Moving house is always a pain and sourcing boxes only adds to it. Unlike the good ole’ days when we tended to stay in a location for a very long period of time, these days around twenty percent of the U.S. population moves residence each year. U.S. residents will relocate, on average, 16 times in a lifetime. That’s a lot of moving and a lot of boxes.
It’s a scary thought that I may still have a few moves left in me! The omens are all there though, just a few feet away from me are about 30 flattened cardboard boxes from the previous shift. They mock me and my resolution of “no more moving!” and are taking up some valuable space.
I’ve written previously on greening a house move in relation to disposing of junk and also on the topic of used cardboard boxes to stow the stuff you want to keep, but here’s a different approach – the BungoBox.
BungoBox – children not included :).
BungoBoxes are stackable plastic containers that you can rent and the company says it can cut the cost of your packing supplies in half, while providing a better level of protection for your gear than using cardboard boxes. BungoBox will drop them off at your current location and then pick them up at your new digs.
They come in two sizes, with the large being 27” long x 17” wide x 12” high and the extra large is 28” long x 20” wide x 15” high. There’s no need for tape as they have lids that snap securely into place. For added security, you can also use cable ties. The boxes also have removable contents labels.
One of the aspects I really like about the BungoBox is that when they have reached the end of their serviceable life – after around 400 uses – the plastic is recyclable. I seem to remember when looking at their site a few months back that the boxes are also made from recycled plastic.
Another product they offer is the BungoWardrobe – you can leave your clothes on hangers, shift them into the wardrobe and then into your new closet.
BungoBox currently serves Hillsborough, Lake, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Seminole and Volusia counties in Florida, with new franchises opening up regularly; so if you aren’t in one of those locations or even in the state, it might be worthwhile still giving them a call to see if coverage has been extended to your area.
Given the cost saving aspect as well as the green angle, I think this company certainly has potential to have a huge presence nation-wide and I’d love to see this concept in Australia!
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