It might seem a little early to talk about holiday storage, but this idea requires a little bit of advanced thought and action.
Are you a bulk retail or grocery shopper? Many sell their produce with these plastic clam shells and they're perfect for the storage of many items — especially holiday ornaments and fragile decorations!These plastic bits of packaging are an easy thing to repurpose, but because of their bulk, don't really work out well for everyday items. They have a great deal of excess space between each compartment, but that does make them perfect for storage of breakable items.
In this case, Real Simple suggests their use for ornament storage. Start stockpiling (or asking your neighbor to do so for you) now so when things come out of storage in a few months, you'll have all new sturdy, safe packaging to keep them tucked away. Do you use this style of packing for anything else? Share your repurposing ways in the comments below!
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