Corrugated Boxes and Storage
Corrugated boxes let’s compare.
Not all Corrugated Boxes are created equal. “Moving Boxes” in the context of cardboard boxes that you would use for self storage or moving across country are not created equally. What are the best moving boxes? The answer would be, boxes that are strong enough to hold the contents and not collapse!
Recently, while we were in the process of moving to a new location, we had to move a-lot of ‘stuff’ to move. In addition to our storage containers, we purchased lots of moving boxes. Some of the boxes we packed in a moving van, while we shipped many more. Hopefully our moving experience will help you if you ever decide to purchase some corrugated moving, shipping or storage boxes.
The best lesson that we learned was to spend the extra money and get the Heavy Duty moving boxes. This made a huge difference in many areas.
Heavy Duty moving boxes allowed us to…
Comfortably pack more weight inside. You will be amazed at how quickly a small amount of things will be heavy beyond the load capacity of a standard corrugated box. This alone makes it worthwhile.
You can stack more boxes on top of each other, safely and securely. When I loaded up the moving van with stacks of heavy duty boxes, it became immediately apparent that the load was more secure. It just felt more solid – none of that partial squishing while stacking loaded ‘normal’ boxes.
Our personal experience was with the heavy duty moving boxes compared with the standard boxes. We used lots of the small and medium sized boxes, normal and heavy duty. The difference between the two was quite apparent, particularly after seeing the results having shipped some of them.
Many of the small, and regular variety moving boxes did not survive well after shipping across the country. The boxes were packed up, taped extremely well and they still suffered heavy damage in many instances.
Heavy Duty Corrugated
No problem stacking – and they weighed 30 – 50 pounds each
Normal Duty Corrugated
Damaged after shipping – they were on the heavy side (20 – 25 pounds)
Lastly when it comes to storing, shipping or packing your household belongings, priceless collectibles, artwork, you name it, be proactive in protecting your investments. Purchase the better, stronger, thicker corrugated boxes.