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Moving Tips: How to use your moving boxes for parties in the home

Storing your light strands correctly is important.

Storing your light strands correctly is important.

If you are moving in before Halloween and the upcoming holiday season, you may have a use for all of your packing materials from your moving company. There are many ways to use these items, so when you finish putting everything away, keep these items in the closet for future use.

A great way of using boxes could be to put them near your door as an inexpensive carpet for shoes. When your guests come in, they can put their dirty shoes on top of the flattened box, which will keep snow, water, dirt and sand from being tracked through the home. This can make a significant difference in cleaning the home during or after a party, and your home will look better for doing this.

Having the boxes available to hold ornaments and other party materials could be a good idea. This can include many items, and it may make storage easier. If you are planning on having items for events such as paper plates, napkins, utensils and other tabletop accessories, they can go in one box that you may prefer to store in your kitchen.

Organize your storage boxes

Decorations can go into these boxes, and you may want to split them up by holiday, especially if you hold frequent get-togethers, or have a large number of items. This could make everything more organized, and also allow for an easier time packing and unpacking items.

Additionally, splitting up wall hangings, as well as electric lights, may be best. Items that are not packed in an orderly fashion have a better chance of getting tangled and damaged. By securing everything in your boxes, as well as keeping like items together, you may have the most success. This will also help you access all of your items more easily the next time you need to decorate your home.

It is important to not keep any damaged items. This is especially true for light strands and other electric items. If there is something that doesn't work correctly, or it is frayed or broken, this could turn out to be a hazard in the long-run. By not disposing of these items, you could forget about them, and have a heightened chance of utilizing a dangerous item next season.