Buy Packing Boxes for Moving
Our handy Brookvale Box Shop should be your first stop for sourcing a large variety of cartons, portable wardrobes and all the specialist packing materials you need to safely transport your valuables. These products are designed to be tough enough for the task but won’t add significantly to the weight of your consignment.
When deliberating over box sizes the best rule of thumb is: if it’s too heavy for you it’s probably too heavy for your removalists, even factoring in their training, strength and technique, and the fact that some of the lads like to show off! Days can be long and hard in the removals business, especially with long-distance moves, so it makes sense to split the load into manageable sizes. This also lessens the chance of accidents and breakages. So, don’t be tempted to cram all your heavy hardbacks into one carton when they’re cheap enough that you can afford a couple of extras.
T-Chest/ Standard Carton Packing Box
62cm tall x 44cm deep x 42cm wide
The trusty old T-chest is the workhorse of the Sydney removalist industery, flexible enough to cope with things like lamp-shades, clothing, bulky kids’ toys and computer or audio equipment. Its heavy grade, double-cushion cardboard construction ensures it offers plenty of protection.
• $5.50 individually, $5 each for 10 or more and $4 second hand (if available).
The Crystal Carton/ Book Packing Box
63cm tall x 32cm deep x 41 cm wide
This is the box to choose when packing anything particularly heavy or fragile in nature, such as glassware, crockery, vases, mirrors and all those precious ornaments that survived your decluttering process when you moved the last time! Its dual-ply construction means it will also cope well with those weighty hardback books that we mentioned earlier.
• $4.50 individually, $4 each for 10 or more and $3 second hand (if available).
The Wine Carton Packing Box
33cm tall x 70cm deep x 50cm wide
You may well agree that it’s worth paying a little extra to protect your precious clarets and sauvignons blancs. You don’t want to move hundreds of miles and find you have no bottles left to crack open and celebrate! Our drivers are highly competent but they can’t always legislate for others road users who lack their skill and concentration. These wine cartons have special inserts, which will hold up to a dozen 75 standard bottles and help protect them during their journey.
• $6 each new or $4.50 second hand (prices include the necessary inserts).
112cm tall x 60cm wide x 48cm deep. (Does not fit into small cars)
Sadly, you can’t just leave your suits, shirts and dresses hanging in their usual wardrobes during transit but, thankfully, there’s an easy solution provided by our sturdy porta-robes. They come with a useful hanging-rail, which gives your clothes a good chance of arriving uncreased and ready to wear. You will have enough to do on arrival without worrying about ironing a pile of clothes the size of Mount Everest!
• $25 each new or $15 second hand (if available). Ask about our hire charge if we are moving you.
Paper Tissue & Wrapping Tape
We sell tough, high quality Vibac packing tape at $3.50 a roll, in either clear or tan. For extra peace of mind we also offer fluorescent orange ‘fragile’ tape to help protect possessions that are most susceptible to damage.
For wrapping crockery and other similarly fragile items you can buy our large 15kg ream (500 sheets) of butcher’s paper, which should be enough to cope with even the best stocked domestic kitchen. Or you may prefer to opt for our 5kg paper bundle, ideal for smaller homes, apartments or flats.
For exceptionally delicate items like porcelain or fine crystal, we recommend you also wrap them in tissue paper, which offers greater protection than butcher’s paper.
Plastic Covers for Moving Furniture
We all pray for fine weather on moving day but, if the weather gods are not on your side, it pays to be prepared. Our furniture covers are made from heavy duty plastic, which resists splitting and tearing yet remains flexible enough to tightly wrap your chairs, sofas and mattresses with minimal effort.
Should you be doing your own decorating at your new home, you will find that the covers can even double as great dust-sheets with a spot of clever scissor work.
Bubble Wrap & Bubble Craft for Moving
Bubble wrap and Bubble Craft are ideal for use on vases, pieces of art etc, or when extra cushioning is required (such as in international freight). It’s tricky to deal with and is a lot more time consuming to use (so factor this in when packing), but it offers such a durable protection that it’s perfect for fragile items such as glass wear. Pre-cut bubble wrap (6m) sheets are $10 each or if you need a commercial quantity an entire 100 metre roll (1.5m wide) is $160. Paper backed bubble craft is $3 per meter (1.5m wide) and although always in stock, it goes fast, so best to call and pre-order to make sure we have enough on hand for your move when you need it.
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Moving and Storage boxes Northern Beaches
Removalist boxes, butchers paper, tape, bubble wrap, plastic covers and striped bags for removals and storage
Man and His Van sell boxes, both new and second hand and a range of packing materials from the Brookvale Northern Beaches store. Vist our box shop at unit 6 91-93 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale. There is plenty of parking so drive right in. We have thousands of new removalist boxes and usually have used boxes too.
When packing your home or office, the best rule of thumb is if it’s too heavy for you to move it is probably too heavy for your removalist. Yes, the men have experience and are getting paid to move heavy things but they also have to do it all day. This is why a good variety of box size is necessary. We give a $1 return on all new moving boxes sold
Tea Chest (or Standard Carton)
Length 42cm x width 40cm x height 63cm
Based on the original Indian Tea-Chest size carton but more conveniently manufactured from double cushion, heavy grade cardboard. This is the ideal carton to use for everyday clothes, kitchen appliances, lamp-shades, manchester, children’s toys, bric-a-brac and anything too large for the crystal carton.
$6.0 individually, $5 each for 10 or more and $4.5 second hand (if available).Return of $1 on new boxes sold.
Crystal Carton (or book box)
Length 42cm x width 32cm x height 35 cm
Similarly constructed from top quality, dual ply cardboard, this box has been made to deal with anything heavy or fragile in nature. It is the box to choose when packing kitchen crockery, glassware, cutlery and tins of food. From elsewhere in the house, this is the carton to use for books & magazines, files, stationary, ornaments and anything too heavy to pack into the T-Chest.
$4.50 individually, $4 each for 10 or more and $3.5 second hand (if available).Return of $1 on new boxes sold
Length 50cm x width 33cm x height 18cm
This box is a good alternative to wrapping your wine in paper & using the crystal carton. Our purpose made wine box will hold 12 standard 750ml bottles of your favorite red or white cradled snuggly in two cardboard molded cutouts. Probably slightly more expensive than using the crystal carton but without doubt a lot quicker & more convenient on the packing side of things.
$7 each new or $5.50 second hand (prices include the necessary inserts) Return of $2 on new wine boxes sold.
Length 60cm x width 50cm x height 114cm. (Do not fit into small cars)
Designed to transport your coats, dresses, suits & business shirts with the minimum of fuss from your old home to the new. Our extra heavy duty port-a-robe is the ideal solution to escape expensive visits to the dry-cleaners and unwanted hours in front of the ironing board. Although there are cheaper, inferior products available at alternative packaging suppliers, here at Man & His Van we only stock the very best!
$30 each new or $24 second hand (if available). Ask about our hire charge if we are moving you. There is a return of $8 on new wardrobe boxes sold.
Paper, Tissue & Tape; Three, two, one
We have 3 types of tape, 2 different size bundles of plain paper and 1 ream of tissue paper to choose from. For exceptional value for money our large 15 kilogram ($50) ream of plain white butchers’ paper will cope with the contents of most substantial house kitchens with some left over for the kids to scribble on. Alternatively, our 5 kilo ($20) bundle of paper is more suitable for smaller homes or packing away the unwanted dinner set into storage. We also keep a good supply of tissue paper permanently in stock for fine bone china, figurines and delicate ornaments where butchers paper often causes damage on the unpack.
High quality Italian Vibac tape is $4 per roll (clear or tan) while fluoro orange fragile tape is $6 for extra peace of mind.
A great way to keep mattresses, lounges, arm chairs and cushions completely dust and damp free when moving on a rainy day or going into long term storage. Our wide selection of tailor made covers are manufactured to a minimum of 75um heavy duty plastic and strategically open down one side for sofas or on the end for mattresses. If you want to get creative with a pair of scissors, they also work as great dust sheets when decorating. Small $8 and large $12
Bubble Wrap & Bubble Craft
For use on art, vases & the like or when extra cushioning is required (international freight). A lot more time consuming & tricky to deal with, bubble wrap is perfect for glass covered prints compared to paper backed bubble craft which is better suited to oil on canvas. Pre-cut bubble wrap 6m3 sheets are $10 each or if you are require a commercial quantity an entire 100 meter roll (1.5m wide) is $160. Paper backed bubble craft is $3 per meter (1.5m wide) and although always in stock we do appreciate a pre-order phone call.
Striped storage bags: PVC woven tartan laundry bags
The striped storage bags are $4 each and work well for manchester, soft toys, cushions and even the laundry. Dimensions are approximately 55cm wide by 65cm high. The bags have a metal zip and are re-usable.
Returns are given, only with receipt, on new boxes, in decent condition only.
There are no returns on second hand boxes sold