Thinking Outside the Box – Try Plastic

Packing and boxes seem to go hand in hand.  The benefit of boxes ranges from inexpensive to practical as well as easy to obtain and easy to discard.  However, boxes also present a wide range of problems from transport issues to tearing.  Perhaps for your next move, it is time to think outside the box and try something new-Plastic.

As the premier movers in Kamloops, we would like to offer you a new way to think when it comes time to packing up your belongings.  You may want to consider replacing those traditional moving boxes with plastic boxes and totes.  Here are some of the benefits of post-move uses for plastic boxes.


Although boxes are easy to come by and relatively inexpensive, they can also be a mover’s worst nightmare.  Some of the main drawbacks of traditional cardboard boxes include:

  • Rigidity problems – especially once you begin to stack them.
  • Bottoms falling out – this is a common problem when they are over packed.
  • Weather related issues – have you ever tried moving cardboard boxes in the rain?
  • Transparency – moving boxes are opaque so unless they are well labeled, it is a guessing game when it comes to unpacking them.

These problems can be avoided if you choose to use plastic boxes to pack your belongings.  Plastic is durable and reliable in all weather conditions.  This durability will allow you to reuse your plastic totes for a variety of storage options after the move.

Here’s the deal:

The durability of plastic totes will save you time in the long run and can also save you money.


Usually, once you have unpacked your belongings, the next step is to break down the boxes and recycle them.  This is definitely not the case when it comes to plastic totes.  Plastic totes make excellent storage compartments.  They are stackable, resistant to the elements and rigid and durable enough to be packed full of heavy items.

One of the best places to use plastic totes in your home is in the kitchen.  They are great to store perishable and dry foods as they keep them safe from pests as well as fresh for their entire shelf life because foods kept in plastic totes will not decay or degrade.

Another great way to use those plastic totes is in the bedroom.  Pack all of your off-season clothing in a few bins, stack them in the closet and forget about them until next year.  You can rest assured that those plastic totes will keep your clothes dry, away from moths or other bugs, and clean and ready to be used whenever needed.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to applications for plastic containers.  The next time you need to move, we recommend that you think about using plastic bins.  We at Pioneer Moving offer a full range of moving services at competitive rates and our professional and friendly staff are ready to assist you with all your relocation needs.  We look forward to working with you soon.





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