With Christmas fast approaching, more people are ordering online and having gifts delivered to their homes.
I like to reuse things as much as possible before I recycle or toss them in the trash. When I get a boxed item, I save the box and packaging material.
If you can’t reuse the items, maybe a friend, neighbor, or family member will. Many people eBay and use boxes, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, and large envelopes for mailing purposes.
Twist ties from packaged items can be used to secure cords. I like the longer ties that come with appliances and large items. I store them in a Ziploc bag.
Boxes are great for children’s play. They can create houses, trains, and many other inventive toys. Boxes are fun for painting too. I knew a person who painted cereal boxes. When flattened, boxes are great to place under cars for oil leaks and outdoor spray painting.
I use boxes to carry flowers, pies, and casseroles in the car. With two holidays upon us, try to have a few on hand. Styrofoam isn’t just for packing. Children can paint or draw on pieces with Sharpies or washable markers to create designs.