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Use Environment-friendly Moving Boxes While Relocating!

Oct 12, 2007
Moving boxes, unlike what many believe, are environment friendly. Mostly boxes nowadays are flat and so can be easily put together. You only need to put some tape at the bottom and you are all set to go.

You can not only make it into a box or flatten but can recycle them when you are through with them. You also have the option to put these boxes on any online website such as freecycle.org and offer them these moving boxes. Hundreds of these boxes are taken successfully by this website every year. Doing this helps the community by reserving landfill to other items because usually moving boxes are given a special place in the dump.

Many different sized moving boxes are available. You can buy them from a grocery store or moving box companies. Different sized boxes are needed to keep different sized items of your house. Make a list of what to keep in which box and accordingly get the right sized boxes for example, getting a box to keep fragile items like decorations pieces or mirrors. Also for these kinds of item you need extra care when loading in truck so you need to provide cushioning like soft sheets on the base of the box to avoid any damage to these items. While packing always remember to label each box correctly so as to avoid any stress or confusion when you unpack.

What is about to be mentioned is an important tip. We all know that most of us pack whatever object we can find in any type of box. It is advised to pack heavier items in small box while lighter items in heavy box. This helps in keeping the weight evenly distributed. Most people place heavy items in heavy box which during loading leads to a big problem; which we all can imagine.

While packing you should also consider the material you are using for packing. Many use newspaper but this cause a huge mess. You can buy the required material from the moving company. You can ask the moving company about the material they use for wrapping things and then buy that material. Usually it is a plain cream paper which is available in large sheets. Alternatively, you can buy roll ends from newspaper man which are inexpensive to buy.

One enjoyable use for the boxes after you have shifted to a new place is children related. These moving boxes can be easily converted into forts for children. A piece of advice, unpack larger packs first so that the children can keep themselves busy while you work.
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