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Glad to be Reusing Moving Supplies

Getting ready for this move is rather time consuming. I’m managing bits of time for regular work, but it’s tough. Especially since we had a scheduled, 8 hour power outage yesterday for some sort of work the power company has been doing in our area.

We still haven’t found the house we’ll be moving into, but I’m doing a bit of packing every day so it won’t be such a chore when the time comes. There are always things you don’t need to have out all the time.

The nice thing is that we have a lot of boxes to reuse. Many are from a previous move of ours, and in between were loaned to one of my sisters for her move. It’s nice that they’re still in good enough shape to be used for this. We also have a few boxes that my mother had from other things.

Packing materials will mostly be old newspapers, which I have my mother and my inlaws saving up for us. Why buy bubble wrap and such when we can get the newspaper for free?

This whole process will no doubt also be a reminder of how much stuff we have that is only rarely used. Most of it I really don’t mind, especially the various antique dishes from my great aunt and grandmother.

It should be interesting to see how little we can spend on moving supplies.

2 replies on “Glad to be Reusing Moving Supplies”

  1. Vinny says:

    Reusing boxes is totally a great way to save money on a move! I wasn’t lucky enough to have a bunch of boxes saved up, but I bought used boxes from usedcardboardboxes.com, and it was much cheaper than buying new. If you run short, I would totally check them out! Good luck on the move!!!

  2. BoxCycle says:

    You can also try BoxCycle for cheap used boxes that may be available locally. BoxCycle also lets you sell your unneeded used boxes.

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