Whether you are moving across town or across the country, the process can be a hassle. Moving all your belongings from one location to another is just difficult. Once you find a moving service, the question still remains: “What am I going to use to store my precious belongings in transit?” Today, we are going to go over the most creative and best ways to find and use cheap moving boxes.
The first part is to find boxes. Here are some of the different avenues you can take to find them.
Lowe’s/Home Depot – At the store, large boxes with dimensions of 22x21x22inch can be found for around $2. These boxes provide a lot of versatility because of their strength and size. Almost any household possession minus a television can fit inside one of these large boxes.
USPS Flat Rate Boxes – Many people do not know this, but you can get any size flat rate box for free from the post office. They can even be ordered online and delivered right to your door. The only drawback is that the largest size is only 12.25×12.25x6inch.
Now that you have these boxes, what are you going to do with them?
Storage – Even if you are not moving, these boxes can come in handy if you want to store items that are seasonal or ones that are not used that much. Because of their shape, they are easily stackable to maximize the storage space without spending a whole lot of money. I would recommend using the large boxes from Lowe’s or Home Depot for storage.
Moving – Obviously, this makes the list because it is in the name. However, not all boxes are created equal. For large items, like gaming consoles, the Home Depot or Lowe’s large boxes would suffice. For smaller and more valuable items, like jewelry and watches, the free USPS small flat rate boxes are the best choice.
Now, once you have moved or have stored all the items you want, you probably have leftover boxes. Here are some of the fun ways to use them.
Fort – By connecting just a few of these boxes together, you can easily build a fort for your children. The design can be as intricate or as simple as you want. Regardless, kids will have a whole lot of fun using the fort made from moving boxes.
A Living Area for your Pet – Cats sure seem to like these boxes. Have you seen the videos where they peak their heads out from the box? Just a simple moving box can be turned into a really comfortable space for your pet. I would recommend using the large boxes for this. Oh, and remember to not seal the top of the box!
Moving boxes are versatile. Whether you get spend no money or a very small amount of money, they can be very useful. Not only are they great for moving and storing, cheap moving boxes can be the source for a lot of fun.