A Moving guide: Cheapest is not always the best
The key to a successful move is in using the correct moving and moving supplies.Many a relocation has been prevented from turning into a nightmare because a few simple precautions were taken at the beginning of the move.
Once the move is decided people often begin the project by collecting cardboard moving boxes.Cardboard is used as packing kits because they are relatively strong for their weight.Since most moving companies charge by the weight of the items to be moved, cardboard is one of the cheap moving supplies that every mover uses.
The cheapest moving boxes are those that you scavenge around to find. They are usually the throwaways from various stores and shops that use cardboard shipping boxes for their various products. Typically you will find that while grocery store boxes come in a wide variety of sizes, they are thin walled and use weak glue for binding their edges. Liquor store boxes are very sturdy (to protect the glass containers) but are usually found in small compact sizes. In both cases, the mover can never be sure how these cheap moving boxes have been handled. Have they been sliced with a box cutter? Have they been left sitting in a damp area? Who knows?
Even if the boxes are in good shape, it is rare that a mover will find to correct shapes and sizes to fit unique items such as floor lamps and framed pictures.
The best way to make sure of the quality of the packing boxes is to buy them new or used at a business that concentrate in selling moving boxes and supplies.The typical business of this type is a self-move company.Because they specialize in renting moving vans and trucks, they always have a large array of moving supplies for sale, including various sizes of moving boxes.
Moving supplies and packing boxes to make your moving easier.