5 Places you can have moving boxes for free!

Published on 7/14/2022

There are plenty of expenses associated with moving, exactly while you’re likely saving money for a home. Cardboard moving boxes shouldn’t be one of this expenses! There are plenty of places to find free stuff for moving supplies, so let’s get started to find free moving boxes!

1- Liquor stores

These boxes are perfect for moving because they are sturdy, and extremely durable due to their ability to carry glass alcohol bottles.
Each store will vary, but you just have to ask when they receive shipments of bottles and then ask them to set some aside for you. Just make sure to go in the afternoon before they are super busy with the night rush!

2- Starbucks

We all have to have our coffee. To make coffee we need the coffee grounds, machines, filters, flavorings, and cream. All of which come in nice little boxes! The typical Starbucks cafe can have anywhere from 2-3 shipments of supplies a week. They have the entire range of boxes so I imagine you’ll be able to find a box for anything you want.
While you’re there you might as well enjoy a good cup of coffee!

3- Office Depot or OfficeMax

Tuesday is usually Office Depot’s first shipment day of the week and they will have so many boxes they won’t know what to do with them all. If you show up and offer to take a few off their hands I think they would be more than overjoyed!
Ask for the boxes that have lids. Typically these are ones that have printer and copier paper inside them. This could be your one stop shop for moving and storage boxes!

4- Walgreens

You just have to give Walgreens notice before you show up and ask for boxes. They typically throw them away or recycle them very quickly. Call ahead and ask them to save you some boxes from their next shipment or go in-store during hours where they aren’t particularly busy and just ask!

5- Walmart

Walmart is the holy grail of finding boxes. They have every size, shape, type, or cardboard weight you can imagine!