11 Of The Best Places To Find Packing And Moving Boxes
18th April 2019

11 Of The Best Places To Find Packing And Moving Boxes

11 Of The Best Places To Find Packing And Moving Boxes

Moving boxes can significantly lighten your load when packing to move house.

You don’t need to tell the average home mover how costly the process of moving house can be.

Throw in the prospect of forking out your hard-earned money for a few cardboard boxes and some packing tape and it’s enough to make even the coolest of customers melt down in a puddle of rage.

It’s important however that you use only quality packaging materials when you move or you could face your items getting broken or damaged.

In this post we’ll show you where you can pick up some quality and study moving boxes for little or no cost.

Finding Free Moving Boxes

Moving house freebies, such as moving boxes are a great way to reduce your costs and save on the cost of moving.

It’s important to remember however that just because something is free doesn’t mean you should take it.

When it comes to moving your prized possessions and delicate items safety comes first and you shouldn’t scrimp on the costs of quality packing materials.

Always check the quality of the boxes you receive and ensure that it is okay for you to take them.

There are various people and groups you can contact who might be able to supply you with quality moving boxes:

Local people

Packing away living room
Check with friends and families for spare boxes.

The following people are all useful contacts who might have some leftover boxes you could have or borrow:

  • Family & friends
  • Neighbours
  • Work colleagues

Check with those people who have recently moved to see if they have any boxes left over you could have.

Make sure they are still study and that there are no signs of breakages or water damage. If lent to you it is a good idea to make a note of whose boxes are whose to ensure you return the right ones.

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Online is a great place to search for moving boxes.

There was once a time when if you wanted to buy boxes you had to physically walk into a store and purchase them.

Now much of that has been done away with through the speedy and efficiency of the internet.

Major hardware stores and industrial retailers will sell quality moving boxes online.

Don’t miss the trick of collecting some freebies though.

The following places are excellent sources of some reusable moving boxes and other packaging materials:

  • Facebook community groups — social media can be a great way to communicate with people in your local area who might have some spare boxes to give away.
  • Freegle — another great place to meet local people who have stuff they want to give away.
  • Gumtree — Compulsive hoarders can sell or donate many items online including moving boxes.

Offices & Stores

Office removal
Offices often have disused boxes they are looking to donate.
  • Recycling centres — your local recycling centre is worth visiting to see if people have donated any boxes. They are often of just as good a quality as those you would otherwise buy.
  • Office Buildings — local businesses that receive deliveries are likely to have lots of boxes they’d be happy to let you take off their hands.
  • Book Stores — book stores have lots of deliveries and are a great place to pick up smaller boxes perfect for carrying heavier items
  • Bars & Restaurants — many local bars and restaurants will receive deliveries in carboard boxes. Be sure to check the quality and ensure there are no spillages or damage.
  • Schools — you’d be surprised just how many heavy duty boxes schools receive, whether it be stocking textbooks or larger equipment for science and PE classes.

Moving With GoodMove

GoodMove Removals Truck
GoodMove has an extensive range of trucks suitable for all types of premises.

The best way to ensure you have the right moving boxes and quality packaging materials is to let GoodMove take care of your move.

As a professional removals company with over 35 year’s servicing the moving needs of Essex we have the skills and know-how to carry out just about any move.

Our extensive knowledge coupled with our central location in Colchester means we can devise an affordable removals plan tailored to your exact requirements.

We can also offer flexible storage solutions via our secured and entirely self-owned depots.

From large detached properties to news builds on narrow roads, we can help with all aspects of house removals.

We are here to help in any way we can. We can supply the following packing materials so all your items are safe and secure, ready for transit:

  • Moving Boxes
  • Packing Paper
  • Packing Cases
  • Book Cartons
  • Bespoke Crates
  • Packing Tape
  • Wine Dividers
  • Portable Wardrobes
  • Acid Free Paper (For Silverware)

To find out more about any of our bespoke packing materials or our removals services don’t hesitate to call us today.

Fill out a quick quote form on the side menu and we’ll be in touch at a time convenient to you.