After a big move, you'll probably have a lot of leftover cardboard boxes and may be tempted to toss them in the garbage instead of recycling them. Before you ditch these boxes for good, learn a few ways you can put them to use around your home.
Boxes as Storage Bins
At first glance, cardboard may not seem like a stylish storage option. But with a little effort, you can transform your old moving boxes into trendy, colorful storage bins for stowing away vinyl records, books, and much more. Whether you decide to paint them or use spray adhesive and bright fabric covers, there are plenty of creative ways to convert them into a customized and cost-effective storage solution.
If you're tired of shuffling through cluttered dressers or drawers to find what you need, you can use cardboard as drawer dividers to keep your laundry and junk drawers neat after putting things away. Cut the cardboard into equally sized rectangles and place them in drawers to maximize space. If you prefer color coding, no problem! You can use nail polish or acrylic paint to add some color to your sorting system.
Plant parents know how expensive shopping for new plants and pots can be, so why not cut your costs in half? You can create a planter in four steps:
- Line each box with plastic bags to prevent water damage
- Poke holes throughout for drainage
- Decorate them
- Hang them to create an attractive and affordable balcony or patio decoration
If you'd rather not be stuck with empty cardboard boxes after moving into your new home, Lee Moving & Storage, Inc. can provide professional-grade moving supplies when you hire us for your next residential or office move. Whether it's across the country or across the street, you can count on our qualified team to safely relocate all of your belongings. Request a free quote today to learn more about our moving services.