I have two large, satin-covered, heart-shaped candy boxes that I've saved for storage. The question is, what can I store in them? [more inside]
posted by tel3path
on May 17, 2013 -
Do you have any suggestions for a group of graduate students doing Valentine's Day boxes at our desks at school (like we did for our elementary school Valentine's Day parties)? I need help with both box design, as well as suggestions for the Valentines themselves! [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second
on Feb 4, 2013 -
Could anyone recommend a website where I can order a (very) small run of (relatively) inexpensive custom printed storage or portfolio boxes? Or, alternatively, could you help me concoct a long lasting, elegant, DIY alternative to custom printed boxes? [more inside]
posted by cimton
on Jul 3, 2012 -
I'm looking for moving/shipping companies to send a couple of boxes of books & clothes from Australia to the USA (as I'm relocating). While requesting quotes, one company strongly suggested that I hire them to pack
my things for me as apparently US Customs get suspicious if the boxes were packed by the individual mover (me, in this case) rather than by a professional. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else and the US Customs website hasn't addressed this. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jul 1, 2012 -
What would the going rate be for paying someone in the north-eastern U.S. (not Boston or New York) to move your already packed apartment (including heavy appliances and furniture) into storage? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz
on Jun 12, 2012 -
Every time we travel as a family we have a pile of suitcases. I think I need some old fashioned hard-sided rectangular suitcases which
- are light;
- stack nicely;
- have a handle;
- won't come open in flight or be destroyed by TSA guys.
Are these still made? If not, can anyone suggest an alternative? Bonus points if I can buy them in Australia.
posted by Joe in Australia
on May 3, 2012 -
I am looking for the perfect boxes to store receipts. I really like these
, but I am not in the market to order 1000 pieces and I cannot find an office supply company that sells something similar. [more inside]
posted by banished
on Jan 25, 2012 -
I feel overwhelmed, maybe because I am down with a bad cold, so I am hoping you can tell me how to get three bookshelves of books from CA to NYC. Constraints: cheaper is better, heavier is worse, and being home to get the packages is a serious challenge. Should I be shipping them in dozens of little boxes? Is there a better way? How am I ever going to get my collection out of my parents' basement and into my apartment? Like an adult? Move ALL the books? Cough cough help.
posted by prefpara
on Dec 30, 2011 -
How do I get Windows 7 to display Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters on a non-administrator account? [more inside]
posted by dave99
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I have a document in MS Word 2007 that includes a bunch of Mathtype (ver 6.7a) equations both inline and numbered. There are certain sections of text in my document that are magically changing from regular Times New Roman to a series of boxes (). A random number of the boxes have what appears to be a period directly underneath it. I can delete all the boxes and re-type in the text and references but after I save and close the document, when I open it back up, the boxes will be back in the same general area of the document but not necessarily exactly the same amount of text changed. [more inside]
posted by macfly
on Oct 26, 2011 -
My workplace seems to deal with storage in a way that is unsafe: we have boxes stacked to the ceiling (one box on top of the other, not layered like brick) along several walls and shallow crates and flat boxes stacked to the ceiling in an area at least 6' on each side without any sort of support other than the containers everything is in. Is this normal for stockrooms and warehouses? If not, how can I do something about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 19, 2011 -
I need to order cardboard boxes for shipping products. Approximately 24″x20″x10″. They need to have my company's logo printed on them in black ink. They should be a basic brown box. We'd need 500 or 1000 at a time, probably.
I see that there's quite a few places to order them online — BoxGeek, CustomerBoxes Now, etc — with varying prices. Ordering through them without a recommendation would be somewhat of a crapshoot, though.
Does anyone have a good recommendation of a company they've worked with before? The size of the box isn't set in stone — if it's cheaper to go with a similar but different size, that's OK.
posted by defenestration
on Aug 16, 2011 -
I'm looking for a variant on an old computer game that my mum can't play any more [more inside]
posted by YAMWAK
on Jul 16, 2011 -
What's the trick to flattening cardboard boxes of varying sizes/thicknesses and bundling them together with twine? I handle the recycling for my building, and I can't figure out how to manage the boxes most efficiently. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand
on Feb 27, 2011 -
Where can I find cardboard boxes of the kind used for chocolate truffles, in New York City, today? [more inside]
posted by novalis_dt
on Dec 17, 2010 -
I need some shipping boxes for larger items. Unfortunately I only need one or two, so it doesn't make sense to buy from Uline. And the freebies from the grocery/liquor store aren't appropriate. Is there a more affordable vendor than an office supply or specialty shipping store for this stuff? Thanks!
posted by herrtodd
on Dec 4, 2010 -
What is the safest and cheapest way to ship 4-7 boxes (and possibly an iMac) overseas? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on May 23, 2010 -
What's a good source of some kind of boxes for carting around large numbers of CDs (1000+) in their jewel cases
? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai
on Nov 22, 2009 -
Help me find a good box to transport a projector, laptop, cables and power cords in, preferably with wheels etc. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal
on Jul 16, 2009 -
It's almost time to pack up and move. The sites
selling cardboard moving box kits charge an arm and a leg. Is there an online alternative -- a Monoprice
of the cardboard box market, perhaps?
posted by nitsuj
on Jun 6, 2009 -
CatFilter: Help! One of my male cats has FLUTD/FUS and I'm at my wits end try to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel
on Apr 14, 2009 -
Comic and card boxes seem to get listed cheaply, then have absurd shipping charges. I could use shoe boxes, shipping boxes, office boxes, whatever - I just want to know how to get them cheaply. [more inside]
posted by krisak
on Jan 10, 2009 -
I'm having great difficulty finding a supplier of boxes and packing materials in the Netherlands that doesn't require buying in bulk [more inside]
posted by MentokTheMindToker
on Oct 16, 2008 -
This is my first real (cross-country) move. What are your best packing/moving strategies that I should adhere to? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Aug 2, 2008 -
My shoebox is too small. I'm looking for a box, somewhat larger than the ubiquitous plastic shoebox, and taller, with a separate removable tray. I need to expand the number of supplies in my first aid box, but the resident FA assistant prefers a single layer of stuff in a box, rather than a multi-pocketed bag or a multi-layered box. I've seen toolboxes that are kind of what I want, but they'd get mixed up with the actual toolboxes that also get packed. The two-layer toiletries/makeup boxes I've seen are too small. I've poked around The Container Store's website, but didn't find anything useful. Any ideas?
posted by jlkr
on Jul 25, 2008 -
I'm looking for a storage solution that is essentially a wall of cubbyholes with matching plastic storage tubs/bins that fit snugly and slide in said holes and sit flush with the front of the unit. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Jun 12, 2008 -
East Bay, Californiafilter: so, we have these cardboard boxes. We need them to go away forever. [more inside]
posted by hototogisu
on Apr 9, 2008 -
I live in Brooklyn, and I'm moving. I need boxes! The usual liquor store route is failing me, utterly. Grocery boxes always seem wet and/or greasy. Anyone know any great secrets, or the best places to buy cardboard in bulk? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Apr 2, 2008 -
Due to my life as a secret agent, I constantly move house. Futon, possessions, toiletries, books, clothes, my entire life. Living out of boxes sucks, and moving loose unboxed items just sucks
. Are there any fancy systems, boxes, thingamajigs that can help? [more inside]
posted by Xere
on Sep 1, 2007 -
Wife and I finally got a proper fireproof document box. We have the usual birth certificates, kids SS cards etc. But one feature of the box is it claims it will keep digital media safe for 1/2 hour at 1500ºF. I want to put a USB stick in there but I am not sure what to put on it. Any suggestions?
posted by ShawnString
on Aug 16, 2007 -
Box Cutters: I get lots of boxes, and I'd like a device that turns those boxes into small piles of cardboard that fit in my small trash can. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Oct 30, 2006 -
My boyfriend has about 23 long boxes of comics (22 are full). He still gets a stack of comics every Wed. He won't stack the boxes over 2 high.
Is there any thing that can be done to store these boxes so the room they are in doesn't look like a comic book shop? Our area floods, so the basement is out. Our house is a converted cape, so there is no attic.
I don't want him to get rid of them, or stop buying them. I just would like to find a way to camouflage them. PLEASE.
posted by gminks
on Jun 30, 2006 -
Boxes. I'm looking for a place to source about 100 boxes (wood/plastic) for flowers etc at a wedding. Long and thin, looking around 4 x 3 x 12 inches? Location Texas. Any suggestions of cheap flower wholesalers would be great too.
posted by Mossy
on Apr 3, 2006 -
I'm attaching paper labels to cardboard boxes and I need a super-strength glue that bonds and holds, preferably one that sprays or brushes on. Have you ever tried to remove a label from a box and it just strips away fruitlessly into tiny pieces? Now we're talking. Where can I get glue like this?
posted by rolypolyman
on Apr 22, 2005 -
What do you call those three-dimensional geometric novelties, consisting of eight cubes, joined to each other at one edge to form one large cube, whose pieces can be flipped around to display different images on the exterior of the large cube? What is the history of this delightful object? What are the geometric priniciples behind it?
posted by Faze
on Jan 20, 2005 -
does anyone in the nyc area know where i might acquire retail quality acetate packaging or material to produce packaging? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by c
on Dec 5, 2004 -
Boxes, I need boxes. What is the best (cheapest) place to buy boxes for moving? I'd like a step above liquor store/grocery store boxes, the ones that don't need to be taped, and are easily formed. I've looked at theboxcompany.com, and they seem reasonable.
posted by corpse
on Jun 7, 2004 -