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Old 11-07-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Hayden
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In the old days you could get them at the liquor store.

Where can you get (or buy) boxes now where they don't hammer you on price?

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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In the old days you could get them at the liquor store.

Where can you get (or buy) boxes now where they don't hammer you on price?

Any suggestions?
Any office building has a slew of them. If you're in the area, you're welcome to have ours. Also try grocery stores.

They recycle the boxes behind our office building, but I believe in reusing before recycling, so I try to take as many as I can that are of the right size to the local animal shelter (they always cheer when they see me coming in with more boxes, among other things, for them). The shelter uses them as disposable kitty litter trays and they also use them to send home little furry babies to their new homes.

If you don't have an office building nearby with boxes you can take, Staples sells them for less than our local FedEx or storage facility:
StaplesĀ® Economy Storage Boxes, 10/Pack | StaplesĀ®

When you're done with your boxes, please consider donating them to your local animal shelter.

Happy moving.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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The boxes that copier paper come in are excellent since they are roomy, have tops, and are easy to label.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Most larger cities will have box companies that will sell their "seconds".
Clean, new, all the same size (makes stacking a breeze) and cheap.

Who cares if they have a misaligned picture of a toaster oven on them?
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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craigslist.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Last time I moved I got mine at one of the wine superstores.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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After I finished unpacking I put all my boxes on FreeCycle and had plenty of takers. That's where I'd gotten a lot of them to begin with.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Where the heart is...
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In the old days you could get them at the liquor store.

Where can you get (or buy) boxes now where they don't hammer you on price?

Any suggestions?
I have not read any of the other replies to your question, however I do have an answer for you.

Nursing Homes...FOR FREE, as you are taking them off their hands!

They have the best boxes ever and every imaginable size you may need. Call some in your area and ask them what day (s) of the week they get their supplies and if you could come by and pick up their empty boxes (before they break them down for garbage pick-up).

The reason I say this is two fold:

1) If you have time and you are in the process of packing up your belongings you can do so gradually without tearing your entire house/apartment apart.

2) Unless you have to have the boxes for later down the road it is easier and faster to have the boxes already taped (as you received them from the Nursing Home)so you don't have to tape them back up because you received them in the condition the nursing home was preparing to put in the garbage pick-up.

I hope this helps you...a lot, sincerely.

P.S. Don't get boxes from the grocery store as there is a huge potential for getting bugs and/or their eggs along with the bozed.

Best regards, sincerely

HomeIsWhere...
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Turlock, CA
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If you have a Chili's nearby, go ask a manager if you can have their fry boxes. My husband is a manager there and we used those for most of our stuff during our last move. They are a nice size, not too big, and it was great for our large collection of movies.

Your stuff will not smell of fries. I promise.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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Liquor stores are still good places. If you know of anyone who works in a big office they'll have lots of paper boxes, as well as maintenance supply boxes (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) which are clean and dry. The trick is getting them before they're crushed and/or recycled. Also, just telling everyone you know that you need boxes will probably generate a good number of them.

We gave away our leftover boxes on Craigslist, so keep an eye out there, too.
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