Cardboard Boxes vs. Plastic Bins: Which Packing Supplies Should You Use

Once you decide you are ready to hire one of Mississauga’s reputable movers to help you relocate, one of the first questions that will pop in your mind will be: what kind of packing supplies should I use? And more importantly: should I use cardboard boxes or should I rent plastic bins? Let’s see how you can answer these questions and choose your packing supplies according to your particular needs.

Should I pack into plastic bins or cardboard boxes?

You may decide to go with cardboard boxes simply because they are cheaper. But wait a minute. You may be surprised to find out that it will cost you pretty much the same if you rent plastic bins!

It is simple: if you decide to go with the boxes because it seems cheaper, pay attention to the fact that you will be using tape, paper for packing, markers to label each box, maybe some other supplies that will imply additional costs, and of course all the time involved in between.

If you are willing to go with cardboard boxes, you should make sure you have enough of them, or find a company that also delivers cardboard boxes along with their services.

Besides, you will have to take care of the boxes afterward: either gather all of them and keep them in a storage, or dispose of them, either way it will take you more time on how to proceed afterward, while when it comes to plastic bins, all you have to do is empty them and return them to the company. No extra fuss!

In order to help you make a more accurate choice, we are offering you the following ideas and tips:

Cardboard boxes

Here’s what makes cardboard boxes a sound choice:

  • You can find them in a wide range of sizes and types
  • Weightless
  • You can take them with you anywhere you like
  • You may easily recycle them or re-use them (in case they are still in good condition)

Plastic bins

Here’s why plastic bins could be the way to go for you:

  • They are more stable and can hold heavier and larger items
  • They are easier to handle and stack
  • They are ready to use, which saves more time for packing
  • They are damage/waterproof
  • In case you bought them, you may reuse them again and again (they will remain in good shape)
  • They are returnable – you do not have to worry about what to do with them after the move

The final decision

As you can see, both options seem good and acceptable. So depending on the move, you may choose for yourself which is the best option: if you are moving a long distance, and a bigger amount of items, the plastic bins should be the best decision, since they are stronger, safer, as well as waterproof and damage proof.

You may also re-use them for several purposes if you decide to purchase and keep them. Or you may simply return them to the company, with no worries, in case you decide to rent them. Cardboard boxes, on the other hand, are a better option when you are performing a small move, like a room, or simply a couple of items and details.

Who are Mississauga’s reputable movers to hire for a stress-free move?

Fortunately, Miracle Movers is the company that can offer you both cardboard boxes and plastic bins, depending on your decision! We will help you choose an adequate solution based on your relocation. With our help, you will be able to transport your piano safely and relocate your PC without a hitch.

All you need to do is give us a call, and we will advise you what’s the best decision for your kind of move! To us, it makes absolutely no difference whether you’re relocating to an address close to the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, or somewhere else in Mississauga. We’re here for you!