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Where To Find Boxes For Moving

Updated on December 13, 2009

At some point and time you are going to be scrambling around looking for where to find moving boxes. Whether you are making a big move for the whole family or are a young adult moving out of your parents house for the first time, boxes are a required part of moving out.

It always seems that when you don't need them, there is an abundance of them. And when you are trying to find moving boxes nobody seems to have any. But, there are a few places you can check to get free moving boxes

And. Don't forget the other packing supplies you may need. Packing tape, bubble wrap,  and newspaper.

  • Ask your local grocer when the best time to stop by is to get free boxes. Grocery stores crush all boxes, and they will happily give them away to anyone who asks. Don't wait till last minute. You want to get there the day you are supposed to pack everything only to find out they already crushed everything. Finding out when they get their shipments and what time is best to stop by for boxes is the best way to get the perfect sized, sturdy boxes
  • Go to a club warehouse store. Warehouse stores such as Costco and Sam's Club will have tons of boxes available. Call ahead and verify that they are available to the public.

If neither of these options work to get free boxes. You can buy sets of moving boxes. Buy in Bulk from somewhere like Amazon to get the best deal possible.

Then remember, if your planning to move again in less then two years, save the boxes. That way you won't be scrambling around next time you have to move trying to find boxes all over again.


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      9 years ago

      Practical advise we all need at some time in our life. You are right on target with the grocery store. When I was moving, the grocery store personnel directed me to the "apple boxes". These are super strong and hold allot of items - especially long items. The food boxes MUST not go into storage. I used the apple boxes for the kitchen items that were heavy and long and items which I knew I would unpack immediately. You must go to the grocery store early - ask the store for the timeframe - they will help.

      I am just simply too frugal to buy boxes and when you are moving - you always run out.


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