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How many boxes fit in a Luton van?

Moving house is an extremely stressful and difficult time for most people. When you have finally gotten over the mortgage and solicitor phase, and you have finally been given a completion date, it is a brilliant feeling as you can finally see the finishing line. However, now you have the challenge of actually moving your belongings from your old home to the new one, and the added stress of organising everything along the way. You have to do it quickly and efficiently, because there might be other people waiting to move into your home, so you have to be out on time. You have to choose the right packaging materials to help you to move, and picking the right size of box can be a challenge. You have to consider what household items are going to fit in certain sized storage cardboard boxes, but you also have to consider how easy the boxes are to carry when full, and especially how many boxes you will fit into a removal van. The most common size of van for moving is a Luton, because they are the ideal size for fitting your largest furniture inside, and they have a tail lift which helps you to transport your things too.

How should you pack a Luton van?

Luton vans are reasonably large, and it is surprising how much you can fit into each load. They are long and wide, and very tall too. They have tail lifts to make transportation easier too, and you can even fit things above the head compartment while driving so you can use every ounce of space.

The aim is to fit as many things as possible into the van, so that it saves you time and trips back and forth. This is especially important if you are moving home a long way away. It is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle.

You should always start by packing the largest household furniture first. They take up the most room, and so it is easier to fit smaller objects around and on top of them. Large furniture can weigh a lot too, so it is best to have them at the bottom of the pile. Sofas and bed frames, as well as cabinets and wardrobes should go into the van first of all.

After you have packed your furniture, this is when the smaller boxes can fit in and around the furniture. Remember to use all the space that you can, including underneath tables, and on top of sofas. You should put the heaviest cardboard boxes for moving in first, and the lighter ones on top. This is why it is a good idea to label your boxes to say what is inside of each.

Keep the most delicate boxes in the front of the van with your passenger, so that they can hold that box safe to prevent breakage.

How many boxes can you fit in a Luton van?

The number of boxes will obviously depend on the size of the boxes and the amount of larger furniture that you have. Most people tend to use a variety of different sized boxes, with some large, some medium and some small.
Assuming you have an average amount of furniture, such as two sofas, two beds, one dining table, and so on, you should fit at least 40 boxes around those.

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If you are packing a Luton full of boxes alone, with no furniture involved (perhaps you have already moved the furniture) and you use a variety of different sized boxes, you can actually fit 120 large cardboard boxes inside.
The average three bedroom house move will require 40 boxes, so you know that you have plenty of room inside a Luton for all of your belongings and all of your boxes.

Always remember that you can do more than one trip back to the old property if you need to, so you don’t always have to fit everything inside first time.

If you have a larger house move, with lots of possessions, it is best to use two Luton vans for the move.

A Luton is the largest type of van that you can drive yourself, without needing a licence to drive a lorry, so they are perfect for people who are moving home by themselves. They are the ideal size for packing plenty of household items inside with packing boxes for moving.

Additional tips

  • There are holes at the sides of the Luton van, where you can use rope and cables to secure your possessions in the back of the van while you transport them. This is quite important, because you want to prevent breakage while you drive, and you never know what is going to happen to make you break suddenly, which could damage a lot of your things.
  • A Luton van will become very heavy when it is full of your things. This makes driving much harder, because breaking will become much slower, and acceleration will become much slower too. It is best to drive very slowly and carefully, and take the corners very slowly as well, remembering that the Luton van is quite tall and wide.
  • If you are hiring a Luton, you don’t want to scratch the sides of the van, so it is important to allow plenty of space on the road and don’t drive too close to the sides.
  • Try to reverse and park the Luton as close to your old house front door as possible, because this will make your move much easier and quicker.
  • Different hire companies will charge different prices for Luton hire, so make sure you shop around and don’t just pick the first company that you find. Every penny counts when you move house, and you have to remember that there will certainly be some changes that you need to make when you move into your new home.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

 

Moving Boxes: A Complete Checklist And Guide For Relocation

Moving house can be a long process, and can last for many months while you organise the solicitors’ documents as well as the mortgage, along with the long chain that your house is potentially in. It can seem never ending. However, when the completion date does finally come around, you may have less than a few days to prepare for the removal process. This is where the real stress begins.

 

Finding the correct packing boxes for the job is the first part of the equation, and the second is finding the right removal company to assist with the move. When it comes to finding the right removal company, the main things you need to consider are the price and the reliability of the company. When it comes to finding the best boxes and packaging to help you move, here is a complete checklist and guide to help you find what you need.

Where are you going to buy the boxes and packaging that you need?

  • When deciding where to buy the boxes, the first thing to consider is convenience, while the second thing to consider is the quality and price.
  • It is increasingly difficult to buy boxes on the high street, because virtually no shops sell them, and the ones that do, will only offer a tiny collection and the quality is often very poor.
  • We recommend buying boxes online, directly from a professional packaging supplier such as here at Packing Solution. Not only will you find exactly what you need to buy within two minutes of looking, but delivery is available tomorrow, so it is quick and efficient. The quality of packaging from a professional company will be very high, so you can rely on the boxes.

What types of box are you going to need?

What types of box are you going to need

  • The factors that you have to consider here are the size and strength of the boxes.
  • When it comes to deciding which size moving boxes you want, the main things to consider are that larger boxes can hold more items inside of them. This can make your house move much faster, and can make your job easier, however the downside is that larger boxes can weigh a lot more and can become difficult to carry when full. So this obviously depends on the person that is going to carry the boxes and how strong they are. It is usually a good idea to buy a variety of different sized boxes, so that you cover all bases, and so that you have boxes for all of the different sized items from your home.
  • When it comes to the strength of the boxes, it is always best to buy stronger double walled cardboard boxes. The reason for this is because they will protect the things you put into them, they will be able to hold heavier weights inside of them without breaking, and you can easily stack them on top of one another in the back of the removal lorry without them crumbling under pressure.

How many boxes are you going to need?

How many boxes are you going to need

  • This can be the tricky part. There are several different methods to help decide how many boxes you are going to need for your house move.
  • Here at Packing Solution we offer ‘moving packs’ which are designed to give you a good idea how many boxes you will need based on the number of bedrooms in your home. This is the simple option if you don’t have much time to decide.
  • Many people simply take a guess, and a good way to predict how many boxes you’ll need is to calculate based on 5 boxes per room of the house, on average. Some rooms will require more boxes than others, for example the kitchen, however some will require less, so 5 boxes per room is a good starting point.
  • You have to remember that you can always buy more boxes when you run out. So you could take a random starting point of twenty boxes, and buy more when those are used up. This can help you to test the quality and size of the boxes you have purchased as well.

Is it easy to put together a flat packed box?

Is it easy to put together a flat packed box

  • All boxes that are purchased will arrive flat packed. They are very easy to use, and they won’t take up much room while they are flat packed either so you can store them somewhere safe first of all.
  • When it comes to putting the cardboard boxes together, this is simple. There will be four flaps at either end of the box. You need to fold in the smaller flaps first (two of them) and then the larger flaps on top of those.
  • Next you need to secure the flaps in place using some strong packing tape. You can then flip the box over, fill it with whatever you need, and then repeat this process with the other flaps at the other end of the box.

What should you do with the boxes after you have moved house?

What should you do with the boxes after you have moved house

  • When you have finished moving house and unpacked all of your things into the correct rooms of your new home, you will have lots of boxes spare.
  • The first option is to simply re use the boxes for other purposes. They can be used for storage and shipping, so perhaps you might have another use for them. If this is not the case, then perhaps a friend or family member might have a use for them, or perhaps one of your neighbours are moving home soon and might need them.
  • If you have no other uses for them, the next step will be to take them to your local recycling centre. Cardboard is fully recyclable, so it is important to take them there rather than simply throw them out into landfill. This is what makes cardboard boxes so much better than plastic options for moving house.

Which shape of cardboard box is easiest to use when moving house?

Moving home can be a stressful experience, as most people only move once every seven years. This means that you won’t know all of the little details that you have to think about, and this can cause a lot of worry and stress. Organizing the removal company or van, and the solicitors and legal side of things, plus juggling the dates too can be tough, let along finding the right packaging materials from where to buy cardboard boxes. One question that you may be asking yourself is which shape of the cardboard box is easiest to use when moving, and why? We have the answers for you here; from leading industry specialists and professional removal companies, we asked them which were the preferred shapes of cardboard packing boxes for the job, and what their reasons were for that choice.

  • Boxes are typically available in many different shapes, ranging from ordinary square boxes too wide rectangular boxes, too tall rectangular boxes. Each has its merits, but there is one clear winner for the purpose of moving. Each supplier of boxes will offer different variations.
  • Square cardboard boxes for moving house are ok because they are usually quite easy to lift and carry because they are not too wide and not too tall. They provide good all-round shape and weight, that makes them easy to lift. Also, because of the shape is all the same size, you can easily fit them into the removal lorry into an organized fashion, to ensure that you can fit lots into the load, which will, in turn, save you trips back and forth. As they are not too wide, this makes them easy to fit through doorframes in your home as well, so they are practical too.
  • Tall cardboard moving boxes are the least practical shape of the box to use for moving. They can become top-heavy, which means they are far more likely to topple and fall over when you are moving. They can fall over easier while they are being carried, and can fall over easier in the removal lorry too. They are also a bit more difficult to fit into the removal lorry too. Generally speaking, they should be avoided.
  • Wider boxes are the easiest to carry and are the most secure in terms of risk of falling over because their wide base gives them a solid stance. This means that when they are in the back of the removal lorry, the chances of breakage significantly decrease, and this is the main cause of breakage during a house move. After all, this is the most important purpose of boxes while moving, so this is why we always recommend buying wider boxes. They are easy to put through doorframes by simply passing them through lengthways, and then once they are safe in the lorry, they will not fall over or damage anything. They are also the easiest to fit into the lorry because they are the same shape as the actual lorry; rectangular. This means you can fit the most into the load.

How to prepare cardboard boxes, packaging and wrapping guidelines

If you order cardboard packing boxes for moving house here with Packing Solution, they are sent out flat packed. This makes them easy to transport and for you to store until you need them. And putting them together couldn t be simpler. All you will need to do is fold in the ends and secure it with a bit of our strong box tape as well, and there you go.

General Packing Guidelines

So how do you fold large boxes for moving house?

  • Each end will have four flaps on, and the four sides in the middle are already joined together
  • Each flap needs to be folded at a 90 degree angle, one on top of another
  • You then do one side at a time, folding then securing with tape along the edge
  • Next you can put your things in the box at the other open end
  • And then finally secure the other end as well with tape and folding, so it will prevent anything from falling out of the box

Packing boxes for moving can then be flat packed again after you have moved, so that you can re use them for other things in future, or flat pack them even if you are going to throw them out because it just leaves more room in the bin for other things. We recommend putting together one box at a time when moving and fill that before putting up another box, so this way you do not waste time putting up too many boxes that you don t actually use.

House removal packing boxes are sold here along with bubble wrap, which you can put around your things to ensure that no damage occurs in the removal process, and you can use this in one of two ways. Firstly you could just wrap it around your things before putting them into the boxes, or alternatively you could put it around the edges of the box before putting things in them. Cardboard boxes for removals are put together in the same way no matter what shape they come in, the preparation process never changes which makes things simple for you. If you need further assistance with putting boxes together please contact us by phone and we can talk it through with you to make things as easy as possible for you.

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What are the different types of cardboard box?

Cardboard boxes are an excellent versatile type of packaging product that can be used for many different purposes. They are vital for the job of moving home, as well as being great for storage, and fantastic for shipping items in the post or with a courier too. They are commonly used by both businesses as well as the public alike, and are often bought online directly from the manufacturer. So what are the different types of cardboard boxes, and what are their main uses?

Different types of cardboard boxes

  • The first and most popular type of box is a normal carton box. They have flaps at either end of the box, which are designed to be folded in over one another, and there are four of them. They are typically sent flat packed, and are very popular. They come in two different categories; single and double walled cardboard.
  • Double walled cardboard boxes are heavy duty and strong when you buy packing boxes online. They are designed to hold heavy items inside of them, and they can protect the things that you put into them as well. For this reason, they are often used for house moving, where you have lots of items which are heavy and lots that are delicate as well. They are also commonly used for storage, because they are durable and long lasting, and because of their protective properties. They are also often used for shipping too, because they will protect your items for a long distance. These are often considered the best boxes you can buy for most purposes.
  • Single walled cardboard boxes are lower value quality boxes for house moving and are cheaper to buy, and they are weaker. They are fine to use for light items, and they are not very protective, but often this does not matter for less delicate things. They are sometimes used for house moving, for shifting things such as clothing which simply needs a case to hold them in. They are not recommended for many other purposes, because they won’t be strong enough for the task, unless the contents are things that are not delicate at all. They are fine for storing things like clothing too, but not good for shipping because they will break under the pressure put onto them.
  • Archive packing boxes for moving come with lids and handle holes, and they are often strong boxes as well. They are perfect for storage purposes, because the lids allow you to easily access the things you have put into them, so in the future you can get to your things easily. They are used in most office environments, as well as for home storage too. The handle holes allow you to put them onto and off of a shelf too. Medium house moving boxes are easy to write on so that you can say what you have put into them.
  • Wardrobe boxes are extra large and tall boxes which come with a hanging rail at the top. They are designed to help you to move clothing, which includes suits and dresses, which you don’t want to simply toss into a normal box and you want to keep upright and non creased. They can be quite expensive to buy, but they serve a purpose. They are often used during house moves, but are not used for any other purpose.

Cardboard packing boxes- A necessity for removing, storing and packaging things

When it comes to moving home, there are many aspects that can be very tough and very stressful. The mortgage application along with selling your existing home, plus having to organise the valuation and survey too can be stressful. If you don’t move very often, which most people don’t, then you won’t know exactly what details need to be organised. When it comes to the packaging materials for the actual move itself, this is also a grey area for most people, who won’t know which types of packaging they are going to need, and how many boxes they are going to need. Are cardboard boxes a necessity when moving home, can you just move without them?

Cardboard packing boxes enable you to carry numerous items at once. This will save you time and effort when moving house, because you can carry lots of things in one go, and this will speed up the moving process. For this very reason, they are the most popular type of packaging used for house moving, and most removal companies will insist that you pre pack your things into boxes before the removal date. It is vital to the house move in fact, and enables you to move all of your possessions to a new house within one working day, rather than having to split it over several days. The cost per day of moving with a removal firm is so expensive, and can cost up to £1000 per day, so having to split that over several days can be extremely damaging to your bank balance.

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Boxes enable you to stack your things on top of one another safely in the removal lorry, so that you can fit more into each and every load of the van, and this will in turn save you trips back and forth, and therefore save you even more time and effort when moving house. This again saves you money because the removal company can do a better and quicker job. You can stack many boxes on top of one another, and in fact most lorries can fit over 10 stacks of boxes on top, so you can fit lots of things into them.

Boxes will help to protect the items that you put into them while moving. You can fill them with delicate items which are wrapped in bubble wrap, or you can put other objects into them too which will be protected by the outer layer of the box. Strong boxes which are made with double walled cardboard are the best for protection, but all cardboard boxes for packing will protect from some knocks, bumps and dirt as well as water to an extent. After all, you do not want your household possessions getting damaged when you move home and for you to have to replace many of the things that are damaged. Likewise, you wouldn’t want your clothes to get really dirty while you move either.

Cardboard house moving boxes can keep things organised during a house move as well. You can group things together in boxes based on the room of the house that those possessions belong in. For example you could place all of the things from your bedroom into certain boxes, and write on the outside of those boxes to say that they belong in the bedroom of your new home. This will make unpacking much easier, and this will ensure that nothing goes missing either. Organisation is key when it is such a stressful period of your life, and so keeping things in check can be vital to the speed of your move. Just a basic marker pen can be used to write on normal brown cardboard boxes, so this is easy to achieve.