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Boxes for moving - where do you get them?

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oooggs Fri 19-Aug-05 17:40:46

We are supposed to be moving Sept/Oct and I am just looking into boxes to put all of our stuff in. I have decluttered as much as I can and sold on Ebay.

We are moving ourselves with the help of family and hiring a van.

What did you all do? Where can I buy/obtain boxes from? Does anyone have any they don't need?

We are moving from a large two bedroomed house.

Nbg Fri 19-Aug-05 17:41:31

Supermarkets are always good to get them from or charity shops.

hyphenlover Fri 19-Aug-05 17:49:16


fairydust Fri 19-Aug-05 17:50:51

argos have lots

calebsmummy Fri 19-Aug-05 17:54:38

I was going to ask the same thing today!!! We are moving in a couple of weeks and I haven't packed a single thing Didn't have a clue where to get boxes from, but I do now - Thank you!!

laughorcry Fri 19-Aug-05 17:54:55

Argos ones are most best.

And fairly cheap. Otherwise anywhere which provides storage and most stationery shops.

alison222 Fri 19-Aug-05 18:18:47

moving companies will provide them but I don't know if they do it without you moving - for a fee of course
soewhere like Majestic wine or an off licence as their boxes are strong.

Glash28 Fri 19-Aug-05 18:41:45

Do any of you live near hampshire because I am moving house next Friday so will have loads of boxes free?

QueenOfQuotes Fri 19-Aug-05 18:42:53

Try your local supermarket - if they don't have much in, ask when their delivery times are - and then ask if you can come back then.

For books and heavy stuff (which require smaller boxes) try your local corner shop.

oooggs Fri 19-Aug-05 18:45:01

Wish I did live near Hampshire cos your free boxes would have been greatly appriciated. Thank you. Bit too far to travel from Cornwall

lapsedrunner Fri 19-Aug-05 18:47:30

You can buy them from Ikea and from self storage companies. Have a look at Big Yelllow Self Storage or similar companies.

Glash28 Fri 19-Aug-05 18:48:20

Bad luck oooggs. I did only pay 99p each for mine plus £5.00 delivery fee. I ordered them Sunday from ebay and got them Monday. They are all big ones too. very hand indeed.

calebsmummy Fri 19-Aug-05 19:44:09

I am moving to Hampshire. So going the wrong way really. Won't need em when I get there Thanks anyway

calebsmummy Fri 19-Aug-05 19:44:46

I am moving to Hampshire. So going the wrong way really. Won't need em when I get there Thanks anyway

calebsmummy Fri 19-Aug-05 19:45:22

Ooops repeating myself....v. good at that {blush}

QueenOfQuotes Fri 19-Aug-05 19:52:35

We've moved several times, and my parents have moved 25 times since they got married 33yrs ago - and we've never paid for boxes

evesmama Fri 19-Aug-05 20:20:17

i have a garage full of them all broken down flat with lids and a huge bag of bubble to whoever wants it!

oooggs Fri 19-Aug-05 21:10:25

evesmama - where are you???????

pineneedle Fri 19-Aug-05 21:15:34

The great big canvas/plastic laundry bags (the red, blue or black check ones you get from cheapo shops) are really handy for moving because you can get loads of stuff in, and they have got handles for carrying.

carboard veg trays from the supermarkets are great for books because they are easy to carry and stack when loaded but not too heavy to carry.

evesmama Sat 20-Aug-05 18:40:46


evesmama Sat 20-Aug-05 18:41:16 im not...village outside stockton now

Easy Sat 20-Aug-05 18:47:01

Do you know any companies who are having new equipment delivered?

Last time we moved, I was contracting for a company who updated their PCs, so I got loads of Dell boxes, which were large and strong.

Only trouble was after we moved, when the local tip argued they were trade waste, and wouldn't take them.

evesmama Sat 20-Aug-05 18:48:17

break em down and turn em inside out then tape together..they're not going to go to all the trouble of unpacking should get away with it???

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