After Moving Day: Don't Get Boxed In!

Moving BoxesBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Regardless of how many cartons you beg, borrow, uncover, order, or scrounge for your sizable move, it hardly ever seems like ample. However by the time you unpack everything and make your new location look and feel like home, you may have far too many cartons on your hands (and your floor surfaces and on your driveway) to deal with.

Conserving the earth by keeping those cartons from the dump makes sense for everyone. Although outside of good intentions, exactly what helpful and positive uses do your cardboard moving boxes provide? Being a professional moving company in Little Rock, we use a great deal of cartons every year and have a handful of thoughts about what to do with yours after your move has finished.

You've arrived, now say goodbye: eight better uses of your moving boxes


Numerous large towns and cities supply recycling programs, in which cardboard as well as other recyclable components are picked up from your curb weekly. Some smaller towns have a recycling location, in which locals bring the materials to be broken down, refined and converted for different uses. Check with your new location's town hall for their recycling program, pick up dates, and protocols on box preparation (most programs ask that cartons are flattened, as well as any metal clips and wires taken off) and what components can and cannot be disposed. Or, some moving companies offer carton recycling, therefore check with your professional residential mover in Little Rock, as well.

Nest, pile, and store

In the event your career means you move quite a bit, you could contemplate keeping at least a handful of the boxes for your next move. Paying for boxes again and again just isn't as cost-effective as reusing them. If you send holiday gifts to faraway relatives and friends, the strong moving box is perfect for transporting your gifts securely.

Sell or give them away

If you've got a pal who may be moving, offer a couple of boxes. It might protect you from getting that call which starts out, "Hey there, we are moving, and we need some assistance moving the living room household furniture. Can you possibly..." Since you have offered the boxes; your work here is currently completed. No friends heading out of town? Many nonprofits are continuously trying to find cartons for their inbound and outbound donations and also storage.

Make a trade, meet new folks

Someone in your new city is relocating someplace, and they need to have cartons. You have just moved in, as there are at least a dozen things you recognize you need. Post on the area's local Freecycle internet site, or Facebook Buy/Sell groups. Do the deal safely: meet properly in a general public place if exchanging things and/or cash, and everybody will go home content.

Cover up while you work around the new home

If you are planning to paint, put up wallpaper, drill holes, redo a ceiling, take off molding, hang a light fixture or conduct any kind of untidy work in your new home, cut up moving boxes work wonders for covering your flooring, furnishings along with other areas you wish to stay clean.

Keep a carton or not one but two for the children

Children's imaginations are generally unlimited when it comes to cartons. They could really like their smartphones, video games, and computers, but many never have lost the ordinary pleasure present in building box forts, race cars, spaceships, along with other "ultra" buildings from cardboard. Hand over some markers as well as scissors along with the boxes, and it's really amazing the amount of fun several boxes still offer.

Boxes make great pet beds

For cats and dogs, you'll want to line the box with non-toxic bedding and cover the sides of the carton, so the pet won't gnaw on the cardboard. It's actually a straightforward, safe pet bed which still contains the scent of your previous house while introducing Fido or Fluffy to your new house.

Good gardening along with cardboard

Because cardboard will make decent garden compost, it's the ideal stuff to start the garden you've always wished for. Combined with water and other compostable elements, such as dead leaves, hay, straw, fruit and vegetable peelings, and grass clippings, it provides nutrients for your plants whilst retaining moisture within the soil. And when the green thumb you may have is caused by something apart from an affection of working outdoors, it's possible to give your cardboard boxes to the community garden store or composting site.


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