If you have just relocated to a new home, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of boxes leftover after unpacking. Boxes are one of the most versatile materials that can serve many purposes. Check out our 10 ways to re-use cardboard boxes below!
- Drawer Organizers
Keep your drawers organized by making these easy drawer organizers with a cardboard box, fabric, and hot glue. These organizers can be used for children’s toys, bathroom products, office supplies, etc. Learn more about this project here.
- Bird Feeders
Re-use your boxes to not only help the environment but also help the wildlife in your neighborhood by creating a bird feeder! All you need is a box, some paint, twine, and bird seed to create a bird feeder for all your flying friends. Learn more about this project here.
- Drive-in Movie
This is a fun post-move activity to do with the kids! Invite some neighborhood kids over to create a “car” from the cardboard box and set up a projector and projector screen. Pick a movie all the kids will enjoy and have them sit in their “car”, pop some popcorn and enjoy the show! Learn more about this project here.
- Toy Garage
This is a great activity for the kids to help them organize their toys after the move. Save up some toilet paper rolls over the weeks following the move, and glue them in the cardboard box to store toy cars, planes, trucks, etc. Paint the box to your child’s liking. Learn more about this project here.
- Cardboard Photo Frame
It’s important to make your new house feel like home by showcasing photos of your family. You can save money on picture frames by using your leftover moving boxes to make custom picture frames. Learn more about this project here.
- Indoor Dog House
Make your fur babies feel at home by creating an indoor dog house with your leftover moving boxes. All you need is some scissors, glue and paint to customize the house to fit your pup’s personality. Learn more about this project here.
- Scratching Post
We can’t forget about the cats! Moving can be stressful for all animals, cats especially have a hard time adjusting. A scratching post will help your kitty stay healthy and relive stress. You can create the scratching post with your leftover boxes and some hot glue. Learn more about this project here.
- Craft Storage
If you are crafty, then you know that craft supplies can easily get cluttered. Use your cardboard boxes for your next craft project to create a decorative hanging storage bin to store your supplies. Learn more about this project here.
- Desktop Organizer
Keep your office organized by using your boxes to organize all your office supplies. You can easily create this desktop organizer by using your boxes, scissors/box cutter, and some hot glue. Learn more about this project here.
- Faux Metal Signs
Metal signs are growing in popularity when it comes to home décor. You can create your own faux metal signs with a stencil, leftover boxes, and metallic spray paint. Learn more about this project here.
We hope these easy projects will help you reduce clutter after your move, keep you organized, and assist you in decorating your new home. If you still have leftover moving boxes after you finish your DIY projects and moved locally with Fry-Wagner, give us a call to learn more about our debris pickups!