Call Exodus when you complete your unpacking. We are happy to pick up your empty boxes and recycle them. Not only are we with you every step of the way during your move, we are still available to help after you have settled into your new location. By giving us a call, we can take another moving hassle off your plate as well as do something good for our planet.
Moving Tip #17
Books are heavy. Pack these in smaller boxes.
Moving Tip #16
Canned goods are good to go with us. Pack up -right in a small box and limit to 25 or so per box.
Moving Tip #15
FRAGILE!!!! Should be labeled on all china and glassware boxes.
Moving Tip #11
Recycle boxes! When you move with us, they’re FREE!
Moving Tip #10
Place heavy items at the bottom of the box.
Moving Tip #2
Boxes, you will need lots of boxes!
Many of us over think the moving process and what and how to pack for a move. Something to consider is that you will not always be able to take along boxes if they are filled with prohibited items. To prevent making your move stressful and complicated, stay away from packing the following items:
Nail Polish & Remover
The items above will need special equipment to handle, so make sure to talk to your moving company to assess how best to handle the moving of these items.
Make sure to check with your moving company before packing perishable items whether or not they move them as many times this is not allowed.
Heat sensitive items
These items are often overlooked but are very important to remember! Candles, CD’s, computers and electronics are all things that should be considered before throwing in a box.
Items with high value
This is pretty obvious, but you should always consider the items that are most expensive and keep them with or close to you to prevent any loss or theft. Also, high value can mean high in sentimental value in addition to monetary value.
What’s the one thing you have to have when you move? Some might say a moving truck, some might say patience, but the number one thing you have to have when you move is moving boxes. Moving can be extremely wasteful, especially since a lot of people will just throw away their cardboard boxes after using them once. You can always reuse them or recycle them, but often people feel like it is “easier” to just throw them out. To avoid being wasteful and even to help with some home space issues, we compiled a list of some great Do It Yourself projects to put those cardboard boxes to good use, and keep them out of the landfill.
Brought to you by wikiHow, this article helps you learn how to create a fantastic Cardboard Box Storage System. All you need is boxes, tape, scissors and a Sharpie for labeling.
For those who have a love for playing games, how about a Faux Wood Checkers Box? It’s light weight, saves money and is easy to make!
And the daddy of them all, how about 101 things to do with your used cardboard boxes? Well that list exists and it is good! You’ll find anything from hot wheels racetrack to a robot to a toolbox and most importantly, because you never know, a homeless shelter.
Hope these DIY projects were helpful and sparked your creative and crafty side. If you do decide to create anything from the lists we included, please send us your photos, we’d love to see your handy work!
Here at Exodus we are all about finding ways of treading lightly on the planet as a moving company. We use durable bins when moving customers, wooden shelves on wheels for office moves instead of boxes, and we offer recycled boxes giving them a second life and reducing our resources. When we came across an article explaining what designers Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Ott did with their used storage boxes, we had to feature it on our blog.
What do you get when you put 420 IKEA boxes, LED lights and a metal base together? How about a 15-foot-high bar that has funk, character and uniqueness. The appropriately named structure; Temporary Bar, was constructed for a competition organised by the architecture faculty at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal. Finished in just one week with the help of students, this bar stands tall and proud in Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal.
Next time you move, think about the endless possibilities you could do to reuse those boxes instead of throwing them in a land fill. Moving somewhere dry and need to get rid of your umbrella(s)? Bars are not only made out of recycled boxes, but can also make a bar too, like the Bucky Bar in Rotterdam. Talk about creativity and reusing! This project references the famed geodesic domes of the late American architect Buckminster Fuller and attracted 300 visitors before the police intervened at 2 am on February 19th, 2010.
Morale of the story, whether you are moving or not, look around your house and before you throw anything out, see if you can reuse it for something else, or donate it to someone else that could put it to good use.