All Points Moving & Storage is dedicated to helping you before, during, and after your move. We know that the tasks associated with moving can be overwhelming, so we want you to have the best available information to assure that your next move goes as smoothly as possible. As you prepare for your move, you may be tempted to take some shortcuts. At All Points Moving & Storage, we want to alert you to the risks of using free moving boxes. Free moving boxes often come at a higher price than you might expect.
Are Your Free Moving Boxes Clean?
The first risk of using free moving boxes may be the most obvious – if you do not know where the free boxes have been, you cannot be assured that they are not going to get the items you pack in them dirty. If you pack items in free boxes that are soiled, items such as clothing, bedding, or personal items can absorb the contents inside those free boxes. With non-absorbent possessions, such as dishes or lamps, it may be easier to take that risk.
Free boxes can sometimes be insect-infested and can bring those insects into your new home. Remember, not all insects are big enough to see right away, and many of them, like cockroaches, are very good at hiding. You may see the free box you just picked up from the local grocery store trash bin and think it looks brand new. But if that box has been outside and uncovered, it may now be the home of something that you would rather not welcome into your new space.
Are Your Free Moving Boxes Secure?
Another risk associated with free boxes is that you cannot be sure that they are strong enough to actually protect your belongings. Cardboard weakens the more it is used and it is quite common for people to drop boxes not because they are clumsy but because a corner gives way and they lose their grip. You can avoid the problem of dropping a box that has been weakened by using a new cardboard box instead.
Affordable Moving Supplies from All Points Moving & Storage
All Points Moving & Storage can help you feel better about your move by providing new and clean supplies that will protect your belongings from dirt, structural weakness, insects, and many other unforeseen hazards. Call us at 860-291-9490 or 866-421-9490 for more information about our moving supplies or if you would like a quote for your next move.