Where to Get cardboard boxes from?
Moving is a lot of work. Well in advance, you create checklists and gather resources for the big day. At the top of most lists is collecting moving boxes. Cardboard boxes is one moving expense that can be had for free—our favorite spots to check out after the jump!
- Craigslist. A quick search in the free section (found underneath the "for sale" heading) offered up at least 20 sources for free boxes.
- Freecycle. We only found one posting with free boxes in our area when we searched yesterday (but it's still a great place to check back with before a move).
- Liquor stores. Try and ask for boxes with lids (otherwise, contents are bound to fall out in the moving truck). Boxes from a liquor store tend to be small and sturdy—great for books, CDs and DVD
- Bookstores. A perfect place to pick up boxes specifically for moving books.
- Grocery Stores. Ask them to save their apple boxes for you to pickup—these freebies are perfect for moving fragile items.
- McDonald's fry boxes. We first spotted this solution from an Apartment Therapy reader. We were curious about this alternative and dug a little deeper. Apparently, these boxes are strong and also excellent for hauling heavy items that require a smaller sized box. Because the original contents of the box are frozen, you won't have to worry about the boxes being smelly (or greasy). McDonald's fry boxes also have a Facebook page, pointing out alternative uses.
- Starbucks. Having worked at Starbucks a long, long time ago, we know from experience that a store will receive anywhere from 1-2 shipments per week (so it's a good chance that they'll have boxes on a weekly basis). Because Starbucks boxes range in size, we like to ask them to hold their larger sized containers for storing our lighter, bulkier items.
- U-haul Box Exchange. U-haul has created a message board allowing you to search by location for free boxes in your area.
Where to get cardboard boxes? | Yahoo Answers
You can buy them at office supply and discount stores like Walmart, as well as at the Post Office.
To get them for free, ask your local stores if you can have them, and ask friends/relatives/co-workers to save them for you.
If you need a lot of boxes quickly, you'll probably have to buy at least some of them. If you need large boxes for storage, you can sometimes get plastic storage tubs on sale for almost the same price you'd pay for boxes.
Where can I get cardboard boxes from?
Don't be tempted to buy them from any of the large Yellow storage units that now abound and advertise packing materials for sale, you'll pay 3 x over the odds.
The best place for quality used cartons [make sure you ask for [double wall ones if you need to stack them] is
South Yorkshire Cartons , Thompson Hill, High Green, 01142 848209
We buy them from there good clean strong used cartons in a variety of sizes.
If youre moving or storing always best to have uniform sizes.
Supermarket ones are rarely double walled and are flimsy.