When you decide to move, usually packing is the last thing on your mind. Its the biggest dread to anyone moving. Movers can not rely on old or used boxes and supplies simply because it will harm your valuables.
Choosing to use old supplies will benefit you in the short term but not the long term. Many people who use old packing supplies get all of their valuables packed up, then when it is finally time to move them, the boxes collapse or break. When a box collapses causes more work for you and your valuables may be damaged.
Here are three reasons why you should choose quality supplies:
Quality boxes have the protection that your valuables need to stay in tip-top shape. When driving your packed valuables from A to B, things move around and rub against each other. With layers of protection integrated into quality boxes, those plates, china and other fragile goods won’t have scratches or damages made to them.
Like we said in the introduction. With old supplies, you may feel how flimsy they are, and the old boxes may feel very vicarious 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 the 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 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 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® offers 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.