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Have you ever tried to think of something to do with the boxes you just used to move? Many of our NYC moving clients have been asking us about the number of different ways they could to put their used boxes to good use. With this article you will learn that not only are there unlimited ways to use these boxes creatively but there are also a plethora of ways to use these boxes to help with New York City household problems.

Ideas for Recycling your Moving Boxes

Messy tasks are the perfect match for used cardboard boxes. Perhaps you have suspected there is a leak somewhere in your house; the snow does not play in New York. Then you may consider sticking one of these boxes underneath the “leak” to see if your suspicions are correct. Not only can you use the box inside of the house, but you could also use the box underneath your car in the garage, let’s say if you had an oil leak. If you are more creative and paint inside your home, you may want to flatten the box and use it to cover your floor or carpets during any of these craft projects that may leave permanent unwanted memories.

Want some ideas for more functional ways to use these boxes? Try filling the box with your overflow of comfy blankets that you store away after the cool New York winter season. You could even cut into the box and then put some blankets inside to create your own personalized bed for your pet. You can always line the box with some duct tape and use the box as a laundry basket, for sorting or storing clean laundry. Another great use for the empty cardboard box is to gather all of your recycling from inside the house and use it to transport the recyclables out to your recycling bin for an easier method of taking it out.

Another function of these boxes you have recently purchased in order to move, may include “free storage”. Before the age of plastic bins, cardboard boxes were the go-to solution for storing everything from pictures to snow clothes. These days plastic bins are quite expensive and can add up quickly. Just grab some scissors and duct tape and you are ready to begin designing your own personal storage units. A few ideas that you may want to utilize this storage for could include, tax papers, magazines, books, office supplies, toys, and so much more!

Facts about Cardboard Boxes

The average move requires about 60 boxes that consumes about more than half of a one ton pine tree! One pine tree could yield about 805 pounds of paper! To break it down even further, one pine tree could produce roughly 80,500 sheets of paper. That will last someone a month or more. So as you can see, if you can find a way to reuse your old moving boxes you are not only helping your pockets out, but you are helping our planet!

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Moving down the street is stressful enough, let alone moving out of state or to a new city that’s far enough to be in a new state, but have no fear because we have some advice for you. The average person moved 11 times throughout their life – that’s a lot, and you’d think that with all that moving experience it’d get easier, but it just doesn’t. Packing your life into cardboard boxes can be depressing and if it’s your first big move, it can be scary, especially if you’re moving into a big city like New York.

If you’re moving to a new place, take a look at some of the tips we’ve put together. At Divine Moving, we’ve dealt with all different types of people moving in and out of new York City, and we’ve seen people handle moving several different ways, some more successful than others, and we’re going to share the more successful ones with you.

4 Tips for Moving Out of State

  1. Put together a master plan

    If this is your first time moving out on your own, sit down with family members who can help you prioritize and let you know what you’ll need to consider since they’ve most likely done it before. This list should include everything from your packing strategy (when you should start), contacting professional moving services, and setting up your new place.

  2. Don’t wait till the last minute

    This is the worst thing you can do. Start packing early so you can better determine what you need to take and what you can either give away or leave at home. Moving is a long and lengthy process that takes preparation so the bigger jump you get on it, the better.

  3. Choose your method

    You can either do it yourself, or hire professional movers. We highly suggest hiring movers because you don’t want to risk damaging any of your belongings. Of course, you’ll take some things in your vehicle, but you don’t want to have to move an entire bedroom set down a flight of stairs then pack it into a rental truck, let the movers do that for you. We guarantee we have more experience with that type of lifting and handling. Plus, movers will have a better idea of the area and where to park to begin unloading your things at your new place.

  4. Move important items by yourself

    If you do hire professional movers, you want to keep any important possessions in your possession. Move the items that cost more money or are invaluable by yourself into your new apartment, that way if they get lost, it’s no one’s fault but your own, but hopefully you don’t lose them.

Moving Around New York City?

Moving from one burrow to another in NYC can be a daunting task, but that time comes for everyone. With the busiest moving season coming up in May, contact us at Divine Moving to schedule an appointment. No one knows New York City like we do, and we offer storage for any of customers who may need to keep some of their belongings stored away in a temperature controlled environment.

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