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Old 04-23-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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The last time I moved was 5 years ago and I had no problem finding free boxes. At the time, my local Wally World had a back room with stacks for the taking. Not so for the the one by me now. Same thing with grocery stores.
Those boxes get crushed so fast, a person has no chance to snag a few.

It really goes against my grain to pay for boxes. Looking for suggestions

Thanks all
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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The last time I moved I talked to the manager of the local grocery store. I asked if we could get boxes and as long as we were there at the appointed time (before they were crushed) we could have as many as we wanted. It helps to talk to the manager.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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I agree with MTH also liquor stores are more than happy to give you some. Granted they don't hold a lot but they are free.
Good luck with your move.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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The last time I moved I talked to the manager of the local grocery store. I asked if we could get boxes and as long as we were there at the appointed time (before they were crushed) we could have as many as we wanted. It helps to talk to the manager.
I talked to a manager last week and she said, " We stock shelves Tues and Fri. Catch a stock boy in the aisle."

I happened to be in the store this past Tues am, and the boxes he was unpacking were pretty small.

I hope to find a better source than that
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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I talked to a manager last week and she said, " We stock shelves Tues and Fri. Catch a stock boy in the aisle."

I happened to be in the store this past Tues am, and the boxes he was unpacking were pretty small.

I hope to find a better source than that
Find the produce guy, apple boxes are good sturdy boxes and so are egg boxes.

Also try a different grocery store if you had no luck at walmart try a smaller chain store. Good luck. The grocery store I used stocked at night so I went and talked to the night manager.

Never thought of liquor stores. I will remember that for future moves.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Another thought, if you live in an apartment complex and see someone moving in, ask for their boxes once they are unpacked.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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OK MTH, I'll try the produce guy next and another chain. Thanks
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Good luck, the last time I moved I felt like a box vulture. I drove all over looking for dumpsters with boxes. LOL My kids were all upset with me, "mom, I don't want to jump out and grab more boxes".
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Yep---produce guy in the grocery stores and liquor stores are the best. Also maybe at work if you buy your copy paper in bulk--those boxes are great.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Check out freecycle.org in your area. Also free stuff on Craigslist.
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