This is a guest post by Tom about moving.
Relocating to a new site can allow your business to grow, expand to new markets, or simply save money on rent and other expenses. However, that doesn’t mean moving is going to be easy. Moving is one of the most stressful things for any homeowner, and it is almost as stressful for businesses moving to a new location. From packing to transportation, there is a lot to organize, and if the move doesn’t go as smoothly as possible you could lose revenue through lost productivity and missed opportunities.
Getting everything packed up means you’ll need moving boxes or crates, and you have two main options here: rent boxes from a service provider, or buy them outright. For most people, renting crates is the best solution since there’s no point in spending hundreds of dollars on moving boxes you are not going to need after the move. However, in some cases, buying crates may actually be better. Let’s see who should consider buying moving boxes.
When Should You Buy Moving Boxes?
Of course, buying cardboard boxes will cost you more than renting them. However, if you are going to use them more than once, over the long term the boxes will pay for themselves. Whether you should buy or rent the moving boxes depends on how often you will move or relocate your business. You may have plans to relocate your office periodically as your business expands, or may have multiple sites that are regularly moving around.
In such cases, buying moving boxes is usually the best option. It’s better to buy these boxes instead of paying a hefty fee for crate rental every few months. Similarly, for teachers who need to shift their classrooms every year, buying cardboard boxes is a more economical option than renting them.
When Should You Rent the Moving Boxes?
The vast majority of businesses rent moving boxes because it is cheaper and more convenient to get the packing supplies from a professional crate provider than buying them. Teacrate is one of the leading rental crate suppliers in the UK, offering sturdy and premium moving boxes for rent at a reasonable price. Such companies can save you tons of money on buying expensive cardboard boxes. Once you are done using the moving boxes, you can send them back to the rental company.
Renting the crates is always better than buying them when relocating, for several reasons.
They Make Life Easier
Have you ever packed your stuff in plastic crates or cardboard boxes for a move? If so, you’ll that high-quality and robust boxes can be difficult to find. Chances are you stopped by the local stores and supermarkets and haven’t been able to find big and spacious boxes, and so ended up buying a few low-quality containers that could hardly fit a few basic items.
The worst part is that it takes lots of time to search for these boxes. And, once you move, you’ll need to find somewhere to store the boxes, or some way to get rid of them. So, there is absolutely no point in creating a mess when you can simply rent the crates and save time and money on packing and transportation.
Rental crates, on the other hand, are much easier to locate. You just need to make a call to the crate supplier, schedule a suitable delivery date and have the packing boxes delivered to your address. Now you know that the crates will arrive when you want them, you can move on to more important things such as organizing your items.
They’re More Affordable
Affordability is another reason why you should rent moving boxes. Cardboard boxes are pretty expensive. Rental crates, on the other hand, are available for a fraction of the cost. You can pay the supplier once you are done using these crates. Enjoy a safe and convenient move and return these crates to the supplier. You also won’t have to worry about paying to store them.
They’re Durable and Easy to Use
Rental crates generally come ready to go, so there’s no need to assemble them or tape the boxes before you can start packing. These crates are easy to use and make it easy to safely pack everything. Just put your items in the boxes, close the top, and label each of them.
Most importantly, crates are durable. You don’t have to worry about your precious items being damaged during the move. Crates usually have sturdy handles so are less likely to slip, but even if a box is dropped, everything will stay safe inside. On the other hand, you can’t really use flimsy cardboard boxes for fragile equipment and other precious items.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.