How much do moving boxes cost?

When it comes time to move it can be difficult to know how much of your budget you should set aside for moving boxes. The total cost involved will vary depending on the size of your house, how many items you need to move and whether you are going to hire or buy the boxes you’ll need. You’ll also need other packaging items like tape, wrapping paper and bubble wrap to help keep your precious items safe. 

You’ll want to ensure the boxes you use are tough, durable and of a high quality to help keep your items safe during the moving process. You’ll also want to ensure you have the right boxes to suit your needs – from small to large regular boxes, to heavy duty book boxes, and Porta-Robes for storing clothing.

Should you buy or rent boxes?

Whether you rent or buy boxes will depend on your personal circumstances and needs. Buying boxes is a great idea if you will need your boxes for a long time, or if you think you’ll be needing to use them again sometime soon. When you purchase your items from Hire a Box we offer free delivery on all orders over $99. 

Renting boxes is a great, cost effective way to move if you’ll be requiring your boxes for less than 3 months. When you hire your boxes from Hire a Box, it’s 20% cheaper than buying boxes. We offer free delivery when you hire $65 worth of boxes and there’s no delivery fee if you need a second top-up order. We’ll also pick up your boxes when you’re done. 

Whether you decide to hire or buy your moving boxes, here’s a guide to how much money you’ll need to spend:

How many boxes do you need for a 1 Bedroom House

If you live in a 1 bedroom house we recommend you will need:Buy or hire boxes?

  • 15 medium boxes
  • 10 large boxes
  • 1 tape dispenser
  • 2 tape rolls
  • 5kg wrapping paper
    (200 sheets)
  • 1 marker pen

The total to buy these boxes and packaging items is $131.70 and you can order your items here. If you’d rather hire, you can expect to spend $106.70 and you can order your items including used boxes here.

How many boxes do you need for a 2 Bedroom House

For a 2 bedroom house, our recommended items are:

  • 25 medium boxes
  • 20 large boxes
  • 2 porta-robes
  • 1 tape dispenser
  • 3 tape rolls
  • 10kg wrapping paper
    (400 sheets)
  • 10m bubblewrap
  • 1 marker pen

The total to buy these boxes and packaging items is $273.45 and you can order your items here. If you’d rather hire, you can expect to spend $220.55 and you can order your items including used boxes here.

How many boxes do you need for a 3-4 Bedroom House

For a 3-4 bedroom house, we recommend you purchase the following items:

  • 40 medium boxes
  • 30 large boxes
  • 3 porta-robes
  • 1 tape dispenser
  • 4 tape rolls
  • 15kg wrapping paper
    (600 sheets)
  • 15m bubblewrap
  • 1 marker pen

The total to buy these boxes and packaging items is $407.50 and you can order your items here. If you’d rather hire, you can expect to spend $326.90 and you can order your items including used boxes here.

How many boxes do you need for a 5-6 Bedroom House

For a 5-6 bedroom house, we recommend you will need:How many boxes do I need to move house?

  • 60 medium boxes
  • 45 large boxes
  • 4 porta-robes
  • 2 tape dispensers
  • 6 tape rolls
  • 20kg wrapping paper
    (800 sheets)
  • 20m bubblewrap
  • 1 marker pen

The total to buy these boxes and packaging items is $593.15 and you can order your items here. If you’d rather hire, you can expect to spend $473.60 and you can order your items including used boxes here

Hire A Box hires and sells durable cardboard moving boxes and packaging materials to people moving homes or offices. We offer delivery and pick up in the metro areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Gold Coast.

For more information on how we can help you with your move, call us on 1300 858 446 or contact us via the website today.