31 Uses for Cardboard Boxes

Most people usually just throw their cardboard boxes out after taking the items out. While this is fine, there are so many other things you can do with them that can help make your life easier and more convenient! Not only can you make things for different areas, such as home and office, but you can also make things to keep the kids entertained!

  • A way to organize and store all your files.
  • Make a nomination box so you can pick a winner for an award.
  • Make a holder where you can store your business cards.
  • Use it to store your recyclables before taking them out.
  • Use it as a lost and found box so you can organize all the items.
  • Use it as a desk organizer and arrange all the stuff that’s sitting on your desk.
  • Make it into a homemade stand for your phone.
  • Paint it and make it into a magazine holder or stand.
  • Paint some words on it or make it different colors to make a door mat.
  • Turn it into a makeshift fence or small enclosure.
  • Use them pack away your belongings when you move.
  • Use it to organize all your screws and nails in one place.
  • Use it to organize and keep your jewelry from tangling.
  • Turn it into a DIY sign.
  • You can turn it into a homemade cardboard picture frame.
  • Use it as a makeshift hamper and put dirty clothes in it.
  • A homemade maze or fun area for your pets.
  • Paint it and turn it into a wreath.
  • Use it as a makeshift ironing board that you can use on-the-go.
  • An area to organize ll your important papers.
  • Use it as a toybox for your kid’s toys.
  • A makeshift play bowling alley.
  • A DIY pinata.
  • A homemade, fun hat.
  • Use them to make homemade gift tags.
  • A homemade paint palette.
  • A box for gifts.
  • A shield for spray painting.
  • An area to make compost.
  • A way to keep weeds out of your plants.
  • A way to shield your knees when gardening.

We all know that kids tend to play with the boxes more than the actual toy so why not make it into something exciting for them? For starters, you could make it into an awesome castle where your kids can pretend to be knights and princesses. You could also make it into a play kitchen or workbench. If you chose to go this route, all you would have to do is paint on the different areas, like the sink or the corkboard. If your kids can imagine it, then it can be made!

Now that you have some ideas, you can begin to plan how you’re going to use your boxes! These are just a few ideas and there are many more you can come up with! Remember, you could use stuff like paint or fabric to make the boxes look awesome!

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