Anyone know where to buy moving boxes?

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  1. Marc936

    Marc936 Member

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    lease is almost up and i need to start packing, is there anywhere that sells moving boxes around ames?
     
  2. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    Many UHaul places will sell them. Not sure if the ones in ames do or not, but you can try there.
     
  3. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    Sign up for storycountyfreecycle on freecycle.org and post that you want boxes. Lots of offers and wants for boxes right now. Catch: it's all free.
     
  4. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    Ditto on the UHaul. Isn't there an Office Max on the southside of town? They should have them too.
     
  5. SCNCY

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    I know lowes has them. However, try going to HyVee when they are stocking their product and ask if you can have some of the boxes. You may have to go either late at night or early in the morning.
     
  6. cytech

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    I know a place in Cedar Rapids that could help you out...

    They sell them at Sams pretty reasonably. You can usually get them for free from alot of places too. Expect the ones that have their own cardboard compactors, it seems it is harder to get boxes from them these days.
     
  7. simply1

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    free route is best way, call subway/mcdonalds too, usually throw out a lot of boxes.

    also campus fortress storage says they do. Most moving places, like Uhaul as was said, do as well. I know true value does here in wdm.
     
  8. CRcyclone6

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    definitely try this. won't cost you a dime. we did this when we moved. we also bought some of the grocery boxes with the carrying cutouts from hy-vee. they are easy to carry and for breakable things.
     
  9. ISUAlum2002

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    Lots of packages of moving boxes available on ebay as well.
     
  10. huKSer

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    How can you put stuff in the box if its moving?


    Oh, OK


    Never mind.
     
  11. RING4CY

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    Go into any retail store and ask them if they have any broken down boxes they don't need anymore. Good way to get free boxes.
     
  12. Sousaclone

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    Might try a fast food place and ask for them to keep the fry boxes. I worked fast food in HS and the boxes that all the frys came in were perfect moving boxes. Fairly heavy duty, normally the were clean, and a nice medium size. Only downside was the lack of cutouts for handholds.
     
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  13. temperflare

    temperflare Well-Known Member

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    Home Depot has them at less than $1.00
     
  14. Trainer

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    If you go to hyvee produce and ask for banana boxes, they usually have plenty. They have a small hole in the bottom that can be easily covered with a paper sack in the bottom of it.

    Oh yeah and did i mention they are free!!!
     
  15. BigDISU1

    BigDISU1 Well-Known Member

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    hyvee egg boxes, built strong and can carry a bunch of things
     
  16. cdekovic

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  17. cstrunk

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    I know for a fact that U-Haul on East Lincoln Way will sell them. You can check prices online.
     
  18. Aaron Jacobs

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    Banker Boxes from Wal-Mart have worked out for me. Strong but kind of small.
     
  19. Wesley

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    Free banana boxes at the grocery store.
     

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