Archive: Mar 2014

New Uses for Old Corrugated Boxes and Partitions

With paper and board products being among the most popular packaging materials, we’re often left wondering what to do with all of the excess we receive. Of course, there are the easy solutions – moving and storing household and office goods. But what other ways are there to use corrugated cardboard shipping materials?

Rainy Day Activities

Anyone who’s been cooped up with kids on a rainy day knows that it can be hard to keep everyone happy and occupied. But playing board games isn’t the only activity you can partake in – creating your own board games can be even more fun and engaging. Have everyone come up with ideas for what kind of game they’d like to play, and then give each person a job in making that game from old corrugated cardboard containers. Once game-time is over, the next task could be building and painting a cardboard fort, furniture, or picture frame. The Chicago Children’s Museum has even more great ideas posted online.

Creative Pursuits

You’ve no doubt heard that you can make a functioning camera from scratch using a cardboard box – but have you ever tried it? Here are some tips to finally try it. All you need are a cardboard box, some paint, a sharp object to make the pinhole, paper, tape, and film.

Safe Storage

Moving and storing fragile objects can be stressful, but taking advantage of extra corrugated boxes and partitions can help keep things safe and secure. Paperboard partitions are perfect for storing Christmas ornaments and other small objects. They, along with traditional layer pads, are also great for keeping glass dishes and bowls separated while packed in the same box; providing a buffer during transit. Make use of more than just boxes – use partitions and layer pads inside of the boxes for a stress-free move.

Mobile Organization

Want to bring in all of the groceries without making multiple trips from the car to the kitchen? Keep large cardboard boxes in the trunk and load the bags into one of the boxes after shopping. Then, just carry that one box into the house. The boxes are also helpful in keeping automotive products from rolling around and getting lost in the back of the car.

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