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You have an upcoming move and a lot of stuff to pack, but where do you begin?

With so many items spread out, it can be hard to determine whether packing containers or moving boxes are right for you. Before you go out and buy one, there are some functions you need to consider about each one.

Wanna learn the difference between containers or boxes? Read this guide to help make your decision.

Packing Containers or Moving Boxes?

There are certain factors to consider when deciding between using packing containers or moving boxes. Those factors include:

  • The contents of the move
  • The number of items you are moving
  • The storage of the container/box after the move is completed

Breaking down and evaluating what you’re moving and how much will help make your final transporting decision. Keep in mind where you’ll store both once all your belongings are relocated.

Packing containers are durable but can be an issue if you have nowhere to store them, whereas not as durable boxes are easier to dispose of.

A Packing Container

Packing containers can be used countless times, and they are durable enough to keep them and the items it carries protected from damage caused by the outside elements and pests.

Packing containers come in various sizes, and they can hold almost anything with a few exceptions, like hanging clothes. When not in use, the moving containers are stored by stacking into each other, and most have locking top mechanisms that require no folding or tape.

A moving container costs more than the price of traditional moving boxes, and budget may come into play depending on how large your move will be.

A Moving Box

Moving boxes have been the moving staple for many years. They’re cheaper than reusable containers and can even cost you nothing if donated by friends or on sites like Craigslist.

Moving boxes also come in many shapes and sizes for all your items. Specialized boxes offer you a chance to pack hanging clothes right from your closet and ship them with any truck or postal service with proper postage.

Unlike packing containers, moving boxes are made out of cardboard and can become ruined if exposed to outside elements like rain and snow and can attract certain pests if left in a damp environment. They are technically reusable if folded down, but it significantly wears the quality down once the tape seals on a box.

Regardless of which you choose, both require some packing material inside to protect your belongings from bouncing and damage.

Make the Right Decision for Your Move

Whether packing containers or traditional boxes, make the right decision based on what works best for you, your budget, and your belongings. Sprint Moving Company wants you to have the knowledge to make the best decision on all your moving needs.

Our expert team can plan your move with you every step of the way.

Don’t wait. Start your packing today!

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