If you’ve hired Three Men And A Truck for full-service moving, you won’t have to buy any packing supplies or materials ahead of time – they will all be included with your service. Your movers will show up with boxes, tape, moving blankets, and everything else that may be needed to move your items safely and securely.
If you’re moving on your own, though, you have a few other options for getting moving and packing supplies. Truck rental services like U-Haul and Penske typically sell moving boxes, packing tape, packing materials like air pillows and packing peanuts, and other basics.
Another option is to do some Googling for used boxes and packing materials in your area. You may be able to find offers for gently-used boxes on websites like Craigslist, and pick up what you need for a low price.
You may also be able to save some money by asking local businesses for their used cardboard boxes. Grocery stores, for example, often have a surplus of strong cardboard boxes from shipping eggs, milk, and other essentials, and typically are willing to let you have them for free.