After Moving Day: Don't Get Boxed In!

Moving BoxesBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

No matter how many boxes you plead, borrow, find, purchase, or scrounge for your sizable move, it never feels like sufficient. Yet when you unpack the whole thing and make your new location appear and feel like home, you may have too many cartons on your hands (and your floors as well as on your driveway) to handle.

Conserving our planet by keeping those cartons out of the garbage dump makes sense for everybody. Although beyond good intentions, precisely what helpful and positive uses do your cardboard moving cartons contain? Being a professional moving company in Tulsa, we use a great deal of boxes each year and have a handful of suggestions about what you can do with yours when your move has ended.

You've arrived, now say adios: 8 better ways to use your moving boxes


Numerous large cities provide recycling programs, where cardboard along with other recyclable products are picked up from your curb weekly. Some smaller residential areas have a recycling center, where individuals bring the materials to be broken down, processed and transformed for various other uses. Contact your new location's city hall for their recycling program, pick up days, and guidelines on carton preparation (many programs ask that boxes are flattened, as well as any metal clips and wires removed) along with what items can and cannot be disposed. And also, some moving companies offer box recycling, so check with your professional residential mover in Tulsa, in addition.

Nest, pile, and store

If your job means you move quite a bit, you might think about holding a minimum of a handful of the boxes for your next move. Buying cartons again and again is not as cost-effective as reusing them. Should you send holiday gifts to faraway family and friends, the durable moving box is perfect for sending your presents safely and securely.

Sell or give them away

If you have a buddy who's moving, offer a handful of cartons. It might protect you from receiving that call that begins, "Hi, we're moving, and we require some assistance moving the living room household furniture. Can you maybe..." Given that you have offered the receptacles; your work here is already completed. No friends heading out of town? Many nonprofits are frequently looking for boxes for their inbound and outbound donations as well as storage.

Make a deal, connect with new folks

Someone inside your new community is moving someplace, and they would need cartons. You've just moved in, and there's at the least a dozen items you realize you need. Post on the area's neighborhood Freecycle website, or Facebook Buy/Sell groups. Do the deal securely: meet properly in a public place if exchanging things and/or cash, and everyone goes home content.

Cover up as you work around the new residence

If you plan to paint, hang 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 work wonders for overlaying your flooring, household furniture along with other areas you want to stay clean.

Keep a box or not one but two for the children

Youngsters' imaginations are endless with regards to cartons. They might adore their cell phones, video games, and computers, but the majority have not lost the ordinary fulfillment found in constructing box forts, race cars, spaceships, as well as other "ultra" constructions from cardboard. Give over some markers and scissors along with the cartons, and it is remarkable the amount of entertainment several cartons still supply.

Boxes make great pet beds

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

Good gardening using cardboard

Due to the fact cardboard will make great garden compost, it is the ideal substance to commence the garden you've always dreamed of. Blended with water and also other compostable materials, like dead leaves, hay, straw, fruit and vegetable peelings, as well as grass clippings, it offers nutrients for your plants while holding moisture inside the soil. And when the green thumb you might have is triggered by anything other than an affection of working outdoors, you can always give your cardboard boxes to the local garden shop or composting site.


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