Easy Guide to Finding Storage Boxes
So you’ve finally taken the plunge. You’ve decided to move to a new home or apartment, clean out the garage, or donate all of those old clothes that have been piling up in your closet. Now all you need to do is find some storage boxes to transport all of your belongings. This is a lot easier and cheaper than you think if you know where to look.
Grocery & Retail Stores:
The first place to search is you local grocery and retail stores. You can find some really sturdy wooden boxes that are pretty clean. Plus, management is more than happy to give them away so that they don’t have to worry about paying to dispose of them.
The best time to ask for them is when the store is restocking merchandise. In most clothing stores, this happens twice a week and four times or more at a grocery store. Because grocery stores do most of their restocking in the early morning, it’s best to ask management as soon as the store opens. If the store is open 24 hours, it’s also a good idea to go really late and avoid running into a lot of customers.
You can also check out office supply stores, smaller merchandisers, and gas stations. They tend to have a really good supply of cardboard storage boxes available.
Boxes for Your Personal Files and Documents:
For your personal files, it’s a good idea to purchase boxes specifically made for that purpose. You find all kinds of different styles and types at your local retail and office supply stores. If you’re looking for a really good deal, you’ll definitely want to search for it online. These particular storage boxes are sturdy and come with lids that protect your personal documents from dust, dirt, and insects.
If you have a lot of personal documents, rental truck companies often sell their moving boxes to the general public. The boxes they sell are high quality and they come in a wide range of prices depending on the size of the box. You can also save a lot of money if you decide to buy in bulk and order them online.
Find Storage Boxes Around Your Home:
Before you go through all the work of going to stores and buying boxes, you might be able to find a couple of great storage boxes around your home. For your smaller belongings, you can use your old shoe boxes to store them. If you have children, you probably have some plastic storage boxes lying around the house. You know the ones that most people use as toy boxes for their kids. These are also a great alternative to “traditional” storage boxes. You can also ask your neighbors to see if they have any boxes lying around.