Many homeowners and businesses use corrugated cardboard boxes. The strong fibers in the boxes create durable packaging for shipments of any items from one area to another. Corrugated layers in the walls create cushions of air that keep the interior materials from becoming damaged.
The boxes come in a range of sizes. Wholesalers and retailers sell them in small sizes for items like jewelry. Mailers protect single books. Larger sizes fit a number of items. Adding foam peanuts, air cushions or crumpled newspaper helps protect fragile shipments.
Commercial and industrial plants use customized cartons for storage and freight shipping. Homeowners use them for moving to a new home, storing unwanted items or even as playhouses for children. Reuse the cartons for bringing home groceries.
Once the item is no longer needed, recycling companies break down the fiber material to create new paper products. For this reason, you'll find many eco-friendly mailers and recycled packages.
When using these cartons or containers, remember that shipping containers receive plenty of jostling on flights and in the back of a company truck. Purchase the packages that offer the weight limits you require. If you purchase supplies with thinner sides, containers are more likely to tear during the trip. Always use additional filler materials to protect fragile items. Reinforce all edges and seams with heavy-duty tape to prevent the top or bottom from opening. When workers move mail to sorting bins, they're not always as careful as you'd like, that is why using fiber and corrugated boxes is imperative in preventing damage to items.
Prevent damage by making sure you've cushioned the items as much as possible. Find cardboard packaging in a range of sizes and shipping strengths in local office stores.