Where Do I Find Moving Supplies? Our Top Recommendations!


Moving requires a lot more supplies than you may think – from cardboard boxes or rubber tubs to tape, labels, furniture blankets, straps and tie-downs and more! So where can you find the moving supplies you need? Here are a few tips from Three Men And A Truck.

Grocery Stores & Big Box Stores

If you mostly need moving supplies, it doesn’t hurt to head to grocery stores and big box stores and talk to a manager about picking up some of their used cardboard boxes. These boxes usually have to be tossed or recycled anyway, so most store managers will be happy to provide you with their extra boxes, and these boxes tend to be very robust and sturdy.

Online Classifieds Like Craigslist

Craigslist and other online classified websites like Facebook Marketplace are good resources if you want low-cost, used moving supplies like boxes and tape. Keep an eye on these listings during the months and weeks leading up to your move to snag some sweet deals.

Truck Rental Companies & Self-Storage Facilities

Truck rental companies like UHaul and Penske always sell boxes and tape, and often rent out other supplies and equipment like dollies. Even if you don’t rent a truck or van from the company, you can get the stuff you need.

In recent years, these companies have also begun renting reusable, eco-friendly plastic boxes. These boxes are sturdier than cardboard and provide better protection for your stuff, but they are not disposable, so you’ll need to plan to return them to the facility after your move.

Most self-storage facilities also have moving and storage supplies for sale and rent, so this is another option to consider if a truck rental company is not your preferred option.

Home Improvement Stores & Hardware Stores

Home improvement stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Menard’s have lots of moving supplies for sale, They sometimes also rent out trucks and vans for moving and other purposes. You may also be able to find moving supplies at your local hardware store.

Full-Service Moving Companies

Full-service moving companies like Three Men And A Truck will handle the entire process of packing and unpacking your stuff as you move. That means we’ll provide all of the moving supplies you need – you won’t have to spend time hunting down boxes, tape, furniture blankets, dollies, and other such supplies. This can save you both time and money!

Ready To Make Your Move? Contact Three Men And A Truck Today!

At Three Men And A Truck, we offer both standard and full-service moving nationwide. Whether you’re making a local move or a long distance move, we’re standing by to make your move faster, easier, and simpler.

So don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 908-6496 to speak with one of our moving experts right away, explore your options, and book the moving services you need anywhere in the United States.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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