Buy boxes easily to pack and move your home in the UK. Join thousands of satisfied customers who have used our top-rated cardboard box service to pack away their belongings ahead of moving home. Ordering removal boxes, crates and packaging supplies from us could not be easier and with fast delivery to anywhere in the UK, moving home becomes a little less stressful.
Just add the moving boxes you require to your basket, add your delivery details and checkout to place your order. It really is that simple, and you can be packing your home ready for your move within no time at all.
We supply an extensive range of individual cardboard boxes and a selection of set home moving packages, these include the following types and sizes and they are all available to order online.
Individual Moving Cartons
**PC1 - Short Box 18 x 18 x 10" inches**
A short double walled cardboard carton
**PC2 - Large Box 18 x 18 x 20" inches**
A large double walled cardboard carton to help you move your home
**PC3 - Tall Box 18 x 18 x 30" inches**
A tall double-walled cardboard moving box for moving and storing taller items.
**PC4 - Long Box 36 x 18 x 10"**
An extra long double walled moving carton for longer items
**PC6 - Small Moving Carton 18 x 10 10" inches**
A small double walled cardboard moving carton for easy handling
**WB1 - Wardrobe Packing Box**
Cardboard Box Packages
Our cardboard box packs are an affordable alternative to hiring separate plastic crates and have been designed to include all the removal packaging you will need, tailored towards the size of your move. It is essential to have added protection for your valuable items when moving or storing, and you will find our bubble wrap rolls will do just that.
With the increase in home offices, our protective screen monitor covers and keyboard bags come in very handy. By using our adhesive labels to identify each box, you won't spend valuable time trying to find your items when you come to unpack.
Frequently asked questions about cardboard moving boxes in the UK
Where Can I Buy Moving Boxes?
If you need moving and storage boxes quickly, don't worry with 7 regional depots located in or near major cities you can click and collect your boxes within 20 minutes of ordering online. Our local depots are located in the following areas London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Durham. When you place your order online, you will receive your order confirmation, invoice and order reference number. Just bring your order reference number when collections your removal boxes from our service depots and we are only too pleased to load your boxes and crates into your vehicle.
If you want to benefit from our click and collect service; when ordering your moving cartons online just specify the regional depot you wish to collect from.
How Big Are Your Moving Boxes?
We supply a massive range of cardboard removal boxes in many different shapes and sizes. Our small, medium and large cardboard boxes can handle most items. We also supply more specialist boxes for packing your clothes, tv screens and any archiving.
We stock wardrobe cartons which have a hanging rail included allowing you to easily pack your clothes from your wardrobe while keeping them hung within the moving box itself. These boxes help keep your clothes wrinkle free in relocation and make it really easy to transfer them back into your wardrobe in the correct order. Perfect!
Archive boxes can also be bought online to help you move and store your essential documents and files when moving your house. These boxes come with handles at the short ends for secure handling. A separate lid comes with your archive boxes to safeguard your archiving from dust and light when in storage. They can be stacked on top of each other also to save space.
Boxes for your TV can also be provided and ordered to move your large tv and computer monitors safely. The boxes are made from cardboard and are large enough to pack most sizes of tv and monitors in one box. We recommend packing your tv with bubble wrap to guard against any damage when moving.
How Do The Cardboard Boxes Arrive?
When your order of boxes and packaging is delivered, they arrive in a flat pack state. This makes transporting the boxes to you easier as less space is taken up on the vehicles; however, you will need to build the removal boxes before packing your home contents. The cartons are easy to assemble when used with packing tape, but this means they aren't as quick to pack compared to plastic moving crates that are ready to pack.
All of our cardboard boxes are double-walled to ensure strength and integrity at all times. This strength helps to protect your items when moving home. You can also buy cheaper single walled boxes, but we feel that they are not in many cases not fit for purpose and therefore we do not hold any single walled home moving boxes in stock as we provide a premium service.
How Many Boxes Do I Need To Move A House?
Whether you are looking to pack and move a one bedroom property or a 6 bedroom home, the number of removal boxes needed will hugely depend on the number of items and possessions you are looking to relocate. Not everything can be packed into a cardboard box and generally only things you can handle and lift yourself can and should be packed.
As a general rule of thumb, 10 - 20 large cardboard boxes for each person moving (including children) is a good guideline. This, of course, is dependant on whether you feel you have more items than a typical home has. We always recommend ordering more packing boxes than you think as it is better to have too many than not enough.
The great thing about using our service is that if you require more boxes, you can order them online and have them delivered the next day in most circumstances. This gives you peace of mind that you will be able to pack all your belongings before the big day.
For great tips and tricks on moving your home, take a look at our Ultimate List of 60 Moving Tips and Hacks.
What Do I Do With The Empty Boxes Once I Have Finished With Them?
Once you have used your boxes to pack, store and move, then you will need to dispose of them responsibly. You can give them to friends and family if they require boxes or look to dispose of them via your local waste management depot. These council owned depots have individual containers for cardboard and will make sure your old boxes are appropriately recycled or incinerated. Due to this process, plastic moving crates are becoming increasingly more popular as they are reusable and can be recycled at the end of their natural life.
Other Facts About Cardboard Moving Boxes
Cardboard moving boxes have been around for longer than you think and they have progressed through the decades to become more reliable when relocating.
History of Cardboard
Before cardboard and the cardboard box came to be, people used wooden crates to move belongings and items. Wooden tea crates and tea chests were primarily as a way to recycle packaging for moving and storing after shipping. It wasn't until 1817 that the simple cardboard box was invented using a material known as paperboard. Due to the thin nature of the first known boxes, they were only used for very light items, including cereals. When corrugated cardboard became available in the mid-1900s, it was then feasible to move and handle larger items in the stronger corrugated cardboard boxes. The corrugated cardboard was put into mass production due to its practicality. Eventually, in 1890, pre-cut cardboard boxes were being produced out of pieces of board which could be folded easily to make an instant box and the rest, as they say, is history.
Cardboard moving boxes are a simple way to move house; however, they are no longer the only way to move your home or office. Plastic moving crates are becoming increasingly popular to aid people in moving and relocating their homes as they are ready to use, stronger and no disposal is required. Pricing is becoming comparable now, and we feel at Crate Hire UK that it is just a matter of time when plastic crates take over from cardboard boxes. More and more people are hiring plastic boxes to move homes and where before crates were being used primarily in the commercial moving office environment, slowly but surely the moving domestic scene is transferring to plastic crate hire also.