Moving can be an exciting time in your life, but the most stressful part about it is packing your most valuable belongings.
If you choose to use old supplies, it can benefit you in the short term but in the long term, it can actually damage your valuables. This can occur through boxes collapsing or breaking.
Here are three reasons why you should choose quality supplies:
Quality boxes have the protection that your valuables need in order to stay safe. If your belongings are packed in quality boxes, the layers of protection will protect plates, fine china, and any of your fragile belongings.
Ensuring that your boxes are sturdy is important during your move. As mentioned earlier, the quality of your boxes matter.
With old supplies and boxes you may feel how flimsy they are, when picking them up. Boxes that are old are likely to collapse, causing your valuables to be all over the floor. Therefore having sturdy boxes is a necessity and will make moving easier because of the ease of lifting sturdy boxes.
Boxes are not a one-size-fits-all, so it helps to have a variety of boxes that eases your moving process. Boxes that are built for certain jobs will ensure the safety of your items. Here are the variations you should look for:
1.5 cubic foot moving box: Best used for small heavy objects like books, records, cans, jars of food, utensils, flatware, shoes, etc.
4.5 cubic foot moving box: As the box gets larger, use for lighter objects such as pillows, bedding and stuffed animals
6 cubic foot box: Use for light objects; if you pack heavy items in this box it will be difficult to move
Picture or mirror moving box
A four-piece box that can come in large or small sizes (small shown); can be customized by telescoping in and out; use crumpled packing paper in the corners to add cushion and make sure to wrap your mirror or picture with bubble wrap before placing it in the box
Wardrobe moving boxes
Allows clothes to be transported on hangers; includes a metal bar along top of the box to hang clothing
Boxes for moving dishes
Also called a barrel, dish barrel or dish box; it’s the strongest box available; pack fragile, breakable items such as china; usually used for kitchen items
Dish pack inserts
Cardboard that goes inside the dish pack boxes to form individual cells for fragile items; inserts adjustable; extra cardboard piece included to be used as springboard to cushion
The Proper Supplies
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offer a wide selection of moving boxes and packing supplies including tape, packing paper, markers, paper pads, bubble wrap, and stretch wrap. Give us a call to help with the packing process.