When I was spring cleaning over the weekend, I found loads of product boxes – all empty. It made me wonder why I ever kept them in the first place. Was it due to some misplaced sense of order or pure laziness or just that packrat instinct that had me keeping product boxes or even products in their original boxes “just in case it comes in handy one day“.
So to declutter and just simply to allow everything to fit where it should, I got rid of the empty boxes and took products out of their boxes. Truly, I have no idea why I keep those boxes, some of which are made of pretty sturdy material. Or why I keep some products in their boxes still even after years of use :P
I also realized that many product boxes are too small to be reused for anything else. Pity really. I don’t mind buying products that do not come in boxes. Its all part of that environmental drive no? :) But I’m aware that products do have to come packaged in boxes for ease of transport – prevents them from moving around too much and smashing up. Perhaps there can be a way to prevent that and still reduce the use of packaging?
Tell me – do you keep product boxes too? Do you have a reason for it? I don’t so I tossed them all out! Ah it felt good to declutter :D
Update: I can’t reply to every single one but I had fun reading all your responses and to know I’m not alone in this :D Keep it coming!