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Why get cardboard boxes from everyBox? We're very proud of the service and the products we deliver here at everyBox. Our cardboard boxes ensure that your belongings are suitably protected in transit, taking a lot of stress out of your big move. We deliver to your door so you can pack in your own time and in your own way, and our multipacks give you a helpfully varied selection of cardboard boxes because we know that sometimes a big cardboard box just isn't suitable.
But you shouldn't let us tell you why we're so proud. Here are a few notes from our customers who have been more than satisfied with our service:
"After breaking a couple of things the last time I moved, I decided to give everyBox a try this time. We moved more than 100 miles and there wasn't a single scratch on anything! And I could reuse the boxes afterwards - sturdy stuff." Paul, South Wales
"We looked to buy all of our packing materials but it really started to add up. When we found the multipacks everyBox supply, we were over the moon! It was nearly half the price buying everything individually would have cost. A real bargain." - Elizabeth, Kent
"Free next day delivery meant that I could get to packing straight away. Took all the stress out of waiting!" - Jan, Cambridgeshire
"We were worried that packing our 5 bedroom house would cost a fortune, but one large multipack was all we needed - everything had plenty of room too, so nothing got damaged cramming it all in. Our prized possessions were well protected by the double walled boxes too. Loads of bubble wrap helped too!" - Gareth, Oxfordshire
"Very happy with the boxes everyBox sent. I'll be recommending to friends." - Katherine, Aberdeenshire
"I ordered some cardboard boxes as my son was going away to university. Didn't realise how much stuff he owned until the time came to pack. The next day delivery meant we didn't have to go out of our way to get packed so it saved us a huge hassle." Mike, Cornwall
"Our move went without a hitch thanks to everyBox." - Jonathan, Cumbria
"I had a bit of a panic after a bumpy ride to our new home, but the boxes took all the bumps and scratches rather than letting our things take the hit. So relieved when we unpacked!" - Sarah, Buckinghamshire
"I'm so glad we got good sturdy cardboard boxes from everyBox! Couldn't risk damaging all those family heirlooms - my mother would have killed me! The bubble wrap n the moving pack came in very handy indeed!" - Michaela, London
Artist Chris Gilmour set out to prove a point with his latest project "You Can Build Anything If You Put Your Mind To It", and the results are spectacular. Using only cardboard boxes, Gilmour recreated the cityscapes of Paris, Berlin and London.
The 40ft wide replicas feature the iconic buildings of each city. The London replica sees The Shard and The Gherkin behind the London Eye, Tower Bridge and Big Ben. A double-decker bus is shown on the bridge across the Thames, in a scene carefully planned to reflect the depth and size of the cities in a small area.
Commissioned by office specialists Fellowes to celebrate their rebranding of their storage range, the work consisted of banker's boxes, corrugated cardboard and glue, with more than a little patience and an eye for accuracy. Placed carefully to give a sense of the busy urban atmospheres of the capital cities of France, Germany and Britain, Gilmour has captured a real idea of energy using the simplest of materials.
Gilmour noted that he faced challenge with the curved faces of some of the buildings, especially The Gherkin, as it was difficult to create a curved face with the straight edges of the materials he was using. However, after a little work, he managed to produce some spectacular scenes with the cardboard boxes, and made a stop-motion video showing how each scene came together.
The film and Gilmour's artworks show that cardboard boxes have a use other than their simply practical purpose. Boxes are easy to assemble and to alter, and are found in nearly every home in the country. The possibilities are endless if you put your mind to it. Children let their imaginations run wild when presented with the blank canvas that is the cardboard box after moving home, so why can't adults put them to good use too? Chris Gilmour has shown that indeed you can build a whole city with cardboard boxes. If you can build a city, what else could you build?
Photo Credit: Phil Tragen
One of the UK's leading removal firms begins to freshen its brand, sparking a rethink in the removals business.
Bounres Removals has taken the first steps in a major rebranding programme, hoping to provide a more attractive service to the British public. Since its founding in 1875, Bournes has become one of the most trusted names in removals in the UK, and its rebrand is a big decision from the company. By modernising their image, with a new logo, improved website and more online services, the company hope to capitalise in an expanding and diversifying market.
Bournes have established four divisions within their company, each division focusing on a particular customer base: Home Moves, International Moves, Business Moves and Relocation Solutions. This last division will take charge of operations related to relocating businesses including employees and customers, providing a single-source for all necessary operations. By offering distinct services to these four different markets, Bournes hopes to offer a tailored service to their customer base.
James Tarn, Commercial Director of everybox.co.uk, thinks removals companies will not survive simply by supplying strong cardboard boxes for moving and transporting your belongings to and from homes, and they must continue to offer a service more specific to each customer.
He said, "The removals industry has changed beyond all recognition since the credit crunch. Businesses have had to face up to the harsh reality that now is the time to adapt or die, and Bournes have decided that they will adapt and offer a wider range of more relevant, distinct services. Everybox.co.uk has had to ensure that we constantly improve the offer we bring to customers whilst keeping prices on removal boxes consistently low."
For Bournes, adapting to an industry which has changed over the past four years, and has seen the demise of Pickford's - once Britain's best known removals company - includes a facelift as well as a rethink of what really matters: their services. The new Bournes offers more attractive services, with a more attractive brand behind it.
Photo credit: Summer photo hobby
Once you have bought your new house - you need to organise moving there. Everybox is where you come to get your removal boxes, but to get quotes for moving house then you should visit www.mrmoving.co.uk and here are the reasons why
1. Saves you money
MrMoving is the best tool to use when looking to save money on moving home. All of the companies who are going to be quoting for your business will be competing (in a friendly way, of course!) against each other so they'll give their best possible price for your removal needs.
2. Saves you time
Rather than running around trying to get quotes from as many different companies as possible, with MrMoving all you have to do is fill out one single form and your details will be sent off to up to six local removal companies. You will then get all of your quotes back within 48 hours so you can make your mind up as to which is the best company is to use
3. Provides security
MrMoving only puts people in touch with trusted removal firms. All of the companies that we recommend have been personally vetted and approved as a reputable home moving company. For full details of our approval procedure visit the page about approved removal companies
4. Keeps work local
Supporting local businesses is something that everyone likes to do. MrMoving will only use companies local to you; this helps support local businesses and promote the local economy. It also helps you by only asking for quotes from local companies, which will ensure you get the best possible price.
So those are the reasons you should be using MrMoving to get your Removal Quotes. It really is as simple as just filling out one single form; you have nothing to lose and could be saving quite a lot of money.
When you're all settled into your new home and everything is unpacked, the removal boxes which were once so helpful can be seen as a bit of a nuisance. You don't want big, bulky cardboard boxes lying around the house, but what are you meant to do with them?
Some of the boxes will no doubt be damaged after the move. But that's their job - they take the scrapes and knocks so your family's belongings don't. You might rip some of the cardboard when eagerly unpacking or accidentally crush them after throwing them all in a pile out of the way so you can concentrate on the excitement of rearranging your new home. Broken boxes aren't much use to anyone, so if they resemble a pile of cardboard and have no hope of going to use anywhere, then recycle them! One day, they'll come back in the form of a brand new sturdy box for somebody else to use when moving home, or the cereal box your kids seem to rip open every morning, or even the box which you receive in the post a few months later.
Don't forget to ask around to see if anybody else can make use of it. Your children might see endless possibilities in the stack of misshapen removal boxes which now have no practical use.
Most of the removals boxes that end up in your new home will not be broken or ripped though. Be good to these boxes, because they are still perfectly usable and will continue to do the job, whenever you need them to. If you have a loft, just unfold the boxes carefully and neatly store them there, out of the way. If you end up moving again, they are there to be used, almost as good as new. You won't have to worry about how you're going to pack all of your things all over again: they're the gift that keep on giving.
You can use them around the house, or out in the shed or in cupboards and lofts to store all of that stuff that you have lying around that has no real place to be. Removal boxes can be used for years after the move itself, so don't let their potential go to waste.
If you're short on space, lend them to somebody else who you know is moving soon. They'll appreciate your help in making their move easier and you can declutter your home. There is always somebody that could be in need of good quality removal boxes, so ask around and offer them to those who need them.
If you'd rather get rid of them as soon as possible, take them to a recycling centre. Cardboard is easily recyclable and making sure the are disposed of in this way is good for the environment and the consumer, with recycled material much cheaper than building cardboard boxes from scratch. Make sure you have no use of them first though - you don't want to throw away quality storage materials only to remember you could have used them and they would have lasted a long time.
Niall Thomas for everybox.co.uk
Image credit: James Nash
Moving home can be very stressful: removal boxes all over the place, things still to be packed into them and the constant worry that something might be broken in transit. Something as big as a move is always going to be a little stressful, and it won't be any easier if you have children running around excitedly and getting in the way.
Before the actual moving day comes, it's important to involve your kids in all aspects of the move. Sit them down and ask them what they think about moving, tell them why a new house would be better and how exciting a new house would be. When you're looking at properties, once you have two or three under consideration, ask for their feedback. Give them as much detail and information about the choices and show them the house (if it's nearby) or photos of it. Get them excited about a new place so you don't have to put them through the pain of moving from a home they're still attached to.
In the run up to the move, encourage them to do as much as possible to make the day easier. Think about how you'll be packing and transporting your things: get rid of as much clutter and unwanted belongings as you can, and get the kids involved. Start packing early. Make it your project to get the house ready for the big day, have fun while you do it and reward them for helping. If you do it far enough in advance, you can take your time without stressing out about being unprepared.
When the day itself comes, what you want to do with your children depends entirely on their mood.
If you'd rather keep them out of the way, start by clearing one room entirely. Then you can keep the kids here safe in the knowledge that you don't need to do anything more in that room. Make it a place where they can use all of their energy and excitement about the move. Give them a couple of spare cardboard boxes: a child can let their imagination run wild and just a couple of big removals boxes in an empty room can become a castle, fortress or even the house you're about to move to. Let them prepare themselves mentally while you get on with the tasks at hand. When you're finished, all you'll have left to do is pick up your tired children and those spare boxes, with the room already packed up.
If they want to get involved, then let them; make sure they are doing the smaller tasks and out of the way of the hallway or living room, where you'll probably be storing your things and carrying to the moving van. If you've hired help or asked friends to give you a hand, you won't want your kids running around at their feet while they carry one end of a wardrobe out of the door. Get the kids to carry the lighter, non-fragile stuff: small boxes of toys, soft furnishings etc. Have them gather it all up from the other rooms and put it all together in a room away from the busy hallway. Have them label the boxes full of their belongings, to make unpacking easier when you get to the new house. Let them lead the way with unpacking their things, to make it a little more fun and much less stressful for them.
Once you're there, show them around the new house and the new neighbourhood. Make a fuss and get them to love the new place more than they loved your old home: unpacking those removal boxes will be a whole lot easier when your kids are helping and when they are happy in their new home.
Niall Thomas for everybox.co.uk removal boxes.
Image by Dan Zen under CC from Flickr.
You're moving home, right? Well, a new home needs new things. That's why everyBox.co.uk giving you the opportunity to win £100 of John Lewis vouchers to make your new place as lovely as possible.
Of course, you could spend your vouchers before you move home, but you'll need some more removal boxes to pack all that shiny new stuff in, that's where everyBox.co.uk can help.
We supply a wide range of packing materials at the best value prices. Why not talk a look around our site and see if we can make your removal go a little smoother?
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If you are thinking of doing your own packing, these guidelines could help to prevent breakages.
Packing of small and delicate items must be done expertly, but there is much more to packing than just protecting the best china. Every carton, whatever the contents, should be wrapped and secured with the same thoroughness and care as if it is to be sent by post.
Poor packing is a hindrance to you and the removal staff. It makes cartons awkward to carry securely and the staff will find it difficult to stack the van properly.
This may cause a delay if they cannot keep to their timetable. If they have to complete your unfinished packing or re-pack unsuitable containers there would be extra costs to you.
Always start well in advance. Ask yourself if you really want to do your own packing, and if you have the time If you do decide on DIY, these tips will help to achieve a professional result.
You will need stout cartons with lids or overlapping flaps, clean wrapping paper, strong adhesive tape, stout bin liners, labels, pen.
Pack directly from the cupboard and label each box or container with a general description of its contents. Indicate on each box or bag the name and number of the room where it is going. Each box should be light enough for one person to lift and must be sound, dry and strong.
Cardboard boxes must be closed and taped at the top. Nothing should protrude. When closed, the box should be full and the top flat so that it can be stacked.
Only use plastic crates if they can be stacked. It is a good idea to put soft items in strong plastic bin liners which must be tied at the top.
These bags are particularly suitable for bed-linen, towels, curtains, tablecloths, clothing and soft toys.
The aim of wrapping up a fragile item is to put a layer of air around it to act as a cushion. Use plenty of crumpled paper under the bottom layer and between each of the subsequent layers. Make sure that the top layer is as flat as possible. Cushions or linen may be used as padding.
Mark these boxes clearly.
The recycling performance of the UK corrugated industry speaks for itself:
Corrugated cardboard has a recycling rate of 84% in the UK.
This is the highest recycling rate of any type of packaging in the UK; as a direct result, every four months an area the size of Greater London is saved from landfill;
On average, corrugated boxes manufactured in the UK are made from 76% recycled fibre.;
The recycling of paper is not a new concept and industry is proud of its recycling heritage that started over 100 years ago;
The recycling loop is so efficient that an old box can be recycled, remade and reused in just two weeks;
Corrugated boxes are biodegradable and in some cases this will be the preferred disposal method. Consumers can take this opportunity where recycling facilities are not yet available.
everyBox is proud to be part of the corrugated recycling campaign. For removal boxes and recycled removal boxes; think of everyBox first.
Cost of moving home rockets by 70% to almost £9,000 as estate agency fees and stamp duty rises put strain on families
The cost of moving house has soared by 70 per cent in the last 10 years and now stands at £9,000. This article originally appeared on DailyMail.co.uk
The rocketing financial burden has even outstripped the rise in house prices over the same period, according to a new report.
It means house moving costs are now equivalent to 27 per cent of average UK gross full-time wage, up from 22 per cent in 2001, putting further financial pressure on already cash-strapped families.
For families caught by the three per cent stamp duty trap the cost is even higher with those buying a property costing more than £250,000 instantly hit with a tax bill of at least £7,500.
That means those in the South East pay an average of £16,500, while London home movers pay £19,500, a Lloyds TSB report said.
With mortgage lenders demanding big deposits or substantial equity for the best rates since the financial crisis hit, the added high cost of moving has played a major part in keeping property sales stuck near record low levels.
The report looked at the cost of moving home, in terms of stamp duty, mortgage arrangement fees, estate agency fees, surveyors and solicitors' costs and removal costs.
It said that for the average mover estate agents' commission on their home sale still made up the biggest proportion of the cost at 38 per cent, or £3,400, and stamp duty followed behind at 21 per cent, or £1,876.
But the average masks the huge costs triggered by a three per cent stamp duty charge that faces those living in many areas where a family home costs more than £250,000.
A report by This is Money last November highlighted how, if that £250,000 threshold had risen in line with house price inflation since it was introduced, it would now stand at £650,000, while the £500,000 threshold for four per cent stamp duty would be £1.3m.
Lloyds report found that the average home moving bill is up 69 per cent on a decade ago, while the average house price was up 64 per cent.
Both have outstripped official inflation of just under 40 per cent over the same period.
Suren Thiru, housing economist at Lloyds TSB, said: 'With the costs associated with completing a home move in the UK rising substantially over the past decade, the task for those looking to move home has undoubtedly become more challenging.
'The significant rise in home moving costs is particularly concerning at a time when demand in the UK housing market is weak.'
The Lloyds report also highlighted the better position that first-time buyers find themselves in when it comes to homemoving costs, as they pay on average 63 per cent less at £3,300.
This is thanks mainly to having no property to sell and therefore not having estate agency fees and also to the current stamp duty break for new homeowners buying below £250,000.
How to trim the high cost of moving: By Simon Lambert of This Is Money
Tips: Moving is expensive, but you can try and trim the costs, says Simon Lambert.
Moving is a very expensive business. Once you overcome the big hurdle of raising the chunky deposit or equity mortgage lenders want for good rates, you then need to dig even deeper to actually fund the cost of the move.
For many this is impossible, hence home sales running near record lows, but even in a slump there will still be those who move, some through choice and others through necessity.
My wife and I fell into the latter category last year, we had run out of room in our one-bedroom flat after the arrival of our baby daughter in October 2010, and so last year we sold our flat and after much searching bought a bigger one.
Along the way, we did a few things to save ourselves money. Firstly, we negotiated on estate agency fees - which Lloyds says is the biggest average moving cost. We negotiated them down from 1.75 per cent fees to 1.5 per cent, but also put in a clause that said if they didn't get us above a certain amount, we would pay a lower 1.25 per cent fee.
Agents want to sell homes and get good properties on their books, if you make it clear to them you are a serious seller, are not going to demand an unrealistic asking price on your property, they will negotiate.
Even better, you could opt to try and sell your home yourself, either through a listings website, or a flat-fee agent. This could save you thousands.
Cut costs: You can negotiate on estate agency fees, with Simon Lambert getting a drop from 1.75 per cent to 1.5 per cent
We also opted for a fee-free mortgage, which helped save at least £1,000 in terms of arrangement fees and also the free valuation and conveyancing that was bundled in. Mortgages for homebuyers that offer free valuations and conveyancing are rarer than remortgages that do, but they do still exist. Ours was a Nationwide five-year flexible tracker.
The final saving was on removals. Rather than pay a removal firm, we did it with the help of a man and a van for the big stuff and a bit of enlisted friend and family help for other things. We were in the positon of moving from a one bedroom flat, so our belongings were limited and that made doing our own removals easier, others may decide that this is one cost well worth paying.
Finally, there was one thing we could do nothing about: stamp duty. Living in London, this was our biggest hit:it almost stopped us moving and has taken a massive chunk out of our savings, an overall effect that when spread across the nation I would argue is not good for the economy.
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- Consider the kids and make moving easier
- Win £100 of John Lewis Vouchers from everyBox!
- How To Pack Your Removal Boxes
- Corrugated Recycling Campaign
- Cost of moving home rockets by 70% to almost £9,000 as estate agency fees and stamp duty rises put strain on families