(Closed) How do YOU go about moving/finding packing supplies?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Craigslist. They’re always giving away free boxes in the Free Stuff section.

Post # 6
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

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 # 8
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
2334 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I second grocery stores for apple boxes.  I have moved my life several times in those.

Post # 11
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Home Depot and Walmart also sell moving supplies.

Post # 14
1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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.

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