Every move usually involves a lot of boxes. Boxes for packing your belongings, boxes for packing your kids’ toys, boxes for… well, you get it. But, after you’re done with them, should you just throw them away or recycle them? While that’s an option, with some imagination, there are many more options actually. Here are some of the creative ways to use leftover moving boxes. Some of them will definitely surprise you.
Creative ways to use leftover moving boxes
There are many ways to use these boxes. So, instead of just numbering them, let’s try to see how they can be of use to you. Who are you going to make happy: your pets or your kids? And, some of these ways are very practical and might save you some money actually.
Make your kids happy
We know that the kids have a vivid imagination. If you can hang the sheets and make a tent in the living room, a box can become a castle, right? Take a huge box, and paint the bricks on it and get the right shape. You’ll get a huge castle, and your child can easily become a prince or a princess. Or you can use the boxes as a DJ set, like speakers or mixing console. Or, you can make a huge robot. If you join your kids, it’s going to be a very fun day indeed. And they can definitely think of more creative ways to use leftover moving boxes than you, so simply ask them.
Cats love boxes and plastic bags, the smaller they are – the better. Animals just love nesting inside of a box, as they feel safe. So, if your dog doesn’t destroy the boxes, you can make a small house out of them and decorate it any way you like. Also, you can make a scratching pad for your cat; just separate the box and roll it all up, and decorate the outside of it.
Store your items
Why buy a storing box, if you can decorate the leftover boxes. Get some decorative paper and wrap up the box. You can at least, use it for your clothes and something like it. However, you can also fold them up by shaping a triangle and use it for some smaller items, like shoes, sneakers, or even smaller, like keys or makeup.
There are a lot of crafty ideas on how you can use these boxes. For example, you can make a decoupage. Or you can cut out the box and shape them into a frame for the mirror. And you can glue up the frame with crystals, for example. So, you probably get it by now. As long as you don’t need a firm material, you can decorate the box and use it for a lot of different things. And it will definitely give your new home a personal touch.
The sky is the limit
To see some new ideas, you should also check out some videos online. The sky is the limit, as there are many different creative ways you can use leftover moving boxes. Hopefully, these suggestions will only trigger your imagination and open space for plenty of new ideas.