Moving and unpacking your worldly possessions into your new home is the hard part, getting rid of all of those empty moving boxes when you are finished should be relatively straightforward. However, for some people such as first time buyers it may be hard to know just what to do with all of these storage containers you’ve accumulated.
Here is a list of suggestions to help you put your well-used moving boxes to good use:
This global network of people ‘giving away stuff for free in their own towns’ is a great way of keeping re-usable items out of landfills. If your moving boxes can still be used again for storage or for another house move then it may be a good idea to promote your boxes to your local member group.
Compost – put in green bin
If your moving boxes are recyclable you could simply pack them flat to be taken with the recycling bins. If you have too many to be stood outside your house then you could always drive them to your nearest refuse site and drop them off in the ‘green’ bins where advertised.
Do you know of friends or other family members who are preparing a house or flat move? If your moving boxes are still in good condition you could donate them to your loved ones to help them on their way.
If your moving boxes are still in excellent condition and you paid good money to use them as storage on your own moving day you may wish to try and sell them on to another good home. Newspaper classifieds and noticeboards in local shops are great places to advertise your boxes.
You should note that if moving companies provide their own moving boxes for your move they can often collect them after the move is complete.