It is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is nice and cold and the family gatherings are beginning. During the holidays, we get carried away with our decorations, our gifts, and our house. One of the most common items among these things, though, is cardboard boxes. Where would you be without these trusty containers? They make it easy to store like items for the year when you’re not using them, and they also serve as great totes for carrying a lot of little things from one part of your house to the other. The one thing is that now in 2020 we have way too many of these laying around. Online ordering and shopping have simply changed the way to buy things and we now have so many leftover we often don’t know what to do with them or how to get rid of them.
So let’s maybe change up the game plan and learn some new things about how to take care of this new issue in 2020. But rather than talk about the trusty six-sided cardboard containers you see all the time, we’ve gathered a few lesser known variants of cardboard that serve unique purposes, especially when moving. Check out these specific boxes and some ideas for their uses around the holidays.
I like to totally rework the way things get done. One example of cheap moving boxes is dish boxes. These boxes have partitioned dividers that are meant to keep mugs and glasses separate from one another but still in the same box. This is the perfect container for loose orb ornaments that are fragile and more expensive, like any ceramic or glass bulbs you may have. No matter if you’re transporting the ornaments or just keeping them away in storage, this type of box will do your ornaments wonders (and help to put your mind at ease). So think about keeping them around and using it some more.
Regifting is really a thing and for eCommerce I have been reusing these over and over again and saving a ton of money. Using cheap moving boxes as transport containers for smaller gifts at holiday family functions eliminates the need to haul around a huge plastic tote. It also allows you to have all your gifts in one place so that you’re able to hand them out when the time comes and not have them scattered or misplaced. It is awesome to have extra around and it also saves money.
Did you really know that you can take your pictures to a new level and protect thigns as well. Seasonal wall-hang signs are very popular among holiday decorations, whether they have imagery or simply state phrases like “Let it snow.” Rather than storing them piled up in a box with other odd-shaped items, think about packing a few in a picture frame box. Boxes like these are great for all of your unique decorations. Some other ideas include using lamp boxes for pencil trees (and miniature stand trees) or even putting coils of Christmas lights in other picture frame boxes you may have. I am also a huge fan of using them for big gifts. I like to surprise people by keeping them in the dark by changing the size of items.