Friday, January 21, 2011

52 Weeks: #3 Shoeboxes

I have a collection of shoeboxes stored in my basement that I am clearing out.

I made 2 piles of the boxes empty and full.

The full ones have small manipulatives I made for my kids when they were younger for homeschooling but I have resisted throwing them away since I put so much time into making them. I am giving the boxes full of manipulatives to a homeschooling family and after they decide what they want they will pass the extra on to another family in hopes that somebody can use them. I loaded up the shoeboxes into my husband’s van so he could drop them off which he did the next day.

The empty boxes I saved for storage, craft projects, Operation Christmas Child or Military Care Packages but I have decided to donate them now to help clear out some of my clutter in the basement. I loaded the empty boxes into my van and donated them to the Clothes Closet.

Submitted to:
I'm an Organizing Junkie 52 Weeks of Organizing
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  1. I have such a hard time parting with boxes. My husband laughs at me because I store empty boxes...but you never know when you will need one!


  2. great job! i know it's so hard to part with things you made yourself, but i agree that it's better that they are used & loved rather than stored. bravo!

  3. I use to save boxes too. I finally had to let GO! Buy the plastic dollar store shoe boxes for OCC they work great and the families an use them for storage.


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