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Casa Quickie: Reuse When You Move

Moving? Though it may be nice to support a local business by buying new boxes when you move, it's far from eco chic, and it ain't cheap either. When I've moved in the past, I've taken a day to drive around to local businesses like grocery and liquor stores to pick up used cardboard boxes. I prefer egg-crate boxes and wine case boxes; they're on the small side and not too heavy when packed. But, not all of you may have the time or patience to go on the hunt for used boxes. So, there's one company that'll relieve you of the task (and the headache) — UsedCardboardBoxes.com. As they rightly claim, they're the "cheapest, easiest, and most earth-friendly way to get boxes for packing, moving, shipping, and storage" — aside from getting businesses to give them to you for free. Basically how it works is they buy good quality used boxes from other businesses that have them in excess or they salvage brand new boxes that might otherwise be thrown away (misprints and overruns from box manufacturers), and sell them to you at a much reduced price. You can purchase the boxes in packages fit for a studio up to a six bedroom, or in stacks of mediums, larges, and extra-larges, or you can make a larger commercial order. They will also purchase gently used boxes from you if you have some you don't need! How 'bout that?
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