Plastic vs Cardboard Boxes When Moving

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On your search for the most reliable self-storage facility when moving, a common question that comes up is what type of boxes you should use for storage and organisation?

When you don’t pack things correctly, things inside can end up broken, moulded, or pretty useless.

Your local self storage facility in Wollongong does not want you to experience this, so we’ve prepared a guide on what’s best when it comes to plastic and cardboard containers when storing and organising items.

Which is the best one for you? To answer that, here are some things to consider.

Plastic Boxes

In comparison to cardboard boxes, plastic boxes are known for their full resistance to water. Since water causes dampness and extra moisture to some materials, keeping things inside plastic containers will diminish the chances of finding mould on objects such as clothing.

The use of plastic boxes also keeps your things from protected. So when you arrange boxes in an indoor storage unit, you won’t have to worry about finding your items damaged.

Plastic boxes can also be useful to organise things when being stored. How? Create labels for your boxes in various colours and use this to your advantage. Categorise the contents of the boxes by label colour, for example:

  • Red – clothing
  • Blue – kitchen and dining sets
  • Yellow – books and stationery
  • Green – decorative items
  • Pink – miscellaneous

Moreover, plastic boxes come with lids. These boxes do not need to be taped in order to make sure that nothing penetrates the items kept inside.

Cardboard Boxes

Plastic containers are indeed useful, however they have a downside: they are non-biodegradable. They’re less environmentally-friendly compared to cardboard boxes.

Compared to plastic containers, cardboard boxes are best to use when moving items. If your chosen local storage units are a little far, it will be easier for you to transport them using cartons.

Also, cardboard boxes are very simple and easy to utilise. You just need tape such as duct tape or packaging tape to seal them in well. To label these boxes, you just need to write on them with your marker.

Which Boxes should you choose?

There will be lots of factors that will affect your decision. Based on our many years of experience with storage, we prefer cardboard boxes and the many benefits they provide to both our customers and the environment.

If you ever need assistance with cardboard boxes for your storage needs, Permian Self Storage in Wollongong would be more than glad to help. Contact the team today.

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