When you finally get confirmation that your new place is ready, it’s an exciting time. You start to imagine yourself at your new place, settling in and enjoying your new surroundings. However, then the realisation of the enormous task of packing up all your belongings start to dawn on you. You start thinking of the boxes you will need, the bubble wrap and the wrapping paper and it can all become quite overwhelming all of a sudden. However, there’s no need to panic as there are plenty of things you can do to make the entire process easier.

Gone are the days when you would have to source boxes, buy tape dispensers, find fragile stickers and go through the difficult process of trying to fit everything into awkwardly sized boxes. Nowadays, you can get everything you need for the move in one place. Choose the number, size and style of the boxes you want and ensure that your contents are stored for transit carefully. These boxes come in a range of different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to take some time to choose the right options for your needs.

Keep reading to learn more about the different boxes on offer so that you can make the right call for your next move.

 The Large Tea Chest Box

The Large Tea Chest Box (430 x 405 x 650mm) is a great choice for those bulkier items, such as toys, linens, shoes, pots, pans etc. Due to their sturdy construction, they are well equipped to handle heavier items and keep them safe in transit. However, it’s crucial that you don’t overload the box, as it will need to be carried either by you or the removal company.

The Medium Book Carton Box

The Medium Book Carton Box (430 x 315 x 317 mm), also known as the book/glassware box, is well suited for heavier items like wine bottles, glassware, books, bathroom and sink cupboard items, crockery etc.

It’s called the book/glassware box because it’s not an overly big box. That means you won’t be tempted to place too many items in it. Therefore, there is less weight pushing down on the items at the bottom and decreases the chances of those frustrating times when the bottom of the box literally bottoms out on you.

The Porta-Robe Box

The Porta-Robe Box (500 x 600 x 990mm) will save you a lot of ironing time because you can hang your clothes neatly in an upright position on the metal bar which is provided with the box.

Instead of packing them into a box, where they become wrinkled, you can be sure that they arrive at the intended destination just as they were, ready to be hung in the wardrobe at your new place. This, of course, leaves you with one less job to do and allows you to resume your normal schedule when you arrive at your destination without having to start ironing and folding all of your clothes first.

Tape Dispenser

Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the tape dispenser with the tape roll. Trust us, after the fourth box that you try to seal with the tape that has cardboard, dirt and dust stuck to it, you’ll be ready to give up. Tape has a terrible habit of doubling back on itself, sticking together and making your life much more difficult in what is already a busy day.

Rather than deal with a bundle of mangled tape, opt for the professional tape dispenser and save yourself a lot of trouble. And, while you’re there don’t forget the bubble wrap and wrapping paper to keep all of your breakables protected and safe throughout the moving process.

Benefits Of Hiring Instead Of Buying Boxes

 The benefits of hiring boxes, instead of buying them, is that most of us don’t really need the boxes afterwards, and by hiring the boxes, they will be used by others again. Not only does this not leave you with the job of flattening and discarding of all of the boxes you use, it’s better for the environment too. Since the boxes get recycled, they don’t end up in the landfill and with 3 months to use the boxes before you need to return them, you have time to pack, move and unpack at a leisurely pace.

With that said, buying your boxes does have its benefits, especially for those that are looking to place items in storage. To learn more about buying boxes, click here.

Choose The Right Box For Your Next Move

Take some time to evaluate what exactly you are moving. Give some consideration to the types of items you are moving, how fragile they are, and how much they weigh. Choose the right combination of boxes to handle the load and remember to choose the correct type of boxes for whatever it is that you are moving. With the right boxes at your disposal, you can be sure that your move will be a success.


Contact Hire A Box today by calling 1300 858 446, and make sure that you have the right boxes for the job.