AFTER YOU MOVE
When your move is done you may find yourself faced with a huge number of boxes that you really do not need. You may be able to keep some of then for storing seasonal clothing and decorations that are not used year round, but mostly you will have empty boxes.
Deciding what to do with these boxes can take a bit of thought but there are a variety of ways to get rid of moving boxes. Whether you decide to give them away, sell them to people you know, advertise them online or resell them to the retailer from which you bought them, you can put these sturdy boxes to use for someone else and avoid creating more trash for the environment.
Giving Away Moving Boxes
If you know anyone who is planning a move in the near future or anyone who simply needs boxes for storage, you can give away the boxes you do not need. Even if you do not know anyone personally, it is easy to advertise free moving boxes in the local newspaper as well as online with websites like http://www.freecycle.org. You can also look into giving your boxes to charity organizations because they can use sturdy boxes for their storage and giveaways
Selling Moving Boxes
You can sell your moving boxes to people you know for very low prices so you can recoup some of what you paid for the boxes in the first place. If they are in great condition, you may be able to get a bit more but you should not expect to get back exactly what you paid. These can be advertised in the local newspaper as well as online with websites similar to Craigslist.
Reselling Moving Boxes
If you bought the boxes from a box retailer or moving supply store, you can often resell your boxes to the store. You may not get much back from the stores because the boxes are used, even if in great condition, but you may get enough back to grab a bite to eat on the way back to your new home.