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[Jun. 11th, 2008|12:31 pm]
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I need boxes to pack up my room in. Where can I get twenty or so boxes?
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Date:June 11th, 2008 - 11:37 am

I will ask Sterghios. He found a load.
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Date:June 11th, 2008 - 12:35 pm
Self storage places tend to sell pretty decent cardboard boxes, but they're not particularly cheap. Maybe somewhere like Homebase?
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Date:June 11th, 2008 - 12:42 pm
Too bad I can't give you 20 of the million or so in my garage. Liquor stores tend to have them too, at least here in the US.
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Date:June 11th, 2008 - 12:54 pm
We always got them from the liquor store. You might try the bookshops too. Any place that gets shipments of smallish but heavy items. OR, you can go buy them at a box/mailer store, but they're kinda pricey for cardboard.

Actually, my favorite thing to do was to get a bunch of cheap, large plastic tubs/crates and pack in those. They're nice and sturdy and reusable. I usually found them at bed&bath or home improvement shops.
Date:June 11th, 2008 - 01:14 pm
Seconding (thirding? fourthing?) the suggestion to try an off-licence -- Oddbins or someplace like that should have boxes, or if they don't have them at the moment you can ask them to hold some for you the next time they get a shipment.
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Date:June 11th, 2008 - 01:59 pm
If your work does a lot of photocopying, see if they can't save the paper boxes for you for a bit. Also, I don't know if it's the same for London, but Toronto and Melbourne have cardboard recycling nights where various businesses put out their boxes for collection - I've found lots of good stuff from those, particularly electronics stores. If it's just your room and you have the spare cash, I'd second the plastic bin idea - you can even go to those dollar stores for cheap ones that'll last at least a year or two and give you extra storage space under the bed. But if you need cash for other things and there's no cardboard recycling nights, supermarkets are good, as might be bookstores/stationery stores.