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Old 10-04-2018, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Hi,
In my opinion, bubble wraps are the cheapest material for packing than boxes.
Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:37 AM
 
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Bubble wrap is expensive. Go to Home Depot for the cheapest box prices. They have all sizes. Use old newspaper for stuffing.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:56 AM
 
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Liquor stores have very strong boxes and for most things are just the right size. Ask the mgr. for some that don't have the covers cut off. Excellent and free ! Spend the difference in $ on one of the best brands of packing tape on a dispenser roll: Gorilla Tape.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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If you need a large quantity of boxes and packing materials, order it directly from Uline. Commercial quality, much cheaper than UHaul/Lowe's/HD or box stores. One advantage is that you can get combinations of boxes that will stack neatly and tightly for maximum trailer density.

I also highly recommend a nylon strapping kit - 3000 feet or so of strap and a few hundred buckles. You will save almost its cost in tape if you use (good quality 3M tape, not off brands - and you DON'T need the uber-brands like Gorilla) if the tape is only to seal and hold the box while the straps take the load and keep even an abused box from coming open. Wrapping and wrapping with tape just wastes tape and time and doesn't significantly increase the container strength. Strapping does.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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If you have nextdoor.com for your area people are always offering free moving materials. If no current offer - just post a request - you'd be amazed at the people that offer free materials.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou
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Default Hi

If you are looking for the cheapest and best packaging material, I recommend you to choose giftpackagingbox supplier. They can help you to measure the size of your product and choose the better packaging material for you.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I second Staples or Office Max type stores. I really like the cardboard file boxes. They come in a pack of 10. You fold them into boxes and lids. Cheap and uniform size for stacking and have holes for grabbing. You can also get big bubble wrap rolls there for a decent price.

Cheapest option would be free moving boxes and supplies on Craigslist. But, if you're going to buy, I suggest the office supply stores option above.

I also used large totes with lids with handles the last time I moved, bought them at Walmart. And I still use them here, after I moved. Really sturdy and water proof. I used them to move stuff in the back of my pickup in winter. I also covered the bed with tarps, but I still keep one in the back of my open pickup bed, that I keep tarps and shopping bags in, and everything inside stays dry.

https://www.staples.com/Staples-Basi...product_825695

https://www.staples.com/Staples-5-16...product_634043

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...Lime/111488611
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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My co-worker advised me (we're about to start packing) that the UHaul up the street has a bottomless supply of used boxes it gives away for free so I'll be checking that out.
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