With a move on the horizon, everyone ends up searching for that one thing they know they’ll need: lots of boxes. Every city has the same type of sources, including Craigslist, your friends and family, Facebook and many commercial locations such as liquor stores, grocery stores, book stores and big box department stores.
Finding boxes ranks up there in importance with finding a dependable, experienced moving company to handle your move. Chances are, one of the following locations, websites or apps can connect you with the boxes you need.
This should be your first stop. Craigslist offers many opportunities to find free boxes in the “free stuff” section for the city where you live. Go to that section and then simply search for boxes. If there aren’t any just now, just wait. They’ll usually turn up eventually.
This is Step 2. Your friends and family have boxes that they set aside but no longer need. You never know until you ask. They just might satisfy your box needs without you having to spend a dime.
This is another situation where you never know unless you ask. Facebook Community Groups for your area have people who might either have boxes they are willing to give or who connect you with someone who does. Also, apps such as LetGo and OfferUp may have listings for free boxes.
There are a wealth of options in this category. The important thing to remember is to call ahead. The last thing you want is spend a day driving around to different locations, looking for free boxes that don’t exist. And the last thing the store manager wants to see is someone lurking out back, looking for boxes.
With that in mind, the following are some of the most likely locations where you can pick up free boxes.
One of these is likely to come through from you. It’s worth the effort to investigate all these options until you have success. Getting free boxes lets you scratch off one item of the “things to worry about during my move” list!
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