Now that your move is complete, you may be wondering what to do with all of your packing supplies. Boxes, tape, bubble wrap – it can be a lot to deal with! In this blog post, we will give you some ideas for organizing and storing your packing supplies. You may want to keep some of them around in case you need to move again in the future, or you may want to donate them to a local charity. Read on for more information!
When it comes to packing supplies, most people only think about them when they are in the middle of a move. But what do you do with all those boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and other materials once the move is over? If you’re like most people, you probably just want to get rid of them as soon as possible.
However, there are a few things you should consider before getting rid of your packing supplies.
Repurpose your packing material
A great way to repurpose packing material is by using it as insulation for the winter months. If you live in a cold climate, packing material can be used to insulate your windows and doors. This will help keep your home warm and reduce your energy bills. Bubble wrap and packing peanuts can be stored in plastic bags and stored in a dry, cool place.
Reuse the boxes
One option is to reuse the boxes. If they’re in good condition, you can use them to store other items in your home or garage. You can also label them and use them as storage bins for seasonal items like Christmas decorations or summer pool toys. You can also reuse standard packing materials, like bubble wrap and packing peanuts, for future projects. Just make sure to clean them before you put them away.
Recycle your packing materials an Eco-friendly way
An eco-friendly option is to recycle your packing materials. Most moving boxes can be recycled, as well as bubble wrap and packing peanuts. You can check with your local recycling center to see what guidelines they have for recycling these items.
Keep custom-made packaging
If you have any custom-made packaging, such as boxes that are a specific size or shape, it’s worth keeping them. You never know when you might need to move something fragile or delicate, and having the right packaging can make all the difference.
Use cardboard boxes for entertaining projects
Use cardboard boxes for entertaining projects. Old packing boxes can be repurposed into fun “cars” so you can create a drive-in movie experience in your living room for a movie night with the kiddos.
Use boxes to store “emergency items”
Make an ” emergency box” to keep in your trunk or storage closet. This can be stocked with things like snacks, water, a first aid kit, and other essentials that you might need in case of an emergency.
Create a packing supply kit
If you’re the type of person who is always on the go, then creating a packing supply kit is a great way to be prepared for anything. You can include things like tape, bubble wrap, and even some extra boxes. This way, you’ll always be prepared for your next move.
Store it in a designated spot
One of the best ways to keep your packing supplies organized is to store them in one designated spot. This could be a spare closet, the garage, or even under the bed. Having everything in one place will make it easy to find when needed and help keep your home tidy.
Recycle or donate
Donating your packing supplies to a local charity is always a great option!
If you’re not planning on using your packing supplies anytime soon, then you might want to consider recycling or donating them. Many local charities and organizations will gladly take gently used boxes and packing materials off your hands.
Another great recycling option is to a local “Buy nothing” group. You can find these on Facebook and other local neighborhood apps. The Buy Nothing Project is also a valuable resource for those who are looking for “free” items. Check their website for items available in your local area.
If you decide to donate your packing supplies, there are a few different options. You can donate them to a local moving company, or you can contact your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They will be able to put your donations to good use!
We hope this blog post has given you some ideas for what to do with your packing supplies after the move is done. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help!