Recent years have seen an increase in options for moving that don't include heaps of floppy cardboard boxes. Karmaboxx.com is just one, but they're new and Seattle-based, and throw a little value-added "karma" into the mix.The company will drop off a set of recycled plastic boxes (price is based on how many), and pick them up again when you're done moving. The company plans to donate 2% of its gross sales to yet-to-be named local charities, and is currently taking suggestions.
While we're always balancing cost against convenience when we move house (after all, if money were no issue, we'd hire green movers, not just boxes), the giving aspect does have a real appeal. And not having to deal with borrowing, assembling and breaking down boxes, as well as the accompanying dust and hassle, is it's own reward.