So you've decided to go the "Used Moving Box" route anyway... Well, if you must, there is an alternative that you should look into. Maybe you are still worried about the environment and how many trees are harvested each year in the manufacturing of new moving boxes. There is a company here in the USA named UsedCardboardBoxes.com that specializes in recycling clean used moving boxes. The boxes that they sell are not what you would normally consider to be a "used" moving box.
UsedCardboardBoxes.com is a company that buys top quality clean boxes from large companies from all over the United Sates. These boxes are often single-use boxes that have been used only once and have been treated very gently. In other cases, the boxes are misprinted or factory overruns that cannot be sold to regular retail customers. In these cases, the boxes are brand new and, in most cases, have never even been assembled. Once the boxes arrive at the receiving center, they are inspected and if they pass inspection, they are bundled into kits (with packing supplies) for resale to consumers. If they fail, the boxes are sent for traditional recycling. The inspection process grades the boxes shape, strength and overall quality.
To save money, they do not have any stores - they only sell through their website but they do provide FREE shipping within 1 or 2 business days any where in the USA.
This is an excellent way to save money while getting good, clean moving boxes. The boxes typically come from large companies who have used the box once and are looking to recycle the boxes rather than discard them. So, while you are saving money, you are also helping large companies recycle and save trees. Some boxes are rejected during the manufacturing process so once again, you are helping to save paper from landfill. Either way, you save money and the environment all at the same time!
Although some boxes may look brand new, you have to expect that some of your boxes will have been previously used. Some boxes will have writing, labels or other imperfections. They will still hold your stuff on moving day. The boxes are assembled into kits. This takes place at the distribution centers so you will have to be prepared to take the boxes you get. You will not be able to order the exact quantity or exact sizes of boxes. They are pretty good at making sure that each kits has the basic boxes that you will need for your move.
They ship these moving box kits anywhere in the continental USA for FREE! All moving boxes are shipped using UPS Ground from one of their four regional distribution centers and are guaranteed to arrive in 1-2 business days. Orders placed by 3PM (time zone of the delivery address) will be shipped the same business day. Please remember that Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are not considered business days. Orders placed after 3pm during the week, Saturday, Sunday or holidays will be shipped the very next business day.
They keep things simple. They don't stock every size or size of cardboard box! They pre-pack our boxes along with convenient accessories into low-cost, earth-friendly "stacks" and "kits" that consist of the sizes and shapes used most often by do-it-yourself movers and professional moving companies. This way, they can focus their attention on the quality of the boxes and offer you the customer the lowest price possible. Plus, they always include FREE SHIPPING!