Used_boxes-moving in orlandoWhen moving from one location in Orlando to another, one of the simplest, yet most overlooked decisions you can make is what to pack your belongings in. Grocery store, or used moving boxes may be the simple answer, as they are cheap (they’re free!) and easy to obtain from your local grocer. Furthermore, with all of the expenses moving can bring, it can be tempting to save money where you can by using used boxes. But there are pros and cons to everything.

Orlando moving boxesThe biggest advantage of using new moving boxes, as opposed to used ones, is that being, new, they’re strong and durable, without the wear and tear of already having carried cargo. As a matter of fact, most of the boxes sold by movers and box stores are built to withstand the rigors of transportation. While this may seem like a minor argument in favor of buying boxes, the importance of having strong boxes should not be taken lightly, as moving boxes will be stacked on top of each other during the move, and weak boxes could collapse, causing damage to precious property. Using new boxes made for the purpose of moving can also prevent damage when carrying the boxes into your new home, as a used box may break while being carried, scattering and shattering its contents in the process.

Furthermore, the previous contents of a used box may become an issue as well. If the used boxes held cleaners or corrosive chemicals, any spills inside the box or remnants of chemical may damage or destroy possessions. Boxes formerly containing foodstuffs such as fruits may now contain insects or larvae, a potential source of unwanted infestation in a new home.

To conclude, purchasing new moving boxes or rummaging for good used ones is really a personal choice, based on a number of factors, such as desire to save money on moving costs versus the desire to protect precious property from damage or loss while moving.