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Old 01-06-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Vegas Baby
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I am moving to Vegas in July before I go I've decided to get my house rented out so I'm putting it up for rent ASAP. Now I have to move out of my house and into my dad/mom/aunt/friends SOMEBODY ha ha ha . I'm going to be chillin on someones couch for a few months saving more money. lol

So I'm now to the packing up everything in my home and selling,donating to charity, or giving away portion of the move.

Any suggestions on places to get FREE boxes?
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: huh?
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go to a shopping center, drive around the back and look inside their dumpsters. tons of free boxes there! (just make sure you pick the clean ones). also, go to grocery store and ask! also on craigslist are people that have just moved and want to help others by giving away their boxes for free.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Look on Craigslist.

There always seem to be plenty of them that people who have recently moved are trying to get rid of. They usually start off trying to sell them and end up giving them away.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Try freecycle.org They have them for lots of cities.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Vegas Baby
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Thanks all
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I would definitely suggest going to a grocery store. They always have boxes.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: finally in NC!
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Smile boxes for moving

you might need to go to the grocery store and ask what they do about their cartons (some stores have the stock-clerks break down the boxes as soon as they are emptied onto the shelves). If you know someone who works there, ask how to get the boxes saved for you -- but BE SURE to pick them up when you agree to, otherwise, they will go into the cardboard-recycling dumpster.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Loss Wages
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grocery store, Wal-mart, Target, any huge store that uses cardboard. go in and ask. They will tell you what to do. I tried furniture stores, but they use their boxes. Sometimes, lighting stores and other specialty supplies might have them around. Just start asking!
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I have been on the same mission!!! I have the best place to find sturdy, smaller boxes are bars!! Those beer boxes are great for books (that way you can't pack too many in one box) and kitchen stuff.

I drive by the local bar every day and add 5-10 boxes to my collection. They also have handles.

In the past, I have made daily trips behind strip malls and checked the dumpsters. Most places have dumpsters JUST for boxes that have been flattened.
Good luck!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I always pick them up at Wal-Mart. The banana boxes are great for heavy things and are coated with wax.

Another place is central supply at the local hospital. The boxes that rubber gloves come in are perfect for books, not so big that you can't pick them up afterward.

Another place to check that has great boxes is a printer, the boxes reams of paper come in are great, they have a lid for them rather then just folding the top down.
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