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Where can you get boxes for moving?

We're moving in a month and wondering where we can get free or cheap boxes to pack.

Oh & We live in Central PA.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on Aug. 2, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Go to grocery stores, furniture stores, etc., and ask them if you can have any extra boxes. Most will happily allow you to take them off their hands! :o) You can buy inexpensive rolls of mailing tape at office supplies sotres--or just fold the boxes so you don't need tape.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:16 AM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • liquor stores smaller than most, but VERY strong, since they have to hold heavy bottles, these are good for your heavy things and makes it easier to carry, can put heavy things in, call ahead to grocery stores, they may save for you or have days when more stock comes in friends/neighbors that may have some in basement from their last move and have not gotten to break them down yet


    Answer by boredmom44 at 10:25 AM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • yes groc stores are good to get boxes...if you want brand new ones go to any uhaul...they typically have boxes you can buy too...

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 10:26 AM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • Starbucks! Especially those for syrup bottles-- great for glasses and other delicates. Same with liquor stores, grocery stores, etc. If you need other packing supplies like bubble wrap, Costco has a moving package that's not too expensive that includes the saran to wrap around drawers, and other moving gear.


    Answer by Busimommi at 12:43 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • I got all my moving boxes from the pet food store. Pet food stores and grocery stores discard all their boxes after they stock the shelves about twice a week. They don't mind if you take the boxes from the back of the store that are just there waiting to be picked up by the recycling company.

    Answer by hopelessnance at 1:13 AM on Aug. 3, 2009


    Answer by rkoloms at 7:50 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I always went to Walmart late at night or first thing in the morning. They do their stocking over night ....they've let me leave with carts full of boxes!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Autozone and the musicians stores for us. Amps come in double boxes, so every box is really 2! and battery boxes are great for kitchen glasses just big enough to pack 6 or 8 comfortably without breaking and they are sturdy.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:15 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

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