BugFreeMovingBoxes.com, the website, came into being as a result of several bad life experiences involving bugs and pests. In my first days living on my own I discovered first hand how roommates can bring more than just a lava lamp and a great CD collection into our home. My first roommate moved in using borrowed and found boxes and packing materials. We were hit hard by roaches, spiders and bedbugs. Boy, was she ever embarrassed!
Recently, on a sailing trip in the Caribbean, our $1200 per day sailboat was infested with cockroaches. Our captain explained that this happens when vacationers buy food and liquor at the local grocery stores and then ship them to the boats in old ratty, bug infested cardboard boxes. This is actually a well know problem in warmer climates. If you look carefully, you will only see tourists using the many boxes stacked near the checkouts at Caribbean grocery stores. (The locals know to avoid them)
The moral of this story? Don't move your precious, clean belongings in used or unknown cardboard boxes. It is not worth the risk of infesting yourself with cockroaches, spiders, bed bugs and more!
I have tried to put together a list of great online moving box suppliers to help others avoid the misery I went through with FREE bug boxes.
I hope you like the site.