Many times we keep things because we think we “might” need them. Boxes are one of these things. Keeping a couple is a good idea because they come in handy for shipping and gift-wrapping. Unfortunately, we often lose track of how many boxes we are holding onto. I’ve seen many attics, basements, and closets that are stuffed with them.
Today’s challenge is to find 13 boxes to recycle. Consider:
- Corrugated packing boxes (think Amazon Prime…)
- Shirt boxes
- Old jewelry boxes
- Cereal/Food boxes
- Old computer boxes
- Appliance boxes
Think you can’t part with your boxes? If you are tempted to use one of these excuses, imagine me telling you…
|If you are thinking....||Hear me saying...|
|I have to keep the box in case I need to return something.||Honestly, the odds of you sending anything back after one month are extremely low. Keep only a couple of shipping boxes in varying sizes.|
|But it is a little blue box from Tiffany!||The gift was the jewelry, you won’t wear the box.|
|I always need boxes for wrapping gifts.||Yes, having a handful of boxes is a good idea. Keep 2-3 shirt boxes and a couple of smaller boxes.|
|I can use these boxes for something.||I love the idea of “upcycling.” However, you need a plan with a start date, or they will just pile up.|
Still need a bit of encouragement to get rid of empty boxes? You might want to check out this Youtube clip:
Since boxes take up a lot of space, a little effort today might free up some meaningful space. How many do you think you can find?