Once you complete your move and finish unpacking, odds are you’re going to find yourself with a whole lot of packing materials that you no longer need, from cardboard boxes and packing paper to styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap. The following are a few ideas for what you can do with all of these moving materials:
- Give your boxes away – If you’re moving into an apartment building or complex, tell the property manager that you have boxes to give out. They may know of a resident who is getting ready to move out. Let your friends and coworkers know as well, in case they know someone who is moving.
- Store your boxes – If you think that you might be moving again in the next year or two, you may want to break your boxes down and keep them in a closet, basement or attic until you need them.
- Reuse for care packages – If you send gifts in the mail, you can save money by packing them using materials you already have.
- Recycle what you can – If you can’t get rid of your boxes and you have no need for them, recycle them. You can also recycle your packing paper.
- Give styrofoam peanuts to packing places – Do not just throw away your styrofoam peanuts as they are not degradable. Instead, call local packing places and offer to give them your styrofoam peanuts.
- Post an ad online – There are plenty of places where you can post free ads offering free packing materials. Try posting an ad on Facebook or Craigslist.
These are just a few things that you can do with your packing materials once you’ve completed your move. If you are planning an upcoming move, then be sure to contact us at Dircks Moving & Logistics. Not only do we offer residential and commercial moving, we also provide packing and storage services as well.