A Green Solution to Those Pesky Moving Boxes

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Moving is near the top of my "Things I Hate to Do" list right behind the arduous weekly trek to and from the laundromat. The excitement of a new abode is often subdued by the packing and unpacking, lifting and loading, and the boxes, oh those boxes. If only there was something to make this process a little less frustrating and a little more green...

Bring ZippGo into your moving equation to deal with that box issue. Founded by a former manager of an organic grocery home delivery company, ZippGo aims to stop the usage of cardboard boxes during residential moves.

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Using 100% consumer recycled plastic, each of ZippGo's reusable moving boxes can be used 400 times in turn saving 400 cardboard boxes and 4 trees during its lifetime. Boxes are delivered to your home a week before your move and picked up a week after by trucks powered with 100% recycled waste vegetable oil. Even better, renting ZippGo boxes is actually cheaper than buying the cardboard alternative. They have recycled, reusable packing supplies and wardrobe boxes available as well.

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ZippGo is currently available in 64 Bay Area cities with rates starting as low as $119 for the one bedroom apartment package. This almost makes me eager to start planning my next move...almost.

(Image credit: Moving boxes by karensmonsters / Creative Commons)

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