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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Moving Boxes

If you are moving, instead of paying for moving boxes, find them for free. When I lived in bigger cities, my favorite place to dumpster dive for boxes was shoe stores. They had massive amounts of large boxes that were typically close in size. The other kind of store I would hit up was book stores for the same reason; their boxes were generally sturdier though.

If you live in a smaller town it might be more difficult. Walmart is not a good one to work with I have found, so I found an action figure selling warehouse that sold stuff on ebay (that was an interesting business find!) for my last move in this tiny town. Drive around the back of businesses and see if you find piles of broken down boxes to get an idea of who generates a lot of box trash.

I always asked the manager before taking boxes from the dumpster and most were congenial enough to save them up for me. They generate a lot of box trash when they receive shipments.


p1p3r said...

Don't forget to try freecycle and craigslist. That's where I post mine when I'm done with them.

Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

Liquor stores have lots of boxes that are very sturdy - and some even have dividers for glasses and so on.

The only downside is your new neighbors watching you unload case after case of "mike's hard lemonade" LOL!

Sewing-Chick said...

We'd always go down to the local 24-hour grocery store in the middle night while they did stocking. They'd give us their extra boxes. Schools have a bunch of boxes from the kitchen too.

dani' said...

We got produce boxes from the grocery store. They had handles cut out, as well as removable lids!

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