Best alternatives to moving boxes

Moving boxes are the staple of moving, but did you know that there are many better alternatives to moving boxes? That’s right, when you’re moving you don’t have to use moving boxes necessarily. Using them is fine, but they have their own set of problems. They are rarely reusable since they tend to tear quite often. Also, moving boxes cannot hold a lot of weight, no matter how sturdy they are. So, what are the best alternative to moving boxes? This is what we are going to explore today. So, without further ado, let’s begin!

There are some alternatives to moving boxes, and this person ain't holding one,
Are there any alternatives to moving boxes? Let’s explore!

Plastic bins

Plastic bins are far superior to moving boxes. And for them, you don’t need to have professionals to get your belongings packed and ready. First, they are more durable than moving boxes. Plastic bins can hold a lot of weight and they can be used over and over again. You might think that moving boxes are cheaper, and you would be right. However, if you want to have a container that is reusable, plastic bins are the solution, and the cost will be the same as if you were to buy moving boxes every time you need to use them. Also, plastic bins come with their own lids. This means that you can put liquids in them without the fear of spilling. They are a great solution for storage.

Also, plastic bins are often translucent which means that you can see what is contained in them. This makes them perfect for storage since you won’t have to open each box individually to see what’s inside. And again, plastic bins are easier to transport. Plastic bins come with their own set of handles which makes them ideal to move. It is hard to get a grip on moving boxes, and it often happens that the bottom of the box collapses under the weight. But be careful with plastic bins, they can damage your home floors.

Wooden crates

Crate on a wall.
Crates can even be reused as shelves!

Wooden crates are also far superior to moving boxes when it comes to packing. They are much sturdier than moving boxes which means that they are ideal for the containment of heavy objects. This makes them perfect for transporting tables, pianos, shelves, books. Also, wooden crates come in many shapes and sizes. They are great for storage too since they are stackable. This makes them ideal for transportation too. Using wooden crates reduces the need for space in a moving truck. This means that you won’t have to hire two or more trucks as if you were using boxes.


Yes, suitcases. Suitcases are a fantastic alternative for clothes and similar items. It is easier to handle suitcases than carton moving boxes. Also, you can pack specific sets of clothes inside your suitcases if you need it for some occasion. Suitcases are great for storing paperwork and books too. But books are better stored in plastic bins and wooden crates.

Good luck!

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