Where to buy moving boxes

As with any other purchase in life, when it comes to moving boxes, you will get what you pay for. Though, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to purchase the most expensive packing boxes for sale.By planning ahead and investigating your options prior to your move, you can often find durable, reliable, slightly used moving boxes for free or at a discounted rate.

If you want to buy brand-new moving boxes, they are available directly through moving services. Purchasing brand-new cardboard moving boxes is the best option if you don’t want to take the time or risk of gathering used boxes yourself.

If you want to save money on buying boxes brand-new, consider a number of online services that will allow you to return your boxes after use for a partial refund.

Where to find moving boxes

For many people hoping to save money on relocation, free, slightly used packing boxes are the best choice by far. Here are several locations where you can find free boxes for moving:

  • Friends and neighbours.
    Spread the word to friends, family, and neighbours that you are on the
    hunt for free boxes for moving. If you know anyone who has recently
    moved, they will likely be happy to get old boxes off their hands and
    see them put to good use.
  • Check community websites.
    Community websites will often advertise cheap boxes for relocation.
    This will give you the opportunity to take advantage of used moving
    supplies from people who have recently relocated and want to get rid of
    extra boxes.

Before taking just any box, make sure to test it for durability and quality. If a box has been sitting in storage for quite some time, it could have damage from moisture, pests or rodents.

 Top moving tip

How many boxes do you need for your move? The average house will need:

  • 20 book boxes
  • 10 tea chest boxes
  • 10 half tea chest boxes
  • 1 permanent marker
  • 1 roll bubble wrap or butcher paper
  • 6 rolls packing tape
  • 1 packing knife.