Updated: May 4
Moving can be a stressful time, but choosing the right moving boxes can make a big difference. At Callum's Removals, we are top-rated domestic movers in the Milton Keynes area and we know that strength matters when it comes to moving boxes. We recommend double-walled
cardboard boxes as they are super strong, heavy-duty, and more sturdy than single-walled versions.
It's important to look for moving boxes that are double-walled for an extra layer of strength and security.
When deciding whether to buy new or re-use cardboard boxes for moving, there are pros and cons to consider. While used boxes may be free, they may not offer the uniformity of strength or size that makes for a good packing solution. Additionally, cardboard can deteriorate over time if stored, and boxes exposed to water can be seriously damaged. Therefore, it is important to avoid using boxes that have been stored in damp conditions.
It is also important to consider the weight of the boxes when packing for a move. The best size boxes for moving home are small, medium, and large. For example, our small boxes measure 457mm x 330mm x 330mm and are ideal for heavy items like books. The recommended weight limit for each box size based on industry standards is up to 20 kg (44 lbs) for small boxes, up to 20-25 kg (44-55 lbs) for medium boxes, and up to 30-35 kg (66-77 lbs) for large boxes. Overloading boxes can lead to box failure and damage to your belongings during transportation.
Ideally, you should purchase brand-new moving boxes. This ensures that they are of good quality and standard sizes. The removal company will have based the volume calculation for your move on standard box sizes. Using non-standard boxes may mean that all your items do not fit on the removal van come moving day. At Callum's Removals, we stock and sell a range of industry-approved boxes to help make your move as smooth as possible.
In conclusion, whether you're moving in or out of Milton Keynes, choosing the right moving boxes is key to a successful move. Look for double-walled cardboard boxes that are super strong and heavy-duty. We recommend purchasing brand-new boxes for the best quality and standard sizes. But, a mixture of new and used boxes may be used depending on what you intend to pack into them and what your budget for packing materials is. At Callum's Removals, we're here to help you with all your packing and moving needs.