The Right Size Moving Boxes
Posted on May 21 2018
You've finally agreed the sale of your property and can now start looking foward to life in your new home.
First though you'll have to confront the daunting task of shifting all your stuff from one place to another.
Your first dilemma will be whether or not to use a removal company.
Beware When Boxes Are Free
Whether or not you do, you'll need lots of moving boxes. If you do decide to use a removal company, they'll almost certainly offer to supply the boxes for your move. They won't be free but may be included in the overall price, so get a figure for the move with and without the packing materials.
If you decide to use their boxes, make sure they're new. A lot of removal companies will reuse their boxes again and again. This isn't a problem if they've only been used once or twice before but if they've been used several times, their strength will have been compromised and they're unlikley to offer the necessary protection to your belongings. The only way to be sure is if they're new.
You Get What You Pay For
You're other option is to buy the boxes separately. That way you can order a few weeks before your move and start packing up slowly. You'll be amazed how long it will take. Anyway, what's it matter if you get ahead. One thing's certain, if you leave everything unitl the last minute, you'll quickly wish you hadn't! More importantly you won't want the removal copmany pestering you to return the boxes after the move whilst you're trying to unpack and orgasnise your life in your new home.
Tricks Of The Trade
If you search online for moving kits you'll be met by a plethora of choice. Whilst choice is good, it also makes us apprehensive and indecisive; a bit like selecting a meal from a menu four pages long!
There's also a few tricks some companies online like to use to fool you into thinking you're getting a great deal. So try to ignore the number of boxes in a pack until you've checked their size and strength. Smaller, single wall boxes naturally cost less but are often useless for moving house. Equally one size rarely fits all. For example you'll want a bigger box for your clothes and bed linen than you might need for yuor cutlery and plates.
Trust In Reviews
At Boxes for Moving home we've settled on three different sizes. Not only has each box been carefully selected to fulfil a specific task, but each size is modular to the other to allow you to make the most of the space available whwn loading the van or putting your stuff into storage.
Don't trust us, though, trust our independent customer reviews.