Quick and Easy Ways to Get Cheap Moving Boxes
Moving to a new home can be a nice event that holds the promise of a new beginning and hopefully, a better life for you and your family. However, it can also be stressful if you don’t plan your move carefully. And, most importantly, it can be very expensive due to the cost of hiring movers. But you can save some money by looking for cheap moving boxes. Of course, with your more fragile and valuable possessions, you don’t want to use cheap boxes that may result in them being damaged in transit. But you can use more affordable moving boxes with the majority of your stuff, which can withstand some rough handling. Here are some tips on how you can get affordable packing boxes.
If you have new neighbors, you might be able to get cheap moving boxes from them. After they’ve unpacked all their belongings, they most likely have a pile of boxes that they no longer have a use for that they would be more than happy to give or sell to you at an affordable price. And, of course, you’re also doing them a favor by saving them from the chore of having to dispose of all those boxes.
Many retail outlets may also sell you cheap moving boxes. These boxes were used to ship goods, but once they’ve unpacked the items and placed them on the store shelves, they no longer have a use for most of these boxes. So they sell them at giveaway prices simply to dispose of them. You can even get some specialized boxes from these outlets, such as boxes that were used to ship computers. If you’re lucky, these boxes may even still come with the original cardboard dividers, which can save you money since you no longer have to buy cushioning for certain items. Some stores may even give them to you for free if you ask, since they were planning to throw these boxes away anyway.
Big chain supermarkets may also offer cheap moving boxes that are more affordable than those offered by specialty moving supplies companies. Of course, you will likely not get a wide variety of specialized boxes, but if you just need regular moving boxes in an assortment of sizes, these supermarkets may be a good bet. They are also a good place to get other affordable moving supplies such as packing tape, brown or butcher paper and bubble wrap.
Finally, the Internet is always a good source of cheap moving boxes. For example, people wanting to get rid of used moving boxes may post ads on online classified ad sites offering these boxes for sale cheaply or, in some cases, even for free. There are also sites that sell cheap used boxes and then, if the boxes are still in good condition after your move, you can sell them back to the site. And there are many online retailers that can afford to sell new boxes and other moving supplies more cheaply than brick-and-mortar retailers since they have a smaller overhead and they pass on the savings on their operating cost to their customers.