Clients interested in saving energy, reducing sulfur dioxide and using fewer raw materials will appreciate ideas that will prevent perfectly good cardboard moving (and home delivery) boxes from heading to the local landfill.

Before you get rid of the boxes, Inman Select suggests you do the following to maximize your options:

  • Flatten them,
  • Keep them dry and
  • Learn local waste collection rules.

Then you can use the boxes to:

  • Create playhouses for children or pets,
  • Organize drawers,
  • Protect floors during home improvement projects,
  • Compost or
  • Store for future use.

Inman Select is a free member benefit for REALTORS® in Illinois.

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