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Old 04-23-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, CA
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Yeah, craigslist is a good option. Sometimes people sell them, but sometimes they give them away too.

Also, try thrift stores. They always have boxes coming in with the donations.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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Check out freecycle.org in your area. Also free stuff on Craigslist.
Exactly. Craigslist and most FreeCycle lists allow you to ASK for these, which is one way to get to them before people even offer them up.

If there are high rises in your area, cruise by their loading dock or dumpster area and often you'll see boxes there, often around first of the month, give or take a few days.

Supermarket boxes are way too weak and/or small to be much help.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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Think outside the 'box' too. Thrift shops frequently have old suitcases and duffle bags for next to nothing, which work great for squishables, plus you can use them as storage. At least you can, if you have storage space once you get to where you are going. The last time I moved, I had about a dozen duffles, which worked great for storing off-season clothing. Suitcases of every size are great for storing craft supplies. I also got about 35 food storage buckets, mostly the 5 gallon kind with half a dozen smaller ones, with lids. Those got all the bulk grains, beans, rice, small packets of things like Kool-aid, spices, and so on. I still use the buckets to store horse feed, dog kibbles, and food for my bird. No muss, no fuss, no rodent or insect problems.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Check out freecycle.org in your area. Also free stuff on Craigslist.
I just put an ad on Freecycle and gave away boxes in under a couple of hours.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I signed up for Freecycle today. Ha! They make you take a test and write an essay

(a very tiny essay )

I went to Wally World this am and spoke to someone who gave me a good hint.

She said call the night before and speak with a night manager. They do most of the stock at night and should save some boxes for the asking.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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TALKING TO MANAGERS DEFINATELLY A KEY... I AGREE.. ALSO TRY A FAMILY DOLLAR STORE THEY HAVE A GOOD VARIETY OF BOXES YOU CAN ASK THEM TO PUT THE SIZE YOU NEED TO THE SIDE..
tHE MANAGER AT ONE TIME FOR MY MOMS MOVE LET ME GO TO THE BACK AND CHOOSE ALL THAT I NEEDED.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Costco has lots of free boxes. You can ask inside or simply check the carts out in the parking lot - shoppers often leave those boxes behind. They don't have lids, but they are pretty sturdy.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: 3rd Rock fts
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Try a florist place. Clean & a variety of sizes.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:59 AM
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I'm late to the party but I know of a great place for smaller strong boxes.


Wendy's French Fry boxes are really heavy duty and all uniform in size.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: NorthTexas
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I do not know where you are baseballgal but if you are near Arlington, send me a dm and I will give you the ones in my garage!
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