How Many Moving Boxes Do I Need for a Studio or Dorm?

The Moving Kit
Aug 12 · 1 min read

We did the math.

For a Studio Apartment / Dorm, you’ll need:

  • 10–20 Medium Boxes (~3 cubic feet).

One medium box can fit 6 handbags or 12 pairs of shoes.

  • 5–10 Large Boxes (~4.5 cubic feet).

One large box can fit 4 blankets or 4 duffel bags

  • 3 pounds of paper (from newspapers, magazines, etc.)
  • 1 box cutter
  • 1 tape roll
  • 1 marker

Use our handy tool to find places that sell moving boxes near you or read our blog post on how to find places where you can find free moving boxes.

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