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Paper or Plastic: When to Use Cardboard Boxes vs. Plastic Bins
When it comes to moving, you may want to choose plastic containers over corrugated cardboard boxes. However, plastic isn't always better in this case. Whether you're moving to Green Brook, NJ or storing your belongings in storage units, cardboard is the way to go. Access Self Storage has a few reasons why corrugated cardboard beats plastic totes every time.
Moving Storage Tips
Why You Should Choose Cardboard Boxes Over Plastic Totes
They’re designed for moving
Corrugated cardboard boxes are flexible, durable, and engineered to be lightweight yet strong. They not only protect your items during the move but are also environmentally friendly and recyclable. They’re available in many different sizes and are easy to stack in your moving vehicle.
They don’t waste space
Plastic totes aren’t always perfectly square or rectangular. The lids often overhang, causing gaps between the totes when they’re stacked in the storage unit. Boxes align perfectly and don’t create any wasted space between each one. When you’re renting a smaller storage unit, you want to take advantage of every square inch of space. With corrugated cardboard, you’ll save space and pay less over time.
They’re easy to store when not in use
The best thing about boxes is that they’re easy to tear down and fold away. If you’re short on space, you can fold the boxes and put them away until you need them. Plastic totes are great for storage, but they take up space if you’re not using them for anything. They don’t fold and will only take up space for other things. Once you’re done moving, simply fold your cardboard boxes and place them out of the way in your storage unit until you need them again.
Use Cardboard Boxes for Self Storage
If you’re moving to Green Brook, NJ or don’t want to waste space in your storage units, it’s best to choose corrugated moving boxes for your items. They’re designed with moving in mind and hold up to wear and tear. They don’t waste space while in storage and easily fold away when you don’t need them. Access Self Storage can help you pick out the right boxes for your move or for organizing your items more easily in your storage unit. Contact us today!
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