The big move is finally over. You’ve arrived at your new home and unpacked all of your belongings. It’s time to rest easy, right? Well, almost. You still need to figure out what to do with all of those used moving boxes. Fortunately, you have several options rather than merely throwing them all away. Here are just a few of them.
1. Recycle Your Used Moving Boxes
Even though your used moving boxes may be of no use to you anymore, that doesn’t mean they have lost all of their value. The material they’re made of can be made into several other types of products; the first step is taking them to your local recycling center. Flatten them out, stack them into piles (it would be much easier if each pile consists of boxes of similar sizes) and bind them together. If your local recycler doesn’t have the means to pick them up at your new home, take them to the facility.
2. Sell or Donate Them
There is a very good chance that you may be able to get some money out of those used moving boxes. You can put an ad in your local paper or post one on an Internet directory. A lot of people are trying to cut costs wherever they can when it comes to their moving supplies, and finding cheap boxes is at the top of their list. Or, you could simply call a local library or other organization and see if they could use the boxes. If you have heavy-duty boxes, a library could use them to store books. A local shelter may be able to use them to transport food.
3. Turn Them into Insulation
Hardly anyone thinks of this option, but your used moving boxes are made of cardboard that can be used to insulate your garage or attic. If your attic is too warm, for example, you can flatten the boxes and use them to lower the temperature.
If you would like to share any other ideas for what to do with used moving boxes, feel free to comment below. If you’re getting ready to move and need new boxes, call All Boxed Up at 1-855-539-6400 or contact us online.