Whether you need professional, dependable, reliable movers to help you with your move or not, it is always a good idea to buy (or find for free) some good condition boxes and packing supplies. In some cases the appropriate moving boxes and corrugated cardboard cartons can save a few hours on the cost of your move. It's also a good idea to purchase packaging items like packing tape, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, wardrobes, plastic moving crates and so on. Boxes can be purchased at truck rental companies, Auto Transport carriers, storage facilities, at moving companies offices or at liquors stores or supermarkets. Packaging supplies can be bought either from local moving companies or Cross Canada Movers if you are looking at a long distance move across North America or the USA.
Fruit boxes that used to contain oranges and bananas can also be used but usually have a rectangle orifice at the top so unless they are filled to the top with items they don't stack very well in the moving van. Moving boxes come in all sizes and shapes but the most common format for cartons are 2 cubes, 4 cubes and 6 cubes (short for cubic feet). To pack the moving boxes you will also need some sturdy adhesive tape and soft by sturdy materials to keep your belongings intact. To help in sorting our the and cartons during the move, it is a good idea to apply a colored paper sheet on every box and do the same on every room of the moving destination. The colored paper is easier to identify than numbers or letters.
If you are using plastic moving boxes, totes or bin please don't use a marker on the surface as they are recyclable and will be used by other clients for the next move anywhere in the city or North America .If you do need a marker for your plastic totes, bins or boxes you can purchase a non permanent marker and then erase the labels after the move. Another new very handy option is recyclable plastic moving crates, bins and totes. The movers can do all packing for you and this will save the environment in addition to saving you money since the plastic boxes are made from 100% recyclable plastic and are reusable again and again. This is sometimes the best solution for corporate office moves as the company can purchase the recyclable plastic boxes and use them again without having to purchase Vancouver Boxes every time.