Asked by: Glennis Arozena
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Where can I get free packing?

Last Updated: 8th January, 2020

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Here are some of the retail stores you can ask for free packing materials in your area:
  • Grocery stores (Large Supermarkets);
  • Home improvement stores (The Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.);
  • Furniture stores;
  • Home electronics stores;
  • Bookstores;
  • Dollar stores.

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Just so, where can I get free packing supplies?

Here's a list of potential local stores where you may find free packing supplies:

  • Cardboard boxes will be your biggest packing expense, so get them for free to save plenty of money.
  • Shopping centers;
  • Furniture stores;
  • Home improvement stores;
  • Electronics stores;
  • Bookstores;
  • Dollar stores;
  • Liquor stores;

Beside above, where can I get cardboard boxes for free? Stores that have especially good free moving boxes include computer and office supply stores, book stores, shoe stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, warehouse clubs, fast food restaurants, coffee shops, pet stores, department stores, dollar stores, and grocery stores.

Then, where can I get free newspaper for packing?

Short Answer: Free newspapers for packing are sometimes available at recycling centers, libraries, or local newspaper offices. Stores also regularly offer free community newspapers or weekly ads and may be willing to collect daily papers they don't sell for you.

What is the cheapest packing material?

Your Packing Supplies Options & Costs

Material Price Best for
Bubble Wrap 40¢ Lightweight void fill and wrap for fragile items. Also comes in pre-made bags
DIY Bubble Wrap 24¢ Lightweight void fill and wrap for fragile items
DIY Air Pillows 27¢ Lightweight void fill
Styrofoam Peanuts 22¢ Lightweight void fill reduces content shifting

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