Buying removals boxes is expensive. Its such a lucrative business that the internet is full of companies trying to sell you removals boxes and removals packs to help you when moving house.
Don’t waste your money! It may be easy to pop online and order boxes delivered to your door, but why waste up to £50 on boxes that you could get for free with a little ingenuity.
So, the question is, where can you get free removals boxes for your house move? Here are a few tips that should help you save some money and help you locate free removals boxes.
Look Around Your House – See what you have lying around the house. Check the garage and loft as a starting point for your box collection.
Ask Friends & Family – Start asking friends and family if they have any boxes that you can take off their hands. Ask them to keep boxes aside if they make any purchases over the coming weeks.
Use Social Media – Do a post on Facebook and twitter to ask your followers if they can help you out.
Ask Local Businesses – Don’t be shy, contact local shops, supermarkets and warehouses to ask them to keep aside any big strong boxes for you.
Check Out Gumtree – Sometimes you can pick up free boxes on Gumtree or Freecycle. Scan these sites regularly, but it is really down to timing as things go fast.
Contact Your Local Recycling Centre – Call your local recycling centre, they may have cardboard boxes set aside for recycling and be willing to help you out.
These are just a few ways to get free boxes for moving house. You can also use suitcases and bags as a way of transporting your belonging to your new home. Also wrap items on duvet’s and pillows in binbags for protection.
If you are looking for professionals to handle your packing and unpacking, Movingboom can help you by matching you to our partners who will be happy to quote on your move. Simply tell us about your move and we will match you to up to 5 removals companies who will provide a quote based on your exact requirements.