Moving day, the thought of the work that lies ahead is something none of us looks forward to, and yet it’s like a fresh start. At the top of the list of items to collect are boxes, free boxes, you will be needling lots of them in various sizes. Here are some places to begin scouring for free ones of course.


Head to Craigslist Nanaimo and search under the free stuff can uncover several places to pick up some free boxes in your area. If you have other local websites where free things are available try that also.


Check out sites like Freecycles for anything posted in your area.

Liquor Stores

Liquor or wine outlets are a great place to find small boxes that are perfect for those heavier items such as dishes, etc.

Book Stores

Made to order for packing up your own library, CD’S or DVD collection.

Grocery Stores

There is a trend towards less packing in the grocery stores, if you find out their delivery days it might be possible to get your hands on a supply before they head to the trash compactor. The produce department can turn up some good apple boxes with lids if you enquire.


Busy coffee shops receive lots of deliveries each week and will have boxes or varying sizes free for the taking, just find out the shipment days.

McDonald’s Fry Boxes

These boxes are strong for packing heavier items, readily available and the fries come frozen so there won’t be any odour or grease sticking to them.

Our moving and storage company is another source of boxes and supplies for your move. Contact us today for more information on our services and to get a free quote.