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Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby MrClever » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:29 pm

Hey everyone, great site. Just found recently. Must move 122 miles to another city. Two bedroom apartment plus quarter-full single-car garage (books, clothes, other things in there).
Since I work at Target, I have a lot of boxes ready to go, but I have a question about supplies. Where is the best place to go for supplies. I'm looking for moving blankets, packing paper, tape, stretch wrap, and wardrobe boxes.
My options are the local truck rental company, the local mini-storage facility, or a big store like WalMart.
Please give me your thoughts.
Thank you!
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Re: Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby MusicMom » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:16 pm

You don't want to buy moving blankets. You can rent them from Uhaul (the recycled denim things, not great, but adequate) or you can get the rattiest quilts from a thrift store. Packing tape can come from Walmart or your own store. Might have newsprint as well, but I know Home Depot does. Boxes should be sturdy, don't skimp on those. Call local movers to see if they'll sell used ones (still in good shape). Uniform size is best. I had good results with boxes from Home Depot. The Uhaul boxes were thinner and didn't hold up well, with the sole exception of the wardrobe box with the hanging bar. We still have that box in our storage unit and we pack away our winter coats each year.
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Re: Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby Movinghelper » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:35 pm

Try your local newspaper for the ends of the roll for print. Clean and reasonably priced. They sell it in town here for 1-1.50 for each roll.
I suggest blankets at thrift stores. You can take the cost off for taxes on the move if relocating for a job, and donate back when you get to the other end. Another deduction for charitable contributions.
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Re: Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby PandorasBox » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:14 am

Also search your Yellow Pages for boxes. Figure that warehouses need someone to supply them with boxes.... :)
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Re: Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby BigLeeCalif » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:50 pm

I find listings for moving boxes 7 days a week in the free section of Craigslist.
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Re: Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby PandorasBox » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:29 pm

Another good source...

Boxes from the toy department at various stores. Thick and sturdy. :)

If you have a Kohl's.....ask for the Early Morning Replenishment manager. I give no guarantees, but when I worked there....I found it to be a great source for boxes. And cardboard pieces that go between plates. Bubble wrap....
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Re: Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby lindalewis » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:01 am

I also found craiglist, the best option to find the local moving companies and get the most reasonable quote.
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Re: Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby MusicMom » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:36 am

Sorry, Linda, but that's about the worst thing you can do to find a licensed and reputable mover.
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Re: Place for Cheapest supplies?

Postby BigLeeCalif » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Finding a mover on Craigslist is about as effective as finding Dracula working at the Blood Bank.

That's where your unlicensed and uninsured people do a lot of advertising.

Beware.
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