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Pallets and cinderblocks

1. where do you all get these pallets mentioned all around this site?2. How do you get a bunch( 10-16) of cinderblocks from Home depot to your car, to your yard? They're so darned heavy- but I've seen 2 outdoor DIYcinderblock benches/beds on her that I'd love, so I'm motivated!

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    Amy Ogden-Paparone Gilbertsville, PA
    on May 20, 2014

    I get mine from our food store. I asked the manager if he had any pallets that he wasn't keeping and he told me, any time I see pallets out back I could feel free to take them. You should ask around by you. Many stores just have them picked up and thrown away. Might as well put them to good use! And the cinder blocks I just load up myself at Home Depot, and have my sons unload for me when I get home.

  • Jenn
    Jenn Salt Lake City, UT
    on May 20, 2014

    You can also look in the yellow pages for Pallets, or shipping companies. They have them and want to get rid of them.

  • Redeemwood
    Redeemwood Windsor, CO
    on May 20, 2014

    Again... be very careful of the pallets you grab! I avoid food store pallets because they are sometimes sprayed with pesticides prior to shipping to keep bugs from the food even though it is boxed and wrapped... Look for the HT mark... etc. etc... Do your research so that no one gets sick....

  • Susan Sheffield
    Susan Sheffield Gadsden, AL
    on May 20, 2014

    Lowe's or Home Depot will sometimes give them to you.

  • Sunny M
    Sunny M Corunna, MI
    on May 20, 2014

    Factories usually have them. News paper print building, Small businesses like electric motor parts, If they are out by the road they are free.

  • Lorene Murray
    Lorene Murray Oran, MO
    on May 20, 2014

    Check with some of the shipping companies in your area, most of the time they are glad to get rid of them.

  • Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands
    Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands Denver, CO
    on May 20, 2014

    Ask at any grocery or hardware store. Our local ACE puts them by the dumpster if they are not marked for return and told me I can always grab any I see there. I see them for free on Craigslist a lot too.

  • Nelda Thompson
    Nelda Thompson Bryan, TX
    on May 20, 2014

    Local grocery or hardware stores are usually happy to have you pick them up for free. Lowe's, Home Depot or other shipping companies.

  • Robin H
    Robin H Caspian, MI
    on May 20, 2014

    Call and check out places - sometimes they GIVE THEM AWAY for free - or a minimal fee of like $5.00 each. Ace Hardware near me charges a $5.00 but there are a few stores in Marquette, MI where you can get them free. Check out appliance stores, furniture or even bulk grocery stores. I've tried Home Depot near me and they re-use theirs. Try Super One Foods or even local hospitals and/or pharmacies.

  • Kate McComas
    Kate McComas Concord, NH
    on May 21, 2014

    You can rent a van from the Home depot to take whatever you purchase there to your house like those cinder blocks. That would reduce the wear and tear on your vehicle and you could put all of the blocks you want in the van...

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