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, uncover, order, or scrounge for your sizable move, it hardly ever seems to be ample. Yet by the point you unpack everything and make your new spot look and feel like home, you might have far too many cartons on your hands (and your floors and on your driveway) to deal with.

Conserving the planet by keeping all those cartons away from the landfill is a good idea for all. Although over and above good wishes, precisely what sensible and positive uses do your cardboard moving cartons contain? Being a professional moving company in Tulsa, we see a lot of boxes every year and have a number of thoughts on what can be done with yours after your move has ended.

You have arrived, now say so long: 8 better uses of your moving cartons


A lot of large cities offer recycling programs, in which cardboard and other recyclable materials are picked up curbside weekly. Some smaller residential areas have a recycling site, in which individuals bring the materials to be broken down, prepared and modified for different uses. Consult your new location's town hall for their recycling program, pick up times, and rules on carton preparation (many programs ask that cartons are flattened, as well as metal clips and wires gotten rid of) along with what components can and cannot be thrown away. Or, some moving companies offer box recycling, consequently check with your professional residential mover in Tulsa, in addition.

Nest, stack, and store

In the event your work means you transfer a lot, you may think about keeping at the least some of the cartons for the next move. Purchasing boxes time and time again is not as cost-effective as saving them. In the event you send holiday presents to faraway relatives and friends, the sturdy moving box is great for shipping your gifts securely.

Sell or give them away

If you have a friend who may be moving, provide a handful of boxes. It might protect you from receiving that call which begins, "Hey, we're moving, and we require some help moving the living room furniture. Can you perhaps..." Since you have offered the receptacles; your work here is now done. No friends heading out of town? Many nonprofits are continuously trying to find cartons for their inbound and outbound donations as well as storage.

Make a deal, connect with new folks

Somebody within your new town is moving somewhere, and they need to have cartons. You have just moved in, and there's at the very least a dozen items you realize you'll need. Post on the area's local Freecycle website, or Facebook Buy/Sell groups. Perform the deal securely: meet properly in a open public place if trading objects and/or cash, and everyone goes home pleased.

Cover up when you work around the new residence

If you are planning to paint, put up wallpaper, drill holes, redo 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 overlaying your floor surfaces, pieces of furniture along with other areas you would like to keep clean.

Keep a carton or two for the kids

Kids' imaginations are unlimited when it comes to boxes. They may adore their smartphones, video games, and computers, but the majority have not lost the ordinary fulfillment found in creating box forts, race cars, spaceships, and other "super" structures from cardboard. Hand over some markers and also scissors along with the boxes, and it's really amazing just how much entertainment several boxes still offer.

Boxes make excellent pet beds

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

Good gardening along with cardboard

Since cardboard makes great compost, it's the ideal material to start the garden you have always wanted. Combined with water and other compostable substances, including dead leaves, hay, straw, vegetable and fruit peels, and grass clippings, it provides nutrients for your plants whilst retaining moisture within the soil. And in case the green thumb you might have is caused by anything besides an affection of working outdoors, you can always give your cardboard boxes to the local garden shop or composting center.


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