Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Crate Expectations

Here at Easycrate we have great expectations for our crates and we hope to exceed your expectations when it comes to our crates too! Here’s what makes our crates so special and why you should consider renting our great crates:

Not only are our crates environmentallyfriendly, reusable and hygienic as they can be washed clean, they are perfect for a whole myriad of uses such as for packing, storing and transporting office equipment. They are often used extensively in office relocations especially by our parent company Edward Baden in numerous different projects. As they are much stronger than traditional cardboard boxes they are much safer and able to protect your goods in transit. Easily staked and handled they are much easier to manoeuvre making your move a lot easier.

Hiring crates is also less expensive than buying boxes; our hire options mean that renting crates has never been easier, allowing you to get the benefits of our crates with ease. We deliver andcollect, so you only need to store them when you’re using them. We also supply all the aids such as sack barrows, labels, and skates so you can get packing straight away. What could be simpler! We live up to our great expectations so try out the Easycrate service today. Contact us today and speak with one of our moving industry experts, we’re sure we will exceed your crate expectations!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Super Crates!

We’re not saying that our plastic crates could possibly don a red cape and start flying around, saving the planet from impending doom – that really would be crazy! But they certainly do their part for a number of reasons in saving the planet via their eco friendly properties, here’s why...

First and foremost our storage crates are made from recyclable materials such as melted down plastic items like drinks bottles. This not only stops these plastic items from ending up in landfill it also reduces the amount of energy required to construct our reusable plastic creates – a win win formula for our environment!

The plastic crates biggest enemy; the Lex Luther to our Superman, the Green Goblin to our Spiderman is the cardboard box. Cardboard boxes are made out of precious trees, with alarming levels of deforestation needed to created cardboard, using our plastic creates eliminates mindless felling of tress.

Reduce landfill – cardboard boxes are by no means as strong and reusable as plastic crates which means that they are usually discarded after one or two uses. Cardboard boxes can be recycled but in many cases they just end up in landfill which is wasteful and takes up precious space. As our plastic creates are so resistant not only to weather conditions but hard everyday use, they are durable and can withstand even the heaviest handed work forces!  

Reusable plastic crates are not just better for the environment but also more convenient to use than cardboard boxes and other moving equipment, making them an affordable solution for home or office moves. Get in contact today to find out about our super crates and be sure to check out our special offers for our monthly not to miss deals.  

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Crater Crates

We think you will be surprised as to how much our crates can hold; they may as well be called Crater Crates! From office files, to paper to kitchen utensils they are spacious and substantial enough to hold a variety of items safely and securely.
We offer computer lidded crates, standard lidded crates and our whopping meter lidded crates, all made from durable plastic, easily wiped clean and widely reusable they are the perfect material for a variety of jobs from office moves and house moves to spring cleans and organising!

Now they may be big but they are still easily staked and manoeuvred with our handling equipment such as sack barrows and skates.

For more information about our great creates and handling equipment, get in contact now and speak to one of our experienced staff. 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Bundles of Fun!

Now we’re not saying that moving house or office is exactly Fun... It’s a lot of hard work, planning and preparation! But our half price bundles which are this month’s special offer certainly do ease the pain quite a bit!! We have 3 different types of bundle on offer suitable for a range of needs.

Small Bundle: 2 Skates, 50 Labels, 100 Security seals, including 1 week’s hire – 50% saving! £11/05 plus VAT
Medium Bundle 2:  2 Sack barrows, 50 Labels, 100 Security seals, including 1 week’s hire - 50% saving! £16.35 plus VAT

Large Bundle 3: 50 standard crates, 10 computer crates with foams, 10 flat screen covers, 60 labels, 120 seals, sack barrow, including 1 week’s hire – 50% saving! £50.18 plus VAT

So take advantage of these great offers this month by getting in contact and speaking to one of our industry experts today! 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Thinking Outside the Crate

We pride ourselves here at Easycrate on providing durable, reusable and eco friendly plastic crates that are suitable for a myriad of uses. 

Some of our clients across the way in China hired our crates out and used them wine coolers for an event... this made us think what else you could use our plastic crates for!?

So far we've come across crate furniture, crate lighting, crate art! Maybe even in our current cold spell as a make shift toboggan!

Can you think of any other wacky uses for our plastic crates?

To find out more about our plastic crates please view our website or get in contact today. 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Safe Lifting Tips

Injury through improper lifting of heavy objects is very common and leaves people in serious and long lasting pain -but it is avoidable. Do not fall victim to common back injury by taking note of these simple tips as recommended by the NHS when lifting your crates:

1) Think before you lift 
Plan the lift. Where is the load going to be placed? Use appropriate handling aids where possible. Will help be needed with the load? Remove obstructions. For long lifts, such as from floor to shoulder height, consider resting the load mid-way to change your grip.
2) Keep the load close to the waist
Keep the load close to the waist for as long as possible while lifting. The distance of the load from the spine at waist height is an important factor in the overall load on the spine and back muscles. Keep the heaviest side of the load next to the body.
3) Adopt a stable position
Your feet should be apart with one leg slightly forward to maintain balance (alongside the load if it's on the ground). Be prepared to move your feet during the lift in order to maintain a stable posture. Avoid wearing over-tight clothing or unsuitable footwear, such as heels or flip flops.
4) Ensure a good hold on the load
Where possible, hug the load close to the body. This may be a better option than gripping it tightly with the hands only.
5) Don't bend your back
A slight bending of the back, hips and knees at the start of the lift is preferable to either fully flexing the back (stooping) or fully flexing the hips and knees – in other words, fully squatting.
6) Don’t flex the back any further while lifting 
This can happen if the legs begin to straighten before starting to raise the load.
7) Don't twist
Avoid twisting the back or leaning sideways especially while the back is bent. Keep your shoulders level and facing the same direction as the hips. Turning by moving your feet is better than twisting and lifting at the same time.
8) Keep your head up 
Keep your head up when handling the load. Look ahead, not down at the load once it has been held securely.
9) Move smoothly 
Don't jerk or snatch the load as this can make it harder to keep control and can increase the risk of injury.
10) Know your limits 
Don't lift or handle more than you can easily manage. There's a difference between what people can lift and what they can safely lift. If you're in doubt, seek advice or get help.
11) Lower down, and then adjust 
Put the load down and then adjust. If you need to position the load precisely, put it down first, and then slide it into the desired position.

So when packing and moving your crates, remember these handy tips to ensure you stay safe and healthy. Visit our website to view our range of useful crates or for more information about hiring our crates please get in contact.   

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Get Your Skates On...

Did you know Easycrate is running a promotion in March that with every 100 Crates you get FREE Skate hire?!

Our Rubber Topped Skates are the ideal piece of equipment for moving those larger, more awkward items such as desks and filing cabinets. Redeem free skate hire with every 100 crates!

So get your Skates on and make the most of this Special Offer! Contact us to find out more about our amazing range of plastic crates and associated products and services.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Valuable Technology

Technology is always changing, computers and their ever expanding capabilities are the lifeblood of any business thus we know they are valuable commodities and special care needs to be taken when transporting them. The cost of replacing a smashed computer screen is expensive and time consuming thus is it better to take the proper precautions and pack your computer equipment appropriately.

That is why Easycrate has designed a crate especially for the transportation of computers. Imagine the feeling of seeing your computer screen smash due to improper packing! It is not worth taking the risk. Our specially designed Computer Lidded Crate can hold a computer, a monitor and all related equipment safely and securely and our computer screen covers are designed to protect those delicate computer screens. Get in contact now to find out more information and view our range of other crates. 

Monday, 25 February 2013

Have You Heard?

Moving bundles are half price this month at Easycrate! We are aware that often you need more than just crates to ensure a smooth move, so we have put together these handy bundles to help ease the load. We have three great bundles to choose from:
Bundle 1: The hire of two skates for a week, 50 labels for organising the contents of your crates and 100 security seals.
Bundle 2: the rental of two sack barrows, 50 labels and 100 security seals to help you keep organised.

Bundle 3: Skate hire for a week, 50 reusable plastic crates, 10 computer crates (complete with foam inserts), 10 flat screen covers, 60 labels and 120 security seals.
So get YOUR skates on before the end of the month and  contact us before this marvelous offer ends with February!

Monday, 18 February 2013

The Versatile Easycrate

The standard customers of Easycrate tend to be businesses who hire crates for commercial purposes. However it is not only businesses that we believe can benefit from the plastic crate. Our crates are not only for hire, but can also be purchased so that you can have your very own Easycrate to use however you so wish.
In the home, the plastic crate is perfect for storage, indoor and outdoor. They can be used to store bedding, unsightly objects or your kid’s toys. They can be wiped clean and washed off easily, so they are very hygienic. They are also great to store tools and other items in your garage or garden shed. They are stackable to save as much space as possible and they have handles so that they can be moved around easily. Furthermore our crates are watertight, so if you don’t want them in garage, let alone your house, stick them outside.
If you feel like getting creative, why not use a plastic crate to store all your artistic gear or how about the basis of an actual artistic project. If you don’t want us to customise a crate for you, get involved with EasyCrate art! Brighten it up yourself or use it as the basis of an elaborate sculpture to make it sturdy. Be even more creative and customise a crate to fit in with the new Industrial Style furniture craze hitting homes worldwide.
Turn an EasyCrate into something it’s not just by thinking outside the box... haha get it?!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Put The Green Foot Forward

There is a common misconception that plastic crates are worse for the environment than cardboard, even though they are much more reusable and also recyclable. Plastic crates are stronger and consequently more efficient than cardboard and outlast their flimsy counterparts by at least 50 times. They can withstand harsh weather and constant handling. This means that they can be re-used over and over again, which not only causes less landfill and less deforestation, but also reduces disposal costs for you or your company.  Furthermore plastic can be recycled for a much wider range of uses in comparison to cardboard, from medicine to food to industrial purposes.
There are some negative plastics such as PVC which can be detrimental to your health and the environment. However our plastic crates are made out of the best PVC alternative, polypropylene. Our PP plastic crates are classified under Returnable Transit Packaging Solutions. This means that by hiring plastic crates businesses can take advantage of significant cost savings whilst simultaneously adhering to legislative requirements such as the Packaging Waste Directive.
Here at EasyCrate, we are dedicated to the environment and reducing our carbon footprint, so contact us today and join us on our green journey, using our planet-friendly plastic crates.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Why Do You Love Crates? Valentine’s Specials

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we would hate to miss a chance to celebrate a day of L-O-V-E. So get creative and send us across your ‘Why I Love Crates’ stories for a chance to win a FREE pair of cinema tickets. Yes we will provide your Valentine’s entertainment if we deem your story the best! The perfect opportunity to unleash your inner storage passion!
Our offers this February do not end there. We are extending our January promotion by offering HALF PRICE off all of our moving equipment, perfect if you are having a change around in the office.
We’ve decided to ease the load in our final offer as we know how stressful office moves can be. So in the all giving and loving month of February, we are offering 25% off EasyCrate moving bundles. To see what is included in each individual bundle, please click here.
So go on, take advantage of these fantastic offers whilst they’re still available, courtesy of Cupid! Contact us for more information!



Friday, 25 January 2013

There’s Still Time to Save Money this Month

Wow – it seems like New Year was just yesterday but January is almost over already! We’d therefore like to remind you about our special January offer:


So whether you are looking to move offices this month or just have a general move around, we have a range of moving equipment to help you make the move more efficient and safer. Our rubber topped skates are perfect for stacking boxes and our reusable plastic crates onto for wheeling into their new position whilst our sack barrows can take the back-strain out of moving heavy items.

To take advantage of our special half price offer Contact EasyCrate but be quick as this offer ends 31st January.

*Terms and conditions apply

Friday, 18 January 2013

Decluttering the Kitchen

When you own your own home and have lived there for a while, you start to collect items that although you don’t use too often, you want to keep for the future. The kitchen is a prime example of this. Over the years you may have invested in a smoothie maker, ice slushy drink machine, blender, fondue set, fish steamer and an array of popcorn, waffle, cupcake and donut making machines. All of these take up valuable space in your kitchen, making it look cluttered and difficult to find things.

The solution to this problem is simple, hire some storage space in our fully secure self-storage facility and enjoy more room at home whilst allowing you to access all your kitchen gadgets only as and when you need to.

If this sounds appealing, call us on 0800 027 2668 for more information.

New Year’s Resolutions for the Office

In your personal life you may have made resolutions for the New Year ahead – joining the gym, doing more exercise, losing weight…but have you made your New Year resolutions for in the office? Just as New Year allows you to ‘wipe the slate clean and start afresh’ at home, it works the same at work too.

Perhaps one of your New Year’s resolutions for the office should be to organise your workspace. You may have overflowing drawers of product samples, stationery, newspaper cuttings, old mailing packs or an array of other items that you want to keep but perhaps don’t need to refer to very often. If this is the case, why not hire our reusable plastic crates and organise everything to allow you to put it out of the way in an unused corner of the office whilst you make space at your desk for a fresh start.

At EasyCrate we offer a range of different sized crates which are suitable for storing all sorts of items. We also offer a selection of labels and security seals to ensure that you have everything you need to organise your office for the year ahead. We can even arrange off-site storage for you at our sister company Cube Self Storage, just contact us for more information.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Our Special January Promotion

After the build-up and excitement of Christmas and New Year, January can leave you feeling a little flat. So to lift your spirits a little this month, we’ve decided to give you a special half price offer:


Whether you need skate hire to help you move house or a sack barrow to help you re-arrange the office this month, we’ll give it to you for half price. So what are you waiting for? Contact EasyCrate today to take advantage of this special offer.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Detoxing For Charity

A couple of weeks ago on our we told you about the delicious indulgence that has been taking place at Easycrate HQ over Christmas. Well this month we’ve decided to jump on the January diet bandwagon and have an office detox aimed at increasing energy and decreasing winter colds.

We have slightly increased the price of the sweets for the month and have introduced lots of healthy alternatives at competitive prices to get the ball rolling.  

If you’re feeling a bit lethargic after the Christmas period why not do the same.

All in the name of Charity of course!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Welcome to the New Year

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. Last year was a big year for us at Easycrate. We widened our operations to include crate hire to Hong Kong, launched a brand new website and supplied more reuseable plastic crates than ever before.

We’re hoping that this year will prove just as exciting. We will be offering both our new and our existing customers some fabulous new bundle deals including packing crates and peripherals, a selection of special offers designed to save you money as well as some exciting perks and competitions along the way.

Keep checking out our blog to keep up to date with the latest news and remember to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for some exclusives too.