If you’ve ever seen any of the beautiful rustic decor featuring pallets on Pinterest, you’ve probably wondered how people get access to pallets if they don’t own a business that uses them. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to get access to pallets for crafting if you’re interested in them! These tips will help you find pallets for crafting or building any project you want!
1. Ask local small businesses.
You’ll want to check for pallets for crafting at small businesses in your area. Often times, larger businesses will contract out for pallets and have to return them, so they’re unable to give them away. Smaller businesses usually just toss them, so you should be able to score a couple from a local business in your area! It’s always a good idea to make sure they haven’t been sprayed with any chemicals before you use them, so ask the business just to be sure!
2. Check Craigslist.
Craigslist is a great place to find pallets. Often times people will get them when they’ve had something large delivered and don’t want to haul them away or even deal with them. You can check the “free” and “general” sections! Most people give them away for free, but some will charge around $5 if you’re okay with paying a little too! Typically you’ll have to pick it up yourself, so plan on having a vehicle large enough to hall it away, especially if there’s a whole heap of them!
You’d be surprised at how many people have unwanted pallets lying around! Ask around and you could find some friends or family members who are wanting to get rid of unused pallets for free. Sometimes they even know people who have some to get rid of! You never know if you don’t ask!
4. If all else fails, you can buy wood slabs fairly cheap at Home Depot.
Although free is ideal, you can get pallets at Home Depot for fairly cheap. Depending on what you’re doing, it might be even more convenient to just get the wood slabs in the size you need! Free pallets are preferable, but Home Depot has pretty great prices on their wood. If you need the wood cut, they’ll even cut it for you in the store!
What kind of pallet crafts would you make?