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How to Reuse Moving Boxes

You’ve unpacked the last moving box, and everything is now in place. But, what to do with all these moving boxes?! Depending on the size of the move, you could have hundreds of moving boxes to find a home for. We’ve got a few clever suggestions for the best use of moving boxes after the move. Find ideas you can use in your home and tips on maintaining boxes so you can reuse them multiple times because we know how much you love to move.

What to Do with Moving Boxes After a Move

There are various ways to use your moving boxes after a move. We’ll look at popular ways to use your boxes along with some ideas that may be new to you.

  1. Store moving boxes for later use – Boxes can easily be flattened and stored in your home, garage, or storage unit. Even a large number of boxes, once flattened, won’t take up a lot of space. If you plan to move again, even within two years, it pays to keep your moving boxes for a later date.
  2. Use moving boxes for storage – If you’ve moved into a smaller living space, you may be surprised how much stuff no longer fits in your new dwelling. Keep your moving boxes and use them to store items in your basement, garage, or securely in a storage unit.
  3. Save boxes for kids to use – Sometimes, kids love the box better than the toy! Boxes of all sizes can be used for creative play. What kids come up with is unlimited: puppet theatre, rockets, a secret hideaway, castles, and so much more.
  4. Sell, donate or give away boxes – Some areas of the country are experiencing high move-out rates. If you live in one of these areas, you may be able to sell your boxes. Places like Facebook Market, Nextdoor, and your local Craigslist or other online marketplaces can be great places to sell or donate moving boxes.
  5. Recycle moving boxes – Recycling might be the best option if your boxes are beyond donating.

How to Recycle Moving Boxes

Provide tips for recycling moving boxes once people are ready to get rid of them. Ex: keep the boxes dry, how to put out the boxes for collection, etc.

Recycling boxes are easy to do. Many communities have cardboard recycling bins just for cardboard materials. Cardboard recycling reduces waste in landfills, saves trees, and has many other benefits.

Remove all packaging tape and labels, and flatten boxes. Next, place in the appropriate bin or container for cardboard at your local recycling center.

Contact Us Today!

Have you recently moved or maybe planning a move? At Fairfax City Storage, we’ve been helping people safely store their possession for 30 years. We offer affordable storage solutions to the local community. Whether college students, empty nesters, or first-time apartment owners, we got you covered safely and securely. If you have any questions on how many boxes you’ll need for a move or what sized unit is best, give us a call or contact us online. We’d love to hear from you!

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