Packing with the right cartons is important. Inappropriate cartons often have weak areas that crush easily, do not travel well, and may be inapt for the weight of items that fit inside them.
Odd size cartons consume more truck space, difficult to pack, and require extra handling efforts.
Standard materials, listed below, are ideal for protection of commonly packed belongings.
Small Carton, 1.5 cu. ft. (16x12x12h). $2.25
For books, CD's, DVD's, records, and other small heavy items.
Medium Carton, 3.0 cu. ft. (18x18x16h). $2.97
Versatile carton, commonly used for pots, pans, toys,
non-perishable food, and small appliances.
Large Carton, 4.5 cu. ft. (18x18x24h) or (24x18x18h). $3.69
Mainly for packing linens, clothing, shoes, bedding
and other light-weight non-breakables.
Dish Pack Carton, 5.0 cu. ft. (18x18x28h). $5.49
Sturdy double-walled carton for breakables and glassware.
Extra Large Carton, 6.0 cu. ft. (24x18x24h). $4.59
For light large items like pillows, lampshades, and hats.
Lamp Carton (12x12x40h) $5.85
Made for packing lamps or other narrow and tall items.
Wardrobe Carton (18x21x48h) or (24x21x48h) $15.75
Portable closet carton for packing clothing on hangers.
Mirror Carton (30hx3.5x40) or (40hx3.5x60) $8.55
For pictures, mirrors, or flat glass (depending on thickness).
If made of multiple adjustable sleeves $2.25/sleeve
Tote/File Carton (24x12x10h) or (24x15x10h) $4.59 / $5.85
For packing letter and legal size paper files.
Plastic bag that fully covers a mattress, needs tape-seal at the top.
Twin - $5.49, Full - $6.39, Queen - $8.55, King - $9.99
Made specifically for packing mattresses.
Twin - $12.69, Full - $14.49, Queen - $22.95, King - $24.75
Bubble Wrap, 24" x 24" or 24" x 250' $1.89 / $85.95
For wrapping fragile items, artwork, collectibles, or electronics.
Packing Paper, 10-pound & 25-pound Bundles $9.99 / $24.75
Clean, unprinted paper for wrapping and cushioning individual items.
Paper Pad, 48" x 72" or 60" x 72" $1.89 / $2.25
Unprinted 3-ply brown paper for wrapping large individual items.
Tape, Roll size 2” x 55 yards or 2" x 110 yards $3.69 / $5.85
To seal cartons and other containers.
*All prices above exclude delivery.
Average Household Approximate Packing Supplies Guide