Reasons to reuse packing boxes
Whether you are moving to a new place, giving a hand to friend or a family member move or need more storage, you need quality boxes. It is a must to find sturdy, stable boxes to pack as much as possible and move with less moving trips as possible. Moving needs to be safe for your belongings which means that even if you choose to get used boxes, you cannot afford to make compromise with the quality. If you don't want to crash your things while packing and loading, then you have to choose certified moving boxes. They can easily be purchased online from any professional moving company. If you are not willing to spend a lot on certified boxes then here are some reasons why it is better to get used moving boxes.
First of all, used boxes are much cheaper than new ones. You can find boxes for 50 to 80% lower than the price of new ones with quality that is still as good as that of new ones. You can buy them online, from private sellers or you can search in some locally company free used boxes. Places where you can find used certified boxes are office buildings, libraries, cinemas, grocery shops, retail stores and liquor stores. Any seller who values quality and is concerned about their goods would get deliveries in certified boxes. With a little time to spare and some diligence you can find free used boxes which are just as good as new ones. Used once or twice, unless they are torn, they should be alright. Look for boxes with sturdy lids and even double-walled. Boxes with holds or pre-cut hand-holds make moving much easier.
Second of all, using recycled boxes is environmentally friendly. Everyone needs to think whether buying new is always the only way. If every produced box is used again and again this will eventually save thousands of trees, millions of barrels of oils and millions of gallons of water. All of these are used in the producing of boxes. Doing our part in preserving nature is our duty. Look for ways to use recycled material.
Third of all, used moving boxes last as long as new ones so you can keep them for years, lend them to friends or even sell them when you don't need them. When you go looking for used boxes check in good condition and that their labels can easily be removed or covered with a marker to be reused. Another thing to check is enough space for new labels and no holes or torn places on the boxes.
Allow yourself enough time to look for used moving boxes and don't wait until the last moment before the moving process. Determine how many you need is the first thing to do, then ask friends or relatives to spare yourself some scouting around town. If you don't end up with any or you don't have enough, start checking the big stores and office buildings, especially the ones recently opened. If you have to buy the used boxes check for discounts online - you will find that some shopping sites offer lower price on each box the more you purchase. Get a few extra boxes if you can't determine exactly how many you need. It is better to have a few spare ones than to rush and buy again after you've filled them all up. Once you are finished you can even resell the boxes to moving and storage vendors.