When I was a kid, moving house was a lot more complicated than it is today. Everything from finding a truck to getting your moving supplies took a whole lot longer in a world without the Internet and mobile phones. In fact, when you needed boxes for moving, you had to hit every merchant in town and ask him not to throw away his old shipping cartons. I specifically remember making box collection rounds every Saturday with a wagon.
Thankfully, times have changed.
Now, moving boxes are readily available with just the click of a mouse. Websites like Packing Boxes specialize in providing UK residents with cardboard boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and just about anything else they need for moving house. The best part is you can shop for supplies without ever leaving home. You just place your order and wait for it to arrive at your front door the next day. Now that's convenient!
If you're preparing for your first move and don't know what amount of supplies you'll need, not to worry. Sites like Packing Boxes sell complete moving kits based on how much the average UK resident would have in standard sized rooms. If you're still not sure, you can always call the company's customer service and they can guide you through what you'll need for your specific house. That's a far cry from hitting up the butcher and the grocery for his leftover boxes.
In a way, I suppose I miss the old days to some extent; but not enough that I would give up the Internet and other modern technology which has made life so much easier. As far as I'm concerned, having moving boxes available 24-hours a day and shipped right to your door is a convenience well worth the cost of progress.