Moving out of your old house and into a fresh home takes a lot of time, effort and money! There are so many things to consider and to work on so that every process happens smoothly and safely. Gathering all your house items and furniture to transport and to organize them into a new place is generally hectic, taxing and exhausting, but the aftermath is surely fulfilling.
But hold up! The job does not end after you take your objects out of their containers and is still not yet over after you arrange them at home. Look around! The huge stacks of moving boxes tell you that you can’t slack off just yet until they are cleaned away. There are many things you can personally create out of these used moving boxes, but their quantity is too much for you to use them all by yourself! Great thing, you can give them away for others to still productively utilize!
Here are 5 efficient ways to give away your used moving boxes after moving! They will enable you not just to conveniently declutter but to lend a helping hand to other people who might need them too!
1 – OFFER THEM TO YOUR MOVING FRIENDS (OR SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS)
You just used those moving boxes to securely carry your stuff from your previous home to a new one. Unless they experienced any major problem such as holes, tearing and dampness while or upon moving, they can be in great condition for other people to use in moving.
No one who needs moving boxes will let the chance to gain them for free slip away! If you know a friend or a relative who’s planning to move out of their house or office soon, be generous enough to contribute your moving boxes. You are absent during the moving, yet that’s a kind way to hospitably assist them!
On the other hand, if you don’t know anybody who’s moving, don’t hesitate to use your social media account to find people who might be needing them. “I am giving away the moving boxes we recently used for moving. Still in perfect condition. Anyone who needs them? FREE OF CHARGE! Just drop a comment or a personal message.” This is a very effective way to send those boxes away while you do a good deed for your social media friends, even when you don’t know them personally! See, you can gain real-life friends too.
2 – PLACE THEM ON THE WAYSIDE (WITH PROPER PERMISSION)
Throwing out those moving boxes outside your house or leaving them in just any vacant outdoor lot is inappropriate. These can transform the still-useful items into dirty and messy trash.
If you don’t want to keep them inside your house yet don’t want to merely dispose of them, place them on the wayside where other passers-by can see them. The key point is to set up signage that tells people that they can freely pick them up as they please. This is one of the simplest strategies to give them away without a hassle, however, make sure to properly ask for permission from the local authorities to use that roadside or space for that purpose.
Carefully choose a suitable spot where to leave these used moving boxes for giving away. A place visible to people walking by and especially to vehicles passing through is ideal. Who knows? A family moving into your village might drive by and see your signboard, “Moving boxes for free.” You will not just have new fellow villagers but a heartwarming way to welcome them!
On the flipside, in case the curb you chose does not seem on display, relocate them to another position where they can be instantly seen and taken. For you to know this, check whether the moving boxes are still there or not, and don’t completely leave them there after dropping them off. Doing so shows that you are obviously just getting rid of them.
3 – JOIN ONLINE RECYCLING GROUPS
It may be surprising to discover, but there are a lot of people looking for free moving boxes because they want and need to lessen their moving expenses. As moving out and moving in are all in all costly in many terms, buying things more cheaply and using them economically are super smart techniques.
Because you are finished with moving, why not celebrate the success by aiding those who are just about to start theirs! There are non-profit organizations who have brought their services and connections online and garnered numerous users globally with their goal to save Mother Earth and to make living (including moving) more cost-effective and worthwhile.
Register into their groups or websites to spread the word that you have a pile of used moving boxes to share, and in no time, you will receive notifications from people who need them! Furthermore, if you have other leftover packing and moving materials, you can post them as well.
What’s most pleasurable about being part of these online recycling groups is the fact that the audience you have is the audience you truly need. That equates to easier and faster search and transactions. Meanwhile, when you will be the one needing the recycling items some time soon, then you know where to go online!
4 – GATHER THEM AS CHARITY DONATIONS
With creativity and resourcefulness, things like moving boxes can be converted into new items! This is what a lot of foundations, drives for a cause and charities do. They make use of recyclable and reusable objects to form more meaningful and eco-friendly stuff!
Particularly, charities that establish arts and craft workshops for kids, for elders and for people with different abilities would love to receive these used moving boxes. Gather yours as donations, and you will absolutely make these kind-hearted humans smile! You may not be the one straightforwardly doing the exact charity work they do, but no help is too little or too plain. It will be highly appreciated!
To find out where to donate your moving boxes, contact your local authorities for a list of charities within your city. Use your social media accounts to get in touch with their administrators directly. It would be rewarding to know that the plain moving boxes which helped you move into a better place will now be able to serve another significant purpose for other people.
5 – GIVE THEM TO YOUR NEIGHBORS
Sometimes, you do not have to look too far away to help. Maybe your neighbors need some boxes for their own moving or their other affairs. Try asking them!
Without a doubt, this is the quickest way to get those moving boxes out of your hands and into someone else’s help. Let your neighbors have them. They might need these for their garden, for their gift wrappings, for their school projects and more!
Instead of throwing them away or keeping them for too long inside your storage rooms, make your used moving boxes more advantageous for other people. Don’t wait for the indefinite time of “I might need it in the future,” because just next door, someone might be needing it now!
Don’t know what to do to your used moving boxes after moving? Give them away! They will surely be valuable and still functional for other people.
Aside from recycling and selling your employed moving boxes, you can freely give them to your loved ones and even to strangers who might need them to cut costs, to recycle or to use in their own moving.
What’s amazing about these moving boxes is that even though they are basically cardboard boxes, they can be serviceable for anyone, so they are easy to pass on! Be efficient, and help somebody today; give your used moving boxes away!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. She finds quality and well-researched writing as a worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. For her, it’s restoring and fulfilling to the heart and a great way to clear the mind while loading it up with fresh learning. Film critiquing and filmmaking are among her interests too. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.