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    • WLM21
    • By WLM21 12th Jul 18, 6:13 PM
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    Where can I buy 'Moving House Boxes'
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:13 PM
    Where can I buy 'Moving House Boxes' 12th Jul 18 at 6:13 PM
    Does anybody know where I could buy a single cardboard box, like the ones the house moving folk use. Maybe some high street or DIY stores sell them

    These measure 40 x 50 x 60cm

    I saw two house moving companies today, so stopped and asked ... neither had any.

    I know I could buy on Ebay but I need quite urgently, having just sold a large item. Initilly it was listed as collect only but I accepted a good offer from a buyer down south.

    thank you
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 12th Jul 18, 6:19 PM
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    If you've access to Facebook, put a shout out on there. Say the size roughly you're looking for. Many people have a few lurking they always intend to turf out but never get round to it.

    Failing that.... Argos, collect at Sainsburys or Argos. That way you go and get them and you know you have them ... none of this "waiting for a delivery" malarky.

    Shops do sell them.... but you might be 100 miles from shops people list
    Ikea sell some .. but you might be 100 miles from there.
    Office/stationery firms sell them (e.g. the likes of Staples etc).
    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 12th Jul 18, 6:34 PM
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    Head for any large supermarket and ask for a cardboard box of about that size - they'll be only too pleased for you to take it away.
    • TKPeters
    • By TKPeters 12th Jul 18, 10:31 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 10:31 PM
    We get them for free from the couriers, although our local Lidl had some in stock

    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 13th Jul 18, 9:09 AM
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    Aldi gave me fruit and veg boxes for about a week leading up to my move. I got a whole stack each day.
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    • lindens
    • By lindens 13th Jul 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 9:18 AM
    go round the supermarkets/DIY sheds and ask for free boxes. They may have already flattened them ready for recycling but easy enough to rebuild one
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    • martindow
    • By martindow 13th Jul 18, 12:50 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 12:50 PM
    Freegle and freecycle are also worth a look. People who have just moved house are often only too happy to get rid of boxes.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 13th Jul 18, 12:56 PM
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    Safestore sells packing materials - some of it is ridiculously expensive, though.

    Aldi/Lidl always have boxes to get rid of (you are doing them a favour by taking them away).

    If you have a Bunnings Warehouse/Homebase nearby, they provide a stack of boxes by the checkout.
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    • caprikid1
    • By caprikid1 13th Jul 18, 2:39 PM
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    Another shout for facebook, where are you I have loads.
    • Fennite
    • By Fennite 13th Jul 18, 3:16 PM
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    ASk the fruit and veg staff specically in Tesco, for Banana boxes, they are really sturdy, easy to carry, easy to stack.

    They don't do so well in the crushers so tesco are happy to give them away.
    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 14th Jul 18, 8:42 AM
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    Our Local Morrisons pile up banana boxes by the tills. Free and really sturdy
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    • RFW
    • By RFW 14th Jul 18, 9:51 AM
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    Good advice above. If you actually want to buy a new box you could try one of the self storage places that are around. The boxes are usually quite pricey but they do carry a stock of various sizes and you can just buy one.


    There are actual box sellers dotted around the country but they usually sell in large amounts.
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