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Where to get some free boxes for your house move

Moving house can be overwhelming, but there are plenty of ways to make the process easier. From getting free boxes for your move to hiring a removals firm, here's how to take the stress out of moving house.


Gumtree is free to use in a way that enables people to give away things they no longer need. You can post an advert saying you don't want your old boxes anymore and someone will come round to collect them from you.

You could find some free boxes advertised on there.

Grocery Stores

Grocery shops are an excellent source of free boxes. If you go into a supermarket and ask the staff for some, they’re likely to give you some paper bags or cardboard boxes. It’s important to be polite when asking because they may need them back, but it’s worth a try because they might want to help out with your house move!

Book Stores

Bookstores usually provide boxes for customers to use when they buy books. You can request a few boxes for free, but if you need more, you'll have to pay for them. Bookstore boxes come in all shapes and sizes, including large ones that can hold dishes or other fragile items. Bubble wrap is also available at most bookstores so you can protect your items while they're being moved from one place to another.

Major Supermarkets

Supermarkets receive many deliveries every day, so they have a lot of empty cardboard boxes lying around. These boxes will be in good condition because they were only used to store groceries or other household items. Head to the supermarket early in the morning or late at night when stock is being replenished—that way, you’ll be able to speak with a member of staff while they might be stocking shelves.

Check Facebook Groups

If you're moving, search your local area for Facebook groups and ask the members if they have any spare boxes. If you're lucky, someone may offer you some at no charge!

Social media community groups

If you’re moving, you can ask about free boxes on social media community groups. Some are local to the area and some are national, but they all have people who are looking for free things—including those with lots of cardboard boxes. On these pages, post a request for some boxes or ask if anyone has any they can spare. They may also have other moving supplies that would come in handy during your move as well. You might even find someone who is willing to help you move!

Your neighbourhood print shop

When you need to pack up your belongings for a move, you can ask at your local print shop if they have any spare boxes that you can use. Since the boxes will only have been used to hold paper or stationery items, you can expect them to be in good condition.

Warehouses local to you

Ask local warehouses and distribution centres if you can take their empty boxes. These boxes are usually only going to be thrown away or recycled and may be just what you need!

Your Local Pharmacist

If you're looking to get free boxes for storage, consider visiting your local pharmacy.The delivery boxes are smaller than the usual storage boxes because they have been used to package medicine . You can use these cardboard boxes to smaller items that you may need to pack.

Nearby Universities or Colleges

If you are moving during autumn or spring, you may be able to get boxes from college students who have moved into or out of local halls of residence. Contact your nearest college or university directly to see if they can help you.

Coffee Shop

If you're friendly with a coffee shop owner, he or she might be willing to give you some boxes. The employees of these restaurants receive deliveries of food every now and then.


With all of the details that need to be addressed when moving house, finding the right boxes can be a bit daunting. Fortunately, we've shared these tips with you so that your search for the perfect moving boxes will be much easier!

If you need help packing your fragile belongings , Joel Removals are capable and experience in that.

Also if you are able to pack you boxes by yourself and simply need a man and a van or Removals team to help move to a nearby storage unit or a new home ,we come in handy for that, also at affordable prices!

Contact us today for a quick chat on how we can help ease the stress of our moving . we are happy helpers!

Thank You,

Joel Removals

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