- Apartment Complex's. There are people moving in and out of Apartment's all the time. Each Apartment complex has a "Cardboard" only bin. They are generally picked up during the week but they aren't crushed. So contact or drive by your local Apartment Complex and ask/look around for their "Cardboard" bin. I can tell you, on my last move I landed a package from U-haul in a bin that cost somewhere around 100.00. What a savings!!!!
- Your local Liquor store. That's right! They keep their boxes in it's orginial shape for customers to package their bottles up instead of bags. They are great for kitchen wear!
- If you do have to buy boxes: Google search: "Recycle/Used boxes OR get boxes from a local store that will buy them back.
How to Save Money When Moving…
There is a running joke in our family that me and my sister should become Two Sisters and a Truck...and if you know us, knew us, or remotely saw what we look like, you wouldn't expect that we have the strength to move a 5,000 square foot building or several houses (all my moves) hahaha. And yes, one of us is a better driver of 26 ft moving trucks than of her personal car. It's true! In the process of doing several moves, there have been trail and error of the do's and do not's of moving. These are true trail and errors of moving yourself. Here are some helpful tips for when you move... 1. DO NOT BUY BOXES unless it is an emergency move! Yes, it has become harder to find boxes due to the "go green"/"recycle" generation. Meaning, many companies which you could rely on to get boxes from, now crush them and crate them to be picked up and recycled. BUT here are some ideas where to locate boxes that don't get crushed.