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Move-It: Turn Large Boxes into Rollable Trolleys

August 13, 2010, 4:44 PM

Who hasn't suffered the frustrations of moving large boxes, ungrippable, awkward and back-bending? Move-It, a simple kit of self-adhesive cardboard parts by designer David Graham, offers a potent antidote by turning any oversized package into a lightweight, easy-to-handle rollable trolley.

Another finalist in the James Dyson award, Move-It is both reusable and fully recyclable (a nice addition to our look at sustainable packaging), and is designed with urban environments in mind, capable of withstanding the strain of pavement and rain.

Move-It can support up to 66 pounds of weight and assembly takes under a minute. Simple, brilliant.

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Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings, a curated inventory of miscellaneous interestingness. She writes for Wired UK, GOOD Magazine and Huffington Post, and spends a shameful amount of time on Twitter.


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