How to find affordable boxes and packing tools.

By Adam Bluestein

Self-move companies will sell you boxes and other packing supplies, but you can probably find better prices if you shop around.

  • U-Haul ( sells boxes and many other moving supplies at lower prices than you may find at an office-supply store. You can also get a full refund at any U-Haul location nationwide for unused boxes (don’t forget your receipt).
  • Budget Truck Rental ( sells packing supplies and offers free shipping on orders of more than $20.
  • Internet sites like sell packing supplies at prices that can be 20 percent or more below those of office-supply stores and movers.

To learn how to box up your belongings correctly, see Moving Packing Tips.

Feeling overwhelmed by your upcoming move? Get organized with the Moving Checklist.

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