More and more, we rely on the Internet to meet our shopping needs. Many of us have boxes arriving at our homes at least once a week. This can cause an abnormal buildup of shipping boxes and supplies that are often simply thrown out. Why not make use of these supplies and recycle or reuse them for different purposes?
How many times have you needed a box to store something. Create a storage space where you can break down boxes received and use them when needed. Now, we are not recommended hoarding shipping supplies, but keeping a dozen or so broken down boxes will not take up much space and will prevent you from unnecessary spending when you do need a box. Keep a variety of sizes so you will be able to address virtually any need.
If you have an abundance of boxes, you can put an ad up on free sites like Craigslist.Org. Individuals that are moving are always looking for extra boxes. You may even be able to make a few bucks off them by posting them on a site like eBay. Save all of your boxes throughout the month and then post an auction for local pickup. You make some extra cash and the buyer will save significant money on buying new boxes.
Pets and children love boxes. They could have dozens of toys but give them a box, and they are happy for days or weeks on end. In addition, boxes can be used for the kids to create different crafts. If used in this manner, they will eventually end up the trash anyway, but you have saved some money on craft supplies. In this economy, who does not want to save a few bucks, right?