Ways to Score Cheap Moving Boxes
A successful move is about preparation, diligence — and creativity when it comes to cost. Moving is an expensive prospect, no matter what method you choose, so cutting costs wherever you can is a must. Today we look at cheap moving boxes, including where to find them, and what to do with them when you do.
The Kindness of Grocery Store Strangers. Box scavenging is a time-honored tradition among plucky relocators, and can be a great way to lower the overall cost of moving services. Grocery stores can be a great source, but try to catch them in the middle of the month, when demand for cheap moving boxes will be lowest. Grocery stores can also sometimes provide wooden fruit crates, which will provide more strength and protection for your heavier items.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Moving Company. If you’ve already hired movers for the big day, ask them if they also sell cheap moving boxes. They may be able to offer you a discount since you’re using their service, and some may even offer a flat rate, so you can request more boxes whenever you need them. And even if the boxes aren’t as cheap as some other places, there is peace of mind to be had in folding the cost of moving boxes into the overall cost of movers.
Hold On Loosely, but Don’t Let Go. Don’t forget to hold on to a particularly useful or well-preserved box for future moves. You can make an easy box-storage rack for your basement using a few 2x4s and wood screws. That will keep your boxes off the ground in case of moisture, as well as keeping them broken down and out of your way until you need them. Just add tape.
No moving checklist is complete without cheap moving boxes. Get creative, get industrious, and get friendly with your neighborhood grocer, and you’ll never want for moving supplies again. Find out more at this site: www.absolutemovingcompany.com