Choosing boxes for your next move is important, because they need to be strong and able to withstand the moving truck, movers and travel. Since we are in the business of shipping and hear horror stories of boxes getting smashed (or worse!), we want to give you a few tips to prevent this from happening to you.
The most important thing to remember is to purchase strong ‘moving’ boxes. If you need to purchase boxes, don’t settle for just any box, purchase real moving boxes from a moving company. This does not mean you need to buy brand new boxes, this means you need to buy actual moving boxes (you can find them on Craigslist or EBay). We recommend that you’re picky when buying used boxes – take a close look before you buy them and ask the seller what was used in the these boxes. If the boxes held heavy books over many miles, the box might be compromised. Whether you buy moving boxes from a moving company or buy them used, be smart.
Pick the right size box for what you are shipping. You want to make sure that your boxes are not over or under-packed, they need to be just the right size to fit what you need. If your boxes are not packed enough they will be crushed when other boxes are placed on top of them and if they are over packed they may burst at the seams. Read More