There are a few things to consider when deciding to use plastic moving containers or cardboard boxes. The climate you’re moving in, your budget and where you’re storing your items. While cardboard boxes are more versatile, plastic bins are better for durability. Plastic containers can be difficult and heavy to carry if your move involves stairs. However, they do stack well on moving dollies and better shield your belongings from external elements. Plastic containers are more costly than cardboard boxes, but will last you much longer. Some moving and storage companies rent plastic boxes as an alternative to buying them yourself. Cardboard boxes on the other hand are more efficient to stack and transport. Not to mention they are much cheaper too. All cardboard boxes come easily accessible and in many shapes and sizes making them highly versatile. Once you’re done using them for your move, you can easily reuse them for other purposes like DIY crafts, compost material, floor protection, the list goes on. For more information on which packing material is best suited for you, refer to our Learning Centre for our article on ‘Packing Supplies: Cardboard Boxes vs Plastic Bins’.