Buying moving supplies should be based on what you need in terms of securing your personal belongings and preventing possible risks when traveling. A lot of people think that moving boxes are still “just boxes” and we cannot judge them since for the most part, the cost of buying boxes from moving companies has risen in the last few years. While we want the best for our precious items, we also do not want to spend too much on items that will end up in the basement for years, in which the quality of the boxes would have also deteriorated.
Decide on items that you need extra protection and security
If you want to save on purchasing high quality moving boxes, then it would be best to plan your items. Which items do you think you can risk putting in regular boxes you get from product packaging or from supermarkets and wine stores? It is ideal to select items that are fragile and easy to break or those made of moving parts or components. Plastic materials and those that are not necessarily easy to break might work well with random boxes. If you have previous memorabilia like old records and disk files, put them in the right moving boxes to prevent damage especially when being handled and while traveling
Moving supplies should ensure the safety of your assets
You cannot be too trusting with moving companies. You have to be sure that no matter what happens your items will be safe. It is an effort for both you and the moving company. Thus, it is important to buy the necessary moving supplies. For furniture, always put some pads to prevent damage on the furniture surface. If the items can be dismantled, put the necessary screws and bolts in plastic containers and either carry them separately or secure them tightly on the furniture itself to make the process of rebuilding easier.
Follow the instructions on the box
Moving experts follow the orientation of the box by default and they also weigh the box to ensure that they are not overloaded. If you buy standard moving boxes, it would be easier to determine how much weight they can carry. Standard moving boxes for household items usually can carry up to 200 pounds. Do not exceed that number. Have a scale so that you can maximize the amount of space while not exceeding the weight limit. If you go beyond the weight limit, you might run the risk of compromising the box and it could break or be too hard to carry especially if the boxes are to be carried to another level.
Investing on high quality moving supplies is not a bad thing. If you want to go cheap, there is always another way to find moving boxes. Just make sure they are designed for household items and that they are built to carry your items in the best possible way with minimum risks and compromises at the end of the day.