Hold on just a minute… were you actually about to spend real, hard-earned money on some cardboard boxes? Give me a break. That is probably the most embarrassing thing that I have ever heard of. I see way too many people spend money on moving boxes because they are in the process of moving homes, apartments, dorm rooms, or whatever else you might be moving to. It makes me sad to see people pay real money for cardboard boxes because they can be really expensive for basically no reason.
That’s why I am writing this article – to help silly people like you who don’t know their left from right when it comes to frugal and cheap living. Moving is already expensive enough, no need to make things worse by paying for boxes! So in this article, I will be writing about several different places that you can go around and pick up boxes for free. Yes – you heard me correctly. You don’t have to pay anymore to pick up these boxes. In fact, it may be true that the owner of the boxes will thank you for getting them off of their hands, and I am not making that up.
The first place that you should be looking to pick up some free moving boxes is craigslist. It may surprise you to hear that craigslist has the largest supply of free boxes out of anywhere that you could ever possibly look for them. Simply go to the website, type in the location that you are presently residing in, look in the free section, and search for moving and shipping boxes. You will find yourself a ton of free boxes to choose from, all you have to do is go pick them up!
Now, the downside of this is that you will actually have to drive to go get these boxes, so if you are feeling particularly lazy today or something like that, this may not be the best solution for you. Although, I regret to inform you that many of these free box solutions involve you going to pick them up yourself. What did you expect? You think that people will actually want to ship you moving boxes for free? You’ve lost your mind. Anyways, there are also a lot of other places that you can find moving and shipping boxes for free if you don’t want to bother with craigslist. I don’t blame you either, because it is fairly common knowledge that craigslist can be a very scary place.
The next tip that I have for you is to check out some liquor stores around your area. Most liquor stores have a surprising amount of boxes laying around that they have no idea what to do with; in fact, they probably rely on simple people like you who will come pick them up and take them away every week. Liquor stores are great sources of boxes because they are usually very sturdy due to the fact that they have to carry glass bottles and all that. So if you are looking for some quality, sturdy, and big boxes to put all your stuff in, going to a liquor store may be one of the best decisions you can make. Plus, you can pick up a nice drink for yourself to celebrate once you have completed the move to your new place!