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Where to buy moving supplies for cheap

September 8th, 2017 - 2:33 PM

How to get cheap moving supplies

Every savvy packer knows the key to protecting their items during a move is to use quality supplies. To protect belongings without blowing your budget, we recommend using professional moving supplies from the U-Pack® Box Store. The affordable prices give you a great value, and every order comes with FREE shipping! Keep reading to learn how to get supplies from U-Pack at the cheapest prices possible.

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Getting the cheapest packing supplies

There are two ways to get the cheapest prices on your moving supplies: buying a moving kit or buying in bulk. Let’s break down those two options to see which one is best for you.

Buying a moving kit

Moving kits are convenient ways to get the moving supplies you need. Bundled based on home size, they provide the boxes, packing paper and more. There are four kits available for each size home depending on your needs: the economy kit includes a variety of boxes and tape, the basic kit contains an assortment of boxes, tape and packing material, the enhanced kit is similar to the basic but also includes SmartMove® tape for labeling, and the wardrobe kit includes wardrobe boxes along with moving boxes and supplies.

How does a moving kit save you money? The supplies are cheaper bundled together than they are separately. For example:

A one-bedroom wardrobe kit contains:

  • 8 small boxes
  • 15 medium boxes
  • 8 large boxes
  • 2 wardrobe boxes
  • 220 yards of tape
  • 1 tape dispenser
  • 48’ Bubble Wrap®
  • 3 lbs. packing paper
  • 2 markers

Price: $134.95, but the cost of the items separately is $203.63!

Three bedroom wardrobe kit:

  • 8 small boxes
  • 15 medium boxes
  • 20 large boxes
  • 10 extra-large boxes
  • 2 wardrobe boxes
  • 220 yards of tape
  • 1 tape dispenser
  • 48’ Bubble Wrap®
  • 3 lbs. packing paper
  • 2 markers

Price: $243.75, but the cost of the items is $333.54.

If you need an assortment of packing material and boxes for your move, a cheap way to get the necessary supplies is with a moving kit.

Note: Prices are subject to change. In the examples above, some supplies aren’t available for individual purchase in the quantities the kits offer. We’ve determined the cost per item to calculate the value.

Buying in bulk

If you would rather piece together your own moving supplies, buy them in bulk to get a cheaper price. While you don’t want to buy more supplies than you need, buying in larger quantities is more cost-effective.

Take a look at how buying moving supplies in bulk takes the price down:

  • Economy moving blankets – 12 pack: $99.95 ($8.33 per blanket), compared to the 2 pack at  $32.95 ($16.47 per blanket).
  • Packing paper – 50 lbs. for $68.95 ($1.38 per lb.), compared to 10 lbs. for $19.95 ($1.99 per lb.).
  • Medium moving boxes – 20 boxes for $44.95 ($2.25 per box), compared to 10 boxes for $34.95 ($3.49 per box).

No matter which moving supply item you’re looking at, the more you buy, the lower the cost per item. If you’re on the fence about how much of a certain supply you need, consider getting the next bigger pack. Having too many packing supplies is better than running out — you can use extra packing material to provide added protection to fragile items. And remember you can repurpose unused boxes or maybe even donate supplies like tape or packing paper to an art teacher at a local school.

Have any questions about cheap moving supplies?

Check out moving boxes and other supplies and see what all you need for your move. If you have questions about the price of supplies or placing an order, let us know.

Don’t know how you’re moving yet? U-Pack offers affordable moving, too! Get a free moving quote to see how much it costs.

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