6 Ideas For Leftover Moving Boxes

There are tons of things you can do with your leftover moving boxes. Here are 6 great ideas for that stack of moving boxes left over after your move.

Recycle Them

It’s best to only recycle the moving boxes you think might not be used again by a neighbor or someone else moving. There’s no point in giving almost new moving boxes to a recycling center when you can just give them away for someone else to use.

Give Them Away On Craigslist

Many people who are looking to move look on Craigslist for free moving boxes. Simply post your offer on Craigslist in your area and ask the people to contact you via email or text message to get the address of where you’ll be leaving them at the curb.

Keep Them

You’ll be surprised how many times in the future you could use a sturdy cardboard box to store things. After your move, break down your boxes and keep the best ones stored in your garage for later use. You can also keep a few of your older ones to identify small oil leaks in your car.

Make Crafts With Your Kids

There are many things you can make out of leftover cardboard moving boxes with your kids. You can make cardboard spaceships, box forts, castles, play cars, slide for down the stairs, mini car tracks, lemonade stands, playhouses, or simply just give them to your kids and let their imaginations go wild.

For Your Pets

Both cats & dogs love cardboard boxes. You can make small cat condos, scratch posts, dog beds & other things your pets would love.

Costumes For Halloween

Here’s another creative idea for cardboard boxes. Before going out & buying an expensive Halloween costume for the kids, come up with some costume ideas you can make out of cardboard boxes.

Authors: Move Central – A Moving Company in San Diego, CA and Moversville

11 Safety Must-Haves for Every Home

Protect your family from fires, burglaries, natural disasters, and more with these 11 safety must-haves for every home.

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

All homes should have one of these on each floor and one outside each sleeping area. Make sure you change the batteries a couple times per year and check to make sure everything is operating correctly at least once a month.

Fire Extinguishers

It’s recommended that you have properly working fire extinguishers in the kitchen, garage, second floor, near the fireplace, and one in the car. Each member of the family should be taught how to use the fire extinguisher properly.


A great place to keep flashlights is in between your mattress & box spring. If there’s a power outage or earthquake in the middle of the night, you’ll quickly be able to find your way around your home.

First Aid Kit

Stash a couple first aid kits around the house, in the bathroom, kitchen & car in case anyone gets injured & needs to be bandaged up.


Safes aren’t only meant to keep valuable items from being burglarized, but they also keep hard-to-replace items such as birth certificates & the deed to your house protected from floods & fires.

Emergency Contact List

Doctors, urgent care centers, 24-hour veterinarian clinics, close family members, poison control, etc. should all be written down in a simple emergency contact list and kept in an emergency kit.

Deadbolts on Doors Outside

Deadbolts should be installed on every door that leads outside. This will help prevent anyone from breaking in by simply kicking the door open.

Home Alarm System

A home alarm system is one of the best ways to keep your family safe in case of a home invasion. Just make sure you use it. Many people spend money every month on their home alarm system & fail to use it when they leave their home.

Family Evacuation & Emergency Plan

Whether it be an earthquake, flood, fire, tornado etc. Take some time to talk with your family about what to do in each situation.

Night Lights

Motion sensor night lights placed in the hallways or near the stairs will help guide you through the night without having to search for the light switch. They will keep you safe when you’re feeling like a daredevil & want to see it you can walk through your home in the dark.

Locking Windows

Locking windows are often overlooked when you move into your new home. Make sure your windows lock or at least cut a few dowels to size & place them in the windows to prevent them from opening when you’re away or sleeping.

Authors: Move Central – A Moving Company in San Diego, CA and Moversville.

Moving Within San Diego Metro Area (Infographic)

If you live in San Diego you realize it’s a diverse, sprawling metro area. As of 2010, the San Diego – Carlsbad – San Marcos area was the nation’s 15th largest metro area, measuring 732 square miles according to the U.S. Census Bureau.1 Within that metro area live nearly 3.1 million residents. Only about 1.3 million live in the San Diego city proper.

Within those more than 700 square miles you have a lot of living options, and likely a healthy number of reasons to consider relocating to our sprawling metro area. Maybe you’ve found a job in Escondido and don’t want to struggle through an agonizing commute up and down the 15 every day from your current Chula Vista home. Maybe you or your spouse are about to return from deployment and your family is looking to move away from the San Diego Naval Base and spread out in a nice home in a more affordable inland suburb. Maybe you just got a better job and have always wanted to live in a beach-themed North County community.

Whatever your reasons, San Diego is unique in its diversity of geography and lifestyles, from the inland deserts and mountainous communities to the east to a series of ritzy coastal cities in the north. Choosing exactly where to move is a determination you and your family have to make, but you certainly have no shortage of options.

When you do decide to make a move within the San Diego area, you can always rely on Move Central to get you and your family where you want to go with minimal hassle and competitive moving rates. We provide comprehensive moving services to ensure we’re able to meet the needs of every mover, from those who may just need movers to transport boxes and furniture from your old home to your new home to full-service packing and storage.

Packing– Packing is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded aspects of any upcoming move. It’s a tedious, time-consuming task that lends itself to procrastination and ultimately rushed, haphazard results. We employ highly trained and experienced packers and provide professional-grade packing materials. When you trust Move Central to handle your packing you can rest assured all your belongings will be transported safely and securely.

Storage Options – We offer storage pods that provide flexible self-moving solutions and temporary onsite storage options that are perfect for home remodels. When our many local service men and women require long-term storage solutions for their belongings, there’s no company better equipped to meet those needs.

Moving Insurance – At Move Central we put an emphasis on work ethic and take pride in a job well done. In the San Diego moving business, that means getting customers’ belongings from point A to point B without damage and in a timely, hassle-free fashion. Unfortunately, life is full of unexpected events, which is why we provide our clients with local moving insurance. We want you to have the peace of mind that not only are you hiring the best local San Diego movers, but should the unexpected occur you will be financially protected.

Commercial Moving – People don’t just move their residences around our large San Diego metro area. If you are moving your office or business to a new location within San Diego, our expert commercial movers can help. We work around your schedule and emphasize minimizing downtime for your operations by dedicating the necessary resources to every commercial move. If you want your San Diego business or office move to be fast, thorough and carried out safely, give Move Central a call.

If you’re planning on making a move within the San Diego metro area, please give our movers a call at (858) 230-8281 to schedule a free, no-obligation moving estimate. We would like to earn your business by demonstrating the thorough professionalism of our team members and look forward to serving you!