Where to look for free moving boxes

How to pack quickly for your move

Where to look for moving boxesIn addition to being intricate, the whole relocation process can be somewhat costly, too. For that reason, when you start preparing for your move, you’re doing your best to find a way to avoid some unnecessary costs, right? In some cases, it is impossible to do so, but when it comes to packing boxes for moving, you can do something to save some money. Of course, packing requires you to gather various packing materials, many and many moving boxes to start with, but the good news is that you can find these containers for free. Here are some ideas where to start looking:

  1. Craigslist    

Many people have probably already told you that this website is one of the best sources for finding free moving boxes, and we are here to confirm that. You just need to check the Free section on Craigslist. We suggest that you visit the website either at the beginning or the end of the week because that’s when most people decide to unpack and then get rid of the boxes they don’t need any longer, which is when it’s your turn to make use of them.

  1. U-Haul Customer Connect

Furthermore, there’s U-Haul Customer Connect. What’s particularly interesting about this one is that it gives you the chance to get moving boxes from people who are near you. Much easier than to get in touch with someone far away, right? So, check the website, enter your zip code or city in the search box, and there will be a list of people nearby who have just finished unpacking and want to give away all the boxes they don’t want.

  1. Retailers

If you don’t like the idea of looking for free moving boxes on the Internet, we suggest that you try to find them in your local stores, such as computer, office supply, book, shoe, home improvement, and grocery stores. Believe us – many realtors will be glad to give you the boxes they don’t need anymore for free just to get rid of them.

  1. Recycling centers

Finally, do not forget about recycling centers. When they don’t know how to get rid of their unwanted cardboard boxes, most people eventually take them to a recycling center, which means there’s another place for you to find the containers for packing. So, why not stop by one of the recycling centers nearby and check whether there’s anything for you? We have to admit that some boxes you find there are likely to be damaged in a way, but that does not mean that you can’t fix them.

So, if you want to save as much money as possible, do not forget about the previously listed, but also remember to check whether those free moving boxes are clean and in good condition before you take them. We hope these ideas will come in handy when you start gathering moving supplies and dive into packing. In case you eventually decide to leave this tricky task to professionals, please, remember that Trico Long Distance Movers are at your disposal.