Where to Buy Used Moving Blankets

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Where to Buy Used Moving Blankets

Oh My Apartment · Dec 4, 2009

For anyone considering a move, moving blankets can come in handy. These padded blankets are crucial for getting furniture and other heavy freight where it needs to go. Moving blankets protect all kinds of household goods during transit. The padding helps to avoid breakage during the shifting that goes on inside a truck when it’s on the road.

You may have easy sources for cardboard moving boxes, including the supermarket, the liquor store, and even the local hospital, but when it comes to other moving supplies like moving blankets, the search can be a little more difficult. How do individual households get used moving blankets to tackle relocations on their own? Here are some strategies for acquiring used moving blankets, either for a single move or for numerous moving projects.

Estate Sales and Auctions

Those who are experienced at looking for used hardware and tools know that estate sales can be a rich source of all of the gear you need for any kind of project that you may take on. Estate sales and similar venues can yield gently used or nearly new moving supplies, including used moving blankets that may still be in good condition. The key is to circulate through a number of these types of sales with an eye for the specific gear that you’re looking for long-term. In some cases, you may have to buy “lots” of goods in order to get what you want – at auctions, moving supplies may be packaged with other goods for convenient sale.

Local Moving Companies and Small Businesses

It’s possible that small local companies in your area will routinely upgrade to newer moving blankets and sell the ones that they currently use. If you’re on the hunt for this kind of moving supplies, ask around and see if you can get a good used deal directly from a local moving company or other seller.

Online Sales

Another option is to go toward online venues where you can get a vast variety of sales for moving supplies and all kinds of other gear. Moving blankets, hand trucks and more are all routinely for sale used, where sellers around the country can advertise their used merchandise on the Internet.

Along with discount moving company sites, Web users can take advantage of specific websites to seek out used moving blanket offers. Some of these sites are run by moving companies like UHaul or Penske, and others may be more general trading sites like the mega-bargain site Craigslist. This strategy can be good for locating any of the specific tools you’ll need to carry out a successful move, without spending a lot on high retail prices for new moving supplies at a local chain store. All of the above are options for those who are generally thrifty, and want to keep household supplies on hand for when they are needed, rather than relying on outside companies to supply all of the necessary materials for a relocation.

Because of their durability, high quality quilted moving blankets in polyester, cotton or a mixed weave can often last a long time, and finding them for sale used can save movers a lot of money.

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