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Old 05-08-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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I love apple and banana boxes for moving. You have to ask at a grocery store, but they work great. Sturdy, not too big, built in handles and lid.
What a great idea, never thought of that!
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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We were looking at boxes the other day. The TV/art boxes at UHaul are really expensive compared to Home Depot, where they were $20.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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I love apple and banana boxes for moving. You have to ask at a grocery store, but they work great. Sturdy, not too big, built in handles and lid.

Egg boxes are great as well and a bit deeper but not as wide.

Shrink wrap is excellent for desks, dressers and anything else that need corner protection or has drawers/doors.

I also use all the towels, linens, dish towels, dish clothes and wash cloths in our home as well for packing material.

I also use socks, unders, thermals and tshirts (all clean of course) to stuff into corners of boxes that have items like lamps to fill in the empty spaces and give protection. Much cheaper than bubble wrap and works quite well.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have never bought boxes. We use trash bags and used boxes from the grocery store. Last time though they were all too big so we went across the river to the liquor stores.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:50 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I have never bought boxes. We use trash bags and used boxes from the grocery store. Last time though they were all too big so we went across the river to the liquor stores.

I do the same I get the boxes from the liquor stores as well and also spray them with some insecticide just in case you are toting something home you may not want LOL ... Good luck on your move .
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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Our move date just got moved up and I need to get this house-- all 5 bedrooms and 3000 sq feet of it (eeek!)-- packed up within the next 33 days.

Where's the best place to buy wardrobe boxes? TV boxes (2 50" and one 42" plasmas)? Bubble wrap? Shrink wrap? Anything else that I'm forgetting?

Thanks, all!
Hi,

U-Haul has a nice assortment of boxes. They deliver and will also buy back any unused boxes. Not sure about the other packing materials (tape, bubble wrap). U-Haul carries all of these materials, but I'm not sure if Home Depot/Lowe's would offer a better price.

Good luck on your move,

Jane
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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You might take a quick look on Craigslist. People who have just moved will often sell their moving boxes afterwards.

This is a good suggestion - I put an item out on our neighborhood web site asking for boxes, and got probably more than I need, with packing paper. Wardrobe boxes, picture and mirror boxes, and a flat tx box. Free. The person was just happy to get them out of her garage.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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if you are lucky, start asking around at your job. They might have huge boxes that computers come in that end up in the trash compactor
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Try the loading dock at the furniture store. All kinds of free bubble wrap, styrofoam, corner protectors, huge plastic bags that scrunch up really well for packing material. Huge easy chair size boxes if you can use them, no smaller boxes though.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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Be careful getting 20 random sizes of boxes - if you have odd sizes it will be hard to pack, leaving gaps. Try to keep to a standard size, like 18" on one dimension and 16" or 24" tall.

I found uhaul had the cheapest decent boxes, but walmart had bubble wrap cheapest - 200 feet for $15 where uhaul was $19.99 for 100 feet.
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