The moving is over and the moving boxes are all around your new house. How to get rid of them? Be eco-friendly and reuse moving cardboard boxes and don’t throw them away.
We have some simple ideas on what to do with the boxes after moving is finished. Packing was one part of the process and you have packed everything, including preparing a first night box for your interstate move. After unpacking, be creative and use boxes again.
How to reuse moving cardboard boxes?
Once you have moved it is time to clean a new house and to find smart ways to use your boxes again. Be creative!
- Wrap cardboard boxes with decorative paper and use them to put gifts for your friends and family. If holidays are close, it may be a perfect way to reuse moving cardboard boxes.
- Also, wrapped boxes can be used as storage in your home. Cover them in fabric and they can be used as a decoration too. Moving boxes covered with fabric will give your home a cozy look.
- Put boxes in the garage or basement and store decorations, shoes, off-season clothing, old kids’ toys, etc.
- If you have a cat, you can make a bed for your cat and decorate it. Be extravagant and bold with decorating the cat’s bed.
- Cut cardboard and make a flower, and in the center, you can add a mirror for example. It can be used as a frame around mirrors and photos.
- Make toys for your kids, for example, a small kitchen stove. They will be happy about new toys, especially after moving to a new home.
If you don’t want to make anything from your boxes, there are other options too:
- Most cities have a local recycling program which is perfect for people that have a lot of cardboard boxes.
- Ask neighbors if they need moving boxes.
- Some moving companies are buying used moving boxes, ask around, and contact a couple of companies and sell them.
- Contact libraries, charity organizations, food banks, churches, etc. maybe they need boxes. Those community organizations often need boxes, so help them out.
Store them in a storage unit
If you don’t have time to deal with moving boxes, but you still want to keep them, you can rent a storage unit and you won’t make clutter in your home. Pack and organize your storage unit and consider storing other items than just moving boxes.
This way, you will be able to reuse moving cardboard boxes later, or if you are moving frequently, there is no question you will need them again. Choose the right size storage unit (because bigger storages cost more) and your home will have more space.