Monday, September 19, 2016

Moving – DIY or Moving Boxes

So you are moving to a new home. Congratulations! Moving is a huge event in a person’s life, whether it is a move to a dorm for university, a move to a new apartment, or a move to a first house. No matter where you are moving to, you’re going to have a lot of important items that go with you. The next question is do you pack your items up in boxes you collect from your basement and grocery stores, or do you invest in moving boxes? There are a few questions you need to ask yourself when making this decision.

How much time do you want to save? Investing in moving boxes will save you significant amounts of time. Why is this? Because you don’t have to call multiple stores and make multiple trips to find all of the boxes you’re going to need. It is unlikely that a single store will have enough boxes to allow you to move. By using professional moving boxes, you can take inventory of how many boxes you will need, order them online, and wait for them to arrive.

How much money do you want to save? There is simply no denying that using boxes from local stores is going to be cheaper than shopping for boxes online. If you are on a tight budget when it comes to your move, browsing for free box options is likely the way to go. There are ways to keep the costs down, though, when it comes to moving boxes. If you have some time before your move you can keep an eye out for sales to make buying boxes more affordable. Something else to keep in mind is that you can find economy moving boxes and deluxe moving boxes, so shopping wisely may keep moving boxes in your budget.

Are you worried about keeping fragile items safe? There are many types of moving boxes on the market. Many of these boxes have been designed specifically to keep fragile items safe while in transit. For example, dish pack boxes are made to safely transport your dishes from point A to point B. A standard box you get from a store is not made to keep fragile items safe and will require extra padding and void fill.

How secure are you in the structure of DIY boxes? The strength of boxes will greatly differ depending on where you get the boxes from. A box from a grocery store may hold cans, or may hold lettuce. Obviously this disparity can make a big difference. If you’re trying to pack your books in a box that holds boxes of cereal, that box may not stand up to the abuse of heavy items such as books. If you shop for professional boxes you can select specific strengths of boxes that you need. If you choose to go with DIY boxes, make sure you test the strength of the box. You don’t want to pack a box full of dishes only to have it break under the weight and destroy all your dishes.

Whether you go with professional moving boxes or DIY boxes is completely up to you. We hope these questions will help you decide what types of boxes are right for you and your move.