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Old 05-22-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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Can anybody recommend a good place to buy boxes for moving stuff? It's time to start packing up our house after living here for 10 years.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Can anybody recommend a good place to buy boxes for moving stuff? It's time to start packing up our house after living here for 10 years.
When we moved from MN to GA four years ago, we actually found that U-Haul boxes were some of the most inexpensive, and they're fairly high quality (we used some of those boxes for three different moves before giving them away). I recommend their medium boxes (18" x 18" x 16") for almost anything except books ... we used their small boxes (16" x 12" x 12") for those.

U-Line might be less expensive. I haven't actually compared.

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Hmmm. It looks like ULine might be a lot less expensive:

http://www.uline.com/BL_414/Packing-Boxes
http://www.uline.com/BL_7904/Deluxe-Moving-Box

We ended up using over 250 boxes in total, I think. My wife and I both have a lot of books and other stuff. Packrats.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Service Box and Tape - Atlanta, GA - Boxes - Corrugated and Fiber was the best place when I moved several years ago.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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Second the service box. They are much cheaper than uline but still good service.

They BEST place however is from big box stores or supermarkets that will give you free boxes if you just ask
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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Some of the moving companies will bring you free boxes (used). Allied brought us a whole pile.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Uhaul has stong boxes and a storage facility also has good boxes. Try the local supermarket or maybe Walmart or CoSCO's.....


We moved from PA to Florida 4 years ago and we still had state run liquor stores so we picked up a lot of small boxes from them.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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Another vote for Service Box & Tape. Fabulous place for boxes.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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My favorite boxes are produce boxes from grocery stores, the ones apples and pears come in. Perfect size, very strong, built-in handles, and free. Great if you've got time to gather them up, I managed to get a few dozen over about three weeks, hitting three different stores.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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When we moved from MN to GA four years ago, we actually found that U-Haul boxes were some of the most inexpensive, and they're fairly high quality (we used some of those boxes for three different moves before giving them away). I recommend their medium boxes (18" x 18" x 16") for almost anything except books ... we used their small boxes (16" x 12" x 12") for those.

U-Line might be less expensive. I haven't actually compared.

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Hmmm. It looks like ULine might be a lot less expensive:

Packing/Storage Boxes
Deluxe Moving Box

We ended up using over 250 boxes in total, I think. My wife and I both have a lot of books and other stuff. Packrats.
A nice bonus for U-Haul boxes is that they will buy back the unused boxes.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I bought mine from Champion Self Storage on Marietta Boulevard in midtown. They had a great selection, and gave me a solid discount since I found them on craigslist. They're cheaper than U-Haul, although they won't buy back what you don't use.
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