What do you do with the boxes from UPS?

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What do you do with the boxes from UPS?

Anne Anne
I know most people recycle or just toss them in the trash... but i've been keeping them around to make a little playhouse for my cat (once i get more free time and motivation). Do you do anything creative with them?
01/09/2013
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gsfanatic gsfanatic
Either recycle or reuse them, but sometimes we use the tubes for sword fighting.
01/09/2013
Rossie Rossie
Nope, I only recycle them.
01/09/2013
Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
I Recycle Them Or Keep Them For Storing Random Junk
01/09/2013
nikki0668 nikki0668
I keep them for storing stuff.
01/09/2013
featherhead featherhead
Recycle them, or re-use them, or paint on them (instead of canvas or bristol board etc).
01/09/2013
JennSenn JennSenn
I use a few for storage, but otherwise not really. Just recycle or re-use them.
01/09/2013
phoenixfire phoenixfire
I keep many of them for storage, but I can't keep doing that. Running out of space to put boxes, if nothing else.
01/09/2013
Bleu Bleu
If they are big enough, I will re-use them but other than that they are trash cans in my room and I take them out once they get full and throw them away.
01/09/2013
misterazor misterazor
use for gifts if there is a holiday nearby...or recycle.
01/10/2013
indiglo indiglo
I'll leave them out for the kitty sometimes too! I also will sometimes straighten out the crumpled packing paper, and pile it up on the floor... kitty goes NUTS over that! He'll climb inside to hide, and push on it so it crinkles. Then after a while he's bored and moves on.

I save the packing paper to re-use, and re-use as many boxes as I can for selling on the Classifieds, or mailing care packages. The ones I can't use I recycle.
01/10/2013
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Our cats love the packing paper and the boxes.

I'll keep the boxes if I have something to ship or needs to be stored.
01/10/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
I've been saving them to pack for a move to a different state, reusing is the way to go.
01/10/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
We recycle them.
01/10/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
I sound like an ass but it is the truth because I am a cheap bitch.... We moved to Oklahoma from Florida and we moved due to money issues we were about to be homeless couldn't pay rent. We move into my husbands aunt's home and she had moved to a different place so the house had all of the left over shit she didn't take to the new home and my gosh it is a lot of stuff. I have been packing all her stuff for a long time now and now using the boxes for her items and putting them in the attic so we can have more room for our items so the boxes help big time for me sounds dumb but like I said it is the truth
01/10/2013
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I know most people recycle or just toss them in the trash... but i've been keeping them around to make a little playhouse for my cat (once i get more free time and motivation). Do you do anything creative with them?
We always recycle the boxes.
01/10/2013
Vanille Vanille
Recycle or reuse!
01/10/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Nope, I only recycle them.
Agreed - recycle them - either through re-use or recycling bin.
01/10/2013
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
What a great question. Just today my wife asked me what I planned on doing with teh dozen or so empty UPS boxes. Actually she said "GET THESE F***ING BOXES OUT OF MY SEWING ROOM!!!!"
01/10/2013
leatherlover leatherlover
We reuse a few good sized ones for shipping, otherwise, they get recycled.
01/10/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
I save them for shipping stuff or recycle them. MY GF can't stand my growing collection, so I have to cull the herd soon.
01/10/2013
Gracie Gracie
I have reused a few for shipping stuff to friends or family. I love that the boxes are plain brown and can be used for anything! The rest end up in the recycle bin.
01/10/2013
Ex-prude Ex-prude
I give them to my cats to play with for a few days and then I toss them.
01/10/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Some I use for storage, but 90% I just recycle them.
01/10/2013
GONE! GONE!
I re-use them when giving gifts.
01/11/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
We reuse or trash them...nothing really creative.
01/11/2013
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
We don't have recycling at my apartment complex so they just go into the garbage or I'll reuse them if I can
01/11/2013
spiced spiced
Mostly I break 'em down and recycle them asap. I keep a few on hand in case we need to mail or store something. I used to keep them, thinking I might need them someday (I admit I have hoarder instincts, lol), but my wife laid down the law!
01/12/2013
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