After Moving Day: Don't Get Boxed In!

Moving BoxesBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

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

Conserving our planet by keeping those cartons from the landfill makes sense for everyone. But over and above good intentions, exactly what sensible and beneficial uses do your cardboard moving cartons possess? As a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, we use lots of boxes annually and have a few ideas on what can be done with yours after your move has concluded.

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


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

Nest, stack, and store

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

Sell or give them away

If you have a friend who may be moving, give a handful of boxes. It might protect you from getting that call which starts, "Hey, we're moving, and we need some help moving the great room household furniture. Could you possibly..." Given that you've provided the receptacles; your work here is now completed. 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 inside your new town is relocating someplace, and they will 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 website, or Facebook Buy/Sell groups. Perform the deal securely: meet properly in a public place when interchanging things 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, remove molding, hang a light fixture or carry out any kind of messy work in your new abode, cut up moving boxes are wonderful for covering up your floor surfaces, pieces of furniture along with other surfaces you would like to keep clean.

Keep a carton or a few for the kids

Kids' imaginations are limitless with regards to cartons. They may love their smartphones, video games, and computers, but the majority haven't lost the innocent pleasure present in constructing box forts, race cars, spaceships, along with other "super" buildings from cardboard. Give some markers and scissors along with the boxes, and it's incredible simply how much entertainment a few 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 pet won't gnaw on the cardboard. It is a simple, safe pet bed that still carries the scent of your old house while introducing Fido or Fluffy to your new house.

Good gardening using cardboard

Due to the fact 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, including dead leaves, hay, straw, vegetable and fruit peelings, and also grass clippings, it provides 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 a love of working outdoors, you can donate your cardboard boxes to the neighborhood garden store or composting site.


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