If you’re like the rest of the internet, the next week will feel a little like Christmas in July as your Prime Day purchases land on your doorstep. Just don’t get trapped with a pile of cardboard after you unbox your goods! Online shopping doesn’t have to generate a ton of waste. We’ve rounded up a few easy ways to repurpose your cardboard boxes.
DIY Storage Bins
Wrap boxes with canvas or rope to create storage bins for those miscellaneous items floating around the house. You can get creative with patterned fabrics and bows as accents.
Hire a Tasker to help you break down your boxes and take them to the recycling plant. Or better yet, fill them with objects you’d like to donate to a charity like Goodwill or your local library, and a Tasker can drop them off.
Stylish Shoe Rack
Stack cardboard folded into 3D triangles for a lightweight, geometric shoe rack.
DIY a chalkboard by coating a piece of cardboard with chalkboard paint and framing it.
Silverware or sock drawer piling up? Get them in order with DIY cardboard drawer dividers.
Pets love cardboard boxes, so share the love with your furry friend. All you need is a sturdy, medium-sized box, a box cutter, and a fleece blanket.