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Moving box rental

Jerry Seinfeld once commented that when you're moving, your whole life becomes centered around finding cardboard boxes. While some moving companies will sell boxes to you, after the move you're then stuck with them, and end up either recycling them after just one use, or filling your basement/garage/attic with the things. If you don't want to scrounge for free boxes or waste the ones you get, however, there is now an alternative, you can rent some reusable polyethylene Frogboxes.

Clients estimate how many boxes they'll need, then contact the local Frogbox depot for delivery. They then pack up their belongings in the supplied boxes, move them to their destination city, then unpack and get the depot in that city to come pick up the empty boxes. The company proceeds to clean the boxes before they go out to the next client.

Source: gizmag.comAdded: 19 April 2011