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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) — 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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radmama27 radmama27 9 years
Good company! My husband is a pharmacist, so he takes the shipment boxes when we need them, and just fold them down to save them. Cause they have always seemed to come in handy.
glint421 glint421 9 years
free shipping, too
Home Home 9 years
JaimeLeah526- Adult diaper boxes? I love it! katecat- Good call on the printer paper boxes (with the tops), those are great for moving, too!
katecat katecat 9 years
Another possibility is to check out Craigslist or join your local freecycle for supplies. Many people post moving supplies for free. Personally, I love the boxes that the reams of printer paper come in
verily verily 9 years
I used some plastic totes and I bought used boxes. I've got the boxes in the garage now for when I move again.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
My mom works at a nursing home so their adult diaper boxes make great moving boxes and it always cracks people up when they see them.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I have plastic totes for packing up. I also use my suitcases and keep my clothes in their drawers and just move the dresser without the drawers. A lot less to move especially if you're moving to another place close to where you live now.
Fatica Fatica 9 years
Keep the moving tips coming. I'm moving in July and it's one of my least favorite things to do. But I have a growing list of uncommon tips.
jillerin457 jillerin457 9 years
The last time I moved, I was lucky that my mom's pharmacy had just gotten a huge shipment, and she hooked me up with as many boxes as I could use! I passed on the good vibes, and listed them for free on Craigslist. Overnight, there were 25 requests!
vunder vunder 9 years
I like that tip. And I also bring all of my boxes I get in the mail and any stray packaging (air pillows, packing peanuts) to a local shipping spot to be reused.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
This is so great!!! Driving arounf trying to find boxes with gas prices these days would be horrible.
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