Historically speaking, getting boxes for moving was an
inconvenient and sometimes expensive experience. With these handy
hints though, you will be able to find the moving boxes you want,
without all the hassle.
If looking for free boxes for moving, then the best places to
find them are at locally owned supermarkets and retail stores. When
these types of stores stock their shelves, they usually have a
surplus of boxes of all shapes and sizes that need to be disposed
All you need to do is ask the managerial staff of such retail
stores as book stores and bottle shops, if they're ok with you
taking the spare boxes off their hands.
Any shop that receives stock from an outside source will have
boxes at some time or another and most managers are happy to
recycle their boxes by allowing others to take them off their
Be wary of some boxes though, that have been used to store fruit
or vegetables and have become soft from moisture and / or do no
longer have flap-tops to secure them.
Some boxes will be weaker than others, so look at the boxes
carefully and judge which ones are more suitable to be used for
heavy items and which are in an acceptable state to be loaded with
light items only.
For strong, purpose built boxes, you can purchase or rent boxes
for moving, at resonable prices. When you are moving your precious
and fragile items, the last thing you need is a box falling apart
at the seams, just as the removalist is carrying it away.
Specifically designed moving boxes are not only affordable but
they are the best protection for your belongings during a local,
interstate or international move. The further you are moving the
more vital the quality of your boxes needs to be.
There are many retailers in Australia that offer different
prices on moving boxes. Many of these businesses also offer a great
new option which is renting boxes for moving. When you rent boxes,
you pay a much smaller amount of money and return the boxes (in
good condition) after you have finished unpacking.
The great thing about this, is that not only is it more cost
effective but you also don't have to find a place to stack and
store that huge pile of cardboard after you're done. Someone will
come and collect it and you will be cardboard free in your new home
with no excess clutter to speak of.
Finding the best deal is really up to you. The internet is an
excellent resource for searching and comparing deals and prices.
It's a really smart idea to check some forums and reviews to see
how other people viewed the services (and boxes) from different
Getting your hands on boxes for moving isn't difficult. There
are plenty of places competing for your business, so take the time
to really know what you require, do your research and get quotes
before you spend any money on boxes.