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    • marvin
    • By marvin 20th Sep 09, 6:56 PM
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    Moving boxes
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    • 20th Sep 09, 6:56 PM
    Moving boxes 20th Sep 09 at 6:56 PM
    Have a need for some cardbaord boxes and have done the usual searches just wondered if anyone had any sites they have used before for cardboard moving boxes (I'm not moving but need to move some things) .
    I started with nothing and I am proud to say I still have most of it left.
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  • BitterAndTwisted
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    • 20th Sep 09, 6:59 PM
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    • 20th Sep 09, 6:59 PM
    I bought some from the vikingdirect website a while back. I suppose you're wanting the ones that come flat-packed with lids. Those were the ones I got and very sturdy they are, too
    • chickywiggle
    • By chickywiggle 20th Sep 09, 7:03 PM
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  • verbyl.belch
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:34 PM
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:34 PM
    I bought a "moving pack" of boxes from eBay for my last move. It cost 30 for 30 boxes of varying sizes and included tape, bubble wrap and wrapping paper - delivered next day too IIRC.

    EDIT - just had a look and I bought it from this seller on ebay: avmpackaging - but there are lots of similar items from others sellers too (i'm not affiliated with them in any way)

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/avmpackaging/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=
    Last edited by verbyl.belch; 20-09-2009 at 7:37 PM.
    • marvin
    • By marvin 20th Sep 09, 7:38 PM
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:38 PM
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:38 PM
    No more after this type of thing

    http://www.mad4boxes.co.uk/images/photos/mb16.jpg in bulk (ish)
    I started with nothing and I am proud to say I still have most of it left.
    • marvin
    • By marvin 20th Sep 09, 7:39 PM
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:39 PM
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:39 PM
    I bought a "moving pack" of boxes from eBay for my last move. It cost 30 for 30 boxes of varying sizes and included tape, bubble wrap and wrapping paper - delivered next day too IIRC.

    EDIT - just had a look and I bought it from this seller on ebay: avmpackaging - but there are lots of similar items from others sellers too (i'm not affiliated with them in any way)

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/avmpackaging/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=
    Originally posted by verbyl.belch
    Cheers i'll check that when I get home not allowed to do ebay at work! (sadly)
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  • GrammarGirl
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:39 PM
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:39 PM
    Lots of people offer moving boxes on Freecycle, have you checked your local group?
    • marvin
    • By marvin 20th Sep 09, 7:41 PM
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    Lots of people offer moving boxes on Freecycle, have you checked your local group?
    Originally posted by GrammarGirl
    Nope, are they flatpack? (they need to be delivered to someone else for me to collect when full)
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    • 20th Sep 09, 7:42 PM
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    GrammarGirl you truly are a MoneySavingExpert! I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of that *blushes*. Martin will have me kicked off here if I don't shape up
    • marvin
    • By marvin 20th Sep 09, 7:50 PM
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    GrammarGirl you truly are a MoneySavingExpert! I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of that *blushes*. Martin will have me kicked off here if I don't shape up
    Originally posted by BitterAndTwisted
    Sadly my local group (Birmingham) has 14 items on offer none of which are boxes.

    But a good idea none the less.
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    • stanleyunwin
    • By stanleyunwin 20th Sep 09, 8:09 PM
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    When we moved recently, we got all of our moving boxes from our local Morrisons. We go them from the banana section. They were happy to give them away and they were the perfect size with lids.

    Had to make a few trips over a week to get them. They had maybe 5 each time we visited and we needed 20. Cost nothing though as we only lived down the road
  • poppysarah
    Sadly my local group (Birmingham) has 14 items on offer none of which are boxes.

    But a good idea none the less.
    Originally posted by marvin

    Ask.

    It's a simple ask - people often keep the boxes they've used because it's too much effort taking them to the tip and they don't fit in the bin.
    It's not expensive thing either - freecycle wants ads round by mean read like a posh toys list sometimes.
    • lindos90
    • By lindos90 20th Sep 09, 8:20 PM
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    We are moving shortly, and Ive been collecting the babnana boxes at the end of the tills in Morrisons. Very sturdy for packing, with handles too!

    I just cut two rectangles from the cardboard inner and cellotape them to the inside of each box lid, so there are no holes top and bottom. Add a couple of lengths of parcel tape across the bottom for heavy items just to be sure.

    I read a fantastic tip on here a few weeks ago, to number your boxes (on the side so you can see the number even when stacked), and write on the box which room you want it taken into.

    Then write in a little note book a numbered list of each box and exactly what is in each box, much better than trying to scrawl it on the side of the box!

    Im up to box 47 today!!!

    The banana boxes are glued very well though, and can not be flatpacked, so perhaps not ideal for you.....but very MSE!

    When (fingers crossed) we have moved, im storing some for my mum (who is also hoping to move soonish) and I'll freecycle the rest on to someone else whos moving, so they can carry on being recycled.

    Wilkos have some really good home brand wide parcel tape, cellotape and white and red 'fragile' tape too! They also have a set which includes a 'tape gun' which would make life easier for lots of packing!..

    http://www.onsvc.com/images/Office%20Imp.%20Tape%20Gun.jpg
    Last edited by lindos90; 20-09-2009 at 8:29 PM.
  • dobbie82
    go to a hotel/pub/cafe and ask nicely for some empty chip boxes.

    I'm using Brakes chip boxes and they are really strong, and have cut out handles.
    • Bufger
    • By Bufger 20th Sep 09, 10:26 PM
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    Sadly my local group (Birmingham) has 14 items on offer none of which are boxes.

    But a good idea none the less.
    Originally posted by marvin
    Marvin the Nuneaton/bedworth group has someone with cardboard home moving boxes. I was looking at it for the same thing just yesterday! only 2 junctions away on the M6 so could save you a few quid (and save the planet )
    • nearlyrich
    • By nearlyrich 20th Sep 09, 10:47 PM
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    Banana boxes are brillliant for moving and storage...we have a friendly local greengrocer who gets through a fair few and they hate breaking them up because it's hard work.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 20th Sep 09, 10:57 PM
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    Do ask on freecycle. I have asked twice in the past and been provided with proper professional moving boxes. It might not be the sort of thing people think to offer but if they have will give to you.

    They are flat. If they aren't you just remove the parcel tape - you're going to have to invest on plenty of that anyway!
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    • peppa-pig
    • By peppa-pig 21st Sep 09, 7:28 AM
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    I asked on my local Freecycle and received about 50 large cardboard boxes that a lady had purchased from a professional removal company. They had only been used once ad had cost her a fortune! They are fantastic and strong.
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  • skiTTish
    Yup another vote for Morrisons ,I asked for a few boxes and came away with loads !!
    the banana boxes are great for small things like DVDs,cds etc
    • 23rdspiral
    • By 23rdspiral 21st Sep 09, 9:09 AM
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    last year i asked at sainsburys for boxes and went back a few days later to find they'd put aside a dozen for me! they were a mix of fruit and crisp boxes. i wasnt moving, but they were very helpful for whatever i was up to.
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