Eco-Friendly Boxes for Moving, Storing

Juliet Farmer
Home & Garden

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The last time I moved, I was striving for an eco-friendly move, so I spent hours driving from grocery store to grocery store asking for used cardboard boxes. I ended up with a lot of boxes that were dirty, flimsy, and broken down, most of which I couldn't use.

Had been around back then, I could've saved myself a lot of time, trees, and money. "rescues" truckloads of quality-used boxes from large companies that might otherwise recycle them (or throw them away), inspects the boxes, and then sorts them by size and shape.

Boxes that meet strict requirements for quality, shape, and strength are then prepacked (along with FREE packing tape -- how convenient is that?) into low-cost, earth-friendly "stacks" and "kits." They're sold to customers in the US with free shipping on any residential order and guaranteed delivery in one to two business days. (Boxes that don't cut the mustard are sent to a traditional recycling company.)

I did the math, and the savings alone makes it worthwhile:

At, 20 medium boxes (ranging in size from 20 x 14 x 12 to 22 x 12 x 14 to 24 x 15 x 10), plus the two FREE rolls of (55-yard) packing tape and free shipping in one to two business days total $41.

At, medium boxes (all 18 x 18 x 16) are $2.07 each for 20, and packing tape is $3.85 a 55-yard roll (shipping is free for orders over $25), for a total of $49.10. Shipping time depends on where you live, so since I'm in California, it'd take two to three business days.

Saving time, trees, and money? Seems like is an eco-friendly moving dream come true!

Have you made an eco-friendly move lately?

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