Post # 1
We’ve begun the rental search in the new city/state we have to move to in about 6 weeks. Darling Husband starts med school so the clock is ticking and it’s almost time to pack up our current place and leave our hometown :'( Many tears will be shed!!
Anyway–I am having the worst time figuring out where to amass moving boxes/supplies. Last time we moved, Darling Husband (then just BF) was working at a laboratory and would bring home huge supply boxes every time they got shipments. Now we both work in a hospital and no boxes to be found!
Where do you find boxes when you have to move??
Post # 3
Did you check the administration offices such as legal, finance, accounting even management etc…? They have to use a lot of paper and so I am sure they have those sturdy paper boxes.
Post # 4
Craigslist. They’re always giving away free boxes in the Free Stuff section.
Post # 5
@ms.charming: Nice!! I hadn’t even thought of that…
Post # 6
You can buy them from almost any moving company, and especially if you’re using one. You can also check with any local grocery and liquor stores. They always seem to have tons of them.
Post # 7
@ItWasntMe: moving company isn’t a bad idea, though when we moved two years ago we priced them and it was a bit expensive. Though for that move we were only going about 10 min down the road, so we did lots of moving ourselves over the course of a week or so. This move is 3 hours away, and we’ll have to do it all in one day, and definitely will need a moving company (as far as I’m concerned).
I’ve peeked at the liquor stores but they seem to just have little boxes, which I guess is better than nothing! They never have lids or flaps, though! Plus you have the beat the Chinese food place-owner to them, as they snatch them up IMMEDIATELY to use for deliveries or boxing up to-go orders.
Post # 8
Grocery stores have boxes (apple boxes are awesome! heavy duty and have lids.).
Liquor stores are another good place to ask. Last time we moved, it was almost entirely in liquor boxes.
Post # 9
For longer moves, I think it’s worth it to buy them from U-Haul. You can also buy them at self-storage places, but U-haul is the cheapest I’ve found.
Post # 10
I second grocery stores for apple boxes. I have moved my life several times in those.
Post # 11
If you have a local Freecycle group, post a wanted ad for boxes as well.
I always found free boxes on Craigslist, as well as on Freecycle.
If you are going to buy, you could look at ordering online (Uline for example).
Post # 12
We just got a TON of great boxes in all different sizes from CVS.
I actually prefer smaller boxes for most things, it keeps the weight down and is easier to handle carefully for fragile things. We did get a few large boxes for comforters, etc also though.
Post # 13
Home Depot and Walmart also sell moving supplies.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
Cardboard “fiber” recycling containers, we have them all over our campus and in several spots around the city as well
Post # 15
I have always worked at a printing company so there are plenty of boxes to go around. But I was going to suggest grocery and liquor stores. Everyone beat me to it!
Good luck with your search and move!
Post # 16
Since you are moving locally, I would look to find boxes from free places like Craigslist and the grocery store. If you were moving across the country, I would suggest getting more professional stuff but for a small move, almost anything will do.