If you’ve just finished the big task of packing and moving, it’s time to tackle what to do with those remaining boxes. It can be an overwhelming feeling when faced with mountains of cardboard, bubble wrap and tape remnants after a move. But don’t be deterred – while the post-moving mess may seem like an unending headache, this blog will cover everything from simple storage solutions to creative reuse ideas for your left over moving containers.  

We’ll get into budget friendly tips as well as ways you can give back to the local community. With some thoughtful planning and creativity, that mountain of boxes in your spare room doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture on your inside scenery! 

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Reuse for Storage 

One simple solution is to reuse boxes for storage. Not only is it an eco-friendly solution, but it’s also budget-friendly. Moving boxes can still be used for storage in your basement, garage, or attic. 

Make sure to label them by room or type of item. This will make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for and keep everything in its place. With this easy storage solution, you’ll have a more organized home in no time! 


After you are all moved in, some boxes are still in good enough shape to use again! Rather than simply tossing them in the trash, consider giving them to someone who could use them. You could give them to friends or family members who may be planning a move or could use a little extra storage.  

Alternatively, you could donate your boxes to a local charity or non-profit organization. Not only will you be helping someone in need, but you’ll also be doing your part to reduce waste and preserve the environment.  

Also, consider your neighborhood groups like Buy Nothing on Facebook or NextDoor to find someone in the area who could use them! 


Recycling is a simple and effective way to reduce our carbon footprint and help the environment. One material that is commonly recycled is cardboard. It’s important to check with your local recycling center for their specific guidelines on how to properly dispose of cardboard. Not all types of cardboard can be recycled, and some may require special preparation before being recycled.   

By taking the time to learn about the recycling process in your area, you can ensure that your cardboard is being properly recycled and contributing to a cleaner planet. So, don’t just toss those moving boxes in the trash – do your part and recycle! 

Craft Projects  

Craft projects are a fantastic way to bring creativity and organization to your home. If you’re drowning in clutter, putting moving boxes to good use by transforming them into jewelry holders or toy storage bins is an excellent way to tidy up your space.  

Not only is DIY crafting a great way to recycle items that would otherwise be thrown away, but it’s also an opportunity to express your unique style and personality through homemade decor. Give life to those boring boxes and create a more organized and beautiful space with these fun and easy craft projects.  

Move Out Those Boxes 

Overall, it’s very important to consider how you will use or dispose of your moving boxes after you move. Opting to reuse the boxes for storage is one great way to organize items by room or type of item. Donating the boxes to friends, family, or local charity can be an incredibly generous act and appreciated by those in need.  

Ensure that the box material is not hazardous during recycling and check with your local recycling center for guidelines. If you are feeling crafty, why not make use of those extra cardboard boxes and turn them into something beautiful like jewelry holders or toy storage bins? Don’t let those moving boxes clutter up your new home and get rid of them quickly and ethically.  

Need assistance moving? WayForth’s team of professional movers are here to help you. Our team of experts can help you with downsizing, packing and unpacking, storage services, and more. Take the stress and hassle out of your next move by contacting our team today! 

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