Moving boxes are commonly used for storage, shipping, and moving. Both single-wall and double-wall corrugated cardboard boxes are made of a fluted paper sheet placed between two sheets of liner paper. Corrugated cardboard may use Kraft paper, test paper, waste-based or recycled paper, and semi-chemical paper for its outer and inner liners. Kraft paper is commonly used as an outer liner and test paper as an inner liner. The flutes vary in sizes from A, B, C, E and F, or 5mm down to 1mm, respectively. The strength and durability of each moving box depends on the type of paper used and the size of the flute.
Single-wall corrugated boxes are comprised of an inner and outer liner around a layer of flute. These are typically used for lightweight products and are preferred by online businesses. These vary in size and strength, depending on the thickness of the flutes. All kinds of items may be stored in these boxes. These are more cost effective, light and offer enough protection when sent through the post.
Double-wall corrugated boxes are made of a double wall board with two outer liners, an inner liner, and two layers of fluted paper. These are more durable and may be stacked on top of the other. This type of moving box helps avoid crushing of items when stored for a longer period of time. It is usually utilized for home moving or for shipping more expensive and heavier items as it provides better cushioning and shock absorption.
Both types of moving boxes have their pros and cons. The single-walled box is a cheaper alternative, especially for lighter products. The double-walled box is much sturdier and may be used for heavier items, as well as long-term stacking and storage. Both types of moving boxes are easy to assemble and to secure. Choosing the right box to use will depend on the purpose of the box and type of product to be moved.