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10 Ways to Reuse your Moving Boxes 

Moving is stressful enough without having to figure out what you’re going to do with all of your boxes. We’ve rounded up 10 creative ideas for repurposing moving boxes so you can use them once, and then put them away forever. 

How we can better reuse these moving boxes  

Reusing your moving boxes is an easy way to save money and keep them out of the landfill. Here are some ideas: 

  • You can use the boxes to store craft supplies or other household items in your garage or basement. 
  • You can use them to organize clothes by color and type, like socks, shirts and pants. This will help you find things easier when you need them! 
  • You could even use them as shoe organizers! It’s a good idea if you have kids who love playing dress-up games at home with their friends every now and then 🙂 

1) Use boxes as outdoor planters 

If you’re looking for an easy way to reuse your moving boxes, consider planting them in the ground. You can use them as outdoor planters and fill them with herbs or vegetables. They’ll also make great containers for flowers, succulents, cacti and small trees. For larger plants like fruit trees or bonsai trees (which need more space), use several boxes together instead of one large one box that might be too heavy for your garden area! 

2) Turn them into gifts or gift baskets 

You can make them into gifts for friends and family. 

You can also use them to make party favors or host a wedding shower, baby shower or birthday party. 

For kids, you can easily turn the boxes into kid-friendly art projects by using markers and paint pens. You can also decorate your moving boxes with stickers that match the theme of your child’s room (or whatever theme you have in mind). This way they will always remember their first day at school! 

3) Toss them out for the neighbors to use 

Give your boxes to your neighbors. If you live in the same neighborhood, you can give the boxes to your neighbors so that they can use them for their own moving needs. 

Give them away at a local charity shop or thrift store (or both). You might also consider donating your boxes to a local charity shop or thrift store where they will be used by others in need of moving supplies. This is another great use for those plastic moving bins! 

4) Build your own fort or playhouse 

One of the most creative things you can do with your boxes is to build a fort or playhouse. You can use them as a stage for a puppet show, or you can use them as an actual playhouse for dolls, pets and children. 

5) Store off-season clothes in them until you need them 

If you’re like most people, you have a closet full of clothes that are no longer in style. You probably don’t want to get rid of them—you just don’t wear them anymore and they’re taking up space in your wardrobe. But what do you do with those boxes? 

  • Store off-season clothes in them until you need them again. 
  • Use them as storage for seasonal items (e.g., blankets and pillows) that need to be kept out of the way during winter months but not completely hidden from view by winter coats or jackets. 

6) Decorate them with construction paper and turn into a fun indoor activity for kids 

  • Use construction paper to decorate moving boxes. Decorating your moving boxes is a fun way to use them and make them stand out from the rest of your storage items. 
  • Use boxes to build a fort or playhouse for kids that will last for years! If you have kids, this is an easy project that will give them something new and exciting to do when they are bored in their room at night after bedtime. They’ll love playing with these creations and having their own little space where they can relax with friends or family members who live far away from them during the school year (or even just because). 
  • Store off-season clothes so they don’t get wrinkled when you bring them out again next summertime! Moving into a new place means getting rid of old furniture items like beds & couches too; we recommend storing these items separately because sometimes there’s more than one piece per room which means more trips back & forth between rooms depending on how big each item actually is compared against its shelf space size available within each area where it resides.” 

7) Make them into pet houses 

Boxes are used to protect your pet from the elements, and they can also be used as a way to help your pet feel secure. 

Place the box on top of their bed or their kennel when you’re not home. This will give them some protection from wind, rain, sun damage and bugs outside. 

If you have an older dog or cat who suffers from arthritis pain while they sleep at night then make sure that when they go into their crate during the day (if needed) there is nothing in there with them except for some soft blankets so as not to aggravate any existing conditions further. 

8) Store seasonal decorations in labeled boxes 

You may be tempted to throw away your holiday decorations as soon as the holidays are over, but it’s better to keep them for another year and use them again in the future. To do this, store each item in a labeled box that has been placed in a cool, dry place until you need it again. This will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for when it comes time for decorating next year! 

9) Turn on their sides to create dividers  

Turning your moving boxes on their sides is an easy way to create dividers between different areas of your home, such as a craft room or office space. It also creates a sense of privacy, order and serenity. The result is that you have more focus and calm in each room you use this technique in. 

10) Help you relocate again when you’re ready to move again 

If you’re ready to move again, but don’t want to start from scratch, consider using the same boxes you used last time. They’ll be more than ready for another trip across town or state! 

It’s always better not to spend money on moving supplies when they can be reused so instead of buying new boxes and tape, use what you already have lying around instead. You can also use these old ones as packaging for fragile items that may have been damaged during transit (books). 

It will save time and money by reducing both packing needs as well as unpacking after arrival at their new home. In addition, if there are any damages caused by poor packing methods then this method helps avoid having those issues in future moves too! 

There are some other creative ways to repurpose moving boxes 

There are many creative ways to repurpose your moving boxes. Here are some ideas: 

  • Storage – Set up a storage system with various-sized boxes and tape them together, creating a row of cubbies for cords, chargers and other small items that need a safe place. 
  • Crafts – Use them as furniture legs in your homemade craft projects such as an extra table you need for your kids’ playroom or add on top of the lampshade to make an unusual display piece. 
  • Pet houses – If you have pets that like digging holes in the yard, this can be an effective way to stop them from digging up anything! Simply cover the bottom half of each box with crumpled newspaper (the type sold at grocery stores), then fill with soil one half inch deep; plant grass seeds around it and place another thin layer over everything else before covering again with another layer of newspaper overtop everything else except where grass seeds were planted earlier which will allow water through so they grow into roots within hours – leaving only bare soil underneath where there was once nothing but dirt! This prevents erosion by keeping water away from contact with surfaces below ground level so no mud gets stirred up when people walk along sidewalks making driving comfortable too! 


As you can see, there are many creative ways to repurpose Moving Boxes. It’s a great idea to save the boxes from your last move and use them again in the future! We hope that this article has given you some ideas on how to make the most out of those old cardboard boxes. 

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