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19 May 2006 @ 08:45 am
Looking for Cardboard Boxes  
Since I'm likely to be moving some time in the next few months, I'm looking for cardboard boxes. If anybody has them to spare, I'd love to know. Thanks!
Dicedorkdicedork on May 19th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
If you have any friends in retail or food service, hit them up (especially food service). The daily deliveries of stuff generate hundreds of boxes that they just throw away, and they're often HAPPY to give them to employees.
Anthony: bookpileterpsichoros on May 19th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
I've been told that McDonalds' french-fry boxes are particularly good or heavy items. The fries come frozen, in a plastic bag, so the box is usually pretty clean, and frozen french fries are freaking heavy, so the box is pretty sturdy.

Bookstores get lots of boxes, too.
the future is comin' soonprinceofwands on May 19th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yup! We've still got a few dozen. Boxes are flattened, lids still assembled. Can bring them over this weekend if you'd like.
Life Is Change, Princessdangerpudding on May 19th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yes! please, please, please take them!!
Noahangelbob on May 19th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
That'd be lovely! Thank you.

And if for some reason it doesn't work out for the weekend, I can come and get them on Wednesday.
Krissyrightkindofme on May 19th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Let me remind all concerned that we are having breakfast on Sunday. At whose house?
Noahangelbob on May 19th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Mine's free, though I'm happy to go wherever.
Life Is Change, Princessdangerpudding on May 20th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
We have EGGS! Oh My do we have EGGS! So, whoever's house, I can bring eggs. ;)

(Here is fine, we've got space and all that. Or not here. What time?)
Jennifernoirem on May 19th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
ha! the back of my car is -full- of boxes from when Will moved in. He hid them in my car for the housewarming and keeps saying he may need them...
Noahangelbob on May 19th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Well, if there's any he decides he doesn't need, I'd love to have 'em :-)
The Elf ½elfwreck on May 19th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
I don't have access to easily flattened & reassembled boxes... but I work in a reprographics shop. That means we go through thousands of pages of paper, and are left with dozens of empty boxes that used to hold paper. (We don't put the finished paper back in the original boxes; we put finished copies into Official Company Logo boxes.)

If you're interested (i.e. not swamped with other box offers), we can maybe work something out. (I work in SF.) Or you can go visit Kinko's and Copy Central & the like, and ask them if you can take away their empty boxes... generally, they'd *love* someone to haul them away.
Noahangelbob on May 19th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds like I'm gonna be good for boxes. Thanks for the offer, though!
Nightshadefarmount on May 19th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
Other sources...

Check Craigslist, as they often have moving cardboard boxes listed for free.

I'll ask my friend makellan whether he has a sufficient load of boxes yet for you to liberate; he recently moved.