What to do with leftover moving boxes

When you have finished with the moving there is always that question what to do with leftover boxes? Sure, you can just throw them away but that is not a good decision for so many reasons. Not to mention that you would probably feel bad if you simply throw away perfectly good boxes that can be used again and again. So, what exactly can you do with leftover moving boxes, if not throw them away? Here, we will give you some pointers on what to do with not only boxes but with the rest of the packing material, that you will still have after the move. If everything else fails, you can always store them away in a storage Brooklyn, until the next time you need them.

Ask around

We already established that you shouldn’t throw the used moving boxes away, so what can you do? Firstly, ask around, see if anyone in your environment needs them. Maybe a neighbor is moving or he simply needs the boxes to store some items. In case he needs them, you will get rid of the boxes in the best way possible. By giving them to someone who actually needs them. The way that your neighbors will get rid of them once they have served their purpose is up to him. A lot of people are looking to use reusable packing supplies but you won’t know it if you don’t ask.

Donate the leftover moving boxes

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You can donate your leftover boxes

What is an always good option is to donate boxes. There are places where you can leave leftover moving boxes and someone will have good use from them. This is actually the best option there is when you think about it. If you don’t have such a place anywhere close to you then you can always consider other options. However, if you know for a fact that there is a place where you can donate used moving boxes, it is definitely the best choice you can make.

 Recycle them

Another great way to get rid of the boxes you don’t need anymore is to recycle them. This way has been proven very popular nowadays because more and more people around the world are becoming more environmentally aware. This is also very responsible things to do, so if you do not feel like asking anyone around if they may need boxes, or there is no place where you can donate them, recycle them. Chances are pretty high that there is a place very close to you where you can do this, so no excuses.

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Recycle boxes to keep the environment safe

Talk to a moving company

Let’s check another great option to deal with the leftover moving boxes. Call a moving company and check to see if they would take them. Most companies will say yes. Especially green moving companies, some of them are using these type of boxes for art crating NYC, of course in the case that they are in good condition. Moving companies also have ways to make the used boxes even better than they were before you used them. So, yes, there are so many ways to get rid of the boxes that will only take much-needed space in your home:

  • Ask a neighbor, friend, or a family member if they need them
  • Donate them
  • Recycle them
  • Give them to a moving company

It is up to you to choose. Whatever option you choose from the mentioned ones, it is better than to simply throw them away, and it will take you about the same amount of time. So, choose wisely and responsibly.

Keep leftover moving boxes

At the end of the day, you may as well keep them. Of course, if you have room for them. If not, this wouldn’t be the smartest choice. Boxes are light but they tend to be big and to take a lot of space. So, if you do not have a basement or a storage unit where you can keep them for the next time you may need them, then all of the other options mentioned so far are better. If you think that you won’t mind them you are wrong because you can trip over them and you can get hurt if you do not keep them somewhere else, and somewhere away from the place you live in.

Keep boxes, you might need them again

Other packing material

Aside from the moving boxes, there is another packing material that you will still have even after you are done the packing and moving. There will still be:

  • Packing paper
  • Air bubble wrapper
  • Moving blankets
  • Markers
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Trash bags

There is so much that you can do with this leftover packing material. For example, when it comes to scissors, duct tape, markers, you should keep these things. You will need it in the future and not just for packing. This is an everyday material you should have in your home because you may need it at any point. However, when it comes to moving blankets simply do not buy them. Any moving company that you ask will have to rent them for you. That is exactly you should do. Once you are done with the moving simply give them back. One less problem.

Leftover moving boxes are something that you will definitely have if you have moved. Good thing is that nowadays there are so many great and responsible ways to get rid of them without feeling guilty. Throwing them away is the worst option you can choose. That is why you should simply choose one of the great options we have mentioned above and roll with that.

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