Serving The Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Area With Two Local Locations in Mokena, IL and Crown Point, IN

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Boxes have never been as important as they are when you are moving! The boxes you select are important to minimize any potential damage.

Best practices for selecting your moving boxes are:

  1. Select boxes that are suitable for your items—as the size of the box increases, the weight of each item should decrease.
  2. Make sure they are not packed too heavily, as the boxes can break open.
  3. Make sure they are not packed too lightly, as they can be crushed.

We offers specialized cartons for very specific needs, such as golf club cartons, bicycle cartons, grandfather clock boxes and crates.

The ultimate specialty carton is a crate, which is for extremely fragile pieces, such as marble and glass. These cartons are built to order and need to be ordered prior to your moving. Your  representative may make recommendations for specialty crates and will take precise measurements so custom crates are constructed specifically for your items.

1.5 cubic foot box (Book or Small Carton)
This is the smallest general-purpose box, used for items such as books, CDs, DVDs, tools and canned goods.

3.0 cubic foot box (Medium Carton)
Known as the “workhorse” of boxes, this box is right for smaller, heavier items. Small kitchen appliances, lamp bases, pots and pans and small outdoor tools are suitable for packing in this size carton.

4.5 cubic foot box
This box is used for non-hanging clothes, linens, larger lamp bases, lamp shades, unbreakable kitchen goods and toys.

6.0 cubic foot box (Large Carton)
The largest general-purpose box, this box is used for lightweight, bulky items, including stuffed toys, pillows and winter coats.

Dishpack (Barrel or Dish Barrel)
Multi-layer construction makes this the safest and strongest of all boxes. Dishpacks are recommended for all breakable kitchenware, china and crystal.

Mattress Carton
All mattresses must be transported in boxes. King size box springs will require either twin or king boxes.

Mirror Carton
Mirror cartons are expandable boxes used for mirrors, pictures and small glass table tops.

Wardrobe Cartons
This box is constructed so that hanging clothes and draperies will remain hanging during the moving.

The following items require extra care when packing:

  • China and glassware
  • Lamps
  • Silverware, silverplate or sterling silver
  • Glass table tops, marble slabs, mirrors and art

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