After someone books their move, usually their first thought once the dust settles is, where can I get free boxes for moving? Now of course here at Dumbo Moving and Storage, we sell moving boxes and give away free moving boxes for your move as well. But maybe you need to pinch your pennies or you want to start packing for your move early (you little go getter you); where can you get free boxes for Moving?
Okay the first place you want to check out for free cardboard moving boxes are grocery stores. Grocery stores get a lot of shipments and all those shipments arrive in cardboard boxes. Grocery stores are particular good because there shipments come in a wide variety of different shape boxes.
That should be the key mantra on your quest to find free cardboard boxes, what are places that have a lot of deliveries?
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If you looking for places in your neighborhood that would have boxes, try places that sell shoes like boutiques. They may have some extra shoe boxes lying around. Shoe boxes are usually smaller than most other cardboard boxes but they still may come in handy during your move for left over stuff you forgot to pack. Also your move may go faster if you have several light boxes rather than a few big heavy boxes.
Books are one of the heaviest things you can move (so be careful about putting too many books in one box) so boxes that books are usually shipped in are usually sturdy. Check out some book stores to if they have any cardboard boxes lying around that you can use for your move.
Ask around in flea markets or garage sales, next time you go looking for new furniture or nick knacks for your new place, see if they have a cardboard boxes lying around. If they are not free, then they may give you a good price for them.
Places You Can Go to For Free Moving Boxes
On your quest looking for places that would have free boxes for moving, Liquor Stores or bars are a great place to look for free boxes for moving. Both get frequent shipments of liquor and should be happy to unload their boxes to you. Restaurants are also not a bad place to look, for the same reason. Coffee shops too are also worth of a quick look on your moving box gathering journey.
Now, if you run out of places to get free moving boxes and you want a cheap alternative (cough Dumbo Moving and Storage cough); they do sell cardboard boxes in hardware stores. Stationary and art supply stores should sell cardboard boxes as well. If you planned your move way in advance, ordering cardboxes over the internet may be the easiest way to go.
That is all the tips we have on where to get free moving boxes for your move.
If you can’t find moving boxes, we also have green bins to rent.