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One of the major downsides of moving is the time it takes to pack away years of stuff. Second to that is actually finding boxes to pack your stuff in.  From local grocery stores to mass online retailers, there are plenty of sources for finding boxes for your upcoming move. Take a look!


Connect with local retailers (clothing stores, bookshops, and even restaurants) or grocery stores to see if you may take packing boxes – from fresh inventory – off their hands. Because these boxes are often left to be broken down and recycled, you may even have the opportunity to get them for little to no cost at all!


Head to online marketplaces such as Amazon or Craigslist to purchase moving boxes in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and quantities, which can be delivered straight to your door. We can’t think of a better alternative.


If you live close enough to a mass wholesale retailer such as Costco or Sam’s Club, stop by to purchase boxes in bulk. You may also do so online!


If your move is coordinated through a moving company, chances are they’ll provide boxes. If not, reach out to moving companies such as U-Haul for an assortment of moving box options. They even offer convenient kits categorized by area or size such as a 4-bedroom or an apartment moving box set!


Some retailers, such as Lowes or Staples, even offer moving kits, which come complete with boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap!


Locate a local recycling center and contact them for information regarding any programs associated with recycled boxes they may have available.


Source out shipping companies, who often sell moving supplies in bulk. Uline, an industrial shipping and packing company, offers a variety of packages including everything from bulk cargo containers to specialty moving boxes.


Use social media to your advantage! Connect with friends who may have recently moved, or may have extra boxes tucked away in their basements. Every little bit (box?) helps!