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How to Get Boxes for Your Move

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May 7, 2013 under Others

Answered by Nicole La Capria

May 9, 2013

Hello, and thank you for visiting! There are many ways that you can get boxes for your upcoming move.

Buy them

You can purchase specialty moving cartons from professional retailers for your move. These boxes are often available in bundles designated by room or the size of your home (such as kitchen-packet kit, 1-bedroom apartment kit, etc). They will often include packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper and other essential materials. While these boxes will cost a bit of money, they are usually of higher quality, sturdier, and designed to transport your belongings.

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Get them used

Free used boxes are available for your move from a variety of sources. You can visit your local liquor store, grocery store, or book store to ask employees for cardboard boxes that they are throwing away. Cell boxes are particularly useful for packing your glassware and stemware. These boxes come equipped with cardboard dividers, usually used for transporting bottles at liquor and grocery stores. Boxes available at book stores will be especially sturdy, since they are meant to carry heavy stacks of books.

There are also several online resources you can utilize to acquire free boxes for your move. Freecycle is a website where users sign up to donate things they no longer want, moving boxes included! The website is free to join, and you can easily search for moving boxes in your area. In addition, Craiglist is a great localized online venue to find free moving boxes. You may even be able to get free boxes at your job, especially if you work in a store or restaurant.

Remember: When packing your belongings in used boxes, be sure to reinforce the bottoms with packing tape to ensure that they can withstand the weight. Used boxes will not be as sturdy as new boxes.

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