Where to Find Free Moving Boxes

 

Craigslist

On any given day, there are dozens of people in the City of Portland giving away free boxes. After searching "free boxes" in the craigslist search box the other day January 2017, I found 44 up-to-date listings related to free boxes in Portland, OR. The thing is, it's pretty common people place after moving that people will have have leftover boxes. Typically they will just pile them in their garage. The key is to find these people before they giveaway all their boxes, or worse, throw them away.  One really good strategy is to set a an Craigslist.com automated alert and email notification.  You will need create a free Craigslist account first. After you type "free boxes", click "Save Search". 

Note: Once you save the search, you will be able to save your preferences. 


Cash & Carry

There are five large bins with hundreds of unflattened boxes. The bins are adjacent to the front door under the covered entrance area. We spoke with Shawn, assistant manager, and learned we could pick them up as long as we parked in an appropriate parking place, and took less than 25 boxes at a time. Keep in mind customers of the store use the boxes to pack their groceries in. If you are on the premise you should consider making a purchase - that would be the respectful thing to do.  

The boxes are under the covered roof in bins


On the NW corner (yellow dot) of the store there is a dumpster with flattened boxes

Ross Dress for less

This location usually has a lot of boxes that are accessible from the back side of the building. The boxes tend to be flattened and decent size. You might also have better luck going at times after new shipments.  Wednesdays at 9pm is a good time from our experience. 

 

Hollywood Beverage

Liquor stores are some of the best stores to go to for boxes, because the boxes are solid, ideal for moving, and there are so many of them. Hollywood Beverage store is a go to place for these free boxes. The have a new freight come in typically on Wednesdays at 1:30pm. The boxes will always be at the loading dock on the back side of the building to the garage.  Also, be sure to go buy a 'brown bottle' or local or imported spirits, because they are the best in town 

Find all these boxes at Hollywood Beverage. Liquor boxes are great because they are small, and have handles.


Other Resources For Boxes

Carton Service

http://www.cartononline.com/

Cheap Boxes in Portland

Although these boxes are not free, they are relatively inexpensive and a great local storefront to go to if you need different sizes, shapes, or forms.


Packing Supplies Calculator 

Packing Calculator! Use it on the right

Some Other Ideas:

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1. Consider saving up on newspaper or boxes for packing material.
2. Use towels as packing cloth instead paying a lot of money fo bubble wrap, or packing paper.
3. Uhaul will typically give you moving pads for free with your truck.
4. Check out our link for more info relates to moving boxes and packing packing hacks. http://www.roasted.com/article/31024784/moving-hacks-for-the-hopelessly-disorganized

 


Moving services that provide free boxes...what? That's us. Although we recommend customers pack up their most private, fragile, and boutique possessions, our service includes full packing service. Provide us with square footage, or the number of bedrooms, and we will calculate the need. And here's the other thing, we try our best to recycle and reuse boxing and packing materials. Household and commercial moves are traditionally very wasteful, we think that's sad. Hire us to mitigate wastefulness, and pack your belongings. 

Moving services that provide free boxes...what? That's us. Although we recommend customers pack up their most private, fragile, and boutique possessions, our service includes full packing service. Provide us with square footage, or the number of bedrooms, and we will calculate the need. And here's the other thing, we try our best to recycle and reuse boxing and packing materials. Household and commercial moves are traditionally very wasteful, we think that's sad. Hire us to mitigate wastefulness, and pack your belongings. 

Free Boxes W/ The Purchase of  Two Packers

Moving Fellows - Portland

503-388-5759

movingfellows.com

The services provide customers with free used or unused cardboard boxes when the customer schedules packing service. The packing service is $35/hr per packing professional. The service will provide customers with $100 worth of boxes and packing material. This $100 value amounts to roughly 50 boxes. 


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