Do you have a list of things you need to do as you plan your next move? You probably have thought of making sure everyone has your new address, arranging to connect and disconnect utilities, and enrolling your kids in their new school. Have you thought about what kind of boxes you’ll need? Do you know where to get moving boxes?
If you are packing yourself, you will need sturdy boxes that will hold your items securely until you arrive in your new home. In Atlanta, there are a number of places to get moving boxes, mostly for free. Be advised, though, that you should check the free boxes to make sure they are of good enough quality and sturdy enough to not fall apart in the middle of your move!
Friends and Family
The first place you may think of turn to when you’re considering where to get moving boxes is your immediate circle of friends and family. They may have old boxes that they used when they moved. Those who work in an office environment may be able to bring boxes home after the office manager has emptied out the supplies or packs of paper they were in originally. These are usually smaller boxes so if you need larger boxes for bulkier items, this may not be the best source.
Your local grocery stores receive shipments of canned goods, produce, and most of their other items in boxes! They then typically flatten the boxes and toss them out or recycle them. Ask at the customer service desk of your local Kroger, Publix, Trader Joe’s, or other local store and they will probably be happy to help you gather up their boxes once they have unloaded them.
Retail and Big Box Stores
Likewise, stores such as Walmart, Target, Costco, and Sam’s Club get most of their items shipped in boxes. These big stores usually have a wide variety of boxes that will be perfect for moving. You’ll probably want to call to find out when the best time would be for you to pop in and grab a bunch of boxes. Shipments come in at different times of the day at different stores.
If you don’t mind using boxes labeled with names associated with rum, gin, or whiskey, the liquor store always has stacks of boxes for the taking. They are typically smaller boxes. Often, liquor boxes have dividers originally designed to keep glass bottles separate that can also work well for your fragile items and breakable glasses. Liquor stores expect people to come in and get their boxes and will often pile them up by the door for anyone to take.
Social Media Sites
People who have just moved will sometimes post on sites such as Facebook community groups, Facebook buy/sell groups, Nextdoor, and Freecycle that they have boxes available for free. There are local groups for all of these sites, so you won’t have to travel far to possibly pick up enough boxes for all of your items. You can also use these sites to make requests. Create a post asking for sturdy moving boxes. Indicate whether you’re looking for free boxes or are willing to pay a minimal fee for the right kind of boxes for your move.
Movers Have Moving Boxes!
Whether you are moving locally within Atlanta or moving across the country, you won’t have to worry about where to get moving boxes when you hire a professional moving company to help you plan and organize. Movers such as Fox Moving & Storage Atlanta can pack all of your items using their own quality boxes and packing supplies.
If you still want to pack your own boxes, we offer quality boxes that will give you the peace of mind of knowing that your possessions will be safe and secure. Fox also has all the supplies you will need, including heavy duty packing tape and packing paper to protect your fragile items.
Let Fox Moving & Storage Atlanta Provide the Moving Accessories (and the Movers)
At Fox Moving & Storage Atlanta, we can save you time, effort, and worry. We encourage you to check out our site to browse our many moving services, or simply contact us 24/7 to get a free quote for your big move. We can help you move to your new home on time and on short notice. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.