Packing Boxes and Supplies for Moving

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How It Works

To get started, visit the Blue Bins website where you can browse through the wide range of packing supplies that we offer, including plastic moving boxes, labels, bubble wrap, and packing paper. 

Once you have chosen packing boxes and supplies that best suit your needs and budget, you can place your order online. When placing your order, you will need to provide details about the items you need to pack and the dates you require the supplies. You can also choose whether you want to have the supplies delivered to your location or if you prefer to pick them up from a Blue Bins location.

If you choose to have the supplies delivered, Blue Bins will deliver them to your location in the GTA on the scheduled date. You will need to be present to accept the delivery and sign for the supplies. Delivery fees may apply based on your location.

Alternatively, if you choose to pick up the supplies from a Blue Bins location, you can select the location and date when placing your order. When picking up your supplies, you will need to bring a copy of your order confirmation and a valid ID.

Once you have received your supplies, you can start packing your items. Follow the guidelines provided by Blue Bins to ensure that your items are correctly packed in boxes and protected during transit.

After you have finished packing your items, you can schedule a pickup date for the plastic moving boxes. Blue Bins will pick up the boxes on the scheduled date from your location or a pre-arranged location. You will need to be present to hand over the boxes to the Blue Bins representative.

To pay for your packing supplies and services, you can use a credit card. Payment is due at the time of order placement. If you have any questions about payment or pricing, you can contact Blue Bins’ customer service for assistance.

Packing Supplies

Blue Bins offers plastic moving boxes to accommodate different types of items and packing needs such as moving and storage.


Blue Bins Plastic Bins

Our plastic moving boxes are sturdy, reusable, and environmentally friendly. They are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, which is durable and resistant to impact and water. Blue Bins plastic moving boxes are designed to protect your items during transit. 

Additionally, plastic moving boxes are more eco-friendly than traditional cardboard boxes since they can be reused multiple times and are recyclable. By using plastic moving boxes from Blue Bins, you can reduce your environmental impact and protect your items during your move.

Estimated # of Boxes Needed

You can use our simple rate chart to find out the number of boxes you will need based on how many bedrooms you’re moving. The estimates are based on industry standards and are intended to provide a general idea of the number of boxes required for your move. 

However, keep in mind that the actual number of packing boxes needed may vary based on the number and size of your items, how much you plan to pack, and other factors. We recommend that you order additional packing boxes to ensure that you have enough for your move.

Packing Paper & Bubble Wrap

Our packing paper is a clean and unprinted newsprint paper that is used to wrap fragile items such as dishes, glassware, and other delicate items. The paper helps to protect your items from scratches, scuffs, and other damage during transit and is available in bundles of 25lb.

Our industrial grade bubble wrap is a transparent plastic roll with small air-filled bubbles that can be used to protect your items from impact during transit. The cushioning roll can be wrapped around your items to provide an extra layer of protection and prevent damage during transport.

Bin Ties/Cable Ties

Our bin ties can be used to secure the lids of your plastic packing boxes, ensuring that your items stay in place during transit. The ties are made from durable plastic and are easy to use, providing an additional layer of security for your items.


We sell self-adhesive labels that can be used to identify the contents of your plastic packing boxes. The labels are available in different colours and can be easily attached to the packing boxes, making it easier to keep track of your items during your move.

Moving Pads

Our moving pads are made out of cotton with double stitch binding and feature shock absorption to protect your furniture and other large items during transit. They can be easily wrapped around your items, providing an extra layer of protection against scratches, scuffs, and other damage.

Carpet Dollies

Our carpet dollies feature non-marking wheels and are ideal for moving furniture and bins. 

Plastic Dollies

Our plastic dollies provide efficient access to confined spaces, feature independent, non-marking wheels, and a reinforced base that supports up to 500 lbs. 


Our handcarts are the perfect solution for moving heavy boxes and equipment. They are available for rent at $15/day and provide an easy way to transport items from your old space to your new one. 

Fridge Carts

Our fridge carts are an essential tool for moving large appliances, such as refrigerators, without causing damage or strain. These carts can be rented for $35/day and make it easy to maneuver heavy items safely and efficiently. 

Floor Runners

Our WSIB-approved floor runners are 27” by 12ft and feature a non-slip rubber backing. Available in red or blue, they are perfect for protecting floors during your move.

Contact Blue Bins today for a free quote on our packing boxes and supplies.

Packing Tips

Let’s review some valuable tips and advice for packing and moving to help make your transition smoother. From choosing the right type of box for your items to expert packing techniques, here is the guidance you need to pack up your belongings with confidence.

How to Properly Pack Boxes for Moving

When packing boxes for moving, it’s important to choose sturdy boxes like the plastic Blue Bins ones that can hold the weight of your items. Start by packing heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on top and use bubble wrap or packing paper to protect fragile items. Label each box clearly with the contents and which room it belongs in and avoid overpacking boxes to prevent damage. Finally, use a dolly or hand truck to move heavy boxes, and enlist help if needed to avoid injury.

How to Properly Pack Wardrobe Boxes

Wardrobe boxes are perfect for moving clothing on hangers without having to take them off. To properly pack a wardrobe box, start by packing shoes, hats, and other accessories in the bottom. Then, hang clothes on the hanger bar, making sure to evenly distribute weight and avoid overpacking. Finally, label the box clearly with the contents and which room it belongs in, and use a dolly or hand truck to move the box easily.

How to Properly Pack Your Kitchen for Moving

When packing your kitchen for a move, start by decluttering and donating items you no longer need. Then, pack dishes and glasses vertically with plenty of bubble wrap or packing paper in between. Use dividers or packing paper to protect pots and pans and consider using plastic bins for bulky items like mixing bowls or appliances. Finally, label boxes clearly with the contents and which room they belong in and avoid overpacking boxes to prevent damage.

For more information about how to properly pack items in your home, contact Blue Bins today.


We offer competitive pricing for our rental boxes. There are no additional fees for delivery or pickup within their service area, and boxes can be rented for as long as needed. 

BedroomBins/Dollies1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks
130 bins 1 plastic dollie$205.00$250.00$295.00$340.00
240 bins 1 plastic dollie$220.00$280.00$340.00$400.00
350 bins 1 plastic dollie$235.00$310.00$385.00$460.00
470 bins 1 plastic dollie$265.00$370.00$475.00$580.00
5100 bins 1 plastic dollie$310.00$460.00$610.00$760.00

Please keep in mind that there will be charges for lost or damaged boxes, and for delivery or pickup outside of your service area. Order online today.


How many packing boxes are needed for a move?

The number of packing boxes needed for a move depends on the size of the space and its contents. Click here to see a simple chart breakdown of boxes needed per number of rooms.

How long can I rent moving boxes for?

Our packing boxes for moving can be rented for as long as needed and are available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-week increments. Click here to see a simple chart breakdown of pricing for various rental periods.

How long before my move should I start preparing?

To make your move as smooth as possible, we recommend beginning your packing strategy about six weeks in advance, starting with preparatory tasks such as decluttering, cleaning, and acquiring the necessary moving and packing materials. This will allow you to reserve the final two to three weeks before the move specifically for packing.

How big are our rentable moving boxes?

Our boxes are 24”L x 20”W x 12”H, offering you 2.4 cubic feet of space.

What happens if a moving box is lost or damaged?

If boxes are damaged, you will receive a charge on your payment card as per our terms and conditions.

Can I keep my packing boxes for longer if I need to?

Yes. If you need to extend the duration for which you keep your packing boxes beyond the specified time, simply call us at 1-888-502-2467 with your order number. 

Do I need to be home during the delivery and pickup of my boxes?

Yes. To ensure that you receive your designated order upon delivery, we’ll need to confirm its contents with you. Similarly, during pickup, your presence will be necessary as we inspect and count the boxes.

What areas do you service?

We service the Toronto area and limited surroundings. Input your postal codes on our order form to see if you’re in our service range.

Can I make changes to my order?

Yes. In order to make changes to your order, e-mail us at with your order number in the subject line and our team will get back to you.

Recommended Reading

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Order Your Moving Boxes Online and Other Ways to Keep Your Move on Budget

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