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thegreengriffin
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010 11:11:14 PM »

i get boxes from local businesses, find out when their deliveries come in and ask for their empty boxes.  you take them and it saves them having to trash them so most are happy to do this. grocery store milk boxes are perfect for storage but they don't have lids, but most other boxes have flaps.  my fiance works at toys r us and brings home boxes for me every week as needed.
i also use blank newsprint as packing material and to cover boxes.  call your local newspaper and ask for the ends of the rolls of newsprint.  they sell them for around a dollar each and there's still a ton of paper on them, it just wont work with their machines.  this is also great for pattern making and for kids to draw on since it's huge and cheap! (great table covering for a kids table too)
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TwistMySister
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2012 01:52:37 AM »

when buying a pillow case/slip i would not expect to get a pillow aswell. everyone has pillows and they dont use them all at the same time - they just want a change in the covers. however buying a cushion for your couch i would usually see them pre-cushioned out and bought that way. rarely do you see cushion covers on their own for sale. well, thats just me and everyone i know though. great packaging tips very helpful thankyou!!
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