After Moving Day: Don't Get Boxed In!

Moving BoxesBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Regardless of how many cartons you plead, borrow, come across, order, or scrounge for your sizable move, it hardly ever seems to be ample. Nevertheless when you unpack the whole thing and make your new place feel and look like home, you might have far too many cartons on your hands (and your floor surfaces and on your driveway) to deal with.

Protecting the planet by keeping the cartons from the garbage dump is a good idea for everybody. Although outside of good wishes, exactly what sensible and beneficial uses do your cardboard moving cartons possess? As a professional moving company in Wichita Falls, we look at lots of boxes annually and have a handful of suggestions about what can be done with yours once your move has concluded.

You've arrived, now say so long: eight better uses for your moving boxes


Many substantial cities and towns offer recycling programs, where cardboard as well as other recyclable components are picked up curbside once every week. Some smaller towns have a recycling location, where by locals bring the materials to be broken down, prepared and converted for different uses. Contact your new location's city hall for their recycling program, pick up days, and guidelines on carton preparation (a lot of programs request that boxes are flattened, and any metal clips and wires taken off) as well as what materials can and cannot be disposed. Or, many moving companies offer carton recycling, consequently check with your professional residential mover in Wichita Falls, as well.

Nest, pile, and store

If your occupation means you move quite a bit, you could consider keeping at the least a few of the cartons for the next move. Paying for boxes time and time again is not as cost-effective as reusing them. Should you send holiday presents to faraway relatives and friends, the sturdy moving box is ideal for sending your presents securely.

Sell or give them away

If you have a buddy who is moving, supply a handful of cartons. It might save you from receiving that call which starts, "Hello, we are moving, and we might need some assistance moving the great room household furniture. Can you maybe..." Because you have provided the boxes; your work here is now done. No buddies heading out of town? Some nonprofits are continuously trying to find boxes for their incoming and outgoing donations and also storage.

Make a deal, meet new folks

Someone within your new city is moving somewhere, and they require cartons. You've just moved in, and there's a minimum of a dozen things you know you'll need. Post on the area's neighborhood Freecycle website, or Facebook Buy/Sell groups. Do the deal safely: meet responsibly in a general public location when exchanging objects and/or money, and everyone goes home pleased.

Cover up while you work around the new house

If you plan to paint, hang wallpaper, drill holes, redo a ceiling, take off molding, hang a light fixture or perform virtually any dirty work in your new home, cut up moving boxes are perfect for overlaying your floor surfaces, furniture along with other areas you would like to stay clean.

Keep a carton or a few for your children

Kids' imaginations are endless with regards to cartons. They may adore their smartphones, video games, and computers, but the majority haven't lost the simple fulfillment present in constructing box forts, race cars, spaceships, and other "super" buildings from cardboard. Give some markers and also scissors together with the boxes, and it's really incredible just how much excitement several cartons still offer.

Cartons make good pet beds

For dogs and cats, you'll want to line the carton with non-toxic bedding and cover the edges of the carton, so the pet will likely not gnaw on the cardboard. It's a simple, safe pet bed which still has the scent of your old house whilst introducing Fido or Fluffy to your new house.

Good gardening using cardboard

Due to the fact cardboard will make excellent garden compost, it is the ideal stuff to start the garden you have always wished for. Blended with water and other compostable elements, such as dead leaves, hay, straw, fruit and vegetable peels, and grass clippings, it provides nutrients for your plantings whilst holding moisture in the soil. And in case the green thumb you have is triggered by anything besides a passion of working outdoors, it's possible to donate your cardboard boxes to the community garden store or composting site.


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