A step by step guide of how to use packing boxes
Cardboard boxes for moving are perfect for many different purposes; including house moving, office moving, storage and shipping too, so they are extremely versatile. They are eco friendly, and are much better for the environment than plastic alternatives. They can be recycled and are made from recycled paper, and there are many different types of box available to buy. So what are the different types of box, and how do you use them correctly?
- Ordinary carton house moving boxes are the most popular type. They are the type of box that you think of when you think of a ‘normal’ cardboard box. To use these correctly, they will arrive flat packed. The first thing you’ll have to do is fold them together, and fold the four flaps in at one end of the box, and secure it shut using strong packing tape. This is very easy to do. Just lift the box up, and gently push the edges closer together and the box shape will appear. The flaps will be very clear, and you have to put the smaller flaps in first, followed by the longer flaps after, which need to be taped shut. Then just flip the box over and fill it with whatever you need, and then secure the other end.
- There are two main types of ordinary box; double and single walled cardboard packing boxes. Double walled cardboard is much stronger than single walled, and is therefore better for heavier items and better for protecting things inside of them as well. They are also better for stacking in a removal lorry.
- Archive boxes are another popular type of box, which are typically used for storage in offices, and they have a removable lid and handle holes. These boxes are great for storage because the removable lid allows for very easy access to the contents inside, so if you are storing documents on the shelf, then you will easily be able to access them when you need them. The handle holes make them easy to lift onto a shelf. These heavy duty packing boxes are not as protective, so they are not as good for moving, but they are great for storage. These large house moving boxes will arrive flat packed also, but the lid will arrive separately flat packed. The lid is easy to put together, by simply folding over the flaps at each side of the lid. The box itself is often made with a long piece of cardboard, which has to fold over itself, and will have a little groove where the edge of the box fits into.
- There are many different sizes of box and different variations of box, but the two mentioned above are the most common. Wardrobe cardboard boxes for moving house are very popular, and they are simply extra large and strong versions of a normal box. The only difference is that they have a hanging rail at the top which needs to be inserted, and this is very simple and easy to do.