Top 8 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes in Kitchener-Waterloo - WRX Property Group

Top 8 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes in Kitchener-Waterloo

The day has finally come, and it's time to start everyone's favourite (sarcasm) part of moving - packing.

Given all of the expenses that come along with moving such as rentals, deposits, and old bills, the last thing you'll want to do is dish out more money for moving boxes.

Bars, Restaurants, and Cafes

The boxes found at these places are usually quite strong as they are meant for transporting of heavier items, which makes them ideal for any large items you need to pack.

If you call in advance they'll make sure not to tear down the boxes, and even might help you carry them to the car as a thank you for saving them a bit of work.

Now just make sure you don't get stuck at the bar or else you'll end up spending the money you just saved.

Liquor Stores

Another great source for sturdy and free boxes in Kitchener-Waterloo. Liquor stores are full of free moving boxes, but you might not be the only person thinking about stopping by there so make sure you call and find out if there are any available.

The added bonus of stopping by here for free moving boxes is that you can grab some drinks for your friends who are helping you move. Two birds, one stone!

Office Supply Stores

This is a great place to find boxes of all sizes. Places like Best Buy and Staples carry a wide range of inventory from printers to pens, making them ideal places to find just the box you're looking for.

Most of these boxes will still have their lids making it easy to close them! We recommend stopping by here first and you might not even have to go to the other places on the list.


Home Improvement Stores

You'll definitely find big and sturdy boxes at places like Home Hardware and Rona, but not without its challenges. With these bigger places it can be difficult to find someone who can give you permission to take their boxes.

As an alternative you could try a locally owned hardware store, there is usually an owner or manager kicking around!

Book Stores

Books are heavy, we all know that!

Therefore the boxes that they come in must be able to handle most anything that you throw into them. Book stores will usually get shipments once a week, so make sure you call ahead and find out when to drop by.

While you're there you can also pick up some reading material on more moving tips.


There's a good chance that you live near a Shoppers Drug Mart, or another similar pharmacy. Similar to office supply stores, they also have a large variety of boxes up for grabs.

To make your transportation simpler place the small boxes into the medium boxes, and then add all of those to the large boxes.

This will help you fit them all into your car.

Grocery Stores

You can definitely find some sturdy and free moving boxes in Kitchener-Waterloo grocery stores, however most good ones are usually gone early as people use them to pack their groceries.

A lot of the boxes also have air holes in them making them less ideal for small items, but they are usually very strong which makes them great for larger and heavier items.


People are always giving away free stuff on Kijiji, so it's definitely worth checking it out. You can also place a wanted ad for moving boxes. If someone has just finished moving they'll be happy to have you take them off their hands.

There you have it, our favourite places to find free moving boxes in Kitchener-Waterloo. Now you can use the money you saved to treat your friends with pizza and beer for helping you move!

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