Moving long distance across Canada, now what?
So, you finished moving long distance across Canada, and everything has been placed in your new home, now you’re ready to unpack. After a few weeks, you’re unpacked. You have worked hard to put everything away, but now you need to find out what to do with the garage full of unpacked boxes that you have accumulated. The good news is that there are a couple of options at your disposal, to help you get rid of your unused boxes after you have finished moving long distance across Canada.
After you have finished moving long distance across Canada, here are a couple of things that you can do to get dispose of your used moving boxes.
Boxes can be hard to find, due to the green initiatives that have become common place in today’s working environment. Charities, churches, thrift stores and even local libraries can be great places to donate your boxes. They all need boxes for various reasons to transport goods from one place to another. This can be a great way to get rid of your used boxes.
After moving long distance across Canada, chances are that you have a healthy amount of used packing. Recycling boxes can be a great way to get rid of used packing, and it is environmentally friendly as well. Make sure to check with your local recycler to see if they have any stipulations on the amount of cartons they can accept at one time. Also see if your recyclers can pick the cartons up from the curb, or if you will need to drop them off.
Boxes are always in demand. Finding people in your city that are either moving long distance across Canada or needing boxes for various reasons shouldn’t be too difficult. Posting your used boxes on popular websites such as Kijiji, or Craigslist can be a great way to get rid of boxes and recoup a couple bucks while you’re at it. Another great place to post your cartons is your local Facebook community page.
Use them for storage
Following moving long distance across Canada, chances are that you have things that need to be put into storage whether that means storing them in your basement, garage, or putting them into a storage facility. Boxes can allow you to keep your storage organized and easy to access. This will allow you to group things together and will ensure that you know where things are.
Have some fun
After moving long distance across Canada, boxes can be a great way to have some fun once all the hard work is done. Especially if you have kids, cardboard boxes can make a neat castle, or an airplane. If you still have unpacking to do, this can be a great way to also keep kids occupied as you continue to unpack.
Use them around the house
If you need to do some renovations to your home after you have moved in, such as painting, boxes can create a quick and easy place to put your painting gear to make sure that you keep your floor paint free. If your vehicle has a leak, cartons can be a great way to keep your garage floor clean while you fix it yourself, or while you wait to take it to the mechanic.
Create an emergency kit
After moving long distance across Canada, you can use some empty boxes to create emergency kits. These kits could include things such as blankets, flashlights, food, water, flashlights etc. Smaller boxes can be used for emergency kits for your vehicle, while larger boxes can be used for in home emergency kits.
If you choose to unpack yourself after moving long distance across Canada, you have a wide variety of options to purse to get rid of your used boxes. What you do with them is entirely up to you. For more tips on the best way to unpack and get settled in, check out our blog!
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