When you move across town, or across country, you accumulate a lot of moving boxes. But once you’re all settled into your new place, what do you do with all the boxes? Some people break them down and store them for a future move. Others get rid of them altogether. If you decide not to keep these boxes, there are a lot of other ways to re-purpose them.
If you’re not going to keep these boxes, then consider donating them to a local non-profit. Most non-profits receive donations, be it supplies, clothing, household goods, etc., and most don’t have sufficient space to organize and store them.
Hold a Food Drive for your local Food Bank
Another great way to repurpose moving boxes is by hosting a food drive in your community. This is a great way to reuse the boxes by filling them with non-perishable food and household items. This is also a great way to show your support for your community. For business owners, this is a win-win, creating awareness for your business, networking with other businesses, and giving back!
Make a fort
Who says you can’t get creative? Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Build a fort out of your moving boxes. This encourages your kids to get outside and play while enjoying quality time as a family. Don’t forget about your four-legged family members! Cats and dogs love hide-and-seek, running, jumping and playing. Boxes are a great way to create family fun; you can sail the seas in your boat, fly the skies in your plane, or take a trip to the moon in your rocket ship. The possibilities are endless!
You can recycle your boxes through your local recycling facility/service or depending upon where you live, you can create a compost. When composting, make sure to cut them down to small pieces, as large pieces will take a long time to breakdown. For best results, slowly add them to your compost overtime.
Don’t overlook the obvious! Storage boxes are great for organizing your garage, your kid’s room, spare bedrooms and closets. They are perfect for storing seasonal clothes, sporting clothes, supplies, and holiday decorations. Generally, any overflow items that you don’t access on a regular basis. Most storage facilities offer boxes and moving supplies, so be sure to check online or call your local storage facility to inquire about sizes and rates.