When most people think about moving, the last thing on their minds is recycling. Yet in reality, there are a lot of ways to reuse old moving boxes instead of just throwing them away.

At Pink Hippo, we offer a range of quality packaging supplies that can be repurposed once you’ve settled into your new home. Whether using your small archive boxes as storage or building a birdhouse out of a large wardrobe box, there are plenty of things you can do with your previously-used moving boxes. Here are a few creative ideas to get you inspired!


Turn them into storage boxes

One of the most obvious ways to repurpose your old moving boxes is to use them for storage. Whether you have seasonal items that need to be protected while in storage or you need a secure space to keep old photo albums, your old moving boxes are an effective storage solution.


Make a moving box fort

If you’re looking for a fun way to reuse your old moving boxes, why not try making a box fort? Not only is it a great way to keep the kids occupied on a rainy day, but it can also be a fun addition to your next party. All you need are some boxes, tape, and some imagination!


Build a cardboard lantern

Cardboard lanterns are a simple and inexpensive way to add some light to your next party or event, and a perfect way to upcycle your old moving boxes. There are various templates available online, or you can let your creative juices flow and see what you come up with!


Make a desk organiser

Making a desk organiser out of an upcycled moving box is a great way to reuse an old box and get some storage space at the same time. Simply measure the dimensions of your organiser on the box, cut the shape with a pair of scissors and fold the flaps as needed. The end result is a sturdy, stylish and sustainable desk organiser to reduce the clutter in your workspace!


Construct a birdhouse

If you love spending time outdoors or watching birds perch in your garden, then building a birdhouse is a great project. A birdhouse can be made in any size, but it’s best if it’s big enough for birds to enter and move around inside. There are plenty of DIY cardboard birdhouse designs available online and you can even add a little bit of colour with a paintbrush afterwards.

So, have you got your moving boxes yet? The Pink Hippo packaging shop has everything that you need for your upcoming move, from moving boxes to protective wrapping and furniture covers! Our packaging materials are available at either one of our facilities in Reading or Leatherhead.