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Old 07-30-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: WA
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Where are the best places to buy things like bubble wrap, boxes, etc. for moving? I don't want to spend a fortune.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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Where are the best places to buy things like bubble wrap, boxes, etc. for moving? I don't want to spend a fortune.

Thanks in advance!
I don't know about your state but around here the best place to buy it is at an Office Max, Sam's (Costco if we had one), etc. But I would recommend that you check your local Craigslist. Good luck with your packing and moving!! Please keep in touch on here and let us know how it's going.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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check on line for the bubble wrap, or place an ad in the paper to say you might need boxes
people move each day, then boxes go out for trash. I get so many packages with all that
stuff, you may even say you are looking for this. Many stores toss boxes to save you money.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: WA
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Thank you! We're going to ask around and see if anyone has an extras, too. If all goes well we'll be moving in two weeks. Ack! I haven't started. I hope to get some boxes and packing materials this weekend and start with the basement and what we're not using.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I joined FREECYCLE in my area a few weeks ago & at least 2 times a day people are adv giving away moving boxes etc. Give them a try.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Happy in Utah
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Try going to a superwalmart and asking them when they do stock (we have done this both times we moved) you can get some really great boxes. Whatever you do do not buy dollar store packing tape it is terrible, do you have a paper shreader shread old magazines newspapers and phone books it makes great filler. Good luck with your move.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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We just moved - we were lucky to get about 75 free custom car wheel boxes from a local store...the boxes had built in handles and padding on the bottom and were the perfect size for me to pack and lift...we also spent about $575 on additional boxes, bubble wrap (lots of breakables), and newsprint (I used a ton of newsprint - much more than bubble wrap).

I found that a place called Box Brothers had everything I needed to pack - every size box and every possible packing material I needed. I had been buying cheaper bubble wrap from a local mailing store - but Box Brothers actually had much larger, thicker bubble wrap that went a lot further than the cheaper stuff - so in the long run I ended up getting all our supplies from them - just nice people and one-stop shopping.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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We are moving too right now. I've been getting all my boxes from behind the Dollar Tree, they have a "cardboard only" dumpster and I also pick up a bunch each week from Tractor Supply, when they get their shipments in.
Our WalMart isn't as easy to get boxes from because you have to pick them up between 1:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. or they crush them, they won't save them, weird.
I bought a few Sunday papers for wrapping and a friend gave me a bunch of wrapping supplies but for more I just bought a big thing of bubble wrap at WM for like $5,that should probably do it for me now.
I've got to have my whole house packed by Monday for the movers, yikes!
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Try going to a superwalmart and asking them when they do stock (we have done this both times we moved) you can get some really great boxes. Whatever you do do not buy dollar store packing tape it is terrible, do you have a paper shreader shread old magazines newspapers and phone books it makes great filler. Good luck with your move.
I agree! I've used dollar store tape before and it's terrible! Lifts right up. Scotch tape is stronger lol
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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This idea won't do for all of your stuff, but we used some sturdy laundry baskets, (built in handles), and used off season, clean, bulky clothing and blankets to wrap pictures and breakables. I also used newspapers for dishes. Happy moving!
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