Amazon boxes for moving?

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travisp
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Amazon boxes for moving?

Postby travisp » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:00 am

I'm one of those people who uses Amazon for just about everything, and consequently have been accumulating a lot of Amazon cardboard shipping boxes in preparation for a move.

But now I'm wondering if these boxes will be OK for a cross-country move?

My concerns are that they won't be sturdy enough and that their odd shapes will make it hard to pack things tightly into the truck (i.e. they are not standard moving box size).

Thanks for your help.

MusicMom
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Re: Amazon boxes for moving?

Postby MusicMom » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:19 pm

Well, you know they survived at least one trip on a truck...

I'd stick to lighter things, don't pack books in them.

IMP
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Re: Amazon boxes for moving?

Postby IMP » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:04 am

The more 'standard' size boxes you can use the better - it will be easier for a driver to load a truck with 1.5's, 3.0's, 4.5's and 6.0's - which probaly means little to you - but LOTS to a driver. The boxes you have been collecting are manufactured to fit certain things. You can buy moving boxes relatively cheaply from various sources, including here http://www.moveout.com/home.html which is where I personally purchased boxes and supplies for my own upcoming move, and I work for a moving company.
There are still good people who move good people.

rydog444
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Re: Amazon boxes for moving?

Postby rydog444 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:17 am

IMP, are you staying in the same city?
My job is to give the best domestic and international moving services to my corporate clients by using the best movers in the world, regardless of vanline affiliation.

IMP
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Re: Amazon boxes for moving?

Postby IMP » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:58 am

yes - dear - wanna bring me some boxes?
There are still good people who move good people.


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