When you know you are going to move, there are quite a few thoughts running through your head. Will I rent a truck? Will I need a moving crew? When should I start packing? But there is always one constant, the first thought that usually jumps into your head when you are going to move: I need boxes!
The loyal cardboard box has been a packing and moving staple since before the beginning of time; ok, well, maybe not for that long, but it has been around for quite a while. In honor of this invention that keeps our knick-knacks safe between homes and offices, we are going to cover a little bit of history for that king amongst boxes, the cardboard box.
The term “cardboard” actually refers to corrugated fiberboard, the most common form of the cardboard box. There are, in fact, two types of cardboard boxes. The first ever paperboard (thick flat paper) box was produced in England in 1817, but it wasn’t until 1890 that the pre-cut paperboard box was invented. In 1856, corrugated paper was patented in England, and then in 1871, corrugated boxboard was patented in the U.S. By bordering the corrugated board with flat liner sheets, we get the traditional corrugated cardboard box we know and love today.
Having the proper packing supplies is essential to a smooth moving experience and, at STORBOX Self-Storage in Pasadena, we are all about making your packing and moving experience as easy as possible. We offer packing supplies, including a variety of cardboard boxes, a moving truck, and a wide range of storage units to help you during your transition. To learn more about STORBOX, call us today at (626) 793-9888.