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Yes Virginia, There are Moving Boxes

In 1897, an 8-year old Manhattan girl named Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the Sun newspaper questioning the existence of Santa Claus. The legendary figure, known as Father Christmas in the UK, was a matter of doubt for the little girl who had been told by her friends he did not exist. She wrote the letter on the advice of her father who told her that "if you see it in the Sun, it's so." The resulting editorial printed by the newspaper shortly thereafter has given rise to the now famous saying, "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."

Strangely enough, people seem to feel the same way about moving boxes as they do about Father Christmas. They refuse to believe that specifically designed boxes for moving really do exist claiming that a box is just a box no matter what it's used for. But that's not really true. Cardboard boxes come in all shapes and sizes for a variety of uses. There are double-walled, corrugated boxes whose heavy duty construction makes them ideal for things like books and electronics. There are lighter, single-walled boxes for things like linens and bedding. In other words, whether you're moving house or shipping overseas, there are specific boxes for specific needs.

Moving boxes are designed for their task in a number of ways. They're usually just the right size to make them easy to move without being too heavy. They are well constructed to endure the rigours of packing, loading and unloading, and then unpacking on the other side. Quite often they have a house map or list of rooms printed right on the box, making it easy to identify the contents and destination.

So if you're planning to move house, just remember that yes Virginia, there are moving boxes.