Moving and shifting all the household belongings to a new place is a difficult task.After the unpacking is done, you will be left with enormous numbers of boxes and packing materials. They can occupy huge space in your new house until you dispose of them completely.
Here are some ways to get rid of your Boxes after Moving House
Selling Boxes and packing materials after moving house is a great way to recover some money. You can post an advertisement on your social media page or on other selling websites like eBay, OLX, Quikr. The interested people will contact you. You can also sell these moving boxes to your local scrap dealers. They will be happy to take the boxes off your hands and in return you may even be able to make some money!
You can simply donate the boxes to a charitable organization, they can use it as storage boxes . There are many organizations like paperman and NGOs like goonj, which creates several DIY handicrafts for the needy. Beautiful handicraft and storage boxes can be created using these moving boxes.
3. Contact Moving Companies
If you have hired a packing and moving company for shifting, they would have got the moving boxes and other packing material with them. Most of the items are reusable, you can ask the moving company to take them back after unpacking. You can retain some boxes for storage purpose too. If you are not able to do all the unpacking on the same day, after the unpacking you can simply call the movers to collect the boxes. This is the easiest way to get rid of moving boxes.
4. Give Them Away
If your friends or other family members are preparing for a house shift in the near future then you can give the moving boxes to them. You can also check with your colleagues and friends via a brief facebook, twitter or Whatsapp post. If your moving boxes are in good conditions then they will be happy to take the boxes.
5. DIY Storage boxes
The moving boxes are super sturdy and can be used as storage boxes to store cloth, books, shoes and other items. You just need to be little creative with the boxes like wrapping them with clothes, creating compartments within the boxes etc. Make sure, you have secured the corners of boxes with tapes. You can also reuse the packing cushions, bubble papers to safely pack the delicate items, crockeries, fragile showpieces etc.
6. Reuse for the next move
If you are in a transferable job or shift residence frequently then you can store the boxes for future use. These boxes are expensive, you can save some money on your next home shifting.
You can contact the nearest recycling station or paper factory. This is the best environment-friendly option t get rid of boxes. You need to simply flatten the boxes and stack them after removing the tapes and staples.