If you don’t want to throw out your own or your friend’s lower backs, you might want to consider hiring movers. Check out Lubinksi Furniture and Movers, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. This third generation family company has been moving locals since 1937! The rate for two bonded and insured men is $80 per hour, and if you mention PIPELINE your 4th hour will be free, now through October 1st, 2012. Call 773-276-2835. Please remember to reference pipeline when you call.
Boxes are always fun to try and find. You could scroll through Craigslist and do a search for “free boxes” or stop by grocery stores in the mid-morning around 10 a.m. after shipments have come in and just before the boxes get broken down… OR you could visit The UPS Store #3173 at 1658 N. Milwaukee and purchase an All-in-One Moving Kit. Call ahead at 773-486-5700 to make sure the kits are still available (we got the second to last one) before you stop in.
The kit includes nine industrial/professional strength boxes, two rolls of tape, and bubble wrap.