I find myself throwing out cardboard cereal boxes and things like pot pie boxes, etc, and I hate doing it, but I don't know how to recycle them as fast as we use that stuff. I don't have kids at home anymore, so I don't really need them for craft projects. Any ideas would be appreciated no matter how "far-fetched" they are. Oh, and I should point out that there is no household recycling pickup in my area.
Jacquelyn from Walker, LA
I always save the wax bags from cereal boxes. I turn them inside out to empty the cereal residue and prevent taste transfer, then store them in a bag holder until I need one. They are the perfect size for a head of lettuce or cabbage. (03/22/2007)
Since you belong to Thriftyfun: at the top of the page where it says "Search for Answers" put in USE FOR CEREAL BOXES..guess what there is a slew of idea's...Hope this helps (03/22/2007)
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Wrap Christmas presents, also use round oatmeal boxes (love different box shapes). Organize your crafts like cardstock, small patterns (03/28/2007)
Good ideas here. Inspired me to think of another use for round oatmeal boxes. Not sure how "handy" it will be but I'm going to try it. Put a roll of toilet paper in the oatmeal box and make an "X" opening in the top to pull the paper through. Might work well in the car for quick dry cleanups. (07/15/2007)
Cut the front flat side of the box on three sides to make a flap. Use the box for multiple cupcakes going to school, or homemade treats you may take into work or wherever. No lost storage containers and you can throw the box away when you are done with it. Or use them for transporting small flower containers when you buy plants and don't want a dirt pile in your car. (10/19/2008)
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