Supplies for moving an entire home can put a big dent in your wallet. To save some cash, get creative and try to source some of your boxes for free. Here's a couple of ideas to start with...

  • Local liquor stores usually get drops once a week and break down boxes into bundles for recycling. These are usually smaller and good for holding heavier items like books. Ask the manager when they receive the drops and if it's okay to pick some of the discarded boxes up that evening.
  • Big box stores do most of their stocking at night. Speak with the night manager - they're often more than happy to get rid of some of the boxes the merchandise has arrived in. This is where you can get a variety of sizes, including some quite large ones if you're lucky.
  • In many areas there are special online groups (check facebook) and/or local programs where people pass on their used moving boxes for free. The only stipulation is that you pass them on as well when you're finished. A quick search online should yield the results you need!
  • Ask family and friends to save boxes for you. Many people do a lot of shopping online and end up with the shipping boxes their purchases arrived in. Offer to save them a trip to the recycling station and go pick them up.

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