Anything that I can't get for free I usually just buy on eBay. I get my boxes for free from USPS. I also have access to free foam peanuts and bubble wrap from our local Wal-Mart receiving department. They get in lots of stuff from Fedex and UPS every day and they just throw away this stuff. If you know someone that works at a retail store like this get them to save all the packaging materials if not just call around and ask them if they can save it for you. Some will say no but others will be more than happy.