Japan, where movers actually care about your stuff even more than you do.
I’m not sure what it’s like in other countries around the world, but in the U.S., moving companies have a bit of a… less-than-stellar reputation, to put it nicely. Dinging up walls with furniture, stacking boxes of heavy books on top of boxes filled with fragile plates, things getting lost in the truck, the list goes on and on.
But in Japan, things are different. The moving companies here pay incredible attention to detail, moving all of your items as if they were even more precious than their very own. From putting up protective walls to prevent dings, to even packing up your items in their own specifically tailored boxes (!), the difference is mind-blowing.
▼ Just watch this four-minute video to see what we mean.
Trust us, the four minutes will fly by.
If your first thought after watching that was “I want that when I move,” but then your second thought was “I can’t afford that,” no worries! You’re in the same boat with a lot of other people.
Even though hiring high-quality movers in Japan to pack up your stuff for you is comparable in cost to hiring normal movers in other countries, you can still go with a cheaper method and pack up your own things if you’d like. And if you do, you won’t miss out on Japan’s incredible attention to detail with this new innovation: explosion-font moving boxes.
▼ “I thought that Star Moving’s cardboard boxes
were weird, but they’re amazing for writing ‘fragile’ on!”
アツうに (@atsucurry) April 10, 2017
Even the most well-intentioned and well-trained movers can sometimes miss notes that are written on boxes in Sharpie. But with these explosion-font moving boxes, whatever is written inside the center of those lines of intensity is going to be read for sure!
▼ A view of the box before it’s folded up.
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スター引越センター (@starmovingman) March 04, 2017
The exploding boxes got quite a lot of attention online. Here’s some reactions from Japanese Twitter:
“I just moved recently, but I want to move again just so I can use these.”
“I would doodle so hard on that box.”
“You could write things like ‘DON’T OPEN!’ or ‘Open this and you die!’ on them.”
“I can feel the silverware, roaring ‘FRAGILE!’ from inside.”
Star Moving even replied to the tweet in possibly the best way imaginable:
▼ Their own exploding-font box,
with arigato written inside.
スター引越センター (@starmovingman) April 10, 2017
If Japan’s moving boxes have inspired you to want to move there for yourself, then we have all the information you’ll need about how to move to Japan. There’s no better time to get started than right now!