Thursday, 16 February 2017

Different types of Packaging Materials you should use

Packaging is the technique of protecting goods or products for use, sale, carry or distribution. To keep any product safe from damage or breaking, we need packing it properly. Packaging also keeps your products free from dust, smoke and rawness.

To package any product, you need different kinds packaging materials depending on the size, weight & type of the product. Now, we will discuss about some packaging materials that you should use:-

  • Moving house boxes:-

Boxes for moving house are durable in nature. These are generally used to transport light as well as heavy products and ideal for shipping. Moving house boxes are perfect for home (or office) removals. You can also use them for holding items in storage.

  • Papers:-

There are mainly 4 types of papers are used to package any product like acid free tissue papers, newspaper offcuts, grease-proof packing paper and A4 printing paper. These papers are thick and used for wrapping items such as delicate kitchenware, crockery, cutlery etc.

  • Grip seal bags:-
Grip seal bags are used in retail, office, police evidence etc. Due to their diverse use, they are popular. They are reusable so after using once, you can also use them twice or thrice or many times.

  • Document enclosed wallets
Documents enclosed wallets are widely used in the offices and industries. They are best to enclose documents in pallets or parcels. They are available in plain versions and printed versions. Their sizes vary between the ranges from A4 to A7.

  • Postal tubes:-
When you send posters, artwork, urgent documents, calendar, charts or paintings, you need postal tubes. These tubes are resistant and durable. These packaging materials are 100% recycled. They prevent your documents from getting creased.


There are thousands of packaging materials but these 5 are the most common packaging materials everyone uses for different purposes.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Everything you need to know about Mailing Bags

E-commerce and online shopping is taking the world by storm. People are ordering products while sitting at home, from their office or on the move. The ordered goods are delivered at the doorstep of the provided address. Payments can also be made in the online mode so there are no hassles of cash transactions too. With a boom in online shopping, demands of mailing bags have increased in the market as most of the products are packed and sent in these bags. These bags are available in wide varieties and have become a convenient material for product packaging.

Different kinds of mailing bags commonly available and used in the market:

  • For enclosed documents

Important documents often need to be sent from one place to another and for this using mail bags is the best option. It is obvious that you would not want that the important documents be visible from outside, so the bag should have a dark coating inside so that the inside items are not visible. Some of these bags also have a separate wallet kind of system where the important documents can be tucked along with other items in the parcel.

  • Opaque bags

While sending a parcel or while ordering a product, you would want the item to remain concealed from public eye. And this is where opaque bags come into help. There are different colors in which opaque bags are available. Standard opaque mailing bags come in co-ex film and the exteriors are completely black so that it is 100% opaque. Only one side of the bag is printed in white where the address and other details can be written prominently.

  • Security mailers

If you are looking to send extremely confidential and valuable documents via mail, using security mailers is highly recommended. Documents like solicitor papers, property papers, medical records, exam papers etc are extremely important. There might be chances of tampering these documents and hence sending them with full protection is imperative. There are ‘tamper proof’ bags available for packaging these kinds of documents so that they reach the destination in undamaged and unhampered condition.

  • Heavy duty mailing bags

Kinds of products that are packed in these bags vary from one another. While some items might be lightweight; some might be quite heavy. For sending products that are large in size and heavy at the same time, heavy duty bags are needed so that no damage is inflicted on the product while in transit. These bags are super thick for providing extra strength and durability. Items can be shipped overseas too with this kind of sturdy packaging with no damage to the items inside the package.

  • Handled bags

Mailing bags with handles are becoming extremely popular with people for their ease of holding and carrying. The costing of manufacturing this packaging material is definitely more when compared to other mailing bags, but they are being preferred by people now. These materials are mainly required in places where the goods are delivered to a store from where customers will buy them directly. Consumers can carry the bags easily when there is a handle in it.

There are many online stores from where you can purchase best quality mailing bags at the most affordable rates. Browse through the various options to find the best store offering the most suitable rates for the products.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

10 Time-Saving Packing Tips for Moving

Moving a place involves various kinds of hassles. Packing the goods and moving them safely to the new destination is a job that needs careful handling and immaculate planning. If you have abundant time in your hand, you can pack the goods without any hurry. But what happens when time is short and you have to complete the packing job at the earliest?

packing tips for moving boxes uk

Mentioned below are 10 time-saving packing tips while moving:
  • Make a plan at the first place
Instead of starting to pack haphazardly, make a plan or a schedule for packing and work likewise. When you start packing initially, you will get an idea as how much time you need to pack one box. You can calculate and make the schedule accordingly. With planning, you will be able to complete the packing job within the estimated time and not have last minute hassles.
  • Know items that you don’t need to pack
There are many items in the household which are never used. Try not to pack and carry them. To be frank, moving house is a time when you can actually De-clutter things. Give away things that you don’t need. Once these are sorted, you will have time to pack the things that you need in a better manner. Again there are many items, which are not allowed to be transported. Refrain from packing such items.
  • Stock up packing supplies in advance
Once the packing plan is made, it is time that you have all the packing materials handy. You will find various kinds of boxes for moving house as these are the most commonly used materials for the purpose. Along with moving boxes UK, other packing materials like scissors, markers, stickers, tapes, bubble wraps etc are also needed. Keep these ready.
  • Start with a room
Don’t start packing things from different rooms at the same time. Start with a room, finish that and then progress to the next room. Use markers and stickers to write the name of the room and the things that are packed within so that it is easy to dismantle things in the new place.
  • Packing a moving survival kit is mandatory
There are some vital items, which you might need in your regular life. Create a separate bag for such things and carry the same with you. This bag will contain things like toiletries, important documents, snacks and other items. In case other things are delayed, you will have things of bare necessities with you.
  • Make the house ready for moving out
Just packing is not enough for moving a house. The house has to be made ready as well for moving. For instance, unplug lighting fixtures and appliances; disconnect anything that is hard-wired and so on. Make the path clear from where the packed boxes will be moved out of the house to the transportation vehicle so that the process of moving out is speeded up.
  • Work towards labeling and smart sorting system
This tip is really helpful while unpacking the boxes. Use colored labeling stickers to separate the contents of each room. Use a marker for writing the kinds of contents that are there in each box so that you know which box contains what and that can be placed in the respective rooms in the new destination. For fragile items, special marking should be done.
  • Pack clothes in large garbage bags
Though wardrobe boxes are available for exclusively packing clothes while moving, they occupy lots of space, are heavy and are slightly expensive as well. Instead of these, use fresh and large garbage bags for packing your clothes. Clothes might get little crumpled, but they will be safe in these bags.
  • Take pictures of wired devices before unplugging them
Re-plugging and re-installing the devices in the new place might be difficult. Take pictures of the wired devices before unplugging them. This will help in saving time while reinstalling the devices and appliances.
  • Seek assistance from a moving and packing company
If you are short on time and looking to move house in a hurry, save time and efforts by hiring a moving and packing company. The professionals in the team know how to handle things in the best manner.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Packing Tips You Must Know When Moving House

Moving a house is a job that needs meticulous planning. Just packing and moving things are not enough. It has to be done in an organized manner so that while unpacking there are not many problems and things can be re-arranged quickly.

Moving house

Mentioned below are some excellent packing tips that are greatly useful while moving house:

First and Foremost De-Clutter:

de-clutter home item

There are innumerable items in your house that you don’t need, but you never throw or give them away. Moving house is the time when you can de-clutter. You can arrange a sale or give things in charity. Ask your friends or anybody you know if they would like to take any item that you don’t need and are not taking with you.

Start With Packing Items That You Rarely Need:

removal boxes

There are many items that you rarely need in the house. Seasonal items are most common in this regard. Take removal boxes and pack such items in them one by one. Keep these boxes aside once you are done. 

Take Time in Packing and Start Early:

Rushing through the process of packing things while moving house, creates complete chaos. Things get misplaced or they get damaged etc. so take time in packing things in an organized manner. If you are willing to do the packing on your own, start early and see how much time it takes. On packing one box, you will get an idea of the time taken in packing. Plan packing as per the volume of items that you have in your house.

Pack Items of One Room At Once:

Do not make the packing a messy affair by starting packing items from all the rooms at once. Take one room at once and complete packing from that room.Once done, go to the other room. This will keep the process of packing highly organized. While taking the boxes for transportation, you will know which boxes go where. 

Make Sure That the Boxes Are Labeled Properly:

Labeling the boxes is mandatory while packing and moving. Use a permanent marker for marking the boxes. Write in bold letters so that they are prominent. Make sure that you write on the sides of the boxes and not on the top. Keep different colors ready for different rooms. This will help in understanding as which box belongs to which room. Unpacking becomes easier with this mode.

Fill In the Gaps in the Packing Boxes:

Fill Gaps in Packing Boxes

While packing things in cardboard moving boxes, there are high chances that gaps exist within items. Thing might lead to breakage of items while transportation. It is recommended to seal these gaps in the cardboard boxes with suitable materials like newspaper, foam sheets, bubble wraps etc. This would keep the fragile items safe during transportation. 

Do Not Overload the Packing Boxes

Packing Boxes

We have a tendency of overloading the packing boxes with as much stuff as possible. This makes the boxes overtly heavy. Carrying them might cause back injury. It is recommended to keep a certain amount of weight in every box so that carrying the same is easy. For heavy items, use small boxes for packing; while for lighter items choose large boxes.

Also, if there are hazardous materials keep them separately and pack with caution so that no damage is incurred. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Important Facts about Cardboard Boxes

Cardboard boxes are used quite commonly in the packaging industry. In-fact it is one of the most widely and commonly used packaging material used for packing different items. Since these boxes are tough and sturdy, transporting goods in these boxes keeps them safe.

But have you ever wondered that these cardboard moving boxes could have interesting facts related to it? While some of the facts are funny, some of them are quite surprising as well. Mentioned below is a list of such facts, which will surely be an interesting read for you:

  • Cardboard was invented long back by the Chinese. They mainly used this item for wrapping various kinds of food items. But they never thought of making boxes with cardboard. It was Sir Malcolm Thornhill of England, who first produced a cardboard box for commercial use in the year 1817. 
  • In the year 1840, cardboard boxes became extremely popular in France. Silk manufacturers in the country used these boxes for transporting Bombyxmori moth eggs all the way from Japan. 
  • We all know about the various cereal products from Kellogg. In 1850, The Kellogg Brothers used cardboard boxes for marketing their product to the general masses. Mainly cereal products were marketed in these boxes. 
  • British gentlemen loved wearing high hats in the 1850s. In the year 1856, first patent for cardboard product was used for such hats. 
  • In 1879, there was an accident in a factory in New York and it led to ruining of almost 20,000 paper bags. But instead of throwing away the ruined bags, something could be done with them. It was the idea of Robert Gair that he could make folding box templates with the ruined bags. The same man later devised a machine, which could produce pre-cut cardboard boxes. Flat pieces would be folded together to form a box. 
  • In 1896, famous biscuit manufacturer of US, Nabisco, started using cardboard boxes in various sizes for packing and distributing their items and products to people.
  • By 1900, boxes and wooden crates began to be replaced with cartons made of corrugated cardboard. This became a very popular choice of packing for shipping products. 
  • In 1939, cardboard boxes played a pivotal role in Work War II. The main purpose of the boxes was offering protection to the gas masks which were distributed amidst all citizens in the UK during the start of the 2nd World War. 
  • A particular place in London came to be known as ‘Cardboard City’. And the reason behind the same is pathetic. This place was home to innumerable homeless people, who lived inside cardboard boxes. This incident dates back to 1983. 
  • Cardboard boxes are extensively used in constructing and building houses. A whole house was designed based on cardboard boxes and the man behind the idea was Peter Ryan, who was Melbourne based architect.
  • By the end of 2009, almost 7 million tons of cardboard was used for packaging only in UK. This volume also includes making of removal boxes made of cardboard.
  • Generally re-used materials are used for making cardboard boxes. Also, almost 70-80% of the cardboard boxes globally are recycled after use.
  • France has an exclusive cardboard museum, which exhibits different kinds of cardboard boxes in varying shapes, sizes and patterns. 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Creative Ways to Reuse Cardboard Boxes

We all have those numerous cardboard boxes dumped somewhere in our home that came with some packaging and now just gathering dusts. Either that or we just throw them away or may be recycling them which in turn will end up in dump. But with bringing little bit of creativity into action we can use these cardboard boxes to make something beautiful and useful.

Cardboard boxes come in various sizes and using them you can make many household usable or something to décor. If you have kids in house then these boxes are source of various creative activities for them. Here we have shared some interesting and beautiful reuse of cardboard boxes that easy DIY projects. 

Play Projects for Kids
Cardboard boxes are best for setting up of castles and small world that you can use for storytelling. It is an interesting way to engage your kid and improve her creativity. Along with these you can make shape-sorter and other play things for toddlers.

Beautiful Plant Boxes
You can use your old shoe cartoon to grow beautiful plants in them by lining it with a plastic bag and some tiny holes in the bottom. You can decorate this box with vibrant colors and anything as far as your creativity goes.

Small Cut outs for Coasters and Tags
You can cut out those useless cardboard moving boxes into circular pieces and decorate them with patterns and colors to make beautiful coasters for your cups. Your guests are sure to appreciate these efforts. 

You can also cut out these boxes into the shapes of colorful price tags and use them to tag thing in your cupboard and wardrobe. It is a easy way to label things and use them as bookmarkers with your favorite character designs.

Cover Up Weeds
This is a unique solution if you are tormented by unwanted weeds in your backyard. Use some cardboard to lay over the areas with weed. As cardboard is compostable it will get soaked quite well and then cover it up with soil and you are all good with weed.

Magazine Storage
You can use those discarded cereal boxes to create beautiful magazine stands by cutting them in variable sizes. Color them over or use those used gift wrappers to wrap the magazine stand and voila! You have a gorgeous magazine stand to show off.

Party Décor Items
Cut out those cardboard into various shapes of flowers stars and anything you like. Put them together in a string and paint them with vibrant colors. You have your own DIY décor items that your guests will love for your and applause you as well.

Photo Frames
This DIY item is so beautiful and addictive that people buy cardboard boxes to make them. Use cardboards to make photo frames and decorate them with fabrics, laces or some paints and shimmers. These will look gorgeous on your walls..

There endless ideas to build up something with waste materials and cardboard boxes are the flexible one of all. You can make use of them as wild as your creativity goes and let people amazed with your DIY talents. Get inspired from these ideas and enjoy crafting!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Packing and Moving Artwork, Pictures & Frames

Shifting and moving a place is an arduous job and needs lots of planning and care. While some things are easy and convenient to pack and move, others require delicate handling. If you have artwork, large picture frames and similar items that need to be moved, you must know the techniques that should be applied for packing them. General packing might lead to chipped and cracked frames or broken glasses in the painting. You would definitely not want the paintings and the artwork to suffer and for that using the right kinds of packaging materials is absolutely necessary. Usually the frame needs separate packing and it is the most damage prone area in the artwork or painting.

Packing Framed Prints or Artwork
Many people love to have pictures printed and have them framed to be hung from walls or kept on a corner table. In-fact some such images can be quite large and need careful packing while shifting from one place to another. To move such images, packing boxes can be used. Pack the bottom of the boxes with newspaper so that a kind of cushioning is formed. For packing the frame, using bubble wrap is a great idea. If that is not available padded cardboard also works well as heavy cushioning is formed by the same. Even in case of direct impact on the frame, there are no chances of damage to the frame. Once the frame is provided with due protection put the image into the box. If there is space in between, stuff old newspapers to that the image cannot move inside the box during transit. Use high quality tape for closing the box. Don’t forget to mark the box as ‘fragile-art work’.

Packing Paintings
The style of packing paintings will depend on the kind of painting that is being packed. If there is glass framing for the painting, it is important to provide additional protection to the same. First and foremost put a masking tape all across the painting in ‘X’ shape. This will keep the glass pieces in place if the glass breaks during transportation. Use bubble wrap for covering the main canvas and use tapes for fixing them at the sides so that they do not open by any chance. Slim cardboard boxes are available, which are exclusively made for packing paintings and images and frames. Use these for packing such items to remain safe from breakage. If the frame is too delicate, try packing it is two boxes, one inside the other. Also stuff newspapers and other materials for cushioning so that direct pressure does not come on the frame or the painting in any way.

Choosing Plastic Coating for The Paintings and Other Artwork
During the packing and shifting process, it might happen that the frame or the glass develops some kinds of scratches or marks, which are difficult to remove. To protect from such events, try adding a plastic coating on the surface of the painting and on the glass so that it is safe from scratches and other marks. This packing should be tight and see that the plastic coating does not become tangled and bunched. Wrapping the entire painting and artwork surface once is more than enough.

With such precautions and packaging materials, there is no risk of transporting your delicate paintings and artwork from one place to another.