By Kay Fitz on Apr 11 2011
Category: Moving Guides

Top Places To Get Free Moving Boxes

If you are preparing to move then you probably have a lot of packing ahead of you, which means you are likely hunting for free moving boxes. We encourage any activity that is environmentally friendly and encourage you to save as many boxes as possible. To help you in this endeavor we've put together a list of the top places where you can find free moving boxes.

Office Building

Start your hunt at your office building, or a building that friends work in. A typical office building will have hundreds of packages delivered each day, which means there are plenty of boxes laying around.


How many of your neighbors receive packages from Amazon on a daily basis? If your neighborhood is anything like mine then it's probably a lot of them. Make the rounds in your neighborhood and gather up all of those empty Amazon boxes.

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Trash Room

Apartment complexes and condo buildings always have people moving in and out, not to mention all of the packages that get delivered. Check the trash room or recycling area and you'll likely discover a treasure trove of boxes, many should be in great condition and can be reused.

Cardboard Box Dumpster

Nearly every shopping center, office building and apartment complex will have a cardboard box dumpster. Many of these dumpsters will have clean boxes in good enough condition that they can be used for moving.

Community Websites

Local, community oriented websites like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and Freecycle are great places to look. You can usually find people who are giving away free boxes, many of them are actual moving boxes.

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Recycling Center

Locate your county recycling center and hop in the car, because these places are a gold mine for cardboard. Most collection centers still sort their recyclables into separate bins, so you should be able to find plenty of clean boxes suitable for moving.

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