Moving Boxes That Will Make Your Move a Nightmare

Moving Boxes That Will Make Your Move a Nightmare

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When moving to a new place, you want boxes that can handle your moving load and not crumble under its weight. Having faulty or cheap moving boxes can add unneeded stress on top of everything else involved in moving to a new place. It’s important to get the right box that will make your move a success while avoiding the boxes that will make it a nightmare. Today we will be covering five types of moving boxes you should avoid using when making your next move.

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Shoe Boxes

Shoe boxes may seem like a great option at first, but they do have a few drawbacks that would prevent us from recommending them as an optimal moving box. The first glaring issue is that there is just not enough space to fit your essentials into it. Imagine how many trips you’d have to make if you used all your old shoe boxes to move in. Additionally, shoeboxes won’t be secure for moving your things. There just isn’t a great way to easily tape them together to make them stable. It’s fine to keep your shoe boxes around if you want to keep your new, white shoes clean and safe, but toss them if you are thinking of using them for your next big move-in.

Banana Boxes

If you ever, by chance, find yourself having a surplus of banana boxes or other fruit boxes available for use, you might want to think twice before using them to move. Just because a box is convenient for use, doesn’t mean it’s a good one. First of all, banana boxes are extremely prone to collapsing with the massive gaps and holes that are found in them. Imagine you’re all ready for your big move-in day and you spill all of your precious items on the trip in. Pick something a bit more sturdy that won’t be leaking all of your valuables out its sides.

Cheap Moving Boxes

Trying to save some money while going through an expensive move? That’s understandable, but trying to save more by skimping out on quality moving boxes won’t be worth the savings. Why gamble on whether your boxes will hold up when you can ensure it? For just a little bit extra money, you can find sturdy and affordable moving boxes on Amazon or your local Home Depot, making these cheap moving boxes a no-go for us.

Left-Over Amazon Boxes

Let’s face it, if you’re like me and use Amazon quite frequently, you tend to have many of their boxes laying around your house. And if you’re moving in, imagine all the things that you will be ordering for your new place. These boxes can be tempting to use since they are so readily available. However, you have to make sure to use the right kind of Amazon box to avoid catastrophe. For large and heavy objects, we recommend using boxes with double wall board. These will make sure your boxes hold and don’t break on you. Make sure to choose the right Amazon box if you’re going to use one.

Plastic storage containers

Honestly, these seem like a great option at first to some. They are certainly a better alternative to cheap moving boxes since they are sturdy and have plenty of space in them to move your things. They’re also clear so you can actually know what’s inside them without looking at the label. However, these boxes do come with some major drawbacks for some people. For one, they’re extremely heavy depending on what you load them with. Expect your back to be sore if you decide to move with these. Additionally, these containers will break the bank compared to a classic moving box if you don’t already have some or aren’t renting them. For the sake of all of our backs and wallets, we would advise you to stay away from these if you fall into the categories we just outlined.

Final Thoughts

Not all moving boxes are created equally. Some are not as structured as well as others, while others are just not practical for moving whatsoever. Make sure that when you are looking for move-in boxes, you make the smart decision and avoid the five boxes listed above to make a successful moving experience.

If you’d like to learn and find materials that will make your move-in more successful, check out our ultimate list of moving and packing materials you need.