4 Places to Get Moving Boxes

One often overlooked part of the moving process is getting moving boxes to put all of your things in. Many people forget about the moving boxes until they need them and it usually makes them hard to find. If you wait until the last minute for them, you might have trouble finding enough to make the move. If you are having trouble finding moving boxes, here are a few of the more popular places that you can look for them.

1. Grocery Stores

One of the first places to check with is your local grocery store. They have boxes for everything imaginable. At some point, almost everything that they have in the store arrived in some sort of box. Therefore, they will need to get rid of a lot of boxes somehow. You can check behind the store as some of them have a place where they dispose of boxes and cardboard. If you can't find any in the back of the store, try asking someone that works there if you can have some. They may or may not let you have them, but it never hurts to ask. 

2. Neighbors

Your neighbors are another great source for getting boxes. This is even more appropriate if they recently moved into the neighborhood. When they moved in, they undoubtedly had to use a few boxes to do so. If they didn't dispose of the boxes, they may still be sitting around in the garage or attic. Ask all of your neighbors if they have any boxes and you will often be surprised with how many you come up with. 

3. Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is one of the biggest box users in the world. They go through boxes faster than anyone else around. Therefore, they have an unbelievable amount of them. There is a good chance that they will not be able to give you the boxes. If they cannot, they also offer a lot of different boxes for sale. The boxes that they have are usually very reasonable and you can select whatever size you want. 

4. Online Classifieds

There are a number of different online classified sites out there. These sites allow people to post online ads for free. Many times, they will have a "free" section for you to look at. When people want to get rid of extra boxes, they will sometimes list them on these sites. Therefore, you can log on, find the boxes, make a phone call, and then go pick up your boxes. This can be a great asset because the people posting the ad want to get rid of their boxes, and you need boxes. If you want to do it in reverse, you can do that as well. If no one has a post that they have free boxes, you can put an ad on there that says you need boxes. This can also net you the boxes you need in some cases. 


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