Hands down, one of the most stressful parts of moving is getting your shit from point a to point b. Now, seeing as this was the first really big move I have ever made in my life – I have moved from dorm to dorm or shared apartment to shared apartment, but I had never moved from my own entire flat to another before – I’m not even exactly sure how people usually do these kinds of things. I assume they just invest in a crapload of cardboard boxes and start packing away.
While this is definitely one way to do things, not only must this be insanely expensive, but it’s extremely wasteful as well. I mean seriously, what are you going to do with all of those brown boxes after moving into your new home? Build a massive adult fort-maze? (Wait, actually that is kind of a brilliant idea…)
Enter Box at Work. While I do not want to go dashing anyone’s dreams of building a box fortress, I do think it’s worth letting you guys know that there are environmentally friendly ways of doing things as well. Box at Work is a storage and moving service located in Germany and headquartered in Berlin that uses re-usable green containers to make your moving process simple and stress-free.
You simply order a package depending on how many boxes you think you will need and Box at Work will magically bring lovely 100% recycled green boxes brought to your old flat ready to be packed along with moving blankets, a hand truck, moving dolly (that conveniently fits the green boxes to a T), and some packing material. It’s up to you to fill said boxes and bring them over to your new flat, but Box at Work will pick up the boxes from your new location after you are all moved in, meaning the moving process is virtually hassle free. And the best part? You don’t have to worry about disposing craploads of cardboard boxes (we all know what a nightmare that can be!) and can rest happy knowing that you did your part to try to avoid unnecessary excess waste! Karma points for you and your new home!
Box at Work – eco friendly moving
LFB always discloses all partnerships. Thank you so much to Box at Work for letting me test out their moving service and for doing more to create a space for eco-friendly moving. It’s partnerships like this that allow LFB to bring incredible adventures and experiences to the LFB community. (I was not paid for this or any other post about Prague)
Box at Work can be found at: boxatwork.com
photography: Sandro Moscogiuri
editing: Rae Tashman