Boxes for Moving House

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Moving to a new house can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be. At Transport Executive, we have everything you need for a smooth move, from boxes for moving to expert movers who will make sure that everything arrives in one piece.

If you’re moving to a new home within the United Kingdom, you need the best man with a van service around. You need Transport Executive!

The Best Moving Boxes

moving boxWhen it comes to choosing the best packing boxes for house moving, you need to consider what you will be putting in them. For instance, if you’re moving heavy items, like books, resist the urge to pack them all into one big box, as once it’s full, it will be much heavier than you’d expect and difficult to carry. Instead, opt for medium-sized move-in boxes.

Fragile items should also go into medium-sized removal boxes. Although ceramic, glass, or heirloom items are generally not as heavy as books, packing them into larger moving-in boxes can cause problems if the package is unwieldy and someone drops it, or if the items move around within the box.

For electronics and video games, use their original packaging or get new sturdy boxes. Similar to your other fragile belongings, pack your electronics with plenty of newspaper or cushioning products to avoid shifting.

Meanwhile, clothes can easily fit into larger wardrobe boxes, and since they’re often on the lighter side, you can get away with packing your entire closet into big moving boxes.

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bubble wrapHave These on Hand to Make Packing Easy

In addition to moving house boxes, you will also want to have some packaging materials on hand that make the moving process easier. Collect these supplies before you start to pack:

  • Bubble wrap or other cushioning packing material
  • Packing tape to seal the boxes
  • Permanent marker to appropriately mark removal boxes with their contents

Frequently Asked Questions

That depends on what you’re moving. We recommend having a variety of packing boxes on hand so that you can select the right box for the job. As a general rule, ensure that the cardboard boxes are sturdy enough to keep the contents intact and light enough to move safely. Always err on the side of packing fewer items into the box, if the items are heavy or delicate.

Sturdy boxes are ideal, especially for heavy or expensive items. You want to make sure that your box has a solid bottom that won’t warp or tear during the move. Wine and supermarket boxes can be good options for moving, but if you want to be 100% sure your boxes will make the trip from house to home safely, consider buying moving boxes.

You can buy cardboard boxes in just about every shape, size, and type, including double-wall and single-wall boxes. Moving boxes are specifically designed to be transported over long distances and are likely to be much sturdier than other varieties. However, they aren’t free. You can use free boxes to pack things that are less likely to be damaged if the box fails (such as towels or clothing), and professional moving boxes for more valuable items to reduce costs.

The short answer is, yes, you can injure yourself moving boxes. That’s why it’s so vital to make sure that you are not putting too much weight into large boxes. It’s always better to make more trips than to throw out your back while you are trying to move. When it doubt, consider packing your boxes lighter or enlisting the help of our professional movers.

Moving Experts You Can Trust

Moving can be challenging. It’s better to have an expert on your side. Transport Executive is the preferred moving service in the United Kingdom. We pride ourselves on professionalism, reliable transportation, competitive pricing, and friendly customer service. Our team is here for you, ready to quickly and painlessly move all of your valuables to your new home.

If you are moving within the United Kingdom, or want to inquire about next-day delivery, talk to our specialists. Contact our team at Transport Executive today at +44 20 3318 4720.

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Anthony King

I'm Anthony King, founder and CEO of Transport Executive. I've spent the last 5 years writing, taking care of my dogs, and enjoying life as it should be. I'm also a beer enthusiast by trade and a wine connoisseur. You can learn more about me and the company here.