With all the online shopping we do these days, almost everyone has a few boxes lying around the house somewhere. Instead of just throwing them in the trash we came up with a few tips that might save you some money and help the environment.
1. Your kid’s newest toy.
Yup, you heard me. There’s no need to buy every single toy on the shelf, your toddler will be just fine getting creative with a box and using their imagination. You can use the box as a platform to color, pretend its a spaceship or just have fun in a plain old box. Let your kid decide.
2. Laundry Holder.
Dirty clothes don’t always need to go into a plastic hamper as shown. As long as your box is still in good condition you can convert it into a kid’s laundry basket. Just line the inside with an old fitted sheet and voilà. I’f you’d like you can take your DIY project to the next level and measure out some material so the lining can fit perfectly.
3. Storage Container or Donation Box.
Got a few unwanted items lying around the house? Grab a box and label it for “Giveaway” or “Donation”. It will feel great to have that extra space in a drawer or closet. If you can’t part with your unneeded items (no judgments!) you can still put it in a box and store it in the basement, attic or even under a bed.
4. Drawer organizers.
This one is a little more tedious, and may not seem like as fun as other ways to reuse your boxes, but it definitely pays off in the long run. You”ll need a measuring tape, razor blade, and a marker. Take everything out of your drawers, measure where you'd want your dividers, cut up the box and place them in. Be careful, and make sure to get the right measurements, it would be a shame to go through all that trouble for it not to fit! We'll be posting a step by step tutorial on this one in a few weeks so make sure to follow our blog, facebook or twitter to stay updated.
5. DIY Costume
Get creative! It’s time to use your imagination to help you kids get the best Halloween costume on the block! Take some time with this one, it”ll be fun. The best go to for a fun homemade costume with boxes is to go for something square like a robot, but don't stop there! You can even be a vending machine and sell snacks, just get a box big enough and cut out space for the face and arms!
6. Break it down.
If you’re a frequent mover, or you know you”ll be moving again soon, reusing moving boxes can be very cost effective. Get a razor blade and break them down and put them aside. Boxes are pretty easy to fold down, and you can even stack them up and keep them in the closet till you next move.
7. Canvas or backdrop
Looking to get artistic or just want to have some fun on a rainy day, grab an old box, flatten it out and start working on your next masterpiece. You might want to prep with a few layers of paint depending on the paint your using, many times the box absorbs the moisture of the paint.
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