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Benefits of Bulk Boxes

December 3rd, 2010

bulk-box-stacks1.jpgBulk boxes have a wide variety of benefits as long as you take the time to get the right ones for the job. So let’s take a few minutes and figure out what is needed.

If you are moving to a new residence then buying bulk boxes is a great investment for you. But taking the time to find the right ones can make the difference between a smooth move and a headache. Take the time to do an inventory of your home first; by doing this you will be able to determine what sizes of boxes you will need. For example, think about trying to fit your 46-inch flat screen television into a box that is only 20 by 10 inches and four inches deep — clearly it’s just not going to fit. So first figure out how big your boxes will need to be.

Then take the time to decide how many of each you will need. Remember that buying in bulk will not only save you some money but can also save your back, since having more boxes on hand will allow you to carry lighter the loads. The disadvantage to using more boxes, however, is that this will require more trips and possibly a bigger moving truck.

You will probably need to pick up a good sealing tape because bulk boxes normally come flat and need to be put together. This is actually a very easy task and can be delegated to the younger children if they are available. Just be sure to have the oldest in charge of the tape gun since the tape cutter on them can be very sharp.

To construct the box, open it up and you will see the two long and two short tabs that make the bottom. Fold in the two short pieces first, then fold the two long pieces, and finally apply the tape. You now have your completed box. Make sure to check how much each box can hold and how much the tape can hold. It would really ruin your day to have a family heirloom fall out and shatter because of a faulty box.

Unless you can manage to salvage some free ones, bulk boxes will cost you a little bit of money but they will make your move a lot smoother. Considering that many stores now receive credits for their recycled cardboard, most of them are willing to take yours but less than willing to let you take theirs. It used to be that stores would let you take the cardboard off their hands if they had nothing better to do with it; however, now we often have to buy our own.

Fortunately, once you have them, bulk boxes can be folded back down after you finish using them, at which point they can be reused in the future. You can also store leftover boxes for future use if you have overestimated the count of how many you need.

This article on the benefits of bulk boxes was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.

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