Cardboard or Plastic? Which Type of Storage Container Should I Use?

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Whether you are moving contents into public storage or into a new home or office space, it’s important to decide which type of moving/storage bin to use.  Many people use a combination of both plastic and cardboard when storing contents in an air controlled storage space.  It all depends on the type of contents being moved or stored. Your most precious cargo should always be moved/stored in the most durable bins possible.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using cardboard boxes:


The price of cardboard boxes is much cheaper than plastic bins.  Some people find this attractive, especially if they are planning to use the boxes for just one move. If you plan to place the boxes in an air controlled storage space, be sure to purchase ones that are sturdy and can be easily taped closed.  Avoid grocery store boxes or ones that you get for “free”. Climate Masters Indoor Storage does have various sizes of sturdy cardboard boxes available for purchase.

Easy to Break Down

Cardboard boxes can be easily broken down after use. Some people choose to store them flat in an attic or keep them in their storage rental space for use later.


Cardboard boxes can be recycled vs. thrown away.  This means they do not add to the carbon footprint if you choose to recycle them after you no longer need them.

Be sure to check out our next article which will discuss the benefits of plastic storage bins.

Climate Masters Indoor Storage offers affordable cardboard boxes, moving and packing supplies, furniture covers and more to assist with your moving and public storage needs.  Our storage rates for air controlled storage and auto storage are reasonable and competitive. Air controlled storage rental is available at our Summerville, Hanahan, and Daniel Island locations.  Both the Summerville and Hanahan locations have auto storage space available as well.  Give us a call or stop by for a tour of our climate controlled storage and/or auto storage rental solutions today!