Published On:
May 12, 2022

8 Inventive Ways to Reuse Cardboard Boxes and Save Money on Your Move


Cardboard boxes - the essential moving companion

If you're planning a move, you'll likely go through a lot of cardboard boxes. They're sturdy, stackable and can be labeled for easy identification. But once you've unpacked, what do you do with all those boxes? Rather than throwing them away, there are plenty of ways to reuse them. Here are 10 inventive ways to reuse cardboard boxes and save money on your move.


1. Store extra clothes and toys

Of course, cardboard boxes are great for storage. Store clothes that you do not use often, like winter gear, and conveniently and easily find them when you need time. Just make sure to clearly label them and seal them up properly.


2. Create a makeshift desk or table. 

Furniture hasn't arrived yet? There's no table better than a sturdy cardboard box. Especially for when you're still trying ot unpack, make sure your furniture does double duty in your house. 


3. Make organizers for various supplies 

If you like to go a little more eco friendly, instead of buying plastic drawers from Muji or IKEA, you can re use card board boxes instead. Plus, you can more easily customize the size of each section. So whether you're trying to organize office supplies, undergarments or make up, you'll know that you can get the size you require.


Ideas for cardboard DIY abound

4. Store holiday decorations 

Instead of letting holiday decorations pile up in a corner, store them in neatly labelled boxes. Some essential holiday decorations in Singapore include Chinese New Year /Hari Raya / Deepvali decorations, Christmas and New Year decorations.


5. Make a recycling bin 

Being tough and lightweight, cardboard makes a perfect recycling bin.You can eve decorate it for a cuter look! Plus, if you have to move again, you can simply recycle your entire recycling bin! 


6. Cat tower or dog bed 

Pets love boxes!

We know that cats love boxes, somehow. Get a little creative by letting your pets use your spare boxes. You can even involve your children in decorating them, and transform them into a centerpiece of your house. 


7. Toys or fort for children 

Amazing toys can be made from cardboard boxes

Get your children's participation in the reusing efforts as well! Children love boxes almost as much as pets do. The possibilities are endless for creative play - they can be spaceships, castles, play furniture and more. 


8. Cut them up for packing materials 

Moving yet again? Use cardboard as padding for all your breakables like glassware, ceramic wear and crockery. Plus, they're stiff enough so that they won't let the items shift around. You can use boxes that have torn or are generally past their usable lifespan. 


9. And if you're really stuck, you can always...

If you're really stuck, you can always call a professional. Nimbus Homes provides Move in and Move Out Cleaning and we can also assist to help dispose and recycle any moving boxes you have. We also provide deep cleaning of homes before and after moving. Whether you're relocating across town or across the globe, our team of experts will help to make your transition as possible. Contact us today if your new home needs some work!


Moving is expensive, but it doesn't have to be. You can save money on your move by recycling and reusing cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes are strong and sturdy, and they can be used for a variety of purposes. So don't throw them away – recycle them and put them to good use.

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