Don't wait until the last minute to start shopping paper bags, just in case your search for used boxes comes up empty and you have to buy new ones. As a matter of fact, determining how many you will need should be at the top of your to-do list. You will appreciate taking the extra time to shop around for new boxes at the best prices you can get should you be unable to get used ones. A large U-Haul moving box would cost you anywhere from $2.56 yo $3.50 per box, depending on the quantity. The more you need, the less you pay per box. Most places will need to know how many rooms of furniture or items you will need boxed in order to determine the exact number of boxes you will need. You should probably get a few extra boxes just in case. Better to have a couple extra cosmetic packaging boxes than to find yourself needing a couple more and you've run out.


Once you're done with your move, or you find you have more used boxes on hand than you needed, you could give them to a friend or relative who could put them to good use. If your used are in good condition, you can offer to resell them to moving and storage vendors who buy back new and used boxes.