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Monday, August 22, 2011

Storage and Moving Boxes - Think Outside the Box

We're having a wonderful visit from one of our daughters - playing games, laughing, talking, reliving memories, eating good food. What a wonderful gift!

Now on to our blog post for today:

When I help my clients downsize locally, I like to use my own plastic containers. They are reusable, clear, and sturdy. No need to use boxes that must be discarded later. No taping, either. Just slide a piece of paper down the side of the box with the contents listed, and it's labeled!

I like to store my seasonal decorations in these boxes, too. It's easy to see which season I'm looking for when I'm switching out seasonal decor.

However, these containers are too large for heavy items like books. 

Guess who has the cheapest prices for book boxes? 
Storage companies? No. 
Truck rental companies? No. 
Office supply stores? No. 
Online? No. 

Lowes!! At 70 cents a box, they were up to one-third the price of other stores.

They don't carry specialty boxes - just small, medium ($1.12 apiece) and large boxes ($1.36 apiece). Our local Lowes only has small and large. 

The moral of the story: when you're searching for organizing or moving products, do a little research and think outside the box. You may save yourself a lot of money!

More on boxes:

5 Tips for Storing Books

Organizing Your Shoes

Toy decluttering