Congratulations! After months of planning your relocation, the professional movers have finally delivered the last of your items to your new home. But as you go about unpacking your stuff, you are probably wondering what you are going to do with the leftover cardboard boxes.
While the natural response is to throw them away, this move may be bad for the environment. So why not spare a thought for Mother Nature and consider reusing these boxes in new ways? Fortunately, there are plenty of avenues for you to explore. Read on to find out the options available to you.
Option #1: DIY projects for your home
There are plenty of creative DIY projects you can work on using the cardboard boxes provided by your chosen moving service. Some function as artistic decorations for your home, while others are practical projects that you can find uses for throughout your house. We have compiled a list for you to peruse and enjoy doing.
1. Scratchpad for your pets
Are you tired of finding scratch marks on your favourite piece of furniture? Then you’ll be glad to know there may be a solution to your woe. This DIY project is simple to execute. All you need is a bunch of corrugated cardboard boxes and a few stationeries. You can check out this helpful video on how to make your own cat scratcher.
2. Arts and crafts
Here’s an excellent idea to spend some quality family time with your kids at home. Gather a bunch of paint, stickers, and markers, and let your children’s imagination go wild as they begin decorating the cardboard boxes.
3. Drawer dividers
Sorting out the various items in your drawers will no longer be as much of a chore when you have your own DIY drawer dividers. Ensure you have obtained an accurate measurement of each drawer before cutting the cardboard boxes to the appropriate sizes.
Option #2: Keep them in your storeroom
There is no harm in storing the cardboard boxes provided by your professional movers in your storeroom, as long as you have sufficient storage space to keep these boxes. After all, there are plenty of Singaporeans who have relocated more than once in their lives. So you never know if you might have use for your moving boxes again in the future.
Option #3: Donate them
Even if you don’t foresee yourself moving house again, you never know if your friend, relative, or neighbour may have a move scheduled in the near future. If the answer is yes, they will probably require moving boxes.
Alternatively, you can post that you are giving away free moving boxes on social media to see if you get a response. This is an excellent way to get rid of your cardboard boxes while helping someone in need – it’s a win-win situation!
Option#4: Sell them
Selling your moving boxes is another viable option to consider if your primary aim is to get rid of clutter in your home. However, you probably should not expect to receive a windfall for these cardboard boxes.
Some movers companies are willing to take the boxes back from you as it helps to reduce costs. While you should not expect a full refund for these boxes, you may recoup some of the money spent on them. However, it is vital to check if your movers company provides such a service beforehand.
There are plenty of ways for you to reuse and repurpose your leftover moving boxes. From donating them to using them for your various DIY projects, you no longer have to worry about having spare cardboard boxes lying around after your move.
At CYC Movers, our team of professional movers possess years of experience in the industry. As such, you can rest assured that they are equipped to handle any situation that may arise during your relocation. Do not hesitate to contact us today to get a quote.