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packing boxes - where to get them?

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queenrollo Tue 02-Jun-09 09:00:26

i've asked at my local shops and they hardly use boxes anymore so i'm going to have to buy some. If i don't start packing soon i'll never get it done in time......

so can anyone recommend somewhere online to get good quality and reasonably priced boxes?

LaurieFairyCake Tue 02-Jun-09 09:01:31

Argos do them- a small pack and a large pack - about £40 I think for 12-ish

LaurieFairyCake Tue 02-Jun-09 09:02:23


nigglewiggle Tue 02-Jun-09 09:02:39

My sister recently got some on Freecycle. Worth a try!

messageinabottle Tue 02-Jun-09 09:08:44

I got mine from big yellow storage co


I thought it was quite pricey for what was essentially cardboard! But they were very sturdy boxes

beanstalk Tue 02-Jun-09 09:58:17

I am looking into the same issue queenrollo. Argos seem quite expensive compared to others. There is a company online called A1 Box Co, who seem to reasonably priced packs but haven't ordered mine yet so can't vouch for them!

queenrollo Tue 02-Jun-09 10:07:41

thankyou! i will probably end up free-cycling them after i use them, but haven't had any joy getting some for myself on there. We have lots of books and cd's so i need to make a start.

Jampot Tue 02-Jun-09 19:34:10 these are very good.

nowwearefour Tue 02-Jun-09 19:49:17

removal companies will give them to you if you are using one

FrazzledFairyFay Tue 02-Jun-09 19:50:20


ChrisLondon09 Thu 04-Jun-09 15:01:24

Big Yellow Self Storage do various packs:

Small Box: £2.25 per pack
Width 355mm; Depth 295mm; Height 365mm

Medium Box: £3.25 per pack
Width 405mm; Depth 405mm; Height 405mm

Large Box: £4.25 per pack
Width 510mm; Depth 510mm; Height 510mm

X Large Box: £5.25 per pack
Width 615mm; Depth 615mm; Height 828mm

Wardrobe Box: £10.25 per pack
Width 500mm; Depth 450mm; Height 1250mm

you can find a local one or order them their website:

KnitterInTheNW Thu 04-Jun-09 15:10:36

We got these from this ebay seller.

cat64 Thu 04-Jun-09 15:12:03

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stealthsquiggle Thu 04-Jun-09 15:16:32

Definitely try freecycle. We have a loft full of the things and I would give them to anyone sufficiently local who wanted them.

We got some of those ones from the big yellow storage company and they were OK but not a patch on the Pickfords ones.

..or ebay. Look for double-walled boxes though for moving.

(and lastly, find an independent grocer. Banana boxes and apple boxes still exist - just not for supermarkets)

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