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4 Benefits of Moving Crates (Cardboard Boxes Begone!)

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There’s no getting around it— moving boxes are an essential part of any move. Just try moving all of your belongings in plastic bags and see what happens. Not so pretty, right? And yet moving boxes themselves can end up being an ugly site once you deal with all the packing, taping, labeling, and recycling.

Worse still are the unfortunate scenarios where the moving boxes tear or break apart, damaging your belongings. This is why using moving crates for your move is your best option. Read on to discover four awesome benefits of moving crates and you’ll never turn to cardboard moving boxes again.

Moving Crates Will Save You Time

As one satisfied Brute Box customer put it:

“I will NEVER again be bothered to drive all the way to Home Depot, buy a bunch of moving boxes, assemble and tape them all, and then, worst of all, have to cut them all up to fit into my recycle bin after I am finally unpacked.”

A moving supplies company that offers moving crates will typically deliver them straight to your house and then pick them up from your new location after you’ve finished unpacking. With Brute Box, you don’t even need to clean them up— all of that will be taken care of when the moving crates are back at the facility. So all you have to do is unpack and settle into your new home.

Moving Crates Are Affordable

It’s a misunderstood notion that cardboard moving boxes are inexpensive. For one, time is money, so anytime spent requiring the moving boxes is costing you. Factor in gas or bus fare and the price starts to add up. Then there is the cost of the moving boxes themselves More Help. How is any of this affordable?

Sometimes people acquire old moving boxes for free. In this case, it may seem like you’re saving yourself some money, but the risk outweighs the reward. Used moving boxes are much more likely to fall apart during the moving process. The few dollars saved isn’t worth a broken heirloom or a box of shattered dishes.

Moving crates, on the other hand, save you costs in several ways. Moving crates are available to rent at affordable prices and the time you save by having them delivered is priceless. Most importantly, moving crates are durable, so there is no risk of them falling apart and costing you hundreds of dollars in damaged items. Which brings us to our next point…

Moving Crates Are Durable

Made from sturdy, industrial-strength plastic, moving crates will hold up even when packed with the heaviest of your belongings. They are also stackable and don’t slide around in moving trucks or on moving dollies.

Unlike cardboard boxes, you don’t need to worry about your items getting crushed if something is stacked on top of the moving crates. Additionally, moving crates are water-resistant. Moving in the rain is dreadful, but even more dreadful is getting all of your stuff soaked in the process. Choosing moving crates for your move will keep your belongings dry as a bone even in a torrential downpour.

Moving Crates Are Sustainable

All that durability gives moving crates longevity. Many moving crates, like the ones offered by Brute Box, are made from eco-friendly, 100% recycled plastic, too.

The same cannot be said for cardboard moving boxes. Each time they are recycled, they have to been broken down and made again, which drains precious resources. And that is when they can be recycled. Since many moving boxes are covered in glue, tape, and toxic ink from markers, they’re not always fit for recycling and end up in landfills.

What’s good for the environment is good for your move. Moving crates can be used again and again, so you’ll sleep easy knowing that you kept the carbon footprint of your moving process as small as possible.

See for yourself why moving crates trump moving boxes any day of the week. Brute Box offers a variety of moving crate rental packages to suit every move, big or small, so your moving needs will always be taken care of.