Moving house is hard. However, it’s even worse if you’re a student who’s forced to move constantly semester after semester. Wish you could break that costly and wasteful cycle? Check out Room in a Box, an all-one-in kit that packs everything a student needs to furnish their home—from a bed frame to shelving—into a compact box. Made from 100% recyclable and sturdy cardboard, Room in a Box can be assembled and disassembled in less than 30 minutes without the use of any tools.
The dreaded dorm move-out day is stressful for both students and parents. The creators behind Room in a Box know that feeling well—the designers, who graduated in 2011, were inspired by their own frustrations as undergraduates. Their solution, the Room in a Box, assembles in less than 30 minutes and contains everything a student would need to furnish their room. Each Room in the Box includes a chair, a desk, a garbage bin and recycling bin, a bed frame, and a dresser. All of these cardboard furniture items are 100% recyclable and were made from 75% recycled material.
The creators say Room in a Box can be fully assembled by hand without the use of any tools in just 30 minutes (the founder has it down to 10 minutes). While the units are recyclable, the cardboard furnishings are also made to last. The durable and colorful pieces are finished with water-resistant coating beads and are reusable for multiple years.
When disassembled cardboard furniture pack down to fit neatly inside a lightweight box that comes with wheels and a handle for easy transport. The project was designed for students; however, it can be used in many other areas, such as daycares or in disaster relief efforts. The creators are currently raising funds for Room in a Box on Indiegogo, where they’re offering a limited early bird price (with free shipping) for just $149.