Gold Bear Removals is an eco friendly removals company. We believe in doing our part for the environment, and that means making sure that our moves are as carbon neutral as possible. There are lots of elements that go into this, but sourcing recycled Brighton boxes is a big part of this. As a removals company, you can imagine that we use a lot of boxes on a daily basis. Careful sourcing is very important to us.
Boxes are a big part of moving house. Not a lot can be done without them! As a company, we get through hundreds and hundreds of boxes each month. So for this reason, we go to great lengths to source sturdy, reliable but environmentally conscious boxes that fit with our company values. Brighton is a green kind of a place, and has more green credentials than anywhere else in the country. So a green outlook is important to both us and our customers who often ask about green Brighton boxes. For this reason, we thought it would be helpful to put together a guide about sourcing recycled Brighton boxes. We’ve also included some further tips on how best to pack them.
As a company, we sell recycled Brighton boxes to our customers. They are more cost effective than shop bought boxes as well as being friendly to the environment. They are always double walled, sturdy, clean and as good quality as new boxes.
But if you’d rather source your own boxes, we actively encourage this and have put together some tips for you below.
Where to find the best free Brighton boxes
If you’re looking in the right places, it isn’t hard to find great quality recycled boxes in and around Brighton.
Local shops and supermarkets
Pop into your local convenience store and ask them what day their deliveries arrive. This is normally the day that they have the biggest surplus of boxes to get rid of. Often these just go in the bin, and local companies are usually happy to help and are pleased that their boxes are going to better use. Then you can ask the shop to save them for you and pop in on the right day to collect them.
Likewise, ask on the customer services desk at your local supermarket. They have a huge turnover of boxes and usually have them to give away on a daily basis, depending on the store.
It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people keep boxes in their loft or garage. Whether its deliberate and they are saving for their next move of whether boxes have just been shoved out of sight after use, people often have a surplus lurking around! Doing a shout out to your local contacts on Facebook is often a good starting point
Gumtree and other websites
Have a look online at sites like gumtree, Freecycle and ebay. These sites are usually full of people wanting to get rid of moving boxes that they no longer have use for. You can normally pick them up for free, or for a very low cost.
Get the size of your Brighton boxes right
Ending up with oddly shaped and sized boxes can mean you lose valuable time packing. Not to mention losing time on the move due to them being difficult to carry and stack inside the van. The below are our recommendations for the bet dimensions of boxes to look out for:
Double walled packing boxes for moving general contents: 46cm x 46cm x 51cm
These boxes can be used for just about everything of a light to medium weight in your house. From pots and pans in the kitchen to ornaments and bric a brac on shelves.
Double walled packing boxes for books & records: 33cm x 35cm x 45cm
It’s important to use smaller boxes for heavy items. Otherwise you run the risk of them falling through and collapsing. That’s if the moving team can even lift them up!
Packing your Brighton boxes – tips and suggestions
- Always make sure to fill your boxes completely. This means that the contents won’t move around in transit and your items are less likely to sustain any damage. If your items don’t quite fill the space inside, an environmentally option is packing it out using items from the linen cupboard like cushions and pillows. Often people use packing paper for this, and while this has its place on the move, we see it as unnecessarily wasteful when other items can be used to fill your Brighton boxes instead.
- Label boxes! Give a brief rundown of the items inside, as well as noting which room the box belongs in. This will ensure that the movers place it in the right room the other side. It will also mean that you won’t waste time looking through hundreds of boxes when trying to find something the other end. Make sure to mark anything delicate as FRAGILE ITEMS so that the moving team know to take special care.
- Pack boxes room by room. This keeps things nice and orderly.
If you’d like to talk to us more about removals or Brighton boxes, get in touch. If you are looking for packing materials or bubble wrapping roll delivery in East Sussex then look no further. If the above sounds like a lot of work, we are able to supply you with boxes. We also offer a packing service too, so we can do everything for you! We look forward to chatting with you further about your move.