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Pack Smart, Move Safe with the Right Packaging Materials

February 26, 2024

When embarking on a long-distance move, selecting the right packaging materials is just as crucial as choosing the best moving company.

Check out our price list and read our guide below to choose the best packaging material for your long-distance move.


MTS Moving, with years of expertise in long-distance relocations, understands that the journey your belongings take should be met with utmost care and protection. That's why we've meticulously curated a selection of packaging materials designed to withstand the rigors of transit, ensuring your items arrive at their destination just as they left—intact and unscathed. From sturdy boxes to protective wraps, our price list complements the high-quality materials we recommend for a seamless move. Let's explore the options that MTS Moving offers to make your relocation experience stress-free and secure.

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Small Box

Small boxes are perfect for heavy or fragile items that need to be packed on their own or in small quantities. Measuring around 16 x 12 x 12 inches, they are ideal for books, DVDs, tools, canned goods, and other heavy household items. The compact size ensures that the contents do not shift during transport making it an essential asset for moving or storing similar items.

Medium Box

With dimensions approximately 18 x 18 x 16 inches, medium boxes are versatile and can handle a moderate amount of weight. They are well-suited for kitchenware, toys, small appliances, and clothing. Not too big and not too small, they help in maintaining a balanced load that is easy to carry and stack.

Wardrobe Box

Wardrobe boxes are uniquely designed to transport hanging garments. They come equipped with a built-in metal hanger bar, resembling a portable closet. This design helps keep clothes organized, wrinkle-free, and ready to wear upon arrival. These tall boxes typically measure around 24 x 24 x 40 inches and are essential for moves involving a lot of hanging clothes such as dresses, coats, and suits.

Picture Box

Picture boxes offer specialized protection for framed artwork and mirrors during a move. Their telescoping structure allows them to fit snugly around various sized frames providing firm support to prevent any movement or damage. Picture boxes can often be adjusted to accommodate the size of your item, ensuring a custom fit.

TV Box

The TV box is constructed to safeguard your flat-screen TVs when moving or storing. Available in various sizes, these boxes are padded with foam inserts or can be used in conjunction with bubble wrap to prevent scratches and jostles. With a sturdy corrugated exterior, a TV box offers the best protection for your valuable electronics during transit.

Dish Box

Dish boxes are designed with extra durability in mind, featuring double-walled construction that provides additional cushioning and strength needed to protect fragile items like plates, bowls, and glasses. Often coming with cell dividers, they keep each piece separated and secure from knocking into one another, mitigating the risk of breakage.

Mattress Bag

A mattress bag is a thick plastic cover that slips over your mattress to protect it from water, dirt, dust, and other contaminants during a move or while in storage. It’s an inexpensive way to ensure that one of the most important pieces of furniture remains clean and dry. They come in different sizes to fit all mattress types, including twin, full, queen, and king.

Sofa Cover

Sofa covers are large plastic sheets specifically fashioned to fit over sofas and protect them from moisture, dust, and dirt during a move or while in storage. These covers can also keep upholstery safe from snags and tears when moving through tight spaces or being loaded onto a moving truck.

Packing Tape

Packing tape is a robust, adhesive tape designed to securely seal boxes and keep the contents contained. It is recommended to use a tape that is at least two inches wide for optimal hold. Packing tape can be found in different thicknesses and strengths, suitable for binding together even the heaviest of boxes.

Bubble Wrap: Per ft

Bubble wrap is sold by the foot and serves as a protective layer for fragile items. Its air-filled bubbles cushion impact and prevent damage to delicate objects during transport. Bubble wrap is essential for wrapping electronics, collectibles, glassware, and any other valuables that need extra care when moving.

Mirror/Glass Pack

Mirror/glass packs are specialized kits that provide supreme protection for mirrors, glass tabletops, and similar items. These packs typically include corrugated cardboard sleeves and foam pockets that envelop the edges and surfaces, securing the items against shocks and impacts during transit. Using a mirror/glass pack is critical for preventing cracks or breaks in these delicate items.

Ready to Make Your Move?

When it's time to take that big step and relocate, you want to be sure your possessions are in the best hands. MTS Moving is not just about getting you from point A to point B; we're about ensuring your belongings are as cared for as if they were our own. With our top-notch packaging materials and expert moving services, your long-distance move will be nothing short of smooth sailing.

Don't leave anything to chance. Contact MTS Moving today, and let's get packing! Your peace of mind is just a call or click away.