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Old 05-23-2002, 07:57 AM
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Lightbulb Save Those Plastic Cake Boxes!

There are thousands of uses for the round, square and oblong plastic cake, cupcake and cookie boxes. The larger ones are great for storing shoes, sweaters, etc. You can see what is inside without having to open the box. Use the round ones for storing all those little bits of candles that seem to accumalte, as well as the small "tea lites".

These boxes all stack well and offer the conveniece of seeing what is in each box. Once you start looking around your home, you can find dozens of uses for these.

I use some of the larger ones for storing my beautiful Christmas, Birthday and Special Occasion Bows. Ribbons, scissors, tape, tissue paper, pen, gift tags are all organized into one small easily moved area.

Christmas Ornaments, carefully wrapped in tissue, find a safe haven in the large, oblong boxes.

I could go on and on with uses for these commonly thrown out items from the bakery section. Your family may think you are crazy when you first start collecting these, but once into the swing of using them, they will think you are a genius!

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Old 05-28-2002, 04:10 AM
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You have some good suggestions here, however, the boxes that I have ever gotten from the bakery are so glimsy that I don't think they would be worth trying to save. They are so hard to open that by the time we use up what came in them they are broken at the corners. How do you deal with this problem?

I am trying to organize my craft- computer room and am looking for good ideas like this. Thanks for getting me to thinking.

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Old 05-28-2002, 10:46 AM
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Stitcher,

Thanks for the reply. I agree that the boxes are not really strong, but used upside down, they do hold lighter items such as slippers, ( I tend to end up with lots of these and hate to take up drawer space!). These type boxes are not useful if they are to be used a lot because they are flimsy. However, they do offer a quick and inexpensive way to stack and store those items that have a way of ending up in the way. The kind of things you can't bear to throw out, but are frustrated with where to keep them.
However, maybe I am the only one with that problem!


I use one of the round cake boxes, upside down, on a shelf to catch small craft items: glue bottles, scissors, tape, etc. As I mentioned, these are not really suitable for boxes that are constantly in use, however they work great for seasonal items such as shoes, gloves and mittens, scarves, hankies, etc. I have found the large plastic boxes work great for storing those seldom but necessary kitchen items such as egg slicers, cheese slicer, tomato slicer, extra knives, etc. (I consider these "junk drawer" items that I can place in these boxes and "hide" in the hard to reach areas of kitchen cabinets.):p

Well, as you said, I started you thinking, lol, so my idea has accomplished results. I tend to be a "Pack Rat", so any idea that will help me organize "junk" is greatly appreciated!

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Foxylady You are right those are good ideas. In fact I think I will have my husband check with the bakery at work and see if they want to get rid of any.

And no you are not the only one with that your problem. I am always needing places to put the things I collect. Now my bigger problem is having rome to put anymore stuff period. In the last two years I have downsized at least 4 times because someone else is moving in and needs some of my room. One of these days I will have it all to our selves again. lol


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