If you had a dorm or off-campus apartment in college like I did, you probably know how inconvenient it is to buy furniture. After all, you’re often living in these places for less than a year before packing up again (and in my case, driving 1,000 miles home). So investing in furniture doesn’t make much sense. And even if you get a furnished place, there are still little pieces you need.
You can always go to Target and buy an inexpensive set of plastic drawers, but what will you do with it when the year is over? Those things usually don’t last for more than a year or two, and throwing them away isn’t so great for the environment.
A company called SmartDeco thinks they found a solution for this problem. They created a disposable desk, dresser, nightstand, and other furniture out of 100 percent recyclable, durable, corrugated cardboard. The furniture also folds up, making it easier to pack and move. As an added bonus, it looks nice too!
It’s still better to invest in furniture that will last you for years, but the cardboard furniture is competing with a different demographic. It’s competing with the people who buy inexpensive wood or plastic furniture and throw it out after a year or two. And compared to that, it’s the better option.
If you were in a situation where you needed inexpensive furniture like this, would you consider cardboard furniture?