Cardboard storage boxes are inexpensive and an effective way to store almost any non-liquid objects. They are often used as a temporary or long-term storage in places of business and even households.
Cardboard storage boxes come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on purpose of use, and are made of multiple layers of cardboard. For strength and durability, the inner layer is corrugated while the outer layer is thick and smooth. You often see these types of boxes when moving homes because of their ability to hold a lot of weight without tearing and their durability when holding many different kinds of items. Though mostly used for short term moving, they can be stacked on a shelf or floor, and unless they are exposed to moisture, they can last for many years. In business settings they can be used to hold archived files or old items in factories and storage warehouses. Most cardboard boxes are the traditional square shape, but you care also able to find a number of other shapes and sizes including cylindrical and rectangular. Custom made cardboard boxes are also available at a more expensive cost.
There are a few different types of cardboard storage boxes that differ from the standard large, brown and square box, each with their own specific purpose. The traditional file storage box is usually made out of white cardboard that has been either bleached or painted (mottled). These boxes are usually rectangular, with a removeable lid, and handles on each side for easy transportation. The interior may have folder rails for hanging files to keep them organized. These file boxes are often seen in business settings. Smaller cardboard boxes are more common in the standard household and may carry small objects since they are not designed for very heavy objects. Larger and sturdier cardboard storage boxes are usually the traditional brown color and should be secured with packing tape. They can usually handle very heavy objects and should be lifted with caution and support from underneath.