Old Sweetwater

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Plastic or Paper?

This is moving crunch week! Ah, the humble, hard-working moving box. What does one do with them afterward? *Cricket sound* Yeah. Below are some pretty amazing ideas. Oh, by the way, we actually went with all new plastic color-coordinated bins because they're weather-proof, washable, reusable, non-mildew and stack-able inside each other without taking much storage room - important when you're downsizing. Ever make anything functional out of cardboard?









25 comments:

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Who knew?? What fun ideas!! Hope your downsizing goes well. We did that last spring and it has been rather liberating. We are so happy we eliminated the excess baggage and are living with our most favorite things.
Blessings to you in your new venture!! Hugs, Sherry

sissie said...

Glad you are making progress. I know this is a very stressful time and moving can be a real task!

Love the cardboard creations. Wow, the chandelier is something.

hugs
Sissie

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

The moving crunch is a good thing! I have one whole room in the basement full of totes, yikes! Stay cool about it all. Moving can be stressful!
xoxo

Dolores said...

Good luck on your move!!!!! We did the same thing when we downsized, by using the plastic containers. Our garage is organized and I love it!
Don't lift any heavy boxes.... take care!

Deb said...

oooh I would hate to think of moving....

Fairfield House said...

Janean,

Hope your move goes as smoothly as possible. Interesting creations using cardboard.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Farm Girl said...

That is such exciting news! Finally you are moving. I am so glad, and you get to go through a new door.
Those are really creative ways to use cardboard. I hope you don't get to tired.

Pamela said...

Amazing cardboard creations!
I have a room full of these boxes hopefully I will not have to use them in awhile!

Pondside said...

Good luck with the packing! I have moved so many times that I go onto automatic pilot when the boxes arrive.
I'm not a big fan of cardboard!

Keetha Broyles said...

I was watching an old episode of "The Closer" yesterday and I SWEAR the door she walked up to looked JUST LIKE your front door!

I thought it WAS your front door!

Rita said...

I know that you are excited to get moved. That is always such a big job. Love your idea about using the plastic boxes instead of cardboard. What a unique wall behind that headboard and those "trees" are absolutely lovely! Have fun packing!

Mari said...

Have a great move. Enjoy :)

Deanna said...

Dear Janean,
God bless you with all the deatails of moving and down sizing.

Cheering you on with plastic tubs!
They make a lot of sense to me. We have moved and moved and moved. The plastic tubs in storage saved the day when there was a water leak and all the goodies in the tubs survived without damage. Fantastic product!!!

God bless,
d from homehaven

Shay said...

I adore those cardboard Christmas trees! They're stunning! The chandelier is cute too.

Good luck with packing, moving , and all that is associated with it. I moved 9 times in about 9 years and have vowed never to move again ...

Deborah said...

Hi Janean!
Hope your move goes well dear...
Try to get some rest here and there!

Deborah xo

NanaDiana said...

We used the big tupperware totes too...and now our kids have used them and we still use them for storage. We even have them stored for our next move...A bit expensive but so worth it if you move more than once.

A multi-dimensional life said...

I'm so glad that I came across your beautiful and creative blog today! I don't think I've ever made anything out of cardboard, but these some pretty amazing designs. I love the wreath!
Hope your move goes smoothly and blessings to you for the journey ahead!

Karen said...

Those Christmas trees were a good idea. Not sure I'd want a wall of cardboard. :P Besides they make me sneeze!

On Crooked Creek said...

Janean,
Good luck with relocating everything once you're in the new house! I adore those cone shaped trees and the snowflake wreath! Thanks for sharing such a whimiscal post!
Fondly,
Pat

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yea! Things are progressing and I know it always seems like such a mess, but it is exciting to begin to see your next dream come in sight. Those are some wonderful cardboard creations! Hang in there!

Suz said...

ah it will all be worth it
I have those bins...love them
especially for seasonal things
Oh to downsize...but where do you start....I told the kids if we move again..you either take your stuff or it goes...we are not moving it again...
Enjoy your new adventure

Nancy said...

Wow, somebody was creative. Love those trees and the wreath. I use old file folders for patterns to use when I do homemade cards or children's projects. Also have used cardboard boxes for science projects when we had the kids home.
Enjoy your downsizing. We love,love,love ours.

Sharon said...

Best wishes on your move. I think that the totes will be so much better.
When we moved I had the totes labeled and had them all put into one of the bedrooms. I had time to go through them by myself and put out what I wanted and the rest of put away in storage.
Hugs
Don't overdo it!!!

myletterstoemily said...

how do you find time to write such a darling
post when you're MOVING?

amazing!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

Love all the innovative ideas, made with the humble cardboard box.
Hope that the move goes smoothly for you and have a good week

Hugs
Carolyn