After Moving Day: Don't Get Boxed In!

Moving BoxesBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Irrespective of how many cartons you plead, are lent, come across, order, or scrounge for your big move, it hardly ever seems to be sufficient. Nevertheless by the point you unpack everything and make your new location feel and look like home, you have far too many boxes on your hands (and your floor and also on your driveway) to deal with.

Saving the planet by keeping all those cartons out of the landfill makes sense for everyone. However over and above good wishes, what helpful and beneficial uses do your cardboard moving cartons provide? Being a professional moving company in Denver, we look at a great deal of boxes each year and have a handful of thoughts about what to do with yours soon after your move has concluded.

You have arrived, now say goodbye: eight better ways to use your moving boxes


A lot of sizeable towns and cities offer recycling programs, where cardboard as well as other recyclable components are picked up from your curb once a week. Some smaller towns have a recycling location, in which individuals bring the materials to be broken down, prepared and converted for alternative uses. Check with your new location's city hall for their recycling program, pick up days, and regulations on carton preparation (many programs ask that cartons are flattened, as well as metal clips and wires gotten rid of) and what items can and cannot be got rid of. Or, quite a few moving companies offer box recycling, consequently check with your professional residential mover in Denver, in addition.

Nest, stack, and store

When your job means you move a lot, you could consider retaining at least some of the boxes for the next move. Buying cartons time and time again just isn't as cost-effective as saving them. Should you send holiday presents to faraway friends and relatives, a durable moving box is ideal for sending your gifts safely and securely.

Sell or give them away

Should you have a friend who may be moving, supply a handful of cartons. It might save you from receiving that call which starts out, "Hey there, we're moving, and we need some assistance moving the living room household furniture. Can you perhaps..." Given that you have supplied the cartons; your work here is now done. No pals moving out of town? Many nonprofits are continuously looking for boxes for their inbound and outgoing donations as well as storage.

Make a deal, connect with new folks

Somebody inside your new town is relocating someplace, and they need to have cartons. You've just moved in, and there's a minimum of a dozen things you know you will need. Post on the area's community Freecycle website, or Facebook Buy/Sell groups. Perform the deal securely: meet properly in a public location if exchanging objects and/or funds, and everybody goes home pleased.

Cover up as you work around the new property

If you plan to paint, put up wallpaper, drill holes, redo a ceiling, do away with molding, hang a light fixture or conduct virtually any dirty work in your new abode, cut up moving boxes work wonders for overlaying your floors, pieces of furniture along with other areas you would like to stay clean.

Keep a box or two for your kids

Children's imaginations are unlimited when it comes to boxes. They could adore their mobile phones, video games, and computers, but many haven't lost the simple fulfillment within building box forts, race cars, spaceships, and other "super" structures from cardboard. Hand over some markers and scissors in addition to the cartons, and it is incredible how much excitement a couple of cartons still offer.

Boxes make excellent pet beds

For dogs and cats, you'll want to line the box with non-toxic bedding and cover the sides of the box, so the furry friend will likely not chew on the cardboard. It is a easy, safe pet bed which still carries the scent of your previous house whilst introducing Fido or Fluffy to your new home.

Good gardening using cardboard

Since cardboard makes great garden compost, it's the ideal substance to begin the garden you've always wanted. Mixed with water and also other compostable substances, such as dead leaves, hay, straw, vegetable and fruit peelings, and grass clippings, it provides nutrients for your plants whilst holding moisture inside the soil. And when the green thumb you might have is triggered by anything apart from an affection of working outdoors, you can donate your cardboard boxes to the community garden store or composting site.


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