How to reuse moving boxes?

So, you have finished your move and have settled in your new home. If you find that you have a lot of moving boxes just lying around your home, don’t throw them away just yet: moving boxes can actually be quite useful even after your move. So, how should you reuse moving boxes? We’ve put together a list of tips which might help with that.

Extra storage

The first way to reuse moving boxes is quite simple: use them to store anything else which needs storing. After all, cleaning up your new home should be a top priority. And it doesn’t have to look boring either. Buy some spray paint and make the old boxes colorful, you could even come up with a color-coded system for storing your things. This tip is especially useful if you have a spare room in your home.

Make coasters and tags out of them

Another easy way to reuse moving boxes is to cut them into coasters or tags. A bit of decorative duct tape and a pair of scissors can help you turn your boring old moving boxes into stylish drink coasters or furniture sliders. Alternatively, you can cut up the cardboard into tags for other storage containers, or even gift tags.

Cardboard tags on table
Cardboard boxes are very easy to make into useful tags.

Cat scratching pad

If you’re a cat person, then you know how important having a scratching pole (or pad) is. Corrugated boxes make for excellent scratching pads, while also being extremely cheap. This also serves as a great way to protect your furniture from your feline friend, as they will prefer the scratching pad over your valuable furniture.

Make toys out of them

If you have children, a great way to reuse your moving boxes is to turn them into toys. It is both cheap and will keep your kids entertained for hours on end, while also decreasing the clutter around your home. Have more boxes than you could turn into toys? Use them to store the newly made toys.

Cardboard toy robot on ground
Cardboard can be made into interesting toys for your kids.

Organize your bathroom

While organizing a large bathroom can be quite easy, not every home has a large bathroom. Among other things you could do for your bathroom, a few painted boxes can make for a both stylish and practical storage solution.

Party d├ęcor

It only takes a little bit of creativity to turn your old boxes into stylish party decorations. If you have the patience for it, you could turn the boxes from your move into enough decorations to fully prepare a room for a party. And, at the end of the day, DIY party decorations could impress your guests much more than something bought at a store.

Declutter your office

If you have a home office, then reusing your moving boxes is quite easy. They can be quite useful in decluttering your office space, so you don’t get distracted while in it. And, with a little paint and creativity, you can even make them look like a modern part of the design.

In conclusion

There are many ways to reuse moving boxes. It is up to you to decide how and for what you want to use them, but we hope that this list of tips has helped you come up with some interesting ideas for your leftover moving boxes.