Believe it or not, there are options for your used cardboard boxes following a move other than breaking them down and putting them in a storage space. Once you’ve got them all unloaded and your belongings in place, it’s time to get creative!
Making the Most of Used Boxes Can Involve the Whole Family
If you have children and want to develop their sense of gratitude, then you probably have them send thank you notes after receiving a gift. Ordering a few craft stamps, which you can even customize with your own name and design, is all you need to create custom postcards or thank you notes. Cutting out standard-sized postcards of between 3.5-4.25 in. high by 5-6 in. long gives you a large stock of cards that can be customized and dropped in the mail without an envelope.
If you prefer circles to rectangles, used boxes provide some super inexpensive, but still effective drink coasters or furniture sliders. Grab a hot glue gun and a variety of fabric to make this a fun craft with friends and family members.
Fashionably Organize All the Things with Leftover Boxes
For those looking to utilize their used cardboard boxes in a super Pinterest-worthy fashion, there are lots of options for organization. Cutting the boxes into various holders and wrapping them with the latest trends in home design, whether that’s chevron or paisley at the moment, will give you a stylish way to organize your exposed shelves.
From kids’ toys to magazines, or just random knickknacks, guests will have no idea what you are hiding out of sight while simply appreciating your inexpensive Pottery Barn catalog vibe. You’ll be able to find everything you need on a quick trip to your local arts and craft supply or dollar store.
Similarly, if you are looking to jazz up a child’s bedroom or playroom, covering various sized squares with colorful and patterned material provides a great way to add art to a wall. If you cannot find a fabric that works for the space, you can also paint the pieces of cardboard. Priming the cutouts and adding a layer of white paint provides the perfect canvas.
These are just a few creative ideas for used moving boxes, but the sky is the limit with what you can dream up. To make sure your boxes (and belongings) arrive in good enough condition to reuse, hire a reputable moving company like Capitol Moving & Storage. Call Capitol Moving & Storage at 860-356-4187 or use our online contact form to request more information on scheduling your next move.