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Feb 25, 22:12
Question by heatherandtyswedding (heather kaplan-weatherly)


What should be used for cardboard moving boxes and plastic totes?

I am planning a local move and have both cardboard boxes and plastic totes. Are there certain kinds of items that should go in one or the other? (PS-the items will sit in storage while we wait for our house to sell).

Feb 27, 15:11
Answer by ktooley (Karen Tooley)

Because the totes are heavier, don't put books or heavy items in them.  The best use for the totes are light-weight items such as crafts, clothing, decorations, linens and similar items.  They're also better at protecting some items like wreaths and flower arrangements from being crushed. 

Cardboard moving boxes should be used for most items like books, dishes and cookware with heavier items on the bottom, but make sure that the cartons are packed full to avoid any crushing when stacked on top of each other. 



Good luck with your move,

Karen Tooley @ MovingAnswers.org


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