Mar 25, 2024

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Moving Boxes

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Moving Boxes

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Spring is one of the best periods for moving, but during every move, packing and unpacking is probably the most tiring part of the move, but also one of the most important parts of the move. Moving often consumes a large number of cardboard boxes that are thrown away after use. In this blog, we'll show you 10 ways to reuse your moving boxes this spring.

1. Make a Plan

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Make a plan a few weeks in advance so you don't have chaos on the day of the move. Make a list of things you need to prepare, such as:

  • List of items to pack
  • Boxes of different sizes
  • Help from family and friends
  • Transportation if you are moving alone
  • Hiring a professional moving agency.

With proper planning and organization, moving will be easier and stress-free.

2. Using Moving Boxes

When choosing moving boxes, it is important to choose strong and high-quality boxes. Quality boxes will protect your belongings during the move. When purchasing cardboard boxes, the most important thing to look out for is:

  • Larger cardboard boxes are used to store lighter items like adding, toys, etc.
  • Smaller cardboard boxes are used for heavier items such as books, dishes, appliances, etc.

With the correct use of boxes, you can facilitate the process of moving.

3. Packing Boxes

Packing is the hardest part of moving. When you start packing your things, first provide boxes of larger sizes and other packing materials, such as:

  • Scotch tape
  • Crackling foil
  • Scissors
  • Box markers.

It is also important to pay attention to the following:

  • Pack one room at a time. In one box, pack items from the living room, and in another, from the kitchen, and so on.
  • When packing dishes, glasses, and other fragile items in the box, protect each item separately.
  • Do not overcrowd the boxes. It is best if each box can be completely closed and glued.
  • Check the boxes. On each box, write what is in it and which room it is from.

If you don't have time to pack, you can hire a professional moving company. They have all the necessary packing material.

4. Basic Items

Before you start packing, put aside a box with essentials that you'll need for the first night in your new home. This usually includes things like:

  • Bedsheet
  • Pyjamas
  • Basic dish
  • Accessories for hygiene and similar.

You can also make a special box with documents and medicines so that you have easy access when you arrive and thus save time.

5. Reusing Moving Boxes

When moving, a large number of boxes are used, which are later thrown away. However, there are ways to use those boxes more than once. We can use already used moving boxes for:

  • Storage warning
  • Storage of seasonal clothes
  • A lot of children's toys
  • Books and other things that we use only sometimes.

Reusing boxes multiple times is both environmentally acceptable and economical.

6. Creative Ways to Use Boxes

After moving, instead of throwing away empty boxes, you can use them to make various useful and decorative items. Large cardboard boxes can be used as:

  • Toy boxes
  • Houses for children
  • Gift boxes
  • Organizers for all kinds of things
  • Bed for pets
  • Boxes as small gardens in the garden.

Small cardboard boxes can also be used as:

  • Photo frame
  • Billboard
  • Cardboard lamps
  • Airplanes for children

As you can see, with a little creativity, you can use your cardboard boxes after the move.

7. Storage Boxes

Storage boxes are also an important part of moving. In addition to helping to transfer items from one place to another, you can also use them to store belongings and objects that you do not use every day or that you have in large quantities. Here are a few reasons why storage boxes are important and necessary:

  • For organizing things, the boxes allow each item to have its place both in the house and in the garage or basement.
  • Storage boxes protect items and objects from damage, dust, moisture, and other factors that can cause damage.
  • Storage boxes help reduce clutter in our home.
  • Storage boxes are an economical way to organize items as they are cheaper to use and you don't have to spend money on expensive shelves and cabinets.
  • Storage boxes help us use the space in the right way.

That's why storage boxes are essential for organizing, storing, and protecting our things.

8. Donation and Sharing

Donating and sharing cardboard boxes can be an economical solution for all parties involved, and it also helps to reduce waste that may occur during the move. You can give the boxes you no longer use to other people who are planning to move and thus help them save money.

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Also, donating cardboard boxes can be of great help to families or organizations that can use them. Here are some suggestions on how to donate or give away cardboard boxes:

  • Post on social media to donate or share cardboard boxes.
  • Post on local bulletin boards.
  • Organizing events like box exchanges.
  • Contact local organizations for help with moving.
  • Contact humanitarian organizations that could use the boxes.

Sharing or donating boxes with others can improve and strengthen social ties and solidarity.

9. Rental of Cardboard Boxes

When it comes to moving, most people buy packing boxes, but there is another option that is often used, which is renting cardboard boxes. The boxes that are rented are often of high quality and can withstand heavy loads.

Renting boxes also has additional benefits, such as delivery and collection of boxes at the destination, which further facilitates the moving process. Also, renting cardboard boxes can save you money and reduce stress.

10. Unpacking the Box

After you have arrived at your new home, now comes the final part: unpacking. The first and most important thing is to unpack the boxes containing everyday things that you will need immediately and on the first day you arrive. These are boxes that contain:

  • Clothing
  • Bedding
  • Dishes
  • Hygiene products.

Unpacking boxes after moving can also be an opportunity to rediscover some favorite things and thus recall special moments related to those items.


Moving is a challenging and tiring process, but with the proper use of cardboard boxes, you can make this process easier. Proper use of boxes is a unique way to use your creativity and thus use resources, to reduce waste and contribute to the preservation of the environment. In this blog, we have given you 10 ideas on how to reuse boxes after moving.