Moving comes with many expenses, including purchasing moving supplies and potentially renting a short-term storage unit. At Little Red Wagon Moving, we know how important it is to make your moving process as stress free as possible. As a Colorado Springs moving company, our goal is to transform the often dreaded process of moving into a lighthearted experience. In an effort to make your move as simple and affordable as possible, we have rounded up nine places where you can find free moving boxes for you to use in your upcoming move.
1. Friends and Family
Of course, the easiest option for many people is to ask friends and family for any extra boxes they have. Knock on doors, text, or call around to see if anyone has boxes they no longer need. You can even post on social media asking if any of your local friends have boxes to spare.
2. Facebook Community Groups
If your local friends and family don’t have any boxes available for you, try reaching out on a Facebook community group. There are many groups on Facebook created for neighbors or people in your area, and there’s even specific groups for people who are moving. This is one place where you’ll most likely have a lot of luck finding spare boxes to use.
3. Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace is also a great resource for finding free moving boxes. This popular social media site allows users to advertise items to anyone, and makes local pick ups easy. Simply type “free boxes” in the search bar on Facebook Marketplace, and find free, local boxes available for pick up.
4. U-Haul Customer Connect
U-Haul Customer Connect’s Box Exchange allows people across the country to connect and find moving boxes. Simply enter in your location and a keyword, such as “free boxes,” and you can find someone near you who is giving away their used moving boxes. This is a great resource for those who are looking for affordable moving supplies in Colorado Springs.
5. Retail Establishments
Many large retailers have a massive amount of cardboard boxes sitting in the back. Big stores like Walmart, Target, and Costco have shipments coming in every day. You should be able to find nearly any size box at your local retail establishments, all you have to do is ask!
Both large chain bookstores and locally-owned bookstores have plenty of boxes left over after receiving shipments of books. These types of boxes would be perfect for packing up your knickknacks and smaller items–and, of course, books.
7. Recycling Drop-Off Points
Recycling drop-off locations can be a great place to find free moving boxes. Many recycling locations, like Urban Recycling, accept flattened cardboard boxes and have plenty to spare. All you have to do is inspect the boxes to ensure they are still usable.
8. Dollar Stores
Some of the best local stores to get free moving boxes from are dollar stores. With new inventory coming in weekly, or sometimes daily, dollar stores are a perfect place to find free boxes you can use for your move. Simply ask for boxes and you will find that most times, they have many to spare.
9. Grocery Stores
Both large and small grocery stores have an abundance of boxes left over from shipments. Grocery stores receive shipments weekly, if not daily, to maintain their fresh produce inventory. They tend to have a large amount of free boxes available, and you can ask a manager to take some home with you.
Moving with Little Red Wagon Moving Inc.
Whether you’re planning a long-distance move or you’re just moving across town, Little Red Wagon Moving is here to help you with all of your moving needs. Our experienced team of movers is equipped with resources to help you before, during, and after your move. If you’re getting ready to move your home or business, you can contact us today for a free moving estimate!