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BoxUp Founder Featured In NYC Media
Why BoxUp

By BoxUp - January 18th, 2017 12:44 PM

BoxUp founder, Lily Tran, was featured in season 1, episode 5 of Her Big Idea, produced by NYC Media. The episode was first aired on Monday, January, 16th, 2017. Hear why she founded the company, get an insider's look into the operations of BoxUp and watch our delivery team in action. 

 

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BoxUp Replaces Eco Paper Labels With Reusable Labels
Why BoxUp

By BoxUp - February 24th, 2016 08:44 AM

BoxUp officially introduces reusable labels to help customers further reduce waste and save time during their moves. Instead of affixing and removing paper labels, customers can now simply write directly on our pre-affixed reusable labels with our Wax Pencils. 

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BoxUp Featured In DNAinfo New York
Why BoxUp

By BoxUp - August 22nd, 2014 05:58 PM

BoxUp was featured in the Apartmentality section of DNAinfo.com on August 19th, 2014. For those who don't know, DNAinfo.com is the leading source of local news in NYC. Check out journalist Amy Zimmer report on "How to Make Your Move Simpler, Greener and More Sane"

 

 

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BoxUp Partners Up With Relocation Management Specialist- The Moving Maestro
Why BoxUp

By BoxUp - July 29th, 2014 09:31 AM

BoxUp has partnered up with the Moving Maestro, a relocation management company, that helps Tri-State residents and businesses plan and organize theirs moves. The Moving Maestro was founded by Rebeca Mosher, owner and founder of Space Composer, a company that offers professional organizing services. For over 8 years, Mosher and her team have helped numerous New Yorkers and businesses de-clutter and harmonize their living or work space. Mosher naturally segued into relocation management as more and more of her clients requested her help in orchestrating their moves. 

"We're excited to have the Moving Maestro as our partner. For BoxUp customers who simply don't have the time nor want to deal with the logistics of moving, Rebeca is god-send. She brings deep relationships with exceptional movers and offers the kind of personal and professional attention that is hard to find in the moving industry", said Lily Tran, BoxUp Chief Eco-Agent. 

Rebecca has previously been approached by other rent moving box companies but has chosen a partnership with BoxUp. She believes "BoxUp is the perfect moving supply partner. Their products follow the green and sustainable guidelines their mission statement preaches. Rebecca has always been environmentally conscientious, often recommending her clients to reuse or repurpose things they already own. "You donít need to invest in the entire catalogue of The Container Store to become organized", said Rebecca. 

We interviewed Rebeca to help readers understand what they can expect when they hire the Moving Maestro:

What services does the Moving Maestro offer?

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Unexpected Ways That You Are Creating Waste, And How To Reduce It
Green Moving Guide

By Lily Tran - July 24th, 2014 06:48 PM

The huge amounts of waste that humans are creating are more apparent now than ever before. We understand how our lifestyles’ effect the environment and what we can do to leave a better planet for the next generations to come. Most of us are making conscious choices every day to reduce the amounts of waste that we create and recycle what we do use.

There are, however, a lot of things that most of us do regularly that cause excess waste that we do not even realize. A few extra small changes every day can help reduce your impact on the planet even more and create a better environment for everyone. Here are some of the unexpected ways that you are creating waste, and how you can reduce them.

Packaging material waste

We use an enormous amount of packaged materials every day. Although the items themselves may not be bad for the environment, the packaging that they come in often is. Think about everything that you open and unwrap on a daily basis, it adds up quickly.

Try to cut this down by taking a good look at the packed things that you use every day and try to find a reusable method to replace it. If it’s food, use reusable containers instead. Recycle any and all items that come in a package, even things like makeup and hand soap. Use reusable bags at the grocery store and try to shop locally to reduce shipping waste.

Moving waste

Between the boxes and packing paper to the gas emissions from the moving vans, 

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Tips For Moving Into Your First College Dorm Room
Moving Tips

By Lily Tran - July 9th, 2014 05:58 PM

Right now, most high school graduates are only thinking about all the fun things they are going to be doing this summer, but it may be a good idea to start planning a little for your first big move into a college dorm. The first year of college presents a lot of new challenges, it is easy to get overwhelmed and forget about the little details. There are many big changes happening and a lot of new things to adjust too, like a new city, new daily schedule, new classroom environment, new teachers and even new roommates.

Students can make this transition easier and less intimidating by preparing for the things that can be controlled. Planning for the move from family home to college dorm in advance can help relieve stress for everyone and make the transition a little smoother for any new college student. Here are some tips to help make the move into your first college dorm room easier.

Decide what you really need to bring

There are a lot of things that you will have to leave at home when moving into a college dorm. Most dorm rooms are very small and shared with another student, so space is very limited. No matter how much you love it, you will not be able to bring your ping pong table, or any other space-consuming items.

Decide what items you really need on a daily basis. Make a list of essential college items. Many colleges have student recreation rooms available that have items like ping pong tables in them, so you will not need to bring your own. Keep these and other distractions at home and outside of your dorm room.

Find some good space-saving options

There are a lot of great items available that are made to save space without compromising functionality in your dorm room. Go through your list from before and decide whether or not you need that specific item. Maybe some essentials, like a desktop computer, can be replaced with a smaller similar item, like a laptop computer.

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What Moving In New York City Looks Like Today
Moving Tips

By BoxUp - May 22nd, 2014 12:55 PM

Whether it is coming, going or just moving a few blocks, migration is a normal pattern for residents of New York City. As jobs and situations change, city dwellers exchange apartments and relocate to different areas. But in recent years, housing shortages have caused prices to skyrocket and resulted in shortages for median and low income residents. Here is a glimpse at what moving in the city looks like today.

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Making Your Next Move Green
Green Moving Guide

By BoxUp - May 16th, 2014 03:28 PM

Most people are aware that moving is a major project that can turn your life temporarily upside down. But what many do not realize is that moving can have just as big of an impact on the environment.

The process of packing, discarding old items, transporting in trucks and creating excess waste significantly contributes to deforestation, fuel consumption and the use of toxic cleaning chemicals. Fortunately, there are many practical steps you can take during a move to reduce waste and emissions. Here are some smart and effective ways to make your next move green.

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How To Use Moving Crates And Dollies (or Hand Truck)
Green Moving Guide

By BoxUp - May 14th, 2014 11:23 AM

Renting moving bins or crates is a great option for those looking to move locally. It’s convenient and affordable and you save time not having to assemble and un-assemble boxes. The benefits of using sturdy and durable of plastic moving bins are that they offer greater protection, have handles for easy carrying and they nest when empty to save space. However, crates, as with cardboard boxes, get heavy when they are full.  Follow these tips to pack and move faster and easier: 

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Avoid Bed Bugs During A Move
Green Moving Guide

By BoxUp - January 27th, 2014 06:30 PM

Don’t bring any bed bugs into your new home. Take some simple precautions before your move to prevent a bed bug infestation. Check the history of your new home, check your movers and moving vehicle, pack your belongings in clean moving boxes. 

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