Many people try to avoid moving supplies to cut the cost of moving. While moving your clothing in laundry baskets and throwing your belongings in drawers may seem like an easy and inexpensive route, using specialty-moving boxes will keep you organized. Moving boxes aren't just square cardboard boxes to throw piles of your household junk in. You can purchase moving boxes that are tailor made for specific items. Here are some moving boxes that you may not realize exist that will make your moving experience much simpler.
1. TV Boxes
One mistake that many people make is setting a TV on top of their furniture to move it to their new home. Televisions break easily and if one falls there is nothing to protect it. You can buy boxes that are specially made to slide a flat panel TV right into. For a large TV you can buy a box that fits a 50" to a 60" TV. They run in larger and smaller sizes as well. There is enough room inside to bubble wrap your television so it's snug and secure in the box.
2. Wardrobe Boxes
Wardrobe boxes are great for moving your clothing from your closet. These tall, rectangular boxes have a pole across the top. It allows you to hang your clothing in the box. You don't have to remove the hangers to fold them or worry about them getting wrinkled. The bar is about two feet long so you can hang several articles of clothing in one wardrobe box.
3. Dish & Glass Boxes
Packing plates and glasses is one of the most frustrating parts of moving. You wrap everything in so much newspaper and bubble wrap you can't fit very many items inside one box. Usually you get to your new home and a couple of your items are broken even after all of the care that you took. With dish and glass boxes, you don't have to worry about any of the hassle. The dish boxes are tall boxes with a center partition. The center partition makes a space for your plates and keeps them steady so they don't bang against the sides of the box. You can stack your plates inside without worrying about breakage. The glass box has a partition that creates 12 separate spaces inside the box for your glasses. You slide the glass in each space and they won't clatter against each other. You won't even have to wrap any of your items to keep them safe.
If you have plates in several sizes, wine glasses, or any other special items, you can buy boxes with partitions that fit your needs. There are dish and glass boxes made for short glasses, tall glasses, wine glasses, pilsner glasses, and other options as well.
4. Artwork & Mirror Boxes
Artwork and mirror boxes are similar to the TV boxes. However, they come in several sizes to fit the size of art and mirrors that you have on your walls. The boxes have preprinted instructions that state they contain fragile glass and not to lay flat. You can buy four-piece boxes to slide over large pieces of artwork.
If you have priceless artwork that you don't trust in a typical box, deluxe artwork boxes may be more your style. They are lined with foam pillows to keep your expensive art safe from damage. They come in several sizes so your art of any size will fit perfectly.
5. Mattress Boxes
Mattresses are something that people rarely think about wrapping or packing when they move. If you have an expensive bed, you don't want it dragged through the dirt or puddles, or over concrete while you're moving. Packing your mattress into a mattress box will keep it clean until it arrives in your new bedroom.
Next time you move, don't skimp on the moving boxes. It is worth the expense to keep your items safe and organized. Without boxes, it's easy to lose track of your items. You will end up spending more on replacing lost and damaged items than you would have spent on moving boxes if you opt out of using them. For more information, contact a local moving and packaging supplies company, like Associated Paper & Supply.