Rent Plastic Moving Bins
Why is everybody renting moving bins for Boston moves? Because they are far more convenient than cardboard boxes.
Moving bins nest inside each other when they're not being used so they don't take up too much room. When it's time to pack, they are ready to go with hinged lids that don't require tape. Bins are designed to stack on top of each other, and they have built-in handles making them easy to carry.
If you're moving in the Boston area, consider renting bins instead of buying them. Box Save delivers bins to you, you or your movers pack and move, and Box Save picks the bins up at your new place. No cardboard and tape assembly required. And no trash at the end!