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I Have Finished Moving, Can I Sell My Moving Boxes?

Aug 17, 2007
So, you've finished moving. You decided to buy moving boxes to help make the process easier. Now everything is unpacked and the boxes are sitting in your apartment creating clutter. You can't fully enjoy your new place until all of those boxes are gone.

The problem is, the boxes were expensive and you can't justify breaking them up and throwing them out or putting them in the recycling bin. So you are wondering - can you sell them?

The answer to that question is not as simple as it seems. On the one hand, if you sell them you can make some money. On the other hand, second hand boxes may not work as well as they did when they were new. These are things to consider when deciding if you can sell them.

What Condition Are They In?

The first thing to consider when deciding if you can sell your boxes is to determine the condition they are in. If they are still in really good shape and structurally stable, chances are that you can sell them without a problem. However, if they are in poor condition or if they are already second-hand boxes, it probably isn't worth it to try selling them back. Nobody wants a moving box that is in poor condition.

Do You Have A Place To Sell Them?

If the boxes are in good condition, you probably can sell them. Of course, the next step is to find a place to sell them. If you have a yard sale you can try to sell them there. Or you can try placing a classified ad or selling them online. However, if you can't find a good place to sell your boxes, it might not be worth the time and effort it takes to find one.

Should You Give Them Away?

Another thing you need to consider is if it's worth it to sell them or if it might be simpler to simply give them away. If the boxes are in practically new condition, you will probably want to sell them. If they aren't, you can try giving them away. People move often, and look for boxes near trash bins, grocery stores, or from friends. Sometimes it is much more difficult to find somebody willing to pay more for boxes rather than just take them off your hands for free.

Is There A Market For Used Boxes?

Most people prefer to use moving boxes to pack their things. The problem is that these types of boxes can be expensive. This creates a market for selling moving boxes, as there are many people who will want to buy used ones, especially if they are in good shape. However, if you live in a small town where people seem to stay put, you may have trouble selling your boxes. If you live in a big city you probably can sell them quickly. These are things to keep in mind when deciding whether to sell your used moving boxes.
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