Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Ordinary packaging tape does not stick
On the plus side, these boxes are extreme sturdy and quite inexpensive.
On the minus side, no ordinary packaging tape will actually stick to them. Which makes them useless.
This isn't unique to the Home Depot boxes, it seems to apply to nearly all corrugated boxes made from recycled material and provided in a "bare" finish. Rather than being smooth and dry, it seems to have a slightly waxy quality and a surface finish uniformly coated in a fine, dust-like material which is nearly impossible to remove.
All three of the Scotch tapes commonly used for such tasks (Moving & Storage tape, Heavy Duty packaging tape, and Reinforced Strapping tape) start to separate after a few hours or days, as did both types of packaging tapes the movers brought with them (one clear, one brown.) The thick, gummy adhesive used on duct tape does seem to stick reasonably well, but duct tape is quite expensive and far less convenient to work with.
Contrast this with either virgin material boxes or the shiny, laminated boxes which large retail items like microwave ovens come in- I've got a few of those which I've been dragging around since I graduated from college in 1999 (go Gators) and have been through a total of seven long-distance moves. The 18 year old clear tape on them as secure as it was the day I applied it.
Long story short: avoid recycled boxes for any sort of serious usage, such as handing over your belongings to a moving company and hoping that they all arrive still inside the box you put them into. Buy your boxes from a truck-rental company such as Penske or U-Haul. Neither of those have yet transitioned to using recycled material, and while they cost slightly more, they actually work properly.
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nikki very sturdy boxes!
these boxes were great. We moved across the country and all the boxes arrived in excellent condition keeping our items safe and sound!
July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RobertC don't get this model tape!!! AVOID 3M 3650 its just as bad as the HDX and Cheap Tapes!
I got a 3 Pack of this tape to use with the HomeDepot Moving Boxes and it didn't stick! I Normally get the 3M 3850 (Blue and Says Heavy Duty) model and it works great!
3M you really shouldn't put your name on this tape.
January 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kamalanilove Excellent box for moving
I have a lot of things I needa move.and honestly this is the best box I used so far. Handles a lot of items I have and so cheap!
November 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alexa Reliable Boxes
The boxes are very reliable. I used them to move across the county, and I was very pleased. I will definitely use them again in the future!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raymond good quality and good service
it's a very good solid box for moving and shipping, and with great price, much better than other stores
April 8, 2014