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A turbulent year for the moving industry

It has been a tumultuous year for the moving industry. When the country entered its first lockdown early in 2020, the government put a freeze on home moves in England for seven weeks, unless “reasonably necessary”. In July 2020, to “catalyse the housing market and boost confidence”, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a stamp duty cut which saw house prices and mortgage borrowing hit all-time highs. The stamp duty holiday was due to end at the end of March 2021 but on the 3rd March 2021 the chancellor announced that the stamp duty holiday would be extended for a further three months until the 30th June 2021.

We’ve just recently passed this date, so how will the market fare now that the current stamp duty holiday has ended and what affect will this have on the moving industry?

April slowdown

When the stamp duty holiday was originally due to end, statistics showed a fall in mortgage borrowing with net borrowing at £3.3bn – lower than the monthly average of £5.7bn borrowed in the six months to February. In fact, the previous month’s net borrowing had been a record breaking £11.5bn.

Despite this, Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s director of property data, expects market activity to remain strong for the rest of the year regardless of the stamp duty holiday ending.

moving house in 2021The lifting of lockdown

This time, the end of the stamp duty holiday coincides with the reopening of the hospitality and travel industries and this could have a greater impact on the market.

Tim Bannister said: “Buyer demand remains very strong… Since the market re-opened last May in England we have seen huge jumps in the numbers of sales being agreed, but these are now rising at a slower pace.”

The moving industry

With its success directly linked to trends in the UK property market, the moving industry is slowly recovering from this period of high volatility. And it is anticipated to improve over the next five years, recovering current-year losses caused by the pandemic. It may be limited in the short term, as uncertainty regarding the EU-UK relationship are anticipated to affect confidence. However, according to IBISWorld, demand should continue to increase once there is clarification on the conditions of the end of the transition period.

Moving house in 2021

The pandemic meant most of us spent more time than ever at home. We will have noticed all the little things about our home that we do or don’t like. Maybe there wasn’t enough space; you’re working from home now and need that home office. Perhaps you’ve been rattling around in a property that’s too big for you and you want a smaller property with a bigger garden. With confidence in the market continuing to grow, it might be time to take the plunge!

At Packing Solution, we’ve got everything you need to make that move as smooth as possible. Our moving packs contain a selection of boxes which are discounted and cheaper than buying the boxes individually. We have a wide range of bubble wraps and moving accessories, plus moving boxes of all shapes and sizes for whatever you need.

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Creative storage ideas for people who frequently move

Moving home is a tricky time for most people, but others have the bug. Some people move very frequently, either because of work, or because they simply love to explore new areas or want to find a better home to live in. The average person moves home once every seven years, but other people move home much more frequently; some people even move once per year! So if you are the type of person who moves house frequently, you may need storage solutions to assist you between moving out of one house and moving into another; using packing boxes. The reason for this is often because it is good to break the chain and sell, while buying at a later stage a few months after, because it puts you at an advantage.

What are the storage options available when moving?

  • The obvious answer is storage units, which are found around the country from private companies. They can cost quite a lot of money if you are using them for storage over a long period of months, but they are very helpful and will hopefully be locally to you. Just a simple search on Google will tell you where you local storage units are based. You can rely on them to look after your household possessions safely.
  • Another option is a national storage company. These are different from local storage units, because they will often offer to collect your items, take them away to a separate storage until elsewhere in the country, and then when you need your things again in the future, they will drop them back to you. This service is usually a similar cost to local storage units, with the added benefit of collection and drop off.
  • The removal company that you use for house moving might have a storage solution for you temporarily. This is very rare, but can sometimes be the case. They might be able to offer some attractive prices too, if you are using their removal service for your house move too. It is worth contacting your removal company and asking the question.

What are some cheaper options for storage?

  • You could ask a family member if you could store your household possessions at their house, either in a garage, shed or attic. This is a cheeky proposal, but would be a very cheap option if it was available. Perhaps you have a wealthy relative who lives locally to you; that would be an ideal answer.
  • You could contact a local business who has plenty of space available. Perhaps they might have an old warehouse that is too large for their business because they have downsized, and so they might be prepared to allow you to temporarily store some of your things there for a very low cost. They are always looking for a quick additional income, and so this might suit you and them perfectly. It is just a case of asking around.
  • An ‘out of the box’ idea could be to contact a local farmer / landowner. They might have a large shed or barn available which they usually store hay inside but it is currently free, and they might therefore have some space for you to use. Again this is a long shot, but could be worth asking around.

Storage within a new house

If you have just moved into a new property, but you know that you are going to have to move soon, then it might be a good idea to find some temporary storage solutions within your home that prevent the house looking cluttered and messy, but enable you to keep things stored until you move again. This might be the case because you will need to move soon with work, maybe you are in the military or a sales person. So what are the options for storage within a home?

  • You could use archive storage cardboard boxes in your garage or attic. You could leave the majority of your possessions into these boxes, which will keep your things safe but de clutter the house as well, and when it comes to moving again in future, you simply pick up the boxes that you need.
  • You could have bespoke storage units built into your home to store away your possessions. You can contact specialist companies for this. It is very expensive to do, but will look neat and tidy in your home until you need to move again.

Ideally if you are the type of person who moves home frequently you shouldn’t have too many household possessions. It is best to keep things simple and have as few items as possible with you at any time. You could sell some of your unwanted possessions online or via sales apps on your phone such as Gumtree. You will make a bit of extra cash at the same time as de cluttering your home. This will make your house moves much easier.

Never rule out your garden shed for storage purposes. These are not available to everyone, but certainly if you do have one, then this is the ideal place for storage. As long as you ensure that the shed is completely water tight, then you can store any of your normal household possessions in there, knowing that they will be completely safe from harm. Do not worry about the cold and damp conditions either, because you can easily buy protective packaging that will prevent any damage. You can buy cling film or polythene sheets which are waterproof and will also protect from dust and dirt too. You can use removal blankets or other boxes to assist with this too.

Storage boxes for moving house are available in both cardboard and plastic, and cardboard is the environmentally friendly option for storage. You can buy them online from a packaging retailer such as here at Packing Solution for next day delivery.

Where is the best place to buy bubble wrap?

Bubble wrap has many great uses; ranging from house moving, to storage and shipping too. It can be used by businesses as well as the public, and different requirements will need different types of bubble wrap for that purpose. It can be very hard to find, because very few places offer packaging materials, so where exactly is the best place to buy bubble wrap near me and why?

To answer this question, you first have to understand that there are different types of bubble wrap, and each type is found in different places. So what are the different types of bubble wrap?

  • The most common type of bubble wrap is made of regular ‘small’ bubbles. When you think of normal bubble wrap, you would think of this type. The bubbles are approximately one centimetre cubed, and they are ideal for protecting everyday items. You can buy small lengths of this type of bubble wrap, from small five metre rolls, all the way up to extra large rolls which are one hundred metres in length.
  • Another type of bubble wrap is ‘large’ bubble wrap. This contains larger bubbles, which are commonly one inch cubed, or even larger in some cases. This type is ideal for protection of larger and heavier items, because the air bubbles provide a bit of extra cushioning because they are that bit larger. Again you can buy many different lengths of this type of bubble wrap, ranging from smaller ten metre rolls, all the way up to one hundred metre lengths.
  • An eco friendly form of bubble wrap that is new to the market in recent years is ‘paper bubble wrap’. As the name suggests, it is entirely made from recycled paper, and is the environmentally friendly option. It is one hundred percent recyclable, and is made from recycled materials. It doesn’t contain air bubbles, but the paper is thick, like cardboard, and is formed so that it has small indents, which provide the cushioning from knocks. Again, you can buy paper bubble wrap in many different lengths and sizes.

Where can you buy each type of bubble wrap?

  • The only type of bubble wrap that you can buy locally in physical shops tends to be ‘small’ bubble wrap, in a small length. You can sometimes buy a five or ten metre length small roll in Proper Job, or Wilkinson, or B and Q. They never offer larger rolls, and the rolls that they offer are usually of a poor quality. This is not recommended.

bubble wrap for moving

  • Larger length rolls of small bubble wrap, along with large bubble wrap and paper bubble wrap need to be purchased directly from a packaging specialist company. When looking where to buy bubble wrap, you can usually find packaging distributors locally, but often they will have large minimum orders, so you won’t be able to buy just one roll at a time. The best option is to buy from an online packaging specialist retailer, such as here at Packing Solution. You can buy all different types and lengths of bubble wrap, with no minimum or maximum orders, at the lowest prices, knowing you are getting the best quality available. You can purchase with next day delivery too, so you won’t have to wait long for delivery.
  • If you are moving house, you can sometimes purchase bubble wrap directly from the removal company that you are using, but this is very rare. You will ideally want to wrap up and pack your things prior to the removal date, so it is good to get bubble wrap delivered before the removal date, so buying from the removal company isn’t a good idea.
  • You might get extremely lucky, and have a neighbour or family member who has just moved house and may have some second hand bubble wrap available for you to use. Some of the air bubbles may be popped already, and so the protection level won’t be perfect, but sometimes it is kept in very good condition and this would work well. So it is a good idea to ask around!

Problems associated with buying from a retailer that is not a packaging specialist

  • If you choose to buy a roll of bubble wrap from a general retailer such as Proper Job or B and Q, you should be careful of the quality standard. They usually charge a high price for what you buy, and they certainly offer a lower quality than other packaging specialists. It is always better to buy directly from a packaging company online.
  • A general retailer may not always have stock of the bubble wrap that you want. They usually only stock small rolls that are five or ten metres in length, with small bubbles. They won’t have a big range, and are often out of stock, which could waste your time and effort.
  • If the bubble wrap is unsuitable, they will often not allow you to return the bubble wrap to them for a refund. This is because they are not able to re sell it after you have opened the package. Other packaging specialists will allow an exchange or refund if the roll is unsuitable for you.
  • They might not be based in a location near to you, which could mean travelling a long distance, and if they are based in a city centre location, then parking is another issue that you need to face.

Benefits of buying directly online with a packaging specialist here at Packing Solution

  • You always get the best prices.
  • The quality standard is the best available.
  • We offer next day delivery directly to your doorstep.
  • We offer a huge range for you to choose from, with all different types of bubble wrap and other protective packaging too, such as packing paper, packing tissue, and cling film too.
  • Our friendly customer service is always here to help and make your purchase as easy as possible.
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How Are Packing Boxes Delivered To Your Door?

Here at Packing Solution we specialise in providing high quality packing materials at the most affordable prices, which we deliver directly to your doorstep with our next day delivery service throughout the United Kingdom. Boxes come in many different shapes and sizes, and there are many different types of box as well, so you may be wondering how exactly are boxes delivered to your door, how exactly does it work?

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First, choose what you want to order from our website

  • Browse our selection of boxes here online. We sell only the most popular sizes for the purpose of house moving, storage and shipping. We give precise size measurements for each of our boxes here online, and so you can pick based on your person requirements.
  • If you cannot decide what you need, you can give us a call and a member of our customer service team will be able to help you and point you in the right direction. We have many years of experience with packaging for moving, and so we will be able to help you choose what you need if you provide us with the correct information.
  • You could take a look at our moving packs, which are pre made packs and are designed to give you a good idea of how many boxes you are likely to need based on the number of bedrooms in your home.
  • Our double walled boxes are the strongest, and they are the best. They will protect the things you put into them, they will be able to hold heavy weights of objects inside of them without breaking, and they can be stacked on top of one another easily without breaking.

Next, we pack up your order safely

  • Once you have placed your order via our website online, and entered all of your delivery information, the order is sent through to our warehouse automatically.
  • Our warehouse staff will pick out the boxes and packaging that you have chosen. The boxes are flat packed on huge pallets at this stage.
  • We gather your order together, and place them together, still flat packed, into a neat pile. We always ensure that the packaging you have chosen is safe at this stage, for example if you have ordered bubble wrap as well as boxes we will usually pack that in between some of the flat packed moving boxes for protection.
  • Next the whole order is wrapped up in a large polythene sheet. The reason for this is that it protects your boxes from water and dirt during delivery, and ensures that the boxes arrive to your door in perfect condition. Once the order is wrapped up, it is secured using some strong packing tape to ensure that nothing can leave the parcel.

Email tracking details to our customer

  • After your order has been packed up, the delivery information you have given us is entered onto our delivery system. This gives all of the required information to the delivery driver who will be delivering your parcel on the following day.
  • The parcel will be collected within a few hours from our warehouse.
  • In the meantime, we now email our customers with all of their tracking information, so that they know exactly when their parcel will arrive tomorrow. This includes their tracking number, and contact details for any queries. It also confirms their order has been sent out and dispatched.
  • At this stage our customers are able to double check that the delivery information is all 100% correct, so that there are no delays on urgent parcels.

Out for delivery

  • Later on that day, the parcel is collected from our warehouse along with all of the other orders from that day. The parcel will then go on a long journey overnight, and will be delivered to your doorstep the following day by one of our friendly delivery drivers.
  • Deliveries are made in a small van, so that they can easily access residential addresses as well as businesses.
  • The tracking information should tell you when your packing boxes are going to arrive. If you are out and not available for delivery, then you can let our driver know to leave your parcel in a safe place, or with a neighbour, or if not we will leave a card through your door so that you can re arrange delivery when it suits you best.
  • This is rarely a problem however, as over 95% of deliveries are made successfully on the first attempt.
  • Your parcel is always going to be safe, because the polythene will protect the boxes if it rains, so you have nothing to worry about. We have never heard of cardboard boxes being stolen either. (Presumably thieves aren’t interested in cardboard!).

Guaranteed to be delivered in perfect condition

  • We have a quality guarantee, which means that we guarantee that your boxes will arrive in perfect condition. You will be able to use them as soon as you need to.
  • We protect all of the boxes fully during delivery, using polythene and bubble wrap too in some cases. Our delivery drivers take enormous care to ensure that no damages can occur.
  • If you have any issues with your delivery, we will correct the mistake immediately by sending another order to you the following day if you notify us.
  • If you feel the boxes are not the right size for your requirements, you can return those to us within 30 days for a full refund and simply order the correct sizes that you need.
  • If you have not ordered enough storage boxes, you can easily order more at the click of a button. If you have ordered too many boxes, you can return them to us within 30 days.
  • Our boxes are used and trusted by professional removal experts around the UK, and we are confident in the quality of our packing materials.

Amazing Facts of Cardboard Boxes For Packing UK

Corrugated cardboard boxes for moving are versatile types of packaging that can help you with many different tasks. They enable you to move home with cardboard boxes for moving house, ship things in the post and store things cheaply and effectively.

Here are some facts that you may not have known about cardboard boxes for packing!

  • Here in the United Kingdom, over 84% of corrugated cardboard boxes are recycled each year. This means that the boxes you buy and use are most likely recycled, and are most likely to be recycled again and reused. It is the reason that they are the best type of packaging for the environment, and it is the reason they are the most popular choice for moving home as opposed to plastic alternatives.
  • Cardboard boxes have the highest rate of recycled packaging in the world. It means they are the most recycled type of packaging and is another reason why they are the most popular type of packaging.
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes are made of a flute, which is placed between two liners. Both the flute and the liners are made from recycled paper, so the entire box is usually made up of recycled materials. Everything about cardboard boxes for removals is good for the environment.
  • For every ton of paper that is recycled, 17 trees are saved. It is therefore very important to ensure you recycle your boxes and paper, to save the planet.

best place to buy cardboard boxes

Nobody can argue that cardboard boxes are the best type of packaging around; they are useful for many different purposes and they are the least harmful type of packaging for the environment too. The best place to buy cardboard boxes is online. They are often hard to find second hand, so brand new boxes are always recommended. You can buy single or double walled boxes depending on your requirements, and they are low cost too. Twenty boxes can be purchased for such a low cost, and they can help you with an entire house move or several house moves.

The term ‘cardboard’ actually means a heavy-duty paper, so the name gives away the fact that it is made up of papers that are recycled. It was first created in 1817, in both England and Germany during the same year. It wasn’t until 1903 that packing cardboard boxes became more popular and replaced wooden boxes more commonly for shipping purposes. They are now the most popular type of packaging in the world.

Why do we ONLY use Cardboard Boxes for Packaging and their advantages?

Cardboard boxes for moving are the best type of packaging because they are lightweight, durable, strong, and cheap and they are recyclable as well, and all of this makes them much better than plastic containers or other alternatives when moving home. Cardboard packing boxes can be flat packed, which enables them to be stored away easily and can therefore be re used when you choose for many other purposes, for example you could use them for storage purposes or you could make things out of them for your children to play with and you could paint them as well. Packing cardboard boxes are one hundred percent recyclable and this is what makes them so great, and this ensures that you are looking after the environment, and we would always encourage this here at Packing Solution. We work closely with a local recycling company here, and so we make sure that it is top of our priority list.

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What packaging accessories do we offer?

  • Tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cling film
  • Cable ties

We offer next day delivery and the cheapest delivery method is also to send cardboard boxes rather than plastic containers, because they can be flat packed so easily and this makes things a lot easier, and you can easily put them together when you want by just folding in the ends and securing with a little bit of tape, which we offer here as well. Moving boxes online are all made out of cardboard here which is brown, which makes them easy to write on so that you can say what is in them, which will ensure that nothing gets lost or damaged, and you cannot write on plastic containers which is another reason our boxes are made of one hundred percent cardboard. Our boxes are made here in the UK, and we use the finest quality of cardboard around, and so you can rely on the quality standard to be very high indeed. If you need to know more information regarding out packaging items, please contact us by phone or by email, and we would be more than happy to help you with anything that you need to know. Cardboard boxes are cheaper than anything else you can buy, and they will be great on your pocket.

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How to move house by yourself

Moving home is a difficult task, with hundreds of things to have to worry about and organise. It is also a very expensive experience, with solicitor’s fees, the cost of the new house and the packaging and removal process to pay for. The costs can add up to £5000-10,000 depending on the size of the house, which is a huge amount of money.

There are a number of cost cutting methods that people commonly use when moving, and one of those is to simply do the moving part themselves using heavy duty boxes for moving, without using a professional removal company. After all, the removal company is one of the most expensive parts of the process, and if you are mobile and active, why not try to do it yourself?

So how exactly do you go about moving house by yourself?

  • The first step is to organise the process. You’ll need to book out and hire a removal van or lorry, and the size will depend on the size of your home and how many things you have to move. It is a good idea to book a van or lorry from a local company to where you live, so that it is practical and easy for you to get the van and drop it off afterwards. You will need it for the day, or two days if you have a large house move.
  • You will need to get the packaging materials and house moving boxes nice and early, a few weeks before the house move, so that you have plenty of time to pack up your things before the removal day. You can buy competitively priced packaging materials here online at Packing Solution, and we offer next day delivery throughout the UK.
  • You obviously need to arrange for the contracts to be exchanged on a specific date, and that will be your removal date and the day that you move into your new home.
  • It is also a good idea to contact a few family members or friends a few weeks or months before moving, to ensure that they are able to help you with the house move, because it is a hard task that will require lots of lifting and carrying, and this cannot be done alone. Give people plenty of time to prepare and take the day off.
  • A few days before the removal date should be when you have finished packing up most of your household possessions into cardboard boxes for moving, and protecting the most delicate items in bubble wrap too. You should use strong boxes that can be stacked easily in a removal van or lorry without breaking, and ones that can hold heavy weights inside of them.
  • On the day of the move, you’ll need to collect the removal van nice and early, and bring it to your home, and slowly move each of the packing boxes from your home into the van. The aim of the game is to fit as many boxes into the van as possible, so that it saves you trips back and forth, and saves you time and effort. It is like a jigsaw puzzle, fitting as many in as possible. You might need some strong hands to carry large furniture, and a sack truck is always helpful too. Larger furniture should go into the lorry or van first, followed by smaller boxes second into the gaps.
  • When driving the lorry or van, you should drive slowly and carefully, to ensure that you don’t have to break suddenly, because this would damage your packing boxes for moving in the back.
  • When unpacking the lorry or van of cardboard boxes for moving house, you should try to put each box into the room of your new house that it will belong, as this will make unpacking much easier and quicker for you. This will again take a few days to complete.

Use right Packaging Boxes for moving to have smooth relocation of Goods

Are you planning to move in a new city, but highly worried about the relocation part? It is quite normal that we all get tensed when it comes to packing and moving to a new place. While moving to a new city, we have to take all our goods with us to the new place and this is a nerve racking task. During this process many of our costly and valuable possession get damaged and repairing is irreversible.

packaging accessories supplier in UKTherefore, it is prime most important that you pack all your stuffs with extreme precision so that while reaching to the new place , all your goods are in absolute good condition as before the packing. For this you need to pack your stuffs with the right packing materials. Only with the help of right packing material, you can save your stuffs from damaging and thus losing a great deal of money.

Varied kinds of packaging boxes for moving

Usages of right material are the first step in getting a hassle free relocation. There are varied types of house moving boxes are available in the market so that you can have a save relocation. You should buy a set of good moving boxes which are specially meant for the relocation process. Large moving boxes can accommodate all your stuffs. They are made very sturdy and can store and move goods without damaging even an iota of goods.

Packaging Boxes for movingMost of the moving boxes have double lining and thus the boxes absorb all kinds of sudden shock and external pressure and keep the goods intact without harming them. Always choose boxes that are made with cardboard which are strong and durable. Card boxes are very different as they are very light weight, but can carry heavy goods without any problem. Cardboard boxes are available in varied different sizes. They come in varied different sizes so you can have boxes which suits your purpose and needs. You can pack your goods in your desired boxes and then move to a safer place.

Where to buy top quality packaging accessories in UK?

house moving boxes ukThere are many companies that offer such reliable and quality packaging accessories in UK. Most of the these companies sell their products online so you don’t have to waste your time in search of the right packing materials. Just visit the website of such companies and you will get a host of packaging accessories. You can view the products and also know the product details in length and breadth and make your shopping with complete ease.

Cardboard Boxes Vs Plastic Boxes: Which Are Better For Moving House?

Moving house can be a troublesome time of the year for most people, with lots of things to organise on top of your day to day hectic life. When it comes to choosing the right packaging for moving, here at Packing Solution we are experts, and our aim is to provide you with free expert advice to make this process as easy as possible for you. So today we are discussing cardboard boxes versus plastic boxes, and which are going to be more useful when moving house. There are several factors which need to be considered.

 

Cardboard Boxes Vs Plastic Boxes

Which boxes are stronger?

  • Many people believe that plastic is stronger and more durable than cardboard. This is not the case and in fact strong double walled cardboard boxes are equally as strong, if not stronger than plastic.
  • Double walled cardboard storage boxes can hold exactly the same weight as plastic boxes.
  • The main difference comes when a box takes a knock, for example if a box is dropped during the move. Plastic will crack, and this can often be detrimental to your move because it could mean that your items fall out of the box. Cardboard on the other hand will be able to bend slightly without actually breaking, thus holding your possessions inside safely.
  • You can stack plenty of cardboard boxes on top of one another safely in the removal lorry, which is important to be able to fit as many boxes as possible at a time.

Which boxes are better value for money?

  • Cardboard boxes are much cheaper to buy. The cost will vary depending how many that you buy, because the cost per box decreases when you buy more, but on average a cardboard box will cost you between £1 to £3. Plastic boxes on the other hand will cost much closer to £10 per box.
  • Both types of box can be re used for storage, but only cardboard boxes can be re used for shipping as well, so cardboard is more versatile for the future and you are going to get more use out of it.
  • Cardboard boxes are more lightweight, so this makes them easier to carry and easier to stack in the removal lorry without putting too much weight on the boxes below.
  • As you can purchase lots of cardboard boxes at a discounted rate, it makes buying cardboard boxes much more cost effective for an entire house move than plastic boxes.

Other factors to consider?

  • Cardboard moving boxes can be written on with a marker pen. This is especially useful while moving house, because you can organise your boxes effectively to say what is inside of each box, and to say which room of the house that each box belongs. This will make unpacking in your new home much quicker and easier, and it enables the removal company to assist you with unpacking too. This is not the case with plastic boxes.
  • Cardboard boxes can be flat packed. This makes them easy to store until you need to use them, which enables you to buy them with plenty of time spare before your actual house move. Plastic boxes on the other hand will take up a lot of room in your house, so you wouldn’t want to purchase them until the last minute.
  • Cardboard boxes are easily purchased online from a packaging company, such as here at Packing Solution. You can have your boxes delivered directly to your door with next day delivery. Plastic boxes are difficult to find online, because when they are delivered they can get damaged much easier. This is because flat packed boxes in a bundle are very sturdy; where as plastic boxes get badly damaged.
  • Plastic boxes are waterproof, but cardboard is not. You can get around this problem by using protective packaging such as bubble wrap, cling film or polythene inside of the box or around it. Generally speaking water is not a problem while moving house, because your parcel goes from your home, to the removal lorry and into your new home. There isn’t any waiting around outside.

Which are better for the environment?

  • Cardboard boxes are made from recycled paper, and are fully recyclable. Plastic boxes are not, and will usually end up in the landfill.
  • Cardboard boxes are therefore much better for the environment than plastic and for this reason alone, you should always choose cardboard.
  • This is why here at Packing Solution we only offer cardboard boxes as opposed to plastic, and all of our boxes are 100% recyclable.
  • You can easily recycle your cardboard boxes by taking them to your local recycling centre, or if you only have a couple just putting them into your normal recycling bin at home. This is easy and effective.

Which are more practical?

  • When you move house, it is important to secure your boxes shut using some strong packing tape. This ensures that your household possessions stay in the boxes, and this in turn prevents breakage. It is a simple and obvious thing, but definitely something to consider none the less.
  • Strong packing tape will stick to cardboard far better than plastic, and will keep your possessions safer this way.
  • Cardboard is not see through, where as plastic boxes often are. This can mean that plastic boxes are good for seeing what items you have put into each box, but it can also mean the opposite. If you do not want the removal men looking into your boxes, because you might have precious or expensive items inside, then cardboard which is private and hidden would be the best option for moving house. Nobody wants other people going through their household possessions after all.
  • Removal companies will often request cardboard boxes over plastic, for environmental reasons. You don’t want to have to unpack all of your things and replace them in cardboard storage boxes, so it is best not to take the risk and start with cardboard to begin with.

 

What types of packaging do you need for sending shoes in the post safely?

There are many different reasons why you might need to send some shoes in the post. Perhaps you have some old shoes which are taking up too much room in your house, and you have replaced them with newer shoes, but the old ones are still in great condition so you wanted to sell them online, and you want to ensure they reach the customer in good condition. Maybe you run a small business selling shoes, and you need to send them to customers in the post too. Either way, you will want to protect them from damage, and choosing the right packaging materials for moving house for the job is paramount. So which types of packaging accessories UK are you likely to need for the job?

Packaging Materials For Moving

  • Firstly you will need some packing tissue paper to stuff into the toe of the shoe, which will keep it in shape. If you do not do this, and the shoes are made from leather, then they will lose their shape and look terrible when they are received by the customer. Just two sheets of packing paper will do the trick into each toe of each shoe. It is cost effective and cheap to buy.
  • Next you will need a box of an appropriate size, from the best place to get packaging materials. It is best to use cardboard boxes for moving rather than plastic boxes, because they are much cheaper and better for the environment. It is important to use a box of the right size for the shoes, because if the box is too large then the shoes will slide around and get damaged in the post, and if the box is too small then that will also damage the shoes if you cram them inside.
  • It is a good idea to line the inside of the box with packing tissue paper too, so that the box doesn’t give off any dirt onto the shoes that are placed inside of the box, and it will prevent the shoes from rubbing against each other too.
  • Finally you will need to put some bubble wrap around the outside of the shoe box, to prevent it from getting hurt. The air bubbles will absorb shock so that the shoe box won’t feel a thing. It will also protect the box from water and dirt as long as you seal the edges carefully.
  • You can then place the shoe box wrapped in bubble wrap into a plastic bag or larger box of an appropriate size, and then it is good to send! You can rest knowing that your shoes will arrive in great condition in packaging materials for moving.
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