Category Archives: Minor Money Saver

#3:Moving Boxes

Do you need moving boxes? Well the best place to get unlimited FREE boxes is Wal-Mart or a similar type of store. When we moved 3 times in the last 2 years we went through over a hundred boxes. If we had to pay for them it would have cost $100’s. Here is an example of what U-Haul is selling boxes to pack a 1-2 bedroom place. It’s crazy to pay for moving boxes when you can get them for FREE. I have heard some people say “well we bought boxes because the free boxes are dirty and have bugs in them”, not true. If you go to say Wal-Mart or Target you can get boxes from any of their gazillion departments. Stay away from the food boxes if you are worried about bugs. Most of our boxes came from the kitchen and laundry department which hold pots, pans, laundry baskets, etc. These boxes are good in size and strong.

The only caveat about getting boxes from a store is that you have to go late at night, but who cares when they are free. Instead of going out bar hoping the night before your big move go to Wal-Mart or Target for FREE boxes.

By reusing these boxes you are also doing a kind thing to the environment, cutting down less trees. The more demand you create by buying boxes the more you hurt your environment. Even if you use say “recycled boxes” it still takes energy to recycle them, common sense stuff. Bottom line is that when you get your boxes for free it serves everyone well.