Monday, October 23, 2006

Cardboard Boxes

You may find this to be a universal truth: kids love the box more than they love the toy. Ask any parents and they may tell you that their toddlers often end up spending more time crawling in and out of cardboard boxes on Christmas morning than they do inspecting their new toys. You may also find that any cardboard boxes that come into your home for any reason are soon claimed by your children as toys. In fact, you will find some moms will save cardboard boxes because of this very reason.
You can find cardboard boxes just about anywhere you look. You can find them for shipping or storage purposes. They are great for crafts with youngsters, and of course, just as a play place for imaginative young children. If you need a little free time to get some chores done, take a bath, or perhaps read for a bit, you can hand your children a few cardboard boxes and some craft supplies and let them go to town. They should stay busy for a while, and you will be amazed at what they come up with when they are done.
If you need cardboard boxes for moving purposes, you can buy strong reinforced boxes for just that reason. You can get these from shipping companies, or sometimes you can buy them in locations where they have rental trucks available. You will have to pay for these, but they will be sturdy and many of these places will have boxes in all sizes so you can get exactly what you need. You can also find tape and other needs there as well. If you don’t want to pay for your cardboard boxes, you can find business that will save their boxes for you if you come in to pick them up on a certain day.
Once you are done with your cardboard boxes, you should get rid of them properly. If they are recyclable, then you should make sure you take them to a recycling center. There is no sense in filling up landfill space when new boxes can be made out of the old ones rather easily. You can save a few of your cardboard boxes for future use as well. They are great for crafts, as I mentioned, and also storage, as a way to transport hot dishes for family gatherings, or a makeshift storage box for just about anything.