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When preparing for a major move you may decide to choose the Internet as a source for finding affordable moving boxes and materials. An online search for discount moving supplies will bring up dozens of related pages and packaging shops. With so many moving supply companies to choose from it is a good idea to do some research before purchasing.

Some shops are well known due to commercials and availability, such as Uline and U-haul. These merchants pride themselves on delivering quality merchandise on time as promised. They also offer competitive prices. Other companies, like Uboxes and Moving Supplies, are quickly gaining notice as reliable sources for discount moving supplies with ninety-nine cent sixteen inch boxes and deals on moving supply kits. Responsible merchants help the planet by selling recycled and recyclable boxes and materials. Customer oriented moving supply companies include a one hundred percent satisfaction guarantee, or the option to return unused supplies with money back, plus or minus shipping costs. Some discount moving supplies include free shipping on orders over one hundred dollars or more.

When ordering discount moving supplies online or through catalogs a good thing to remember is to purchase well in advance of the actual moving date. Some packaging shops guarantee twenty four to forty eight hour warehouse shipping. Others may require more notice, especially when shipping a large order. Delivery options vary between standard, overnight and two or three day delivery between services like the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, the United Parcel Service (UPS) and occasionally through parcel service newcomer DHL.

Items available for discount moving supplies include cardboard boxes of different designs and sizes, packing tape, bubble wrap, stretch wrap, packing peanuts, and paper or foam packing materials. Most packaging companies offer discounts on pre-designed kits made specifically for the kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, or dining room. Bedroom kits sell for one room, or four. Kit items may include small boxes under fifteen inches, medium boxes around eighteen to twenty inches, and much larger boxes with packing tape, bubble wrap, wrapping paper. Some kits include labels, permanent markers, glass foam dividers and more. Further discounts are available for ordering more than three room kits.

It is important to find out what types of materials and thicknesses are available for fragile items like wine glasses, dinnerware, and ceramic knick knacks.

Don’t be afraid to compare prices, deals, and shipping times between companies when looking to buy discount moving supplies. Most companies offer monthly or weekly sales that further reduce purchasing prices, which help to lessen some of the worries when in the process of moving.

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