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The best places to find free moving boxes and supplies

People often attempt to move their homes and businesses without much preparation, which means that they then have to search for boxes and other moving supplies at the last minute. Although many moving companies sell these items, some people don’t have enough money in their budgets to afford the added expense. If you don’t have what you need, you can find free supplies fast locally. You merely need to check the following places:

Classified advertisements

Plenty of people post classified ads offline and online in which they offer free moving supplies. Check out newspapers and dedicated ad publishers, including Craigslist, Freecycle and yard sale groups on social networking sites.

Retail establishments

Grocery stores, mom-and-pop shops and big box department stores usually allow customers to take empty merchandise shipment boxes. If you’re moving books or heavy small items, look for boxes designed to hold a lot of weight when stacked that also feature cut outside handle openings, such as boxes that can hold several gallon jugs of water.

Recycling centers

People dump a wide range of materials in large recycling bins that can be used for a move. Beyond cardboard boxes and sheets, you can find packing materials to protect fragile items too, such as newspapers, foam trays and peanuts, and plastic bags.

At 5 Star Moving and Storage, Inc., we believe in helping people move in as cost-effective a way as possible. This philosophy has helped make us one of the most trusted, top moving and storage companies in Colorado Springs. For more tips or to schedule a move with our expert team of movers, contact us today.

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