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Over at Apartment Therapy they've put together a list of great places to get sturdy moving boxes. Aside from obvious places like swinging by the grocery store or looking on Craigslist to see if anyone is offloading some boxes for free or dirt-cheap, you might also want to check at McDonald's:
McDonald's fry boxes. We spotted this solution from an Apartment Therapy reader. We were curious about this alternative and dug a little deeper. Apparently, these boxes are strong and also excellent for hauling heavy items that require a smaller sized box. Because the original contents of the box are frozen, you won't have to worry about the boxes being smelly (or greasy). McDonald's fry boxes also have a Facebook page, pointing out alternative uses.
Sturdy boxes are a great find. Uniformity to another excellent trait to have when selecting boxes, so if you can get a bunch of boxes of the same type from the same or similar stores it makes packing them into the moving van all the easier.
If you ask at a store and are told that they have no boxes, ask when they get shipments in. Many places have a giant compactor for cardboard and they smash all the boxes down shortly after they are unpacked. Getting there at the right time on the right day is the difference between getting no boxes or getting a trunk full.
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