11 places to Find free moving boxes

11 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes

How can I find free moving boxes?

Well, this is the biggest question which’s mostly answered by people searching over the internet, who are planning to move. Cardboard Boxes are an essential part of moving, and it will not wrong to say that “moving without boxes is impossible.” You cannot shell out your hard-earned money to buy new cardboard boxes when you can get it free. 

Take into account these tips when looking for free moving boxes. Consult your neighbourhood bookshops, booze stores, and grocery stores. Visit pharmacies and office supply outlets. Ask around in the classrooms, colleges, and institutions. Look at websites like Freecycle and Craigslist. Consult your friends, neighbours, and online communities. Examine local bulletin boards and recycling facilities.

Below are listed some ways from you can find free moving boxes.

Places to Find Free Moving Boxes

Grocery Stores 

These stores buy tons of items like Apple and Pear etc. They are packed in thick boxes, which is perfect for moving fragile items.

Sharing Ride

 Many moving companies offer people to share their ride to reduce fuel and other expenses for moving. Ask these moving companies if they have any upcoming moving jobs for the same day and the city like yours. In this way, they also offer you to get free cardboard boxes from them. You can search for these moving companies in your area.


Recycling is a great way to protect our environment. Freecycle is a great place to get free things. From here, you will not get free moving boxes but also other fun things as well. Just type your area and see what people are offering.

College Dorms 

 If you are living close to a college, you must visit their hostel area as there are a lot of students who travel to this college from other cities. You’ll probably get some free card boxes.

Office Buildings

If you are living in an area surrounded by plenty of office buildings, there are chances you will free boxes. Ask them if they have some used moving boxes and need to get rid of them.

Craigslist moving boxes

Craigslist is a well know and famous website know for classifieds. But there is a special thing that you will love. This site has a free section, and you can almost always find free moving boxes. Search this section at the end of the week for possibility.

Local Retailers

These are the places where shipments come every time, and they have plenty of boxes. The extra boxes cover their space, and they want to get rid of the boxes. Go to these local retailers and seek if they have boxes that they want to get rid of. Some of the excellent places to get boxes are grocery stores, liquor stores, and supply stores, etc.


It is also an excellent place to get boxes. Mostly these libraries get new books into boxes, and as you know, they don’t place boxes into shelves. Go to your nearest library and as the help desk person if they have some moving boxes. Surely you will get some of them.

Apartment Buildings

You can get some small to large cardboard boxes from the apartment building. There are plenty of chances for someone who has moved to these apartments. You can find lots of boxes here. The best time to check around is the end of the month. You can also ask the involved owner if they have boxes lying around.

Recycling Centers

It is another excellent way to get free moving boxes. It seems like a no brainer, visit your nearest recycling centers, and fins some free boxes.

Facebook Groups 

Search some Facebook groups and seek for the people who have just moved nearly. Find these people and ask them for the boxes. Look only for those groups who are for your area and are more focused on free things.

People Who Just Moved In

If you know someone who has moved recently, like a family member or a friend, ask them for their moving boxes once they unpack. Or you can wait for your neighbours to move in.

Hope you will get this information useful.

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