The top 10 options for moving boxes in Toronto
Moving boxes in Toronto can be hard to come by. One can always hope that the dude working at the nearest LCBO or c-store will be merciful and donate a few boxes to the colossal pain in the ass that is moving, but collecting enough vessels with which to house one's records, unread books and cat accessories is always a challenge, no matter how much you flirt with that be-visored, largely unimpressed cashier.
Fear not, Torontonians. There are companies sprinkled across the city who have anticipated this problem, and solved it for you long before you knew you would face it. From re-usable moving boxes to the more traditional cardboard variety, here (in no particular order) are the top options for moving boxes in Toronto.
CityBoxes is based on a model of eco-friendliness. They alleviate some of the pain of moving by simply delivering reusable plastic boxes to your home, letting you pack them up and move them, and then coming to your new home to collect the boxes again. No more getting tangled up in packing tape, and no more canvassing businesses in your neighbourhood for charity boxes. You can rent 20 moving boxes from them for $80 dollars per week, and the prices go up from there.
Frogbox also rents out reusable boxes en masse. They deliver, and you can order online or by phone, with 25 boxes available for $109 to start, and they pick up the boxes after you move them, too. Delivery is free for orders over $75, and their pricing list offers a number of bundles to suit different sizes of home, and they rent to all of the GTA as well as within the city.
The Box Guys
The Box Guys in Leslieville sell a variety of box sizes (haha) which will cost you anywhere from $1.75 to $3.75. They offer a long list of specialty boxes, too, including wardrobe boxes, wine boxes, and flat screen TV boxes, among others.Shipping is free on orders over $99, and the company will usually deliver within a day.
Cargo Cabbie, at Dundas and Carlaw, will not only fulfill your need for boxes, it will also pack and move all of your junk for you. They will take care of small or large moves, whether you need to move from your hoe, condo, or office. Their services will cost at least their one-hour minimum rate, and to get a sense of what they charge, you need to get a quote online.
Green Box Rental
Green Box Rental also provides reusable stacking boxes. Its prices are comparable to businesses with the same model. Thirty boxes can be rented for $99, and as prices go up, they remain reasonable. Green Box only delivers and picks up the boxes after use. Though they're located in Toronto, there is no physical location to visit at this time.
Rotblott's Discount Warehouse
Rotblott's Discount Warehouse on Adelaide St. W. just east of Bathurst St. sells not only random office furnishings, but also boxes, and at highly reasonable prices. They start at $1.99 for smaller boxes, are sometimes sold in bundle packages, and if you buy 10, you get 10 per cent off your purchase. If you're going to go the cardboad route, this one is a good pick. It's kind of a one-stop-shop too. They've got ladders, tape, power tools, and all of those other superfun items that come with a superfun moving day.
All Canadian Self Storage
Alongside offering a wide range of self storage solutions, All Canadian Self Storage provides no fewer than nine sizes of boxes, wrapping and covers for furniture, and specialty boxes such as wardrobe and TV boxes. They even offer a drive through option at their west end location, at Weston Rd. and St. Clair Ave. W. For pricing, you need to get a quote.
Rent a Son
Well, this place has a creepy name (rent a son for your box? I don't know), but it comes with good recommendations. They offer household moving, commercial moving, and long distance moving (how many sons are there?) They can do it all if you need, from providing the packing materials and boxes to helping you pack and, ultimately, moving all of your junk from one locale to the next. Ideal. Costs can be obtained by requesting an estimate from the company.
The Box Spot
You've got to call or visit the store (one at 542 Mt. Pleasant Rd. and one at 2877 Bloor St. W.) to get any information on pricing, but when it comes to moving materials, this place is not skimping in its stock. It offers bubble wrap in multiple bubble-sizes, labels, furniture foam wrap, boxes for pictures or computers, custom boxes, etc. They also offer a variety of specials, and free delivery within the GTA.
Boxed Inn is located on The Queensway at Kipling Ave., and it boasts a huge selection of moving-related items, from single boxes, which start at $1.99, to entire moving bundles, which start at $56 and include everything you need to pack up your life and go, fugitive style.
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