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Old 01-01-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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I know you can order them online, but they're very expensive. You used to be able to get boxes from stores and business, but it seems, no more!! I can get some from work but it's a slow process and I need some now. (I'm finding medium works best - anything larger gets waay too heavy!)
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Try craigslist or freecycle. People offer their boxes when they move all the time. If you don't see any offered post a wanted ad.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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We save boxes when asked, as long as the people come to pick them up.

If you haven't picked them up by the very next day, we get rid of them, and don't save any more for you.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Home depot also has boxes, the small are .67 each and the medium are .97, here's a link: Storage & Organization - Moving Supplies & Boxes - Moving Boxes at The Home Depot

I bought a bunch for my move and they worked pretty well, not the heaviest weight box but they held up. The nice thing was I bought way too many and just returned the unused ones.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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I've always found buying them from self-storage facilities to be the easiest thing. Nearly every business around here is required to either crush or break down their boxes, so finding free ones means hours and hours of driving around town, and what I do manage to salvage usually isn't very good quality. It's less hassle to just go and plunk down $30 and buy one of their kits--4 large boxes, 6 medium, 12 small, etc.

Buying boxes makes things go smoother with the movers too. If you scavenge for boxes you will end up with a bunch of random sizes, of varying quality. They won't stack well and some may start to crush and tip over during the moving process. That adds up to hassle and frustration for the movers--which means more cost for you. If you buy a kit of new boxes, you get what you need quickly without having to search all over, and they are sturdy and uniform sizes for easy stacking.

Of all the costs of moving, IMO buying the boxes is well worth the investment.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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We use rubbermaid tubs, they store perfectly after unpacked and can be used for any number of things during the year. They don't fall apart like cardboard boxes, stack well and are easy to carry.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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Craigslist is always good. I know some grocery stores will give you produce boxes for free...you just have to ask. Apple boxes usually work best (and aren't as gross as some others). We always use those for kitchen things and random odds and ends.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: earth?
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At fresh produce stores.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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U-Haul has some good prices. The stores where I live get money for turning in their cardboard so you can't get anything from them anymore. Just think of it as an investment and keep them for next time.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Houston area, for now
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liquor store.
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