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Tips for Packing: The Right Stuff

Allied has a wide range of boxes and professional packing materials available for purchase to help you organize and safeguard your belongings, including:

  • Dishpack (or China Barrel): Heavy duty carton used for dishes/china, crystal and glassware
  • Double-wall cartons: Extra protective cartons made especially for fine china, crystal, and other high-value, hard to replace items
  • 1.5 cu. ft. cartons: Small carton for heavy items such as books, files, music CDs and DVDs/video tapes
  • 3.0 cu. ft. cartons: Medium utility carton often used for pots and pans, toys, and small appliances
  • 4.5 cu. ft. cartons: For bulky items, such as linens, towels or toys
  • 6.0 cu. ft. cartons: For large, bulky, or lightweight articles, such as pillows or large lampshades
  • Wardrobe cartons: A "portable closet" that keeps clothes or draperies hanging on a built-in bar
  • Mirror cartons: Several sizes of telescoping cartons for framed pictures, mirrors or glass
  • Mattress cartons: Available in queen/king, double, single (twin) and crib sizes. A separate carton is necessary for box springs
  • Stretchwrap: A special plastic covering that safely adheres to furniture and protects it from snags, tears, and dirt

Use newspaper only for cushioning-never place newspaper aginst items as the ink will rub off. It can get embedded in fine china, so be wary!


To see all of the boxes and supplies and to get a free estimate of packing materials you'd need to purchase, click here. Free delivery is provided.

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