Where Should You Get Your Packing Supplies From?
One thing that every person moving to a new home needs is a reliable moving company to take care of the stress that comes with moving belongings from one house to the other. The other thing that you cannot afford to miss whether moving long distance or short, is packing supplies. Nevertheless, getting these supplies has always been a challenge for most movers –especially first-time ones.
Perhaps you are moving in the next few weeks or months and wondering where to get packing supplies, here are some ideas:
Check with your local moving company
Any moving company near you should have various packing supplies that you can use for your move. One advantage of buying packing supplies from a moving company is that you get brand new materials. In addition, you can get them at a discounted price especially if you are getting them from the same company that you are hiring for the moving services.
Get empty packing materials from local grocery stores
Packing supplies add on to your moving costs. Talk to your local grocery stores to see if you can get some empty boxes or other materials that you can use to pack your belongings during the move. It will reduce your cost significantly. There are times when such stores get large shipments of boxes that you can use in packing your items. Make sure that you talk to them to preserve the boxes for you after they finish unpacking. While some of the stores can be willing to offer you these boxes free, do not be surprised if you are required to pay some amount for a few used empty boxes.
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Ask your close relations for packing materials
It is likely that you have close friends, coworkers, and family members who have recently moved to a new home. They are a great source of packing materials. In fact, you will be of much use to them since most of these individuals find it challenging to establish a dumpsite for their empty boxes and other packing containers. Your close friends and family members are a source of free packing supplies for your move –do not hesitate to ask them, you never know who is struggling with empty boxes, Styrofoam peanuts, or packing papers.
Recycle other materials in the house
You do not have to worry about getting specific packing supplies for your belongings unless some of your items demand specialized packing. Do you have crates, buckets, baskets that you are not using? These serve as great packing materials. You can also improvise other ways of packing such as using curtains, tablecloths, blankets, sheets, old towels, magazines and newspapers to cushion your items as you pack them in any of these unprofessional packing containers.
There are many sources of packing supplies. For cheap and free materials, talk to your friends, family members, workmates, your local stores and groceries. However, you cannot avoid getting packing supplies from your moving company especially where you need specialized packing.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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