We were lucky enough on our recent move to know someone who was also moving within about a week of us. All of the boxes we had emptied were easily handed off for reuse right away:
If you are in a similar situation, we highly recommend coordinating shared use of moving boxes. It was so easy for us: we didn't even break down the cardboard boxes before we passed them on to our acquaintance.
If you don't know of another person moving at such an opportune time, give it a go seeking someone out. We're sure a simple ad touting "free moving boxes" on Craigslist or just spreading through word of mouth would receive a great response - especially at a time of year when a lot of people are relocating.
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