Small Moving Box

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Our small moving box is ideal for moving, shipping or storing smaller, dense and heavy household items. These smaller household items include books, tools, sheet sets, small appliances, and canned food. This box is also the perfect size to hold vinyl records. This box can be recycled and can hold up to 65 pounds worth of items.

  • Box dimensions: 16-3/8" x 12-5/8" x 12-5/8" (W x L x H), 1.5 cu/ft
  • Recyclable and reusable
  • U-Haul’s small moving box meets UPS, USPS, and FedEx shipping requirements
  • Built-in, perforated handles make for easy lifting and carrying
  • 100% buy-back guarantee on all unused U-Haul boxes, with receipt, at any corporate U-Haul center nationwide
  • Our Flap-Lock feature keeps the top box flaps out of the way while packing!
  • Holds up to 65 lbs.
  • Edge Crush Test (ECT): 32
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Small Moving Box Reviews (2588)

5 out of 5 stars with 2588 reviews

Alexander A.

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Fast delivery!

David C.

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Nice size so not heavy. Sturdy

Gary W.

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Great value and quality! I come here to get my boxes because I know they are well made and won’t fall apart in transit.

Jason C.

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Liked the handles compared to big box store.

Christina C.

The boxes were delivered late.

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what are the white inserts on small boxes used for exactly?

–Randy 10/16/2020 8:26:48 AM

Hi Randy, If you are speaking of the white (Peanuts) being poured into the box in the video then, they are used to protect fragile items. I hope that answers your question.

–Frank 10/16/2020 1:23:38 PM

best size box for dishes and glasses what is the recommended box sizes for a3 bedroom house

–mary 10/8/2020 7:56:30 AM

Hi Mary, Dish Saver Kit would be my recommendation for the dishes. The recommendation for a 3 Bedroom house 3 Bedroom House I hope this helps (By the way, The 3-Bdrm Package includes 1 Dish Savers Kit)

–Frank 10/8/2020 8:05:54 AM

Faite vous la livraison à maskinongé

–Guylaine ( 10/5/2020 1:29:54 PM

Oui, nous livrons au Canada.

–Frank 10/6/2020 3:03:53 PM

Are the box dimensions inside or outside

–Terry 7/22/2020 12:09:40 PM

Hello, Terry! The dimensions are the internal dimensions of the box. Thank you!

–Savannah 8/6/2020 9:26:47 AM

Bonjour dû à ce qui se passe en ce moment avec le covid-19 est-ce que vous rembourser quand même les boites qui sont de trop?

–Marie 3/27/2020 5:51:16 PM

Bonjour, Marie! Oui, les Centres U-Haul maintiennent la garantie-rachat — nous rachèterons les boîtes non utilisées. Merci!

–Savannah 3/30/2020 10:12:39 AM

I need to move 4000 LPs records to Europe Can I store vinyl records in small boxes? If yes how many records per box? How many rows of boxes can be stored without record damage?

–MK 2/16/2020 8:09:57 PM

Hello, MK! Yes, you can store vinyl LPs in our small box! The amount that will fit in each box will vary depending on sleeve size, but we estimate about 40-60 per box. We don't recommend stacking the boxes more than 5 boxes high. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 2/19/2020 7:15:51 AM

If I buy a bundle of boxes and don’t use them all, can I return the leftover ones individually?

–KG 12/23/2019 12:15:08 AM

Hello, KG! Yes, you can return the individual boxes that you don't use from your purchase of a bundle. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 12/30/2019 7:17:45 AM

What are the dimensions of the small box before assembly? And the dimensions for the bundle? I tried asking through the chat and the rep did not understand what I was asking and kept giving me the assembled dimensions.

–Danielle 10/9/2019 8:14:17 AM

Hi, Danielle! The flat dimensions of one of our small moving boxes is 29-1/8" x 25-7/8" x 3/8". The bundle dimensions are about 29-1/8" x 25-7/8" x 8-1/2". I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 10/9/2019 11:27:35 AM

Is this the correct size for the small fridge pack that you sell?

–Carolyn King 8/20/2019 1:57:20 AM

Are there instructions somewhere on how to assemble a small box? They are different then the medium or large. boxes.

–Don Bartel 5/26/2019 4:38:33 PM

Hi, Don! We recommend checking out our article on the Right Way to Assemble a Moving Box. These directions apply to our small moving box as well as most of our other moving boxes. Thank you!

–Savannah 6/7/2019 10:20:22 AM

How much does the box weigh? I need to ship and item and this box is the perfect size. I want to estimate my shipping cost with the weight of the box included.

–Lola 3/25/2019 3:55:13 PM

Hello, Lola! One of our small moving boxes weighs about 1 pound. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 3/26/2019 9:41:21 AM

Are the measurements for the small moving boxes exact? I need to store them in shelves with a 13” spacing.

–Kelly Mousley 1/21/2019 9:59:16 PM

Hi, Kelly! Yes, the measurements are exact - 16-3/8" x 12-5/8" x 12-5/8". Thank you!

–Savannah 1/23/2019 7:52:30 AM

How many are in a bundle?

–Luke 1/19/2019 12:31:58 AM

Hi, Luke! A bundle of our small moving boxes is 25 boxes. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 1/21/2019 3:48:11 PM

Do you have to tape your boxes on the sides now? Are they glue it on the sides / affix in someway? Or do I have to put them together and assemble them on my own? Thank you

–Julia 12/4/2018 10:20:26 PM

Hi, Julia! Our boxes only require that you fold and tape down the top and bottom of the box. No other assembly is required. For visuals on how to assemble a U-Haul moving box, please check out our article on The Right Way to Assemble a Moving Box. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 12/5/2018 10:19:35 AM

How many small boxes fit into a 10x10 truck?

–Patty 11/19/2018 10:22:46 AM

Hi, Patty! A U-Haul 10' truck can fit about 265 small boxes into it. If you are inquiring about a non-U-Haul vehicle, it would depend on all 3 dimensions (length, width, and height). Each small box is 1.5 cubic feet. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 11/19/2018 12:47:47 PM

how book boxes in a bundle?

–Rhonda Steele 11/14/2018 10:41:43 PM

Hi, Rhonda! At this time, we do not sell our book box in discounted bundles. Our small box, however, is sold in bundles of 25. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 11/15/2018 7:16:24 AM

Does these boxes require assembly using tape? If so, what is the cost of this tape and how much of tape do I need to assemble a single box? Do you keep any boxes that do not need assembly using tape? An example of one would be boxes we bottom flaps the fold down over each other forming a secure two layer base without the need for tape.

–Kevin 10/30/2018 8:06:27 PM

Hi, Kevin! Yes, all of our moving boxes require tape for assembly except for the EZ Wardrobe Box. We offer a variety of tape that will work for our moving boxes, but I recommend our Box / Packaging Paper Tape. Each 55 yard roll assembles at least 6-10 boxes. You should only need one strip to seal the bottom of the box and one strip to seal the top of the box, but if the box is going to be filled heavy, I recommend using extra tape to secure the box. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 10/31/2018 9:01:42 AM

If I buy boxes in Everett, Washington can they be returned to another facility in a different state?

–Fred Giebler 10/16/2018 4:10:49 PM

Hi, Fred! Yes, you can absolutely purchase boxes from one U-Haul Center and return them at another as long as they have not been used. Make sure to keep your receipt! Thanks for your question!

–Savannah 10/17/2018 6:47:15 AM

How Many Small Boxes Fit In A 5X8 Trailer

–Bill 9/19/2018 3:03:09 PM

Hey, Bill! Based on the cubic foot volume of the U-Haul 5x8 cargo trailer and the cubic foot volume of our small boxes, we estimate that somewhere between 130-135 small boxes could fit in the 5x8 cargo trailer. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 9/20/2018 10:02:34 AM

Do YOU have boxes as big as 104x75x24 not folded into boxes?

–Annemarie Adams 9/6/2018 9:14:17 AM

Hi, Annemarie! Our largest flat box is our Grand Wardrobe Box which measures at 70" x 45" x 5/8" before it is assembled into a box. We do not have a flattened box that is the size you are looking for.

We do offer a corrugated kraft floor runner, if that is what you are looking for. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 9/6/2018 2:48:04 PM

Is this box suitable for women's jeans? If not, what size box would be? How many boxes should I purchase to pack 200 pairs of jeans?

–Mary 6/11/2018 2:25:33 PM

Hi, Mary! We recommend the Medium Moving Box for packing jeans. Each medium box could fit about 40-60 jeans so you will likely need about 4-5 boxes. Any extra boxes you don't use can always be returned to a U-Haul center for a full refund. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 6/12/2018 7:28:00 AM

How many boxes in a bundle? What is the price when I buy them by the bundle

–Darrin Sargent 2/27/2018 11:19:55 AM

Hi, Darrin! A small box bundle is 25 boxes and the current bundle pricing is $0.86 USD per box if you have the boxes shipped to your home. Save money by picking the boxes up from a U-Haul center for $0.81 per box. I hope this was helpful!

–Savannah 3/2/2018 10:28:52 AM

are the book boxes acid free so the books do not get damaged and/or you can store photos and pictures without damage from acids

–Renee 12/26/2017 7:18:53 AM

Hello, Renee! Our moving boxes are not acid free. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 12/29/2017 10:37:46 AM

Can anyone purchase boxes from UHaul, do you have to be renting a vehicle to buy?

–D. Kerchaert 9/21/2017 10:19:18 AM

Anyone can purchase boxes from U-Haul, no equipment rental reservation is needed! You can purchase online or you can visit your local U-Haul Center to purchase boxes there. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 9/22/2017 10:43:26 AM

Can this be used for dishes?

–Donna 9/6/2017 9:34:22 AM

Hi, Donna! Yes, our small moving box can be used for dishes.

I recommend using some packing supplies to protect your dishes, such as cushion foam to wrap and protect your dishes as well as wrapping paper or Biodegradable Packing Peanuts to fill any empty space to prevent your dishes from shifting. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 9/6/2017 11:04:46 AM

Why is the price for a small shipping box doubled when purchased in at U-haul compared with paying half the purchase online?

–Jerry Washington 4/17/2017 10:21:47 PM

Jerry, you were most likely looking at boxes at one of our independent dealers. They are able to set their own pricing for any moving supplies they purchase from us. Corporate U-Haul locations would have the same pricing as what you see online.

–TIMOTHY 4/18/2017 3:30:19 PM

What size box would be good to store music cd's?

–Ron D. 11/4/2016 2:07:17 PM

Hi Ron. We'd recommend a small moving box for CD storage. Any larger sizes such as a medium would be pretty heavy by the time you loaded in all the CD's, and you might risk damaging some of the cases on the bottom.

–TIMOTHY 11/11/2016 8:23:23 AM

Why does the price of small boxes say .99 or @25 boxes it's .73 but them when I find a dealer the price jumps up to $1.50 a box even if I get 25 boxes it's still $1.50?

–Ron 9/18/2016 11:36:55 AM

Hi Ron. Our neighborhood dealers can decide their own prices for moving supplies. If you select a corporate owned facility (normally the name begins with U-Haul Moving and Storage of...) then the price will reflect our corporate rate.

–TIMOTHY 11/15/2016 9:06:27 AM

what is best way to dishes: standing up, or laying flat in box?

–Jureal Henderson 8/12/2016 7:14:08 AM

Hey Jureal, I would recommend watching our video on how to properly pack dishes. I also recommend checking out the products mentioned in the video that are intended for properly packing dishes such as the Dish Saver Kit, wrapping paper, and our cushion foam pouches. All of the aforementioned products and the video should help you pack your dishes as safely and securely as possible!

–SAVANNAH 8/12/2016 11:52:09 AM

What's the cost of 6 medium boxes?

–Winsome 7/26/2016 2:26:18 PM

Each Medium Moving Box costs $1.35, so 6 Medium Moving Boxes would cost $8.10 plus shipping and taxes that apply. Thanks for your question!

–SAVANNAH 7/26/2016 3:49:27 PM

is there a time limit on return of unused boxes and packing material. It has been almost 90 days since I purchased them.

–tw 5/28/2016 2:22:18 PM

We will refund any unused box no matter how long it has been since you purchased them!

If you have your receipt, you can take them to any U-Haul Center for a full refund to your original method of purchase.

If you don't have a receipt, then you will be refunded with a U-Haul certificate which can be used on any U-Haul product or service.

If you don't have your receipt, but still have the card which was used for the original purchase, then a U-Haul Center should be able to look up the receipt for your original purchase and get you refunded.

If you paid with cash and don't have a receipt, then your only option is to receive a U-Haul certificate as a refund. Thanks for asking!

–Joseph 5/31/2016 8:47:00 AM

Are the boxes pre-treated with pesticide? This is important to me for storage, etc.

–Terri 5/8/2016 6:03:41 PM

No, boxes are not pre-treated with pesticide.

–Joseph 5/9/2016 9:25:15 AM

Are these boxes large enough and strong enough to hold DVD's?

–Jennifer 5/3/2016 11:34:35 AM

Yes, they are!

–Joseph 5/4/2016 9:05:42 AM

Is there a special (Recommended) size, gross weight limit and crush strength for glassware? Thanks

–AL GILMORE 4/10/2016 9:58:18 AM

Hey Al, we don't offer a specific size or ECT strength box for glassware, but we do offer a wide range of boxes specifically designed to keep those fragile glass items safe during your move.

Our Glass Pack Kit comes with a built in cell to keep your glassware from moving around during transport. Coupled with protective material like our bubble wrap and cushion foam, it is the best option for those fragile items.

The Dish Saver Kit is very similar to the Glass Pack Kit, but the cell has larger compartments for plates and such that need more space.

This Dish Barrel Box is also a great option for drinking and wine glasses.

–Joseph 4/11/2016 11:18:33 AM

Where can we get the free moving boxes?

–Cindy 8/14/2015 12:05:57 PM

Cindy, U-Haul offers a number of different box sharing programs. I believe what you are looking for is the take a box, leave a box program that is offered at many of our company owned stores.

If you are wondering if your closest U-Haul location offers this program, feel free to give them a call and inquire about their participation, and how many boxes may currently be sitting in the free area!

–Joseph 8/17/2015 4:41:28 PM

Approximatel how many standard vinyl records will each box hold?

–Teresa Williams 8/10/2015 6:19:45 PM

Hey Theresa, it is hard to say without knowing what size records you will be using.

Your best bet would be to measure the width of a few of your records and then see how many would fit into a space of 16-3/8" (the length of the box).

–Joseph 8/31/2015 10:42:03 AM

Can I use moving boxes to ship via usps? I understand moving boxes passed the UPS and FedEx requirements. However, I realized that I bought a lot of moving boxes instead of shipping boxes. Please advise.

–Lan 7/28/2015 1:36:29 AM

Yes, they can be shipped via USPS!

–Joseph 8/28/2015 3:44:37 PM

is the small box 12x12 square, and 16" tall, or is it it 12x16, and 12" tall?

–bob 7/22/2015 5:51:22 AM

Our small box is 16-3/8" wide x 12-5/8" long x 12-5/8" tall.

–Joseph 8/31/2015 5:02:39 PM

What is the best small box to hold vhs and dvds separately?

–mindy 6/30/2015 6:53:08 PM

We recommend the Book Box or the Small Box for VHS and DVDs.

–Joseph 8/31/2015 12:26:41 PM

I saved some boxes from a previous move that were home depot's 12*12*16" boxes. Are your boxes and their boxes the same size and an industry standard and they are just rounding down? If I'm stacking a lot of boxes and using space efficiently it helps if they are the same sizes.

–Alice 6/21/2015 8:40:19 PM

Our Small Moving Box is just slightly larger than the Home Depot boxes you bought, so if you stack them on the bottom you should be just fine!

Unfortunately, there is no industry standard for cardboard boxes so everywhere you buy is going to have slightly different dimensions. That being said, our boxes are the strongest and still cost less than the competition.

–Joseph 6/25/2015 4:41:11 PM

What is 32 ETC in regard to strength, as in the answer to the first question on the list?

–Leigh Schaefer 6/16/2015 6:51:28 PM

Hey Leigh, good question!

ECT stands for Edge Crush Test. The Edge Crush Test is a standard measurement tool used to test the strength of corrugated boxes by measuring how resistant they are to being crushed at their edges.

Knowing the gross weight a particular box will hold gives a basic idea of strong it may be, but ECT gives a much more detailed understanding. You often times won't see any of our competitors advertising the ECT of their boxes because they simply don't compare to ours!

–Joseph 6/17/2015 4:39:56 PM

I just came from a uhaun un brooklyn Atlantic ave and they were sellung the small boxes for $3. Is that normal pricing for a uhaul "dealer" as the guy behind the counter said?

–I. Thorpe 5/1/2015 12:50:18 PM

U-Haul Authorized Dealers set their own prices on moving supply products. Thanks for asking!

–Joseph 5/5/2015 5:13:06 PM

How many boxes are needed to move approximately 125 linear feet of books?

–St, Matthias Church 4/7/2015 5:35:59 AM

We recommend using the U-Haul Book Box for moving books. The Book Box is exactly 1 cubic foot.

–Joseph 4/15/2015 11:21:44 AM

Are the prices online the same as in store?

–Jason 3/11/2015 11:43:00 AM

Jason, in some cases the in-store prices are different than online. If you are able, choose the in store pick up option and select your local U-Haul store. The prices for that specific location will then show up on the product page.

Thank you.

–Joseph 3/11/2015 11:55:00 AM

Price? Why did I pay $2.05 for ONE small box at the u-haul centre on Kensington Road? Are the on-line prices not the same as at the prices in the locations?

–Jill 2/16/2015 11:06:02 AM

Our pricing for our corporate owned centers and online store are the same. Our independent dealers can set their own sell prices. Thank you.

–Ronald 2/16/2015 11:24:52 AM

Are these boxes large enough for vinyl records?

–Adriana Ferri 2/14/2015 11:18:07 AM

Yes, these boxes are large enough to fit vinyl records. Thank you.

–Ronald 2/16/2015 11:10:16 AM

how many books will one box hold

–Lisa 2/5/2015 12:25:45 PM

Without knowing the size of the books I can only estimate. My estimate would be 15-20. Thank you.

–Ronald 2/5/2015 12:46:08 PM

I need boxes, L 16"x W 12" x H 14" or close

–Roger Steele 1/15/2015 10:11:33 AM

–Ronald 1/15/2015 10:51:22 AM

Do boxes have on top and side to write room they go into and items inside?

–Anne 1/15/2015 7:33:48 AM

On the top, yes. On the side, no.

–Ronald 1/15/2015 8:47:13 AM

Will these boxes fit vinyl records with ease?

–Kevin 1/4/2015 2:53:17 PM

Our web site information indicates yes this box will work for record albums. Thanks.

–Ronald 1/5/2015 9:17:01 AM

How many fully filled small boxes can be stacked vertically?

–WIT 1/1/2015 11:36:26 AM

It depends on the weight in each of the boxes and where they are being stacked. "Box dimensions: 16-3/8" x 12-5/8" x 12-5/8" (1.5 cu/ft) 32 ECT." Thanks.

–Ronald 1/2/2015 7:56:22 AM

What is the country of origin for these boxes (where they're made)?

–Theresa 12/16/2014 11:15:08 AM

Made in the USA.

–Ronald 12/16/2014 11:38:01 AM

To ship the small moving boxes, are there flaps to tape down to cover the openings used for lifting?

–Angela 11/6/2014 2:07:02 PM

These boxes have handles designed for moving. The handles holds do not have flaps to tape over the holds. However, we do have boxes without the handles that would most likely work better for you.

–Ronald 11/6/2014 2:29:41 PM

Do these boxes need to be assembled or are they pre-assembled?

–Judi 11/4/2014 4:53:23 PM

They ship flat. You have to open then bend the flaps down and tape.

–Ronald 11/5/2014 9:06:29 AM

Is there a time limit to returning unused boxes, or will you take them back and refund them as long as I have the receipt?

–Rachel 10/19/2014 10:37:52 AM

Most boxes qualify for the return to our company owned Centers. There is no time limit for the return. You will need your receipt and the boxes must be un-used.

–Ronald 10/20/2014 9:33:16 AM

Your small box (16-3/8" x 12-5/8" x 12-5/8" ) is recommended for "records". Are these the internal or external dimensions?

–John Crawford 9/22/2014 1:33:05 PM

"Internal dimensions"

–Ronald 10/1/2014 3:44:57 PM

Are these moving boxes foldable?

–Barbara 8/30/2014 1:08:38 PM

When unassembled, this box is not designed to be folded. You can force a fold, however, it will weaken the strength of the box.

–Ronald 9/2/2014 9:59:55 AM

If I order online at the 25+ rate and mark pick-up at store, is there a shipping cost if the total is less than $50?

–Leslie 6/7/2014 8:45:15 AM

Hi, Leslie! If you are picking up your order in-store, you will not have to pay any shipping costs, even if the order is not $50.

–Savannah 6/7/2017 3:55:00 PM

If I buy 25 small boxes for the cheaper rate, and then return the ones I don't use, do I still get the cheaper rate on the ones I keep?

–Dianna 5/28/2014 1:11:26 PM

If you buy 25 you will pay the 25+ rate. You will not be charged anymore than that for the ones you keep if and when you return the unused ones.

–Ronald 5/28/2014 1:35:59 PM

how many small boxes come in a bundle?

–richard 5/28/2014 4:21:59 AM

Small bundle is 25

–Ronald 5/28/2014 1:47:58 PM

Can I drop a normal office file box (16X12.5X10) directly into the small box? I need something which is sturdier for a long-distance move. Thanks!

–AP 4/17/2014 8:29:59 PM

Yes. Small box size is: 16-3/8" x 12-5/8" x 12-5/8"

–Ronald 4/21/2014 10:21:24 AM

How much weight can this box hold?

–Debbie 4/3/2014 8:31:55 AM

Hi, Debbie! This box can hold up to 65 pounds. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 6/7/2017 3:35:17 PM

Are the handle holes perforated or already punched out?

–Robert 3/29/2014 8:37:06 PM

They are perforated and have to be punched out if you decide to use the handles.

–Ronald 4/17/2014 11:46:27 AM

What us the weight max in this box

–Janet 3/27/2014 11:50:16 PM

Our buyer for this product writes: "65 lbs. / 65 lbs."

–Ronald 4/17/2014 1:42:03 PM

Why are the small and medium boxes less expensive than the book box?

–Sylvia 3/3/2014 2:26:00 PM

UHaul made the decision to reduce the sell price of our most popular boxes. One of which was the small box. By doing so, it created exactly what you have pointed out. It's really not that our book box is priced high. It is not. It's that our core boxes have been lowered.

–Ronald 4/23/2014 10:27:11 AM

How much do these boxes weigh?

–Moriah Joelle 2/6/2014 11:20:02 AM

Our purchasing department notes the weight of this product is 1.15LB each.

–Ronald 2/6/2014 11:42:19 AM

We have approx. 100 small boxes and 200 medium boxes left over untouched from our move. Can we return them and if so where and how.

–Joanne 1/13/2014 11:11:58 AM

Please go to Then click "Locations". Once there enter your zip code. Select the "Box returns" box. Then click "Find Locations". The results will display the return locations based on your zip. You will need to take your receipt with you to the location.

–Ronald 1/13/2014 1:31:38 PM

What is the strength of these boxes, for stacking purposes? Are they #200?

–Allison 12/30/2013 11:58:13 AM

These boxes are rated 32 ECT.

–Stephen 1/27/2014 7:42:22 AM

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