I had the nicest man come give me an estimate on my move, and he told me something that I already knew, but maybe you don’t: Don’t buy your boxes from the moving company. The don’t get them all that cheap, to begin with, and then they mark them up before they sell them to you. Now, if they’re packing for you, you have to let them use their boxes. But if you’re doing all of your own packing or—like me—most of your own packing, you’ll need some boxes.
Or perhaps a gazillion boxes.
Now you know that I am going to be referring to the good folks over at Moving Scam for lots and lots of move-related advice in the coming months, but I have to tell you that their recommended box source didn’t pass my litmus test. Good product? Yes. Best bargain? Sorry, but no.
I’ll be buying boxes from Metroboxes for my upcoming move. Their prices are significantly lower than the other dozen sites I checked out. The only real difference I could find (other than their lower prices) was that most box sites have free shipping regardless of your order size, and here you have to order $75+ for free shipping.
Um, I’m going to be up to $75 before I finish packing up my kids’ rooms. So, no problem there! Also, please send alcohol!