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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.

A step by step guide of how to use packing boxes

Cardboard boxes for moving are perfect for many different purposes; including house moving, office moving, storage and shipping too, so they are extremely versatile. They are eco friendly, and are much better for the environment than plastic alternatives. They can be recycled and are made from recycled paper, and there are many different types of box available to buy. So what are the different types of box, and how do you use them correctly?

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

Essential things you need to know about packing boxes

Cardboard boxes for packing are hard to choose between, because there are lots of different types of box and they come in many different sizes and shapes too, and prices as well, so it can be a minefield. Here at Packing Solution our aim is to make your job as easy as possible when choosing the right packing materials for you. Here are some of the most important things that you will need to know when choosing them.

 

Important things about packing

 

  1. They are recyclable, and so are much better choices than plastic containers
  2. They can be flat packed, and so can be transported easily
  3. They are easy to write on in a marker pen, so you can say what is in them
  4. They can be re used for storage purposes, and they last a very long time indeed if you look after them
  5. They can be either single or double walled. The latter being the strongest kind, of course, and so we would always recommend these as the best option for house movers as it will prevent your things from getting broken or damaged
  6. Larger ones can be harder to carry, but can hold more things and can hold your larger items, so swings and roundabouts.
  7. They can be square or rectangular, and so picking the right shape is just a case of measuring your things you are going to put in them.

Packing cardboard boxes are sold here along with other packing accessories, for example bubble wrap in many different sizes, and tape too, which is strong box tape and is ideal for house moving and holding together even the largest of items during a move. House removal cardboard boxes are also available in multi packs, which are designed for specific sized house moves, as well as student move packs too. This can help you choose precisely what you require, without taking too long deciding how many you need, because we know how stressful moving home can be, and we aim to reduce the difficulty out of the equation and make your life easy. Moving boxes are lightweight as well as durable, which makes them easy to carry and so they are ideal when you move home. You will often be required to help the removal company, and so making sure you can lift everything is essential. The boxes will need to fit inside of the removal van too, so bare that in mind when you choose.

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Can You Protect Furniture With Bubble Wrap?

Bubble wrap is a brilliant type of protective packaging, which can be used to protect all different items from your home, including both large and small objects. When it comes to protecting furniture however, this can be a tricky subject. Can you protect furniture with large bubble wrap near me? Do you need to buy special furniture protection instead? What is the difference? Do you even need to protect furniture at all while moving house? We have been speaking with thousands of professional removal companies throughout the UK, and have some valuable advice to pass onto house movers. Here is what we found out.

Can You Protect Furniture With Bubble Wrap?

  • Firstly, furniture definitely needs some form of protection while you move house. The reasons for this are obvious. Furniture cost a lot of money to replace if damaged, so the tiny cost of using some protective packaging is well worth the trouble. If you put large furniture in the removal lorry, it could easily fall over while you drive, and this can cause serious damage to the furniture and everything else around it also. When you carry large furniture out to the removal lorry, it can easily get damaged because of the size of it. If it is dropped, the heavy weight means that it will fall fast and fall hard, which will cause lots of damage. The large size means that it is much more likely to hit the walls and doors of your home while being carried too, which will cause plenty of damage too.
  • Bubble wrap for moving is one of the most common types of protective packaging used to protect large furniture during a house move. You can buy really large and long rolls of bubble wrap which are perfect for protecting large furniture. You can buy one hundred metre rolls which are enough to protect an entire house full of furniture in fact. The rolls mean that they are easy to put around the furniture too, with little effort. You can roll out and use the exact amount that you need to cover the item of furniture, and then cut that off and use it.
  • Bubble wrap is available, but you can also buy special furniture protection covers. They are usually polythene sheets, which do not have air bubbles, and are designed to put around furniture to protect them from water and dirt and scratches too. Generally speaking, we advise you to use high quality bubble wrap instead of these, because the air bubbles will protect from all of the above but will also protect from knocks and bumps too. They provide the extra thick layer of protection needed to ensure furniture remains in perfect condition.
  • As furniture is large and heavy, you will need several layers of bubble wrap around them to protect from damage if possible, or alternatively it can be a good idea to use bubble wrap with larger bubbles which will provide the same outcome of extra cushioning. The larger an item is, the more protection it will need around.
  • Bubble wrap suppliers will of course need to be secured in place using some strong packing tape, because normal tape will not suffice. This is especially the case with expensive things like furniture.

Is It Best To Use Cardboard Boxes With Handle Holes?

If you are moving home or office, you will need lots of packing boxes for house moving and packaging to assist you with the move. They enable you to carry your items easier, and they keep your possessions organised too. They also help to protect your possessions from damage also, so there are many great benefits of using boxes when you buy packing boxes online. The actual process of moving those boxes from your home, into the removal lorry, and then unpacking them out of the lorry at the new house too, can be long winded and hard work. Picking up large and heavy boxes all day long can really take a long time to do. Many people wonder if it is best to use boxes with handle holes or not, when moving. Here is what we have found out, from advice given to use by professional removal companies throughout the UK.

Cardboard Boxes with handle holes

  • Best quality house moving boxes which have handle holes have holes which are usually located half way up the box. The reason for this, is because they are designed to make it easier for you to pick up those boxes, because you don’t have to bend all the way down to the floor to pick up the box from underneath. This is obviously going to be useful for really tall people, because you have further to go to bend over and touch the floor.
  • However, if you lift a box using holes which are made in the middle of the side of the box, this is a weak way to carry the box. If the box is heavy, and you try to lift it using handle holes, then the box sides will simply crumble under the pressure put onto them. However, if you tried to lift a heavy box from underneath, this is the most stable way to hold the box and you take the full force of the weight onto your hands rather than the sides of the box. This ensures that your possessions are safe inside of the box and will not get damaged or broken during the move.
  • Holes in the box leave space for potential harm to happen to the things inside of the box. Anything could enter through the holes and these could damage the contents inside, for example mud from the floor if you drop a box by accident on its side. Likewise, the contents from inside the box could fall out of the box via the holes on the sides, and this could also damage the contents.
  • Usually packing boxes for moving are not that large, because if they are too large they are impossible to carry, so assuming you are using medium sized boxes for moving rather than larger boxes, the difference between bending over that little bit more and lifting them from underneath versus lifting them from a handle hole in the middle is tiny.
  • Medium house moving boxes with handle holes are much more expensive to buy than boxes without handle holes, because of the extra work that goes into producing the holes. If you are moving home on a tight budget, then you certainly won’t want to pay the extra to have boxes with handle holes.