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Creative Ways to Repurpose Moving Boxes After Your Move

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Moving home can be a stressful and exhausting endeavour, but once you’ve finally settled into your new home, you’re often left with a pile of empty cardboard moving boxes. Don’t rush to toss them in the recycling just yet! Our sturdy cardboard boxes can be transformed into useful and fun items, repurposing them is not only environmentally friendly but can also be a rewarding creative outlet. In this blog, we’ll explore imaginative ways to give those moving boxes a second life.

Make Storage Bins

Cut your moving boxes into smaller pieces and assemble them into storage boxes. This a great way to organise your belongings. You can even decorate them with paint or wrapping paper to match your home décor. You can even cut or add handles to the boxes, there are numerous possibilities when creating storage boxes.

shelves with plants and books on it

Create a Playhouse for Kids

Now we all know when we were younger, building a cardboard den or house would be the best activity. The whole process of making and building it and then hours of imaginative play and adventures afterwards! Let your kids join in with the fun, by helping to decorate the box with paints, crayons, and stickers. Then you can even add some cushions inside for some extra comfort. Think outside the box with designs, by creating structures like spaceships, secret dens and more.

cardboard box house with balloons on the chimney

Craft Supplies

Cardboard is an excellent material for various crafts. You can cut it into different shapes, or paint it; for making signs, picture frames and even homemade puzzles. The possibilities are limited only by your creativity. You can create a stash of stencils and cardboard shapes at the ready for whenever you want to get crafty.

boy wearing a cardboard mask

Desk and Draw Organisers

Become an organisation guru, by creating some draw or desk dividers. Simple but effective solutions for decluttering your drawers. It’s as simple as cutting the cardboard in your designated size and gluing it to more pieces of cardboard. If you want to get even more creative, get the paint out or recycled paper for an added pop of colour!

Papier Mache Projects

You’d be surprised by the number of cool things you can make with papier mache. It’s not just an activity from school that you’re probably familiar with, you can create some bespoke, hardwearing, and interesting pieces for your home, or even as gifts. Examples of some of the things you can create can be decorations for your home, trinket dishes, giant letters to hang on your wall, lamp shades, and big sculptures for your room like a giant cactus! Spruce up your space with some simple papier mache.

papier mache kit

These are just a few of the many creative ways you can repurpose our moving boxes after your move. Before you recycle them, take a moment to consider how you can transform them into something useful, beautiful, or fun. It’s not only a sustainable choice but also a chance to exercise your creativity and DIY skills. So, get started on your next cardboard creation and breathe new life into those old moving boxes.

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