Boxing up your box

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When I bought my last house back in 2002, I treated myself to a new television. Flat screen technology was still in its infancy then and was far too pricey for me, so I got a traditional cathode ray tube tv instead, with a 40” screen and, for the time, a pretty decent picture.

If you’re young and don’t really remember the old-style tellies, there are two things you need to know. Firstly, they were huge, and this time I’m not talking about screen size. Cathode ray technology required a lot of hardware and for my 40” tv, that meant that the back stuck out a good two or three feet, taking up quite a large percentage of the available space in my living room. Secondly, they were heavy – very heavy.


On the move

The size and weight of those televisions made them particularly difficult to move (trust me, I’ve done it more than once!) and if you were looking in the usual place for your boxes for moving house, the supermarket, you were unlikely to find one remotely big enough. The accepted method was to put them in the removal van or lorry as they were and trust to luck!

Today, of course, you can buy televisions with a bigger screen that are only a few centimetres thick and which one person can comfortably lift. They’re so light and thin, in fact, that many people now hang them on the wall, like a picture. This also, of course, makes them much easier to pack up when it comes to moving house.


Moving house made easy

Davpack has used over 40 years of packaging experience to put together a selection of removal boxes to help you move everything safely and conveniently come the big day. And among the standard cardboard boxes for your books, kitchenware and clothes, you’ll find what we usually call ‘flat telescopic boxes’ or ‘picture boxes’, but which these days could just as accurately called ‘television boxes’. Or maybe ‘tv moving boxes’. I’ll get the Marketing Department on to that one. (Editor’s note: you are the Marketing Department!)

Whatever we decide to call them, they’re perfectly sized to ensure one of your most valuable household items reaches its destination unscathed. (By the way, it’s unlikely to fit exactly into the box, so a bit of extra, non-abrasive protection such as bubble wrap or foam roll, plus edge and corner guards, might also be a good idea!) And because we sell them in handy, cost effective packs of five, you can make sure you also have the right packaging materials to protect your equally precious paintings, pictures and mirrors.

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Dave Smith

With a background that has included spells in marketing and editorial management in the publishing and performing arts industries, Dave is now a valued member of Davpack’s marketing team, where he is our lead blogger and senior copywriter. Still relatively new to the business, he will be aiming to look at the world of cardboard boxes and packaging materials from a slightly different angle to the usual. Davpack

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