A history of moving to new apartments, told in types of boxes used:
December 1998: liquor and wine boxes: Kahlua, Jose Cuervo, etc.
I was a waitress/bartender at the time, and I pilfered most of my boxes from work.
May 2000: computer boxes: Dell, etc.
These boxes came from work, too, except I was working at my first web-design job.
June 2005: online shopping boxes: Amazon, Overstock, flat-rate USPS, etc.
Unemployed, broke, selling/buying stuff on eBay.
August 2005: same
These were the dark times.
August 2006: mostly the same
Except with the addition of some computer boxes from my contract web design job.
October 2008: laser-printer paper boxes, online shopping boxes: Xerox, B&H, CB2, flat-rate USPS, etc.
Web-design job, a little more money, new photography habit, still buying stuff on eBay.
I don’t know what any of this means, except that what sort of moving boxes you use says almost as much about you as your compulsion to collect and store every single box that crosses your path just in case they’ll be needed for moving. Seriously, who keeps so many boxes?
P.S. if all your moving boxes are plain brown ones with a nondescript return address, you’re buying too much porn.