Wednesday, March 12, 2008

WFMW: Packaging Idea

This is actually something my mom does for the Vikings. The last few care packages that have arrived - whether for Flicka, Pojke, or both - have had a interesting and different packaging filler.

Syrofoam peanuts? Nope. Too obvious.

Something that can be reused? You betcha 'cuz I come by my frugalness genetically. *wink*

So, what is good for package cushioning...soft and thick...that someone with small children could take out and use?


Flicka's birthday box arrived last week and was lined with diapers in Pojke's size! LOL While he would be less than thrilled if that was "all" Grandma sent for him (which it wasn't), what a great idea!

And, thus is my contribution to WFMW this week! Stop by Shannon's today to see other moms other great ideas!


Pam said...

Great idea. We'd just have to pass on the diapers to someone who needed them.

I thought sure you were going to reveal popcorn as the secret packing ingredient.

My mom used to do that when I was in college. Just pop it without oil or salt.

It works like the styrofoam peanuts, but it can be scattered for the birds when you're finished.

Sheila said...

That is a good idea!

I have to package up books that I sell and stuff like that and mail it around the continent quite a bit, and what I've started to do instead of using those big envelopes that you have to pay $1 for is cutting up old gift bags and just "wrapping" it. As long as you use good packing tape you're fine, and then you're reusing something and it looks really pretty!

So you can try that too, and it will cut down on your packaging costs!

Karen said...

Diapers, popcorn, gift bags...what great ideas! I don't send many packages, but we get things from dh's mom and I may have to suggest the diapers packaging to her :)

Britni said...

I don't have a whole lot of diapers lying around but wadded up paper towels work great.

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

bless your mom

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Great idea! I'll remember this one!