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How can a green move with environmentally friendly cardboard boxes be cheaper?

Looking after the environment is extremely important to us, and should be at the forefront of everyone’s way of thinking in the UK with everything we do. We need to look after the planet. Here at Packing Solution we are based in Glastonbury, which is known around the globe for being a green capital of the country. But how can you move home in an environmentally friendly manner, and can this really be a cheaper option for a house move?

Environment friendly House Moving Boxes

  • Environmentally friendly cardboard boxes are much, much cheaper than plastic alternatives. Yes, this will save you a lot of money with a house move. Boxes on average should cost around £50 for an average house move, where as plastic containers will cost nearer £500 for the same number of boxes!
  • Better still, if you use second hand cardboard boxes, which can sometimes be picked up from local shops on the high street or supermarkets, this will be completely free for you to use! You can’t always get these, and sometimes they will be a little broken or damaged or dirty, but for some of your older possessions this can do the job just fine, such as tools from the garden shed etc.
  • Picking an environmentally friendly fuel efficient van or lorry to do the job for you will not only look after the environment, but yes, it will save you fuel as well! This is further savings for both you and the planet, so why wouldn’t you? Our tips for this are to pick the smallest van you can get away with, that will be able to hold all of your possessions for the house move too. You don’t want to do trips back and forth though, because this will have the opposite effect, so make sure the van is big enough, but not too big. Planning is the key here.

Cardboard boxes for packaging are always recyclable, so once you have finished with them, make sure you either re use them for storage, give them away to someone else moving home, or recycle them at a recycling plant. Another alternative is that you can re use them to make things out of them, which can be both fun and entertaining.
Of course, picking the optimum number of cardboard boxes is the key to success. If you have too many, then it will cost you more and use more energy producing them too, but having too little and you won’t be able to move home properly. So the solution to this is to buy small groups of boxes at a time, and top them up as you go along and as you run out of them, rather than purchasing incredibly large amounts at a time.

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The pros and cons of online shopping for cardboard boxes

Cardboard boxes for moving can be found on many different websites- some that specialise in moving boxes and others that offer it as an additional product. The larger retailers sell just one or two sizes of box and sell them at a high price- so that are obviously to be avoided. If you buy from a specialist such as us here at Packing Solution who specialise in house moving boxes, then you can rely on our range to be ideal for what you need.

The pros of shopping online with Packing Solution are:

  • Low prices
  • Huge range designed specifically for house movers, not just an additional product
  • Great quality of cardboard
  • Durable boxes
  • Strong boxes
  • Large boxes as well as small
  • Wide variety of shapes to choose from

Cardboard packing boxes for moving house when bought online from other retailers can have their downfalls however. Here at Packing Solution we use the best courier service that it guaranteed to look after your packaging during the delivery process, and we wrap everything in polythene so that it remains waterproof during delivery. Some other retailers online will not do this, and your packaging may get ruined before you have had a chance to use it.

Large boxes for moving house are best when bought online, because they will often not fit in cars, and it can be impractical to carry them around on the high street too, and here at Packing Solution we offer next day delivery for only £4.50, which is very reliable too. Strong cardboard boxes online are easier to find than on the high street, because virtually no shops sell them, and this is why Packing Solution was formed to cater for the demand. All of our boxes are sturdy and strong, and are ideal for house moving. House removal packing boxes that are bought online really are soldat the lowest prices here, because we do not have the overhead costs that retailers on the high street have, and so we are able to pass this benefit onto the customer online in the UK. To cover their costs of having a shop, most physical retailers will try to make this money by offering poor quality packaging at a high price and low sizing which isn t what you need for moving home.

Cardboard Packaging – Cost vs Quality

Boxes for house removal can come in many different shapes and sizes and types; from single walls to double walls, from large to small, and from high priced to low priced, and choosing the right types for you can be a tremendous difficulty. Ultimately the question going through your mind is; are higher prices worth it, is the quality much better?

Cardboard boxes for moving house

When choosing cardboard boxes for packing here at Packing Solution we know that the better quality boxes are worth the slight extra cost involved. The reason that double walled boxes are much superior to single walled boxes are:

  • They are twice and strong
  • They are twice as durable
  • They can hold the heaviest of items in them without breaking
  • They will protect your things in them
  • They are only slightly more costly than single walled boxes
  • They can be re used again and again

Packing cardboard boxes made of single walls are cheaper to begin with, but they might break and may not be strong enough for the task of moving home, and we know this from experience which is why the majority of our range is made up of double walled options. Heavy duty boxes for moving house are therefore worth the money. Another factor which makes boxes more expensive is size. The size of the box will help you to save money in the long run however, because it means less trips to and from the house, and you can fit more in them so they are more practical too. You do not want single and double walled cardboard boxes that are too large however, because this makes them difficult to carry which will cost you time and money in the long run, and they might not fit in the removal van too which you have to consider. All of our boxes in our range here at Packing Solution were designed for house moving purposes, and so the sizes are the most popular and practical for house moving in the UK. In conclusion, generally speaking the higher cost is well worth the trouble, because there is only a slight initial extra charge of a few pounds per box, but it can save you money in other ways when you move home. Take a look at our moving packs too, which are discounted for bulk purchase.

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Packing Abacus – Estimate how many boxes you require

The best packing cardboard boxes can be found here with Packing Solution online or in store; we offer a massive selection of boxes to suit your needs, whether you are moving home or office, or simply need some for storage, we have everything that you could need. We offer large and small boxes, and super strong ones too, as well as moving packs and accessories such as bubble wrap and tape. However, estimating how many boxes you are likely to need can be a challenge.

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How to work out how many cardboard boxes for moving house that you need

  • You could take the method of simply counting up the number of items in each room that you wish to move, and measure them, and then pick the right exact number of boxes that is best for you in the precise sizes that you require. This is an accurate way to do things, however it can be time consuming, especially if you have a large home with a big move.
  • You could pick one of our pre made moving packs, which are designed for specific sized house moves as well as student moves too, and these will save you both time and money too, as they are discounted heavily.
  • You could pick a popular sized box, and buy 10/20 of them and hope that it works, and simply top up if you need more. We have no minimum orders, so you can order as little or many as you need with speedy next day delivery on offer.
  • You can phone our friendly team, who will be more than happy to help you in choosing the right boxes for your purpose, as we have lots of experience in this market.
  • You could take the guestimate approach, and pick ten boxes for each room in the home, which should do the trick. Along with tape and bubble wrap, there isn’t much more you should require.

Cardboard boxes for moving are generally speaking, best with double walls, because they are much stronger and more durable and will not break. They will last a long time too, and so you could re use them for many other purposes once you have finished moving. Always remember to recycle your house moving boxes because they are all one hundred percent recyclable, and this will help to look after the environment. If there is anything else that you need to know, please phone Packing Solution or visit our website at www.packingsolution.co.uk and we are more than happy to help you. We wish you all the best with your house move.

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Benefits of Eco-Friendly & Reusable Moving Boxes

Here at Packing Solution, our packing boxes for moving are all eco-friendly and reusable, because they are one hundred percent recyclable. We work closely with a local recycling company here in Somerset, and ensure that everything we do looks after the environment as much as we possibly can. All of our boxes are the natural brown colour, and so no artificial elements are added, which makes them that little bit better for recycling.

Re usable cardboard boxes

 

Examples of how you could reuse house removal packing boxes

 

1.   You could flat pack them until needed
2.   You could use them for storage in your attic or garage for your old things that you no longer need
3.   You could use them to make things out of, for example a play house for your children which they will love, all you need to do is paint them and cut holes out for windows
4 .  You can use them for insulation in your home, by just putting them in the attic
5.   You could make Christmas decorations out of them
6.   You could simply wait and use them again when you move home again
7.  You could offer them to other friends and family who have a use for them
8.   You could offer them to a local business who will have a use for them too
9.   You could give them back to the online retailer who sold them to you to sell on again
10. You could give them to someone homeless for extra comfort

Heavy duty boxes for moving are sure to last a long time, and so recycling them is very important. Make sure you do not just throw them away in a normal bin, always put them in a correct cardboard recycling bin. You can typically find these at a local supermarket. Cardboard is much better than plastic containers, because they can be flat packed and so you can store them away to re use when you choose, where as plastic will take up a lot of room. Cardboard is also much cheaper than plastic, and so will save you a lot of money in the long run, especially if you are moving home this is very important indeed. We hope that you can find everything that you need here at Packing Solution online, and wish you all the best.

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Environmental Benefits of Cardboard Boxes

There are many environmental benefits of cardboard packing boxes as opposed to alternative materials, such as plastic containers. The main being because they are all one hundred percent recyclable, and so they can be re used again and again without causing wastage, where as plastic cannot be recycled in most cases and this is very bad for the environment. Cardboard can be recycled and re used for many other purposes other than boxes too, so it is almost a guarantee that they can be recycled for something useful to somebody.

 

Environmental benefits of cardboard boxes

Cardboard packing boxes for moving house- never throw them away always recycle

  • If you simply throw them away, they will be more harm to the environment than anything else
  • Always put them in a correct recycling bin, which you can find near supermarkets for example
  • You could list them for re use on sites such as gumtree in the UK, where people can simply re use them if they are in good enough condition
  • Packing cardboard boxes are mainly bought online brand new, so why not offer them up to online retailers of packaging who can re distribute them

Boxes for house moving can be used for the house move, and then flat packed up and stored away, without taking up much space. You can then re use them when you may need them, or if a friend may need them too you could lend it to them. You could re use boxes for storage purposes, because you may want to keep something away in the attic or garage and they will be perfect for this purpose. You could also re use them to make things for your children to play with, for example you could make a children’s play house out of them, and paint them and make holes for windows too. Always ensure that the boxes you buy are recyclable too, which you can confirm with the retailer. Here at Packing Solution we ensure that all of ours are recyclable, and we work closely with a local recycling company here in Somerset too, so we do everything we can to look after the environment. Because we send our boxes flat packed, this makes transportation easier as well, which in turn looks after the environment because it reduces emissions as it allows more thing to fit in the van alongside the boxes.

What you need to know about cardboard moving boxes

Cardboard boxes for removals

There are lots of things to know about cardboard boxes for moving that you will need to be informed of before making your choice of which to purchase for your requirements. It will mainly depend upon what you choose to put in them, and how heavy and large the items are, and what purpose you are using the box for; you may be moving home or just using it for storage, or you might want to make something out of the box, who knows.

Cardboard boxes for moving house

If you are moving home, you will need to measure your items and pick a sized box that is ideal for the items you are moving, which is simple to do with just a ruler. Here at Packing Solution we offer a massive range of sizes, so you are bound to find everything that you could need here in one place.

  • Cardboard boxes for packing can come in both single and double walls.
  • Double walls are stronger and more durable and are therefore best for heavier items.
  • Single walls are still useful and are often slightly cheaper, and so are fine for light items that you are looking to move, for example a pillow or soft toy.
  • Here at Packing Solution we offer both options, in a variety of shapes and sizes, so just choose what you require and purchase the exact quantity that you need.

Cardboard boxes for removals that are sold here are all one hundred percent recyclable, and they are made in the south west of England, so the quality is amazing and they will suit you just perfectly. Boxes are typically brown in colour,and this makes them easy to write on, so this way you can say what is inside of them and nothing will get lost or damaged, and it will make the unpacking process much easier. Boxes are always square or rectangular in shape, which means they can easily stand on their own. They will arrive flat packed, which are easy for you to assemble when you choose with just a bit of tape to strengthen the edges, which we offer here as well. All of our boxes are sent via next day delivery, so you can guarantee that they will arrive when you need them.

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