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Does anyone else have a hard time throwing away boxes because 'it's a good box'. Especially those pretty gift set boxes.

DanielleMcK1992
2 weeks ago
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kitty88uk

Haha 😆 this is so me!! 😬 They are pretty 😍 and you think nah I’ll keep them so I can store items in them but don’t actually use them lol 😝

I’m using one to store skincare items and a Disney cup box using to put phone 📱 charging cable and plug in there that sits on top of my bookcase!

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DanielleMcK1992

kitty88uk lopl I end up with boxes that I try to find things to put in instead of the other way round

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kitty88uk

DanielleMcK1992 lol haha 😆 so how many of these gift 💝 Set boxes do you actually have? What do you use them for? Guess it’s better than having to buy them 😬

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Jerseydrew

Yes. I know what you mean. Same as bags. Glad it's not just me. Makes me feel normal. Thanks for that comment

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DanielleMcK1992

Jerseydrew same with bags as well

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kitty88uk

Jerseydrew lol 😝 omg 😳 same with me with bags!! Lol 😆 I have so many of them!! I keep tote bags for shopping 🛍 and those reusable bags too and plastic bags to use as bin bags 😬

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blacklabrador

I get worryingly excited when I spy a good box, but I have to be quick to grab it before it gets dumped.

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DanielleMcK1992

blacklabrador lol in this house we have to convince each other to throw it away

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EmmaWright762

Oooooooh, guilty - you got me on this one. I always like to keep strong small boxes in case I need one to put broken glass in before disposing of it in the refuse bags. I hate to think of a worker cutting themselves. I just like strong boxes of all sorts though as I like to upcycle them with my arts and crafts.

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DanielleMcK1992

EmmaWright762 same I do crafts as well and they often come in really handy for that

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sallylester1

😆 🤣 this is so me I am just the same can't help myself, but my husband wants to bin them all. I always think will be handy at some point 👍

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DanielleMcK1992

sallylester1 yes and then when you bin them you always find you need a box for something lol

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sallylester1

DanielleMcK1992 lol you really do

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PhilipMarc

I end up reusing boxes to ship stuff and pack it with newspaper scraps to avoid bumps inside.

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DanielleMcK1992

PhilipMarc ohh they're really good for that, we sell a little on vinted and reuse bags and boxes

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Pinkspirit

Not me l cannot keep/ hoard anything, l tend to put them outside my home with a sign saying 'Free, please take' sometimes l say to myself 'l wished l kept that one' but by then it's too late then 🤪

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DanielleMcK1992

Pinkspirit good job I'm not passing your house or I'd end up with more boxes lol

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Pinkspirit

DanielleMcK1992 oh that made me laugh 🤣

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didbygraham

Like to keep a few decent quality boxes as I like to make gift hampers for people.

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DanielleMcK1992

didbygraham that is actually a really good idea

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LL81

This is me too, how strange . Ideal for Christmas so you can wrap things up easily or present the gift better.

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DanielleMcK1992

LL81 much easier to wrap a square box, good idea

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kitty88uk

LL81 yes I agree with you on this! That’s why I keep them lol 😝 nothing wrong with reusing gift 💝 boxes! Better than having to use money to buy them in shops!!

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HEDGEHOGS

I find some things that are for gifts are easier to put in a box and wrap, no awkward shapes to get your paper around so always keep hold of different sized boxes for this reason.

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DanielleMcK1992

HEDGEHOGS it is a very good idea plus it hides what it is if it's an obvious shape

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Gromit22

Yes this me too, I keep all cardboard boxes as they act as good packaging in other boxes if you’re sending stuff in the post and I keep the larger boxes for storing stuff - my spare room is a nightmare. I like the other LD members will also use them for putting presents in for ease of wrapping and for disguising

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martinlufc5637

I must admit I have this obsession lol out loft is full of boxes, I always feel at some point they will come on handy

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tumblespots

Every time you get rid of a good box you need one, so I believe it is always good to keep a few rather than putting them straight into the recycling, you never know when you will need one.

I recently used an old mower box to empty a cupboard that the plumber might need to go through to fit a water softener and what a useful box it was, I would have had saucepans everywhere if I hadn't kept the box. As it happens he found a space behind the cupboard to put the pipe, but, I didn't know that and wanted to be prepared, just in case.

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Auntielettie

I saw a cartoon not long ago that said.... "Are you even a mum if you don't have a bag of bags kept somewhere?"

Same with boxes at my house, it's like jenga trying to fit them all inside each other. Oddly they all get used during the year, I don't throw that many away.

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janphoenix51

Yes I do...I try & save them for giving presents to friends fir Christmas. birthday or to show I care..

Like a few people have said on this post gifts are easier to box up & wrap...

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janphoenix51

My cats LOVE their boxes ..

They can be found lounging in them by the conservatory window, they have cat beds & have the run of our house but they love their cardboard boxes...

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MrsCraig

I will keep a good bag as they are always handy for shopping but I never keep boxes. They just get put into the recycling.

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suevernon1968

I save mine and make up my own boxes for Christmas etc

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