Anyone who has moved or downsized knows that one of the most frustrating parts of dealing with this can be dealing with all the extra moving boxes. You know you don’t want to throw them away, but you are not sure what to do with them.
At Spaceman Storage, we are here to help you find the self-storage solutions you have been looking for, and we have also come up with some unique ideas on what to do with your moving boxes after you have moved everything into your own storage unit.
Use Them as Storage Bins at Home
If you wish your garage, attic, or other area was more organized, but you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on storage tubs, use your old moving boxes. They are great for storing and organizing tools, sports gear, seasonal items, and more. You would not want to use cardboard to hold your antiques or heirlooms, but they are great at separating out like items with like items.
Turn Them into a Playhouse
There’s an old joke that kids generally prefer the boxes their toys came into the boxes themselves. These days, most toys might come in digital formats, but kids still love playing with and in boxes. Take a few to create the ultimate cardboard castle or playhouse. Tape them together, stack them up, cut holes in them, paint them, write on them – the sky is the limit. When your child is tired of the toy, you can simply recycle it.
Donate the Boxes
It is likely that there is somewhere near you who is in need of moving boxes. You might think: I’d give them to them, but how do I find them? You can find buy-nothing groups on Facebook, you can advertise them on Craigslist, or tell your Instagram friends that you have extra boxes. Just snap a photo and let people know. You can even have them pick up the boxes from outside your home so you can stay socially distanced.
Store or Recycle Your Boxes
If you believe that you will be moving your items again soon, then there is no reason to get rid of them all. Simply break them down and slide them in with your self-storage items. If you do not want to keep them but do not want to try any of the above options, find out how you can recycle them in your area. You might need to drop them off somewhere, or your curb recycling program might accept them.
If you are ready to learn more about the self-storage options in your area, then we are ready to help you learn. Contact Spaceman Storage at 562-696-3924 or stop by during our office hours.