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.
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