Polly Box
 

How it works

We deliver your boxes 1 week

We deliver your boxes 1 week
before you move.

You pack, move and unpack.

You pack, move and unpack.

We pick-up your boxes when you’re finished.

We pick-up your boxes when
you’re finished.

What is a PollyBox?
A PollyBox is a re-usable box made from high density polyethylene (plastic) that can be reused over and over replacing 300-400 cardboard boxes in its lifetime. When it reaches the end of its useful life it is then recycled into something new. HDPE plastic is used for food and beverage containers and transporting food. Each box can hold up to 60 pounds and support up to 300 pounds when stacked. They can be secured with a zip tie or lock, are rodent resistant and will not attract silverfish.

Rental Packages
We have several different size rental packages depending on your needs which are based on the number of rooms in your house and length of rental. For example, 50 boxes is a good number for a 3 bedroom house if you’re making multiple trips. The more trips you make the fewer boxes you need.

The standard rental is 2 weeks, but can be extended another week or two if needed.

Delivery
We will deliver your PollyBoxes to your current home or business before your move and pick them up from your new home or business after your move. Delivery charges range from $10-$30 depending on delivery area. See map under Pricing

Customer Pick-up
We do not recommend customer pick-up of boxes. To have the least environmental impact we schedule and route our deliveries and pick-ups for minimal distance and lowest fuel consumption. Allowing customers to pick-up and drop off their own boxes would defeat that purpose. However, if this is something our customers would like to do, that can be arranged.

Advantages of Using PollyBox
Using PollyBox saves you money, saves you time and helps save our natural resources.

Save Time:

  1. Instead of driving around buying boxes or dumpster diving, we deliver the boxes to your house or business before you move saving you gas and 1-2 hours of gathering.
  2. Because the boxes are set up and the lids are attached, you spend no time assembling or taping the boxes. Time saved 1-2 hours.
  3. No breaking down boxes. The boxes nest neatly inside one another saving you an hour that it would taken to flatten the boxes.
  4.  You won’t have to figure out how to dispose of the mountain of boxes when you’re done because we pick them up.Another hour saved.
  5. Total time saved by using PollyBox is 4-8 hours. Time that could be spent relaxing and enjoying your new home.
  6. PollyBoxes uniform size makes them quick and easy to stack and will not slide off. Under normal conditions they will not collapse, break or tear, even when wet.

People often don’t realize just how much time and energy is wasted on gathering, taping and disposing of cardboard boxes. How much is your time worth? $20/hr, $50/hr, $100/hr?

Activity

Cardboard

PollyBox

Collecting Boxes

1-2 Hours

0

Taping/Setting-up Boxes

1-2 Hours

0

Breaking Down Boxes

1 Hour

0

Disposing of Boxes

1 Hour

0

Total Time Spent

4-8 Hours

0

 

Saving Money:

  1. Buying cardboard boxes will run $200 - $300 for a local move if you’re planning on making multiple trips and reusing some of those boxes. If you’re planning on moving in a single trip the cost jumps to $300 - $400. This is not including Wardrobe Boxes or packing supplies which would be additional. Compare to $199 for a 2 week rental of 50 PollyBoxes to move your 3 bedroom house. If you need more boxes a larger package can be purchased. This is not including wardrobe boxes or packing supplies which would be additional.
  2. No need to buy packing tape.Because our boxes are quick to stack, if you’re hiring movers to load your truck this will reduce your cost for labor by reducing the loading time.

Helping the Environment
A PollyBox can be used 300-400 times, a cardboard box 1-2 times. Just 25 moves a month with PollyBox can save up to 2,000 pounds of cardboard. A single ton of cardboard saved equals approx. 17 trees, 80 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water, 4100 kilowatts of electricity, 60 gallons of air pollution and 3 cubic yards of landfill space saved.