Thursday, January 13, 2011

The only boxes important to save.

I think we all tend to save too many boxes around the house from bygone purchases. Did you ever find the box to something years after you kicked the old/broken/lousy article to the curb?

Yeah, me too.

Well, unless you've got collectibles for which the original box is a part of their future value, you really don't need to hold on to the original cartons and packing for pretty much everything you ever buy, EXCEPT for your whizz-bang flat-screen televisions. I say if you ever will be moving or bequeathing said article to someone else, that's one box worth keeping.

Or, if you just can't bear to have the old thing around, you can spring $90 or more for a new carton and materials from someplace like U-Haul. Personally, if I'm moving, I don't want to spend a penny more on packaging than I really have to, so, if'n I ever do buy that fabulous flatscreen tv for which I long, I'll be keeping the box, TYVM.
But all those other boxes? Get rid of them toute-de-suite.


Josh Kruschke said...

So, let me get this strait .... I'm not supposed to just leave the old stuff with the old place and get new stuff for the new place? What if the old stuff doesn't go with the new place or clashes the horror?

Hmmm..... This is radical... I'm going to have to think about this one.

phlegmfatale said...

Joshkie - By all means, buy all new stuff with the new place, if you can afford it! *hee*

Keads said...

Hmm... I bought my flat screen as a demo model and took it off the wall at the store and stuffed it in some towels between the front and back seats of an extended cab F-150.

No Box! 90 bucks seems a bit much for a box, I do agree!

Josh Kruschke said...

Actually I don't move unless I have to. A closet and half the living room floorspace taken up with books. A chewed up recliner that's probably getting tossed soon. A desk and computer, and a big old 32" none flat screen tv. Not much to move. Maybe a truck load.
Guy cam dream though, right?


phlegmfatale said...

Keads- I suppose stuff should be able to withstand a certain amount of rough treatment. :P

Joshkie- there's a lot to be said for traveling light. Except for the books. Must have books.