Using used moving boxes is typically a bad idea because those boxes are usually old and dirty and can ruin whatever is inside the box. The boxes are also usually weak as cardboard loses its strength and integrity right away, which can cause whatever is in the box to fall right through the bottom. Finally, used boxes are harder to pack and unpack since they don’t hold their shape as well once they’ve already been opened. It’s best to just buy new boxes to give yourself piece of mind and better protect your things.
- Old boxes are dirty and grimy and that dirt and grime can stain your home or office.
- Old boxes are also weak as cardboard loses its strength and integrity quickly. If you use an old box you risk it breaking.
- Old boxes also aren’t versatile as they can’t hold as much weight and they aren’t easy to pack or unpack.
“Beyond dirt and the possibility of cosmetic damage to your belongings, used boxes, especially used wardrobe boxes are very unsanitary. They may be home to bedbugs, moths, carpet beetles or other insects, as well as germs and bacteria that you don’t want touching your clothes!”