Moving boxes and supplies
One has many options on boxes and packing materials.
If you contract a professional moving company to move your household items, they can also pack you. When a quote is give and have asked to pack as well, boxes and supplies are included in the quote.
If you are a self- packer, you could ask the moving company to purchase boxes and supplies you might need. You can also go to U-Haul, Home Depot or Lowes and purchase boxes and packing supplies in a hurry. Remember, you always need more boxes and supplies then you think you need. Don't be stingy on using newspaper print or bubble wrap because you want to prevent items in the box from shifting. If you pack yourself and hire a professional moving company to transport the household goods, it is solely the packer's responsibility if an item! is broken.
Recommendation to self -packers to use plain newspaper print not the daily newspaper because the ink from the newspaper will get all over your hands and items. Might consider using the daily newspaper as buffer on the bottom of the box and in between items in the box to prevent items from bumping into one another. In addition, never recommend using boxes from the grocery store especially produce or meat boxes. Those boxes go from the fields, to loading docks and then a truck. The chances of having bugs (bed bugs) in a box is high. If you bring those boxes into your home the bugs hit your home now and go to the new location. Not good!
Check out renting plastic tubs in your area. Though if you fill the tubs with ceramic, china, or metal items it can become very heavy to lift, especially if you are moving yourself. Though the positive note of plastic tubs, it can be re-used many times. However, cardboard boxes can be cut down and in many cities there are many drop off locations for cardboard recycling.
Ordering boxes and supplies made easy and drop shipped to your front door: go to www.completerelocationsolutions.com, click on service tab, click on moving supplies and scroll down to the URL. Click on URL which takes you to usedcardboardboxes.com. The site will provide a selection of how many rooms you are packing. Click on that selection and complete the rest. Packing materials of newspaper print, markers, tape are included with the package. If you place an order before 3PM one day your boxes should arrive two days later at your front door.
Packing and unpacking services: If you are overwhelmed, don't have the energy or time, our team can bring all the supplies and boxes needed, pack and if local move, we can unpack at the new location.
Rita Woll/ Move Manager and Professional Organizer