5/8” X 12-5/8”

Use for packing small/heavy items such as CD’s, DVD’s, books, magazines, small framed photos, etc.

MEDIUM BOX (3.0 CUBIC FEET) 18-1/8” X 18” X 16”

Use for clothes, linens, shoes, towels, toys, pots & pans, small appliances, games, and other non-breakable items.

LARGE BOX (4.5 CUBIC FEET) 18” X 18” X 24”

Use for bedding, pillows, towels, blankets, etc. Ideal for bulky/large and light items that are non-breakable.

MIRROR/PICTURE BOX 37-5/16” X 4-5/16” X 26-7/8”

Protects larger framed artwork/paintings and mirrors. Can also be used for glass tops.

DISH PACK (5.1 CUBIC FEET) 18” X 18” X 27”

A corrugated carton which is double thick. Use this box for china, stemware, glasses and other breakables. Make sure to use plenty of packing paper for proper padding.

LAMP BOX (3.3 CUBIC FEET) 12” X 12” X 40”

Provides protection for floor lamps. Can also be used for items such as plants, tall artwork, stereo speakers, etc.

WARDROBE BOX (13.2 CUBIC FEET) 24” X 20” X 47-3/8”

Use for shirts, suits, pants, skirts, gowns and coats. Just remove your clothes from the closet and place them on the hanger bar. You can also use the bottom of the box for your shoes.


This box is specially made for mattresses and box springs. Due to the large size and difficulty of packing this box is used primarily by the mover and most often on long distance moves.


This is basically newspaper without the print. Use to wrap items such as china, stemware, glasses and other breakables. Also works great as cushioning and padding as well as filling up unused space.


Use to overwrap small delicate items after they are wrapped in packing paper; also helpful when wrapping larger fragile items such as lamps and pictures/mirrors.


All boxes need to be sealed properly. Use on the top and bottom of every box you pack. You will need approximately one roll of tape for every 15 to 20 boxes.


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