August 8, 2006

"Boxless" move answers green tech cry
Green. It's a growing trend.

At the grassroots, most Americans latched onto recycling cans, bottles, newspapers, and plastic grocery bags years ago, and we like our snazzy cars to also get good gas mileage now more than ever. Businesses have learned that being a good corporate citizen means adopting green technology into their own processes and looking for green-conscious vendors to supply the rest.

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ave you thought about insisting on green technology for your next office move? The technology exists and movers nationwide are adopting environmentally-friendly devices and techniques in greater numbers. It's called the "boxless" move.

"In the past, movers have seen the value of the boxless move as a competitive edge. Their customers love the ease and efficiency and the money saved by not having to box up the contents of desks and lateral file cabinets," said Ed Katz, inventor of the "boxless" move. "It saves the downtime usually associated with business moves. Now, the trend toward green technology strengthens their edge in the marketplace since fewer things to pack means less discarded packing materials wind up in the landfills."

The "boxless" move also avoids fuel consumption and its carbon dioxide exhaust fumes.

"When the contents of desks and lateral file cabinets are moved inside the furniture rather than moved separately in boxes, there's less volume to be moved and, therefore, fewer trips that a truck has to make," said Katz.

Instead of packing the Mylar prints from the blue print file cabinets into cardboard cartons, green-conscious movers such as Midwest Moving & Storage serving the Chicago area moves them safely inside the file cabinets by inflating Space Gobblers™ to secure the contents.
Companies such as Today's Office serving central Arkansas inflate reusable Space Gobblers™ over desk contents to help reduce fuel consumption with fewer truck loads by moving the contents in the furniture rather than the contents and the furniture.
To relieve their clients from the drudgery of building and taping and then packing (and then unpacking!) cardboard cartons that are often thrown out after the move, companies such as Graebel's San Jose, CA branch safely move lateral file cabinets fully loaded with the Spider Crane®.
Wrapping sensitive computers with reusuable antistatic bubble packs provides maximum protection while keeping disposable bubble wrap, which doesn't compress, out of landfills.
Instead of taping up big strips of cardboard, which clog building dumpsters before being carted off to the landfill, movers such as Vic's Moving & Storage in Kansas City protect glass doors with a lightweight, portable, reusable and cost-effective alternative, The Mat-A-Door®.