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Where Can I Find (FREE) Moving Boxes?
Summer is winding down and that means a lot of people are moving: in and out of homes, back to school, across the country, across the globe … and what they all have in common is the need for boxes.
Jerry Seinfeld does a fantastic skit about the search for packing boxes, but he never gives you the answer on where to find them. Well, here are a few ideas to get you started:
<strong>Location #1: Local Shopkeepers</strong>
Big-box stores have their pros and cons like everything else, and one of the “cons” is that they have a protocol for everything – including what they do with the MASSIVE amount of empty boxes they compress and (hopefully) recycle. They have laws, guidelines, blah blah blah …
But, the grocer down the street just wants to get rid of ‘em. Don’t be afraid to ask around at these local shops. They’re usually very friendly and happy to help.
<strong>Location #2: Your Friends / Family</strong>
You never know until you ask, although it’s not like anyone is going to have a bunch of empty boxes stacked up in the house, ready to go. No, the trick is thinking about people who might have <em>connections</em> to empty boxes. Do any of your friends or family work in a store, a factory or at a delivery service? If so, they can definitely hook you up.
<strong>Location #3: The Street</strong>
This especially applies to recycling day, when everyone puts out their big blue bins that are stuffed with cardboard. Your move will be hard enough as it is – don’t make it harder than it needs to be by being too proud to do a little Dumpster diving.
<strong>Location #4: Delivery / Moving Companies</strong>
Use this only as a last resort – there’s nothing more annoying than having to pay for something you can usually get for free. But, if you’re up against a wall and the time is nigh there’s no end to the list of companies out there willing to overcharge you for an empty box.
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