If you plan on moving anytime soon, then you may be putting all your energies into organizing your personal items to get them ready for relocation. It goes without saying that moving boxes are an integral part of moving and more people are thinking twice about having to purchase them for their move. Instead, people are resorting to getting free moving boxes and are finding out that they are actually helping out in a big way by doing so. Not only it is a great money saver but reusing free boxes also conserves the planet.
But since free boxes are always in demand, one may think it may be hard to find and may just opt to purchase them. Before you go to your wallet here are a few ways in which you can get moving boxes for free within and in your own neighborhood.
One of the ways in which you can get free boxes is by contacting your United States Postal Service office. USPS has several boxes of different sizes available to you as well as they also offer the bolstered boxes that are great for transporting fragile items. Boxes are easy to get from the post office. All is required is that you visit their official website at USPS.com and you can get a total of 25 boxes delivered to you at no cost.
There are other cool websites that you can visit to obtain your moving boxes. Craigslist.org is a popular place for buyers and sellers to congregate and it's also a great place for you to get free boxes if you check out the "free" section in the classified listing. You can also request boxes in Craigslist.org's "wanted" section as well.
Freecycle.org is also another good website for obtaining moving boxes. Word of mouth is also a good way of getting free moving boxes. Let your friends, family and even neighbors know that you have intentions of moving soon and that you would need all the free boxes that you can possibly get. This would put them on the look out for boxes that they may receive and they could save them for you instead of throwing them away. In addition, there are many people who have empty boxes in their basement or storage area and not sure what to do with them. They would be more than happy to give you all their boxes to clear out their clutter.
You may even find empty boxes at your job particularly in the office supplies department. Let everyone know on the job that you are seeking empty boxes to move. Similarly, your local grocery, electronic, and furniture stores are also great places to look for free empty moving boxes. In your quest to get the boxes to move, make sure that you inspect them properly before taking them into your house or office. Some of these boxes may have critters living in them and the last thing you want is to have an infestation in your new home when you use these boxes. It would be wise to give the box a light tap so as to shake out all the critters and their eggs before you take the boxes into your home.Written by Margarita Hakobyan
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