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      There is a profound moment of relief when the last box is finally unloaded. The house has been unpacked, the house move is over and your new life in your new house can begin. As soon as you breathe the sign of relief, a new reality set is a mountain of cardboard boxes with no home. You then realize that maybe the difficult task of your local/cross country move is over, but there is still some work to be done before you feel free and satisfied with your relocation. The clutter can be a little disheartening, but it’s an easy fix! These step-by-step instructions will teach you how to get rid of cardboard boxes after moving.

      Give them away

      Whereas it is a bad idea to keep all these useless moving boxes at home, throwing them away with your garbage could be even worse. Instead of throwing these boxes away , ‘give them away’. It is shameful to throw away usable boxes just because you are done with your moving. Hence make it usable for someone else in need. There is a high chance that someone you know is moving, and you can be a life-saver for them by providing them with boxes and referring them to Teddy Moving and Storage Team! You can ask your friends/colleagues and tell them you are looking to give away such cardboard boxes in exchange for nothing. If your friends don’t take much interest then pick any stranger in need.

      Give away online

      You can post these boxes on free ad websites and give to anyone who shows interest. Today’s era of social media makes it easy to send out a message online and box seekers will find you. If no friends or even strangers are interested in taking your empty boxes then try to sell them out. If you feel that moving costs you a lot of time and effort then sell them out and get some money out of it.

      Recycle

      If selling the boxes or giving them away are not feasible options, or even throwing the boxes in the trash is not right with your moral state of mind, recycling the card boxes seems like the best option. If your boxes were ripped/damaged during the process of relocation, then it is best to recycle them. If they are not in a good condition and can’t be used again then you use the most logical method of reprocessing it. What you need to do is separate the torn boxes from the usable boxes. Flatten these boxes and give them to recycling centres in your city. If you live close to a factory that recycles paper and cardboard or you pass by one on your way to work, it won’t hurt to take your stack of boxes and deliver them for recycling. If you are not recycling cardboards for other purposes, cardboard’s carbon substances allow it to decay within a matter of time. Depending on environmental conditions, it can be composed in a matter of around two months.

      Repurpose

      If none of these methods are not working for you, or you are not willing to spend any more time trying to get rid of it, maybe you should consider something different and new. These cardboxes have other practical purposes as well which you may not be able to see. With small kids in the house, you can use it for creative purposes. Who doesn’t need a big castle?! Boxes can become beautiful play forts for the little ones. Let their imagination run wild and create the best ever fortress to exceed even your kids’ wildest dream. This would be their playground for weeks!

      On the other hand, these cardboard boxes will serve as the best storage containers. You can use these boxes and store items that you are not using anymore. In the new house, you will have many things that you packed in a short time during your move and now there is no use of them. You can store such items in these boxes and keep them safely in storage areas like the garage, basement etc.

      Stylish boxes? Yes, we suggest you use your boxes for exactly what they are, boxes! A nice-looking storage box can cost you quite a bit, but have you considered the option of making your own for free? why not put your artistic touch in action and some at hand supplies to create the storage boxes you’ve always wanted. Grab the size of box youlike, if needed cut it down to the depth you need. There are so many! You can wrap the cardboard box in some pretty fabrics, or even use an old piece of clothing you no longer wear. For handles, if you’d like any, you can cut out some holes where you need them or use twine or old belts to create a little loop.

      Donate

      Charitable organisations are always looking for unused or little used things. Contact some charities in your area and see if they need them. People from charity organizations would make very good use of cardboard boxes for moving, especially if you still have heavy-duty ones. Also, places like community centres, libraries, churches etc., can use these boxes effectively as they can hold heavy items easily.

      You never know how you can use boxes again or it can come to aid for anyone else in need. If you are struggling hard to figure out what to do with these empty boxes, then you can ask experts from Teddy Moving and Storage NYC. You can expect proper guidance from well-experienced in the business of moving, and could provide additional suggestions in regards to packing services, moving supplies including heavy duty blankets and more! Additionally, you can hire their services for packing and unpacking – Teddy GOLD™- and save yourself from the pain of handling empty boxes after the move. Even though card boxes, like a lot of paper based products, are made in paper mills, that doesn’t mean it is totally environmentally friendly. Remember that a proper disposal of your moving boxes is a must and you cannot ignore it.

       

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