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Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

Hi All,

I'm moving at the end of the month and I'm having trouble to find where to buy some boxes or cartons.

Could anyone advise me of somewhere I can buy them? it would be greatly appreciated. I am based in Zurich.

I tried looking for umzugskartons but then I get lost in the german - I'm not that high a level yet.

Thanks

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Re: Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

Over 100 previous "Moving Boxes" threads here
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Re: Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

Jumbo and Migros Do-It normally have them in two sizes. I think that both have them on special at the moment in multipacks (3 I think).

Jumbo also has some other packing materials (paper, bubble wrap, moving blankets etc.) that can be quite useful.
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Re: Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

You can try ask the post office. I know they have many services for the moving, and they might also offer empty boxes. As an alternative, you can ask some supermarket, usually they have many spare ones. Good luck!
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Re: Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

Thank you so much.

I searched internet but really should just search in here - seems everything is here.

If possible can you delete this thread - otherwise it's overload

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Re: Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

Ikea sells them, for cheap.
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Re: Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

http://www.packshop.ch/
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Re: Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

you can get them at Ikea or look for used ones (often for free).

scan sites like piazza.ch and kleinanzeigen.ch etc. or just google it:

http://www.google.ch/search?q=umzugs...ed=0CB0QpwUoAg

(this search query searches for "umzugskarton gratis" on swiss websites, published in the last week)
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Re: Where to buy boxes/cartons for moving house?

I have not seen it mentioned yet, but the electricity company BKW(1to1Energy) gives you free boxes when you move. Just let them know a week in advance that you are moving and need boxes, then you can pick them up. I think I got about 10/12 for free and then for anymore you need they charge you really nothing. They also have the tape to close the boxes, got loads for free when we moved. Have a look on there site, it is mentioned on the right hand side; http://www.1to1energy.ch/de/kundenservice.html


Hope this helps. Good luck with your move.

Incase here are other sites to that might be interesting for you;
http://ch.verpackungsteam.com/index....36c8e2786ebc58

http://www.guenstigerumzug.ch/zurich...ugskartons.php
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