After Moving Day: Don't Get Boxed In!

Moving BoxesBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Irrespective of how many boxes you beg, borrow, come across, order, or scrounge for your important move, it never ever feels like enough. Nevertheless by the point you unpack all the things and make your new spot look and feel like home, you have too many cartons on your hands (and your floor as well as on your driveway) to deal with.

Saving our planet by keeping those cartons from the dump makes sense for everybody. But over and above good intentions, exactly what practical and beneficial uses do your cardboard moving cartons contain? As a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, we use lots of boxes every year and have a few ideas on what you can do with yours after your move has finished.

You have arrived, now say goodbye: eight better uses of your moving cartons


Numerous sizeable towns and cities supply recycling programs, where cardboard and other recyclable materials are picked up at your house once a week. Some smaller residential areas have a recycling site, where by citizens bring the materials to be broken down, refined and converted for other uses. Consult your new location's city hall for their recycling program, pick up times, and protocols on box preparation (most programs ask that cartons are flattened, as well as metal clips and wires removed) and what items may and may not be thrown away. Or, many moving companies offer carton recycling, therefore check with your professional residential mover in Colorado Springs, too.

Nest, stack, and store

If your career means you move quite a bit, you might contemplate keeping a minimum of a handful of the boxes for your next move. Purchasing boxes time and time again isn't as cost-effective as reusing them. If you send holiday gifts to faraway relatives and friends, the strong moving box is ideal for transporting your presents securely.

Sell or give them away

If you have a friend who may be moving, give a few boxes. It may protect you from getting that call which starts, "Hello, we're moving, and we need some help moving the great room furniture. Could you possibly..." Given that you've provided the boxes; your work here is now done. No pals moving out of town? Many nonprofits are frequently in need of boxes for their inbound and outbound donations as well as storage.

Make a trade, encounter new people

Someone in your new community is moving someplace, and they would need boxes. You've just moved in, and there's at least a dozen things you realize you'll need. Post on the area's community Freecycle internet site, or Facebook Buy/Sell groups. Perform the deal securely: meet properly in a public location when interchanging items and/or funds, and everyone will go home satisfied.

Cover up as you work around the new house

If you intend to paint, put up wallpaper, drill holes, sandpaper a ceiling, do away with molding, hang a light fixture or perform any type of untidy work in your new abode, cut up moving boxes work wonders for covering up your floors, home furniture and other surfaces you want to keep clean.

Keep a carton or a few for the kids

Children's imaginations are usually limitless when it comes to cartons. They might adore their smartphones, video games, and computers, but the majority have not lost the simple pleasure present in constructing box forts, race cars, spaceships, along with other "super" buildings from cardboard. Hand over some markers and scissors together with the boxes, and it's amazing simply how much entertainment several boxes still provide.

Cartons make excellent pet beds

For dogs and cats, you should line the box with non-toxic bedding and cover the sides of the carton, so the family pet won't gnaw on the cardboard. It's a straightforward, safe pet bed that still has the scent of your old home while introducing Fido or Fluffy to your new home.

Good gardening using cardboard

Because cardboard makes decent compost, it's the ideal material to commence the garden you have always dreamed of. Blended with water and also other compostable elements, such as dead leaves, hay, straw, vegetable and fruit peelings, and grass clippings, it offers nutrients for your plants whilst holding moisture inside the soil. And if the green thumb you may have is brought on by something other than an affection of working outdoors, you can donate your cardboard boxes to the neighborhood garden store or composting site.


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