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In Search of Boxes

Given how many cardboard boxes must be used every day to ship all the things that get shipped, you would expect it to be really easy to get your hands on those boxes.  I’m finding out, however, that this is not the case. I went to two liquor stores, a grocery store, a hardware store, and a drug store last night and all I managed to get were two sub-par boxes from the produce section of the grocery.  The drug store told me to call this morning and ask them to put the boxes aside for me, as they break them down and get rid of them right away.  The liquor store said to drop by today as that’s when they get their shipment.

I raided the recycling room at work and when I was at a meeting at another health unit yesterday afternoon, I raided their recycling room too!  Working in health, however, means you end up with boxes like this one:

And this one:

And my personal favourite:

2 Responses to In Search of Boxes

  1. JohnB says:

    http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/571923

    http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?Cat

    Not *really* expensive; easily resold on CL. Remember to save some for yourself so you can store stuff in the "lock up". Oh, and remember to get some 2×4 to lay on the floor of your "lock up".

    • drbethsnow says:

      I actually don't have a lock up. My place is a basement and I'm fortunate enough to have a pretty big storage closet right in my suite.

      I'm amazed at how cheap those storage buckets are!

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