Booking through Unpakt is already 45% cheaper than booking with a mover on the phone, but saving money on boxes is another way you can cut costs during your big move. With the cost of moving being so astronomical, it’s important to factor in ways to save.
Lucky for you, we put together the ultimate guide to buying cheap boxes and supplies because every dollar counts, right? Here are our favorite sites to buy cheap moving boxes and supplies.
Used Cardboard Boxes has come up with a brilliant idea to reduce waste and help save the environment. Through corporate recycling contracts, they receive used and new boxes from distributors, manufacturers, and retailers. They sell the good boxes for half the prices of new ones for your moving and shipping needs. This saves you the gas and time of running around, buying new boxes, loading them in your car or searching high and low for hand-me-down boxes.
One of our favorite things about using U-Haul is that they offer 100% buy-back of any unused U-Haul box, with the receipt, at any U-Haul center nationwide. They have everything from duct tape to covers and bags at a reasonable cost. Purchase your moving supplies online and get free standard shipping on orders over $99.
Uboxes.com offers moving boxes and supplies direct from the factory. They offer a full line of moving supplies, including package tape, stretch wrap, bubble rolls, packing paper, bubble bags, and other packing supplies. They also offer a wealth of moving tips and resources on their website.
Check out the ‘For Sale’ or ‘Free’ link to look for free or cheap boxes. Craigslist is a great resource for those that have a little bit more time before they move. If you’re in a hurry, this is probably not your best option as it will take some time to pick up the boxes and supplies.
If you have some more time on your hand to search for the best deals and haven’t quite found what you’re looking for on the sites we listed above, checking out Home Depot, Amazon, eBay, Lowes, Walmart, Office Depot, or Staples will be your best bet. They may not provide the most cost-effective savings but will give you same day delivery and free shipping.
For more information on where to find free moving boxes, check out our blog. Now go save some money and best of luck on your move!