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Is Plastic or Cardboard Better for Your Move?

Moving companies all have different ways of relocating businesses, whether it’s the way they load the trucks or the packaging they use to pack up your items. One distinction you’ll discover between moving companies is what type of packaging containers they use to box your items. While some moving companies use cardboard boxes, others use plastic tubs. Moving companies will defend their choice in packing supplies, but what is better for a move of your office, cardboard boxes or plastic tubs?

Is Plastic or Cardboard Better for Your Move?

Plastic containers are sturdier during a move, Is Plastic or Cardboard Better for Your Move?The Benefits of Your Moving Company Using Plastic Tubs

  • Reusable

Plastic tubs reduce waste because they can be reused multiple times. Moving companies that use plastic tubs for relocating businesses effectively reuse the tubs for many business moves. When the tubs finally break, they are often recyclable.

  • Sturdy

Plastic tubs are made of some extremely tough plastic. As a result, your items are more securely packed into a sturdier container and are better protected when bumping along down the road. In addition to extra protection for your items, plastic tubs are sturdier on the bottom as well. This means you don’t have to worry about your heavier items falling through the bottom.

  • Water Proof

Sometimes, there is no getting around rain during a move. Plastic packing tubs are exceptionally water resistant and will keep your items dry even during a rainy moving day. Also, water will not seep through the bottom and soak your invaluable paper related items.

The Benefits of Your Moving Company Using Cardboard Boxes

Cardboard boxes are inexpensive for a move.

  • Recyclable

Cardboard boxes are highly recyclable and can be disposed of relatively easily in any recycling bin. There is no need to divide your cardboard boxes when recycling and it is easy to manage thanks to its flexibility.

  • Inexpensive

Cardboard boxes are relatively cheap and can be found in just about any home improvement or office supply store. With cardboard boxes, you will never have to worry about a large extra cost if you are planning on supplying your own packing containers.

  • Different Sizes

Cardboard boxes come in an astounding amount of sizes and dimensions. Whether you need skinny tall boxes or large squat boxes, chances are you’ll be able to find the size you need. No matter what item you need to pack, there is likely a cardboard box that will fit it perfectly.

Finding a company that uses your preferred packing containers should not be too difficult. Companies will often take requests as well, although there may be an extra fee depending on the contract.

At the Quality Group, we choose to use plastic containers because they combine the best protection for your belongings with the advantage that they are recyclable when they finally do break.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

The Quality Group Takes Care of Your Furniture Needs

Here at The Quality Group, we take care of your furniture during your move, no matter what stage of its life cycle it’s in.  We make sure all your furniture needs are taken care of so there is no extra work for you.

Recycle

We donate unwanted furniture You’ve taken a look around the office and noticed that your furniture is not what it used to be. It has some scuffs and scrapes, it’s a little out of date and not all of it even matches anymore.  With the move coming up, you decide to throw out the old and bring in the new. The problem is you don’t know what to do with the old. The Quality Group however, knows exactly what to do with your old furniture and they will even do it for you.

When your office moving date arrives, The Quality Group will take the furniture you no longer want and donate it to Habitat for Humanity, on your company’s behalf. You get to free up your space for new furniture without extra work, and Habitat for Humanity gets to use your old furniture for a good cause.

Store

It’s come to your attention that you don’t quite know where to put some of the office furniture in the new office. The new office has a different layout and while you’ve discussed where it can go, you’re still not quite convinced. You don’t want to put it there yet and you don’t want to get rid of it yet either.  Not to worry, during your dilemma, The Quality Group can store your furniture until you are ready to make a decision. Once you’ve decided, just let The Quality Group know and they will help you carry the decision out.

Sell furniture

We sell you furniture perfect for your new officeYour company doesn’t have any furniture for the new office you are moving into because of the different space requirements.  You can’t have your clients sit on cardboard boxes when they come to visit and you can’t expect your employees to sit on them either.

If your new office is going to be looking bare, then let The Quality Group know during your move. They will consult with you about your furniture needs and make suggestions from their assortment of office furniture that they sell. They will ensure that everyone in the office is happy and comfortable with the new furniture.

Furniture is one of the biggest things to worry about during a move, whether you are getting rid of it, keeping it or even if you are unsure about what to do with it. Whichever stage you find yourself in with your furniture during your move, The Quality Group is happy to help.

New Year Moving Goals for Your Office

The New Year is about setting goals and making a fresh start. This year your business is making a fresh start with a move to a new office. The move is the first step in making some major changes in the way your business is run. You’ll want to make sure the changes start right in the beginning with the relocation so you can carry that momentum through the year.

Here are some New Year goals for your business you can begin working on during your move and that you can carry forward throughout the New Year.

Recycle

Recycle old office equipment Businesses burn through a lot of material, including recyclable material like paper and plastic. In addition, employees of businesses go through their own materials including water bottles, soda cans and sandwich bags. Set up a few recycle bins in the office while you start your move and recycle the materials that won’t be following you to the new location. Once you are in the new place, keep the recycle bins alive and encourage your employees to recycle their materials as well.  Your business will become more earth friendly and you will feel better about your business.

Donate

Donating unwanted office chairs

Similar to recycling, during your move you might find some equipment that you no longer use or have replaced a while back with newer versions. Instead of throwing those items out, donate it to other companies that might need it or to stores that take donated items that will resell it. Just be sure to erase any stored information on the equipment to ensure your business’ safety. Donating these items will reduce how much you have to pack from your current office and store in your new office. Supplies that are no longer being used are always appreciated any time of year.

Relieve the extra stress

Moving is a stressful job and adds more to your already huge pile of things to do. To relieve some of that stress set aside time to relax and to ensure that there is no down time in your business operations, hire a full-service moving company that will unpack everything for you.  This will help you stay calm during the move and the service will remove some of the things you have to worry about. Your employees will be able to walk inand start working Monday morning, as if nothing has changed. Setting aside time to relax during the week is a good practice to keep going throughout the year as well, you’ll feel more relaxed and ready to get to work when you need to.

With the New Year here and your business starting fresh in a new place, take some time to set goals for your business as well as for yourself. After all, the New Year is all about making improvements and there is always room for improvements, even in the business world.

Why Should You Use Recycled Office Furniture?

Recycled and refurbished furniture is a trend on the rise. The internet is full of ways to reuse, recycle or “up-cycle” chairs, desks, tables, cabinets etc. But what about for offices? Should you invest in recycled office furniture for your commercial facility? Whether you’re about to move offices or just considering renovating, refurbished furniture can save you money, help your community and get good press for your business.

Save Money

Office moves and renovations are expensive. From moving costs to lost productivity, expenses add up fast. Check new office furniture off your list by reusing what you have or finding recycled or refurbished furniture. Imagine how many employees your office has. Now imagine buying brand new office furniture for every one of them. With recycled office furniture, you can save as much as $7,000 per workstation. And according to leading workplace supplier Steelcase, reusing existing furniture after your commercial move may help you towards LEED® certification, qualifying you for government incentives.

Save the Planet

Believe it or not, people notice what your office looks like. Visiting clients look around, and your work environment speaks to the type of company you are. A feature like recycled office furniture stands out. An office that makes an effort to reduce their environmental impact is a company who cares. This kind of commitment to sustainability will be noticed by local media and the community, garnering good press for your business and a favorable impression from your customer base.

Savor Your Style

Many companies want a clean, modern look to their offices. Especially when moving into a new office. Part of the excitement of moving into a commercial facility or getting an office makeover is having a fresh new space to work in. But you don’t have to buy new to look new. You can find modern, efficient workspace furniture that’s up-cycled from old furniture. Check out some examples to see just how good recycling can look.

 

 

Considering recycled office furniture? The Quality Group can help. We specialize in finding the right furniture to maximize your office’s productivity. We’ll even get rid of your old furniture for you. Before you spend a fortune on new office furniture, give The Quality Group a call.

Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality group serves the gulf states with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

5 Ways to Recycle Your Old Office Furniture

During an office move, you might end up with furniture you don’t want or need anymore. Maybe you bought a new desk for the reception area, or your new office doesn’t use the cubicles you had in your old one. Whatever your situation, you end up with a pile of furniture on the curb.

But you don’t have to leave it there. Steelcase, a leading office furniture and solution provider, offers several great ways to put your old office furniture to good use. You can read their advice here. Here are some highlights from the article, along with our insights from 100 years of commercial moving experience.