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June 01, 2020

After Moving Day: Don't Get Boxed In!

Moving BoxesBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Regardless of how many cartons you plead, borrow, find, purchase, or scrounge for your sizable move, it hardly ever seems to be ample. However by the point you unpack all the things and make your new spot feel and look like home, you might have too many boxes on your hands (and your floors and on your driveway) to deal with.

Saving the earth by keeping the cartons away from the dump is a good idea for all. Although beyond good wishes, precisely what sensible and positive uses do your cardboard moving cartons contain? Being a professional moving company in Atlanta, we look at a lot of boxes annually and have a number of thoughts on what can be done with yours after your move has ended.

You have arrived, now say so long: 8 better uses of your moving cartons


A lot of substantial cities offer recycling programs, in which cardboard along with other recyclable materials are picked up curbside once a week. Some smaller residential areas have a recycling site, in which citizens bring the materials to be broken down, prepared and modified for different uses. Check with your new location's town hall for their recycling program, pick up times, and policies on carton preparation (most programs ask that cartons are flattened, as well as metal clips and wires gotten rid of) and what components can and cannot be thrown away. Or, many moving companies offer box recycling, consequently check with your professional residential mover in Atlanta, in addition.

Nest, stack, and store

In the event your job means you transfer a lot, you can consider keeping at the least a few of the cartons for the next move. Purchasing boxes time and time again is not as cost-effective as saving them. In the event you send holiday presents to faraway friends and relatives, the durable moving box is great for transporting your gifts securely.

Sell or give them away

If you've got a friend who may be moving, supply a handful of boxes. It might protect you from receiving that call which starts out, "Hello, we're moving, and we need some help moving the living room furniture. Can you perhaps..." Since you have offered the receptacles; your work here is now completed. No friends heading out of town? Many nonprofits are continuously trying to find cartons for their inbound and outbound donations and storage.

Make a deal, connect with new folks

Somebody within your new town is relocating somewhere, and they need to have cartons. You have just moved in, and there's at the very least a dozen items you realize you'll need. Post on the area's local Freecycle internet site, or Facebook Buy/Sell groups. Do the deal securely: meet responsibly in a open public location whenever exchanging objects and/or money, and everyone goes home pleased.

Cover up when you work around the new residence

If you plan to paint, put up wallpaper, drill holes, redo a ceiling, do away with molding, hang a light fixture or carry out any type of messy work in your new abode, cut up moving boxes work wonders for protecting your floor surfaces, home furniture and other areas you want to keep clean.

Keep a carton or two for the kids

Children's imaginations are limitless when it comes to boxes. They may love their mobile phones, video games, and computers, but the majority have not lost the ordinary satisfaction present in creating box forts, race cars, spaceships, along with other "super" structures from cardboard. Hand over some markers and scissors together with the boxes, and it's really incredible just how much entertainment a few boxes still offer.

Boxes make excellent pet beds

For cats and dogs, you need to line the box with non-toxic bedding and cover the sides of the carton, so the furry friend will likely not chew on the cardboard. It's a easy, safe pet bed which still has the scent of your old house whilst introducing Fido or Fluffy to your new house.

Good gardening along with cardboard

Since cardboard makes great compost, it's the ideal substance to begin the garden you have always wished for. Combined with water and other compostable substances, including dead leaves, hay, straw, vegetable and fruit peels, and grass clippings, it offers nutrients for your plants whilst retaining moisture within the soil. And in case the green thumb you might have is caused by anything besides a love of working outdoors, you can always give your cardboard boxes to the local garden shop or composting center.


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