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Make a great cardboard Halloween costume this year

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Got spare cardboard boxes after moving house?

Use the boxes to make yourself a great homemade cardboard Halloween costume!

If you’ve just finished moving house, it’s likely that what you’re going to dress up as for Halloween probably hasn’t been at the forefront of your mind. Don’t fret, however, you’ve still got a week to go and a full weekend to come up with a great cardboard Halloween costume!

Why not reuse some of your cardboard packing boxes to make a great homemade costume?

Cardboard boxes are great for homemade costumes. If you’re not the most creative person, you can make a simple box-shaped costume with a little paint. For the more creative, cardboard boxes can be the base of a more elaborate costume.

Here at Big Brown Box, we can supply with you all the cardboard boxes you need to make a killer Halloween costume, you just need to come up with the idea! To help you, we’ve found a list of 33 easy (but fun!) costumes to make using cardboard boxes.

Check out the list here.

Halloween costumes made from boxes


Looking for the best place to buy moving boxes in Glasgow?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Are you looking for moving boxes for your next house move?

We are the packaging company that won’t let you down. Our quality boxes are perfect if you are moving home or office. Each of our cardboard boxes offers the support you will need during storage and transit. We stock a range of packing boxes including:

  • Light Moving Boxes
  • Heavy Duty Moving House
  • Packing Boxes
  • Television Packing Boxes
  • Cardboard Wardrobe Cartons
  • Archive Boxes

Our packing boxes can be used for moving house, storage or shipping. As our boxes are made from double wall corrugated cardboard, every single one of our boxes is built to protect the contents inside. Our boxes are also stackable which means you can make full use of the space that is available to you in either removal van or in a storage unit. Storage Vault provide storage units in Glasgow.

Removal Boxes Glasgow

Big Brown Box also supply a range of Cardboard Wardrobe Boxes that are excellent for storing your clothes during your move. Cardboard Wardrobe boxes offer complete protection to your clothes during your house move.

Each box comes with hanging bars. This means that you can leave your clothes hung during the removal process. Each wardrobe offers space at the bottom for accessories such as shoes, handbags, belts etc.

We also stock heavy duty plasma television boxes that are made from durable, double walled corrugated cardboard. These boxes are built to supply maximum protection to your belongings during the moving process.

Home Removal Kits and Equipment

We supply a range of boxes and packaging accessories that can be bought separately. Order online or contact a member of our team. Big Brown Box are packaging specialists and can help you with everything you need for a successful move!

Our stock is refilled almost every day, therefore, we have a range of cardboard packing boxes and packaging accessories that can be sent to you by next day delivery. A well as heavy-duty boxes, we also stock packing supplies such as bubble wrap, paper packaging, packing tapes & more.

Whether you are planning on moving house, flat or office in Glasgow or the surrounding areas, we can supply you with quality moving boxes and packing accessories from Big Brown Box. All of the boxes we use are sustainable and long lasting.

Big Brown Box are based in East Kilbride, just 15 minutes from Glasgow city centre. We deliver to locations across Glasgow and Scotland. We also offer an efficient next working day delivery service! This service can be applied to all orders placed Monday-Friday before 3 pm. Orders over £35 receive free delivery.

What is Inside our Home Removal Kits?

Our packaging kits are a great value and we have unique packages for customers who are moving house or office. Whether your home is large or small we have suitable packages for every size. Each packaging kit includes:

  • moving boxes
  • bubble wrap
  • packing tapes
  • marker pens

Our packing boxes and kits are also available to collect. Order your moving boxes today and pick them up Monday-Friday between 10 am and 4 pm at our East Kilbride depot. Contact a member of our team today for information on any of our packing kits.

Packing Boxes to Move To Student Accommodation?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Are you packing boxes to go to university or college for the first time?

The summer is drawing to a close and terms are about to begin at universities and colleges across the UK. This is an exciting time for many people who are about to embark on student life for the first time. Before the real fun begins though, you will need to pack up your room at home to move to your student accommodation/flat.

As this is probably the first time you’ve moved out on your own and may not be familiar with the packing process, we have tried to make it much easier for you with our top tips below.

Packing is stressful – make a plan!
Make a list of everything you’re planning to take so you can work out roughly how many boxes and packaging you are likely to need. Order your packing boxes well in advance so you can start packing at least a week before you are due to move. Check out our complete Student Moving Kit for your boxes and packaging.

Clearout the stuff you’re not taking
You’ve probably got a lot of stuff in your room that you aren’t taking with you and you will be able to live without when you’re home for holidays. Use this as the perfect opportunity to declutter and clearout your room. Selling the stuff you don’t want anymore on websites such as eBay or Gumtree can also help you raise some much needed cash for freshers’ week!

Pack an essentials bag
Keep your everyday essentials like toiletries, phone chargers, tea bags and a mug in a separate box/bag so that you can access them easily when you get to your new accommodation. You’ll probably want to just dump the majority of your things in your room and worry about unpacking the day after so it is useful to have essentials packed separately.

For more advice on packing boxes for moving, check out our Moving Tips >>>

packing boxes for college

Looking for moving boxes in Edinburgh?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Do you need to buy moving boxes in Edinburgh?

If you’re moving house or flat in Edinburgh, Lothian and struggling to find quality removal boxes and packaging accessories then look no further…Big Brown Box are here to help!

Whether you’re a moving from a flat in Fountainbridge or a mansion in Morningside, we have a home moving kit containing all the boxes and packaging you need.

Big Brown Box’s great value home moving kits contain a range of strong, heavy duty packing boxes along with packaging accessories including bubble wrap, packing tape, furniture covers and marker pens.

If you need to additional packaging accessories including cardboard wardrobe boxes, foam wrap or paper packaging, these can also be delivered to any address in Edinburgh or the Lothians

What if I need the boxes quickly?
We always recommend ordering your packing boxes 2-4 weeks before your move.
However, we understand this isn’t always possible.
Don’t worry if you have left ordering your packing boxes until the last minute – we despatch orders placed before 3pm Monday – Friday the same day and will have them delivered direct to your door anywhere in Edinburgh and the Lothians on a next working day delivery service.

To buy packing boxes in Edinburgh, click the link below:

Moving Boxes In Edinburgh

Packing boxes in Edinburgh

The complete flat moving kit for students

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Are you finished your exams and ready to pack up your student flat for summer?

With summer fast approaching, it’s the time of year when students will be finishing their exams at universities and colleges across the UK and preparing to pack up their flats or accommodation to move home for the summer.

Packing up all your belongings can be stressful for anyone but it’s especially hard when you’re stressed about end of term exams and moving away from friends to move back with parents! That’s why we have made it easier for you.

Big Brown Box have put together the student home moving kit which contains everything you need to pack up your things quickly and easily.

In total with the Student Home Moving Kit, you will receive 9 heavy duty packing boxes which are perfect for packing and protecting books, folders, files as well as DVDs and other possessions. There are also accessories such as bubble wrap, packing tape and a marker pen so your boxes are sealed securely and the box contents can be marked up which makes unpacking much easier.

Whether your moving across town or to the other side of the country, Big Brown Box can deliver your moving boxes anywhere in the UK on a fast delivery service.

Order your moving kit today and make the process of moving back in with the parents a bit less painful!


Student home moving boxes and accessories

The best way of packing and moving paperwork

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Looking for boxes for storing, packing and moving  paperwork?

You need to get yourself some strong archive storage boxes from Big Brown Box!

Archive boxes are ideal for storage use in offices, lofts and garages and are also exceptionally handy if you’re moving home or office.

The strong archive boxes are made from sturdy corrugated board so they can hold up to 12kg of your most important files, folders and documents. The boxes can comfortably hold 7 lever arch files or 4 A4 box files when moving paperwork.

Each archive storage box also comes with a lift off lid which means that your files are not only protected from dust and grime, but the boxes can also be stacked on top of each other to maximise space in your office or storage unit.

Finding your documents in the archivers should also be easy for you. Each archive box has a printed contents graph on the side which allows you to document the contents of each box and there are cut out handles which means the boxes can be lifted and moved easily.

What’s more, assembling your archive boxes couldn’t be easier. There is no need for packing tape as the boxes unfold and slide into place. (We will be producing a handy guide on how to assemble the boxes soon!)

Get yourself some handy archive boxes today by clicking the link below:

Strong Archive Boxes

Super Archiver Document Filer

What’s The Best TV Packing Box For Moving House?

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Moving house and need a TV packing box?

Moving house is stressful enough without having to worry to about your most valuable possessions such as your flat screen being damaged when in transit. So, to help you relieve the stress, we have put together our top tips on how to safely pack your flat screen television for moving.

Ideally, you kept the original packaging when you purchased the TV. If you have, you’ll have everything you need to secure the TV.

Don’t have the original packaging? Don’t fret – Big Brown Box have the solution for you!

The first thing to do when packing up your television is to secure the remote control to the back of the TV with tape. Small items can often be lost in boxes so it is important to keep the remote together with the television.

To protect the delicate flat screen, we’d recommend you use foam wrap. Foam wrap is great as it protects against scuffs and scratches whilst its structure allows it to absorb any knocks received when in transit. The foam wrap can easily be secured to your TV using tape.

What TV packing box should you use to pack your TV?

Big Brown Box stock a range of strong, heavy duty double walled slim depth television packing boxes that are perfect for packing flat screen TVs. These boxes allow your television to slide in easily and have enough space to accommodate the foam wrap packing as well as some additional packing to further protect your TV, preventing it from moving inside the box. The box should then be sealed shut with packing tape and we’d always recommend using some fragile packing tape to alert movers to take extra care with that box!

Remember to always keep the television packing box in an upright position and ideally (if space allows) nothing should be packed on top of the box containing your TV.

There are 3 television boxes to choose from depending on the size of your TV.

TV packing boxes

Why you need to pack a survival kit to move house

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

In the stress of moving house, many people forget to pack a survival kit. The survival kit should be the last box(es) to be packed on the removal van and the first boxes off.

You should pack a survival kit to minimise stress levels on your moving day, and the first few days after the move, as your essentials will be close at hand, allowing you to settle in quickly with the minimum of hassle. If you’re arriving at your new home late at night and can’t be bothered to start unpacking, a survival kit is an absolute must!

Survival kit boxes

What items should you include when you pack a survival kit?

  • Cleaning products to get the kitchen and bathrooms in order
  • Kettle
  • Tea bags, coffee and milk
  • Snacks that require little preparation and takeaway menus
  • Disposable plates and plastic cutlery
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Bedding
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper and kitchen roll
  • Binliners

If you are moving with children, ask them to pack their own box of essentials such as toys so they can settle into their new home quickly.

For you, don’t forget to include a bottle of champagne and some glasses to celebrate your first night in your new house!

Big Brown Box recommend that you set aside some large heavy duty packing boxes to use for your survival kit. Remember to clearly label the survival kit boxes and keep them back to load onto the removal van last.



Do you need packing boxes in London?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Packing boxes for moving houseAre you moving house or flat and looking to buy packing boxes in London for your move?

If you’re about to start packing to move house but not sure where you can buy packing boxes in London, Big Brown Box can help you.

We stock a wide range of heavy duty double walled packing boxes which are ideal for moving house. As the boxes are all made from double wall corrugate, they are not only strong enough to protect your possessions but can also be stacked on top of each other to maximise the space in your removal van.

The boxes are available to buy in packs of 5 or 10 but if you’re not sure how many boxes you’ll need, why not buy one of our complete home moving kits?

Big Brown Box have put together a range of moving kits, containing all the packing boxes and accessories you’ll need depending on the size of your house. Whether you’re a student moving flat or live in a large townhouse, we have the right kit for you!

The moving kits contain a range of heavy duty packing boxes in a variety of sizes, packing tape to seal your boxes, bubble wrap to protect your possessions when in transit, marker pens to label boxes and the Box-Buddy handle cutter to make lifting and carrying heavy boxes easier.

What if I need the boxes quickly?
We despatch orders the same day (if ordered before 3pm Monday – Friday) on a next working day service and our couriers deliver direct to your door in London 6 days a week meaning that you can guarantee no matter when you ordered packing boxes, they will not take long to arrive and you can start your packing in plenty of time.

To buy packing boxes in London, click the link below:

Packing Boxes For Moving In London