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Shifting from one location to another may be a pain or a pleasure depending upon the shifters predilections. Travel lovers would love any change of place while couch potatoes might hate any change of place. However, both travel lovers and change haters do not seem to like the job of shifting their things. They think of it as too much of a bother, at least till they understand how much the right type of moving boxes can help.

Let us consider a scenario where a travel enthusiast is posted to some place, which is perhaps better than the place he is currently living in. He would love to go there and would prefer to have all his household things shifted there, lock stock and barrel. The first thing he would consider is using the services of professional packers and movers. Once a person entrusts the job to professionals, he does not have to worry about anything. Trained packers will come with their own moving boxes, will pack the things, load it, and shift it to the new place. Once the goods reach there, they will unload it, unpack it, arrange things the way it was in the original place, and will even take away the moving boxes for recycling, or reuse, or whatever.

A change hater who is forced to shift his own mass and belongings to a new place may not be equally enthusiastic. He might prefer to shift with as few things as necessary, just enough of it to keep him alive at the other end. He may consider managing with whatever moving boxes he has got. Everybody is likely to have at home, steel trunks or traveling bags or old cardboard boxes in which groceries had come packed. These cases may not be designed to function exclusively as moving boxes, but much of the household paraphernalia could be squeezed into them and the remaining can be rolled up into comforters and tied with plastic ropes.

The former is as good an arrangement as can be, though there is one glitch. Professional packers do not come cheap, and a person might have to pay through his nose to get the services of expert packers and movers. Their moving boxes and services would be excellent, and so far as one can afford to avail their services, there is no harm in doing so. Still, everyone may not be able to, and those cannot afford, will have to seek other options.

The latter is also not a bad way of packing, and can be managed cheaply. The problem here is that you may not be able to take all your goods because of the limitations in the number and size of the available moving boxes. You might also look something like a 14th century traveler on his way to explore an unknown world.

The truth is that you need not have to go to either extreme. The in-between option that will work out best is buying the right type of moving boxes. There are excellent moving boxes available at very reasonable prices. You can pack everything in them yourself, and look like the 21st century individual that you are, instead of appearing like Marco Polo setting forth on his explorations.

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Where to Get Moving Boxes - You Have Options!

by Diane Pedreira

When the time comes and you need to move, the easiest way to sort out your belongings is to put them in boxes. Why do that? Well it beats filling your car with your plants that tip everywhere. The only time I think you may not need to use boxes is if you only had ten items that you are moving.

Okay so you need boxes, you get it. The question you may ask is where to get moving boxes? Well my friend, there is a couple of places that I can tell you of. So sit back and take notice!

Moving Companies Can Help

If you are using a moving company to do your move, they can supply you with the boxes and even help you pack for an extra fee. This way you do not need to worry where they come from, just pack away!

This works the same for international moving companies; however, they must actually pack your belongings by law in case you are a terrorist trying to plant a bomb on a ship, you cannot blame them really.

If you are doing the packing yourself, or are going half way and just using moving companies for their trucks or containers, you can purchase or rent the moving equipment from them or retailers. What I mean by that is, if you are using some of their services then they will be happy to sell you the products they use at a normal price. On the other hand, if you are not using a moving company then the answer as to where to get moving boxes is a retailer.

Buying from a retailer is easy; you can buy the boxes online or at the nearest box supplier. To find an online company just do a web search for moving boxes and a list will appear magically in front of your eyes.

The real tip however, is getting the boxes for free. What? Why keep this from me? I'm not, wait a second, I will tell you where to get moving boxes for free, do not worry!

Free Moving Boxes

If you are looking for the best deal for boxes, then this is it. Everyone works or knows someone that works in a place that uses cardboard boxes. And even if you do not, you know of a supermarket.

These cardboard boxes are 99% of the time wasted, thrown in the bin. If you befriend the staff and just ask for them, it would save you loads of money! So that sure does seem to answer to where to get moving boxes! Of course these boxes won't be as good looking as the brown square boxes, and may not have the amount of strength, but they will work and they are free after all.

Supermarkets do give away cardboard boxes usually, so long as you ask nicely you could have them. Because the boxes are made for carrying heavy objects such as tin cans, drink bottles, they should be able to carry your belongings. Be sure to not put your clothes in the banana box though, and check for any rips or tears that could ruin your items.

So where to get moving boxes comes down to three main sources:

Your moving company (if applicable),

Online or at a local retailer,

Free at work or a supermarket.

So now all you have to do is go and get them!

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Laurel Sweeney
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