At reBOX, we rent, deliver, and pickup high quality moving supplies because moving creates such a mess.  Get a rigid box that does not crush under 500lbs and keeps water out, yes please.  Cardboard just doesn’t really float our boat but we have used it a lot.  Amazon boxes roll into our house like a cool Summer breeze year round.

You have a lot of things around your house or apartment that can help you spend less on moving supplies.  Use some of these creative ideas to spend and waste less!

Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Keep and reuse your delivery boxes
  • Dish (and maybe laundry) towels are great for packing kitchen breakables
  • Rent a clothing bar instead of buying wardrobe boxes for your clothes
  • Suitcases for packing shoes
  • A clothes hamper for packing your hats or more shoes 🙂
  • Use dresser drawers as boxes – if you use furniture wrap liberally around the drawers and your furniture is sturdy enough to move without them then try it
  • Use paper yard waste bags to pack bedding/pillows (just make sure they don’t get thrown out as trash in the move)
  • Use your sweaters, winter coats, or other thick material to wrap small breakables like decor or small lamps
  • Bedding like comforters can wrap mirrors, art, or maybe TVs (not our favorite solution but works)
  • Empty wastebaskets are great for packing toilet paper or extra bathroom supplies

There you have it.  A small but mighty list of ideas that could save you some cash.  Dare we say… a move in the right direction??