Used packaging boxes may sound like waste material lying around the house, but if used for the correct applications, they can indeed prove to be very useful. Generally, boxes can be used to store items or products. When you purchase a new computer or television, it would come in a box. Also, you can purchase plastic boxes to store your unwanted items at home that you do not want to throw away. If you do not wish to waste money on buying new plastic boxes, cardboard boxes that your household appliances came in would do the job just fine. Depending on the size, boxes can be used for various different purposes. Some people use them as laundry baskets, trash bins, or even beds for their pets. Also many people are repurposing the used cardboard boxes for creative amusements for their kids.
Using Boxes for Storage
If you are using boxes for storage, you do not need to emphasize so much on the type of box you use. Simple cardboard boxes can be sufficient enough to hold your stuff. However, if you are particular and feel the box might not be able to hold all that weight, you can always repurpose or purchase small plastic storage boxes or large size, totally up to your needs. These boxes can easily be stored away under your bed or in the store room, making your room look neat and tidy. If you are thinking of making a box into a bed for your pet, you could put a soft cloth inside so that your pet does not feel uncomfortable. Making rubbish bins out of boxes is also as easy, all you got to do is put a plastic inside so that you can easily clear your trash away. If things you’re going to organize are small articles, then you can easily upcycle some plastic gift boxes or buy some novel unique or custom-made plastic boxes for your specific purposes. They are cheap, durable and beautiful-looking, so would actually make a perfect part of your home décor!
Using Cardboard Boxes for Moving
If you are moving out and need to pack your stuff into something, why not use some used boxes? Boxes come in all sizes and cardboard boxes can be folded so you can keep them in minimal space when they are not in use. When you want to use them, you can simply open them up and store your stuff inside. If you are afraid that the box might tear, you can apply duck tape over the box for extra protection. However, you must still be careful as to how much stuff you put inside the box and its weight. Cardboard boxes can tear easily if too much weight is applied on them. If you have bulky items, you can consider using plastic boxes instead as they can hold much more weight as compared to cardboard. It is essential you seal the box tightly if you do not want your belongings flying out of the box during transportation. Avoid putting liquid items into cardboard boxes as they can damage the box if they were to leak.
Using cardboard boxes when moving would be advisable as you can easily dispose these boxes avoiding clutter in your home once you have moved. (When kept from water or liquid spoiling, these cardboard gift boxes can actually be reused for several times, though). They are inexpensive and you can even get them free-of-charge from grocery or other types of stores who do not need them anymore. As you did not spend much on them, you wouldn’t feel the pinch disposing them off after using them. They also do not harm the environment as they are fully bio-degradable.
If you choose to use some boxes to store your unwanted stuff at home, but do not have space under your bed or in the store, you may just place the boxes in such a manner that they add to the appearance of your room. Putting a table cloth with accessories on top can make them look like a part of your room. Boxes offer many advantages, it only depends how you make use of them.