You’re only going to use them once, so what if you could find boxes for free? No, it won’t be a one-stop-shop for your packing and moving supplies. Be willing to invest a little time into gathering your boxes, and you’ll be ready to start packing soon enough!

1. Grocery stores – With recycling movements in full swing, you’ll have to be on top of this to actually get the boxes. Most grocery stores immediantly break down and press/bundle the boxes once a shipment is received and shelved. Ask your local grocery stores what day deliveries are and ask them to hold boxes. Be prompt afterwards when picking up the saved boxes so they don’t get recycled before you come.

2. ABC stores – Since the boxes are small, this won’t do for all your boxes but liquor stores generally have loooots of boxes