Tuesday, October 11, 2005

When will someone come up with a use for used cardboard boxes and all those Styrofoam peanuts?

Every time we receive something we have ordered by mail, we have left over cardboard boxes full of those Styrofoam peanuts. I know everyone else at some point has had to deal with all those peanuts and the extra cardboard boxes, too.

We burn ours, unless we decide to save some of the smaller ones to wrap up our personal Christmas presents to each other, but those that we decide to keep seem to take up a lot of space. Also, the ones we burn cannot be burnt on windy days or days that there is a no-burn order. So they just seem to multiply. If there is a no-burn order, we try to tear them down flat, and throw them away. And everybody knows how hard it is to throw away Styrofoam peanuts. The garbage man opens the garbage can and out flies all the Styrofoam pieces all over the yard. Sigh! I hate picking up Styrofoam peanuts.

It seems that my mind is cluttered with problems concerning all these cardboard boxes. Some of my friends and family might say my mind is full of cardboard and/or Styrofoam anyway, unless they still stress that it is just full of cobwebs or air. LOL

It's just perplexing, though. We should be able to use the cardboard and/or Styrofoam for some purpose, like insulation or (if the peanuts would hold water) maybe use them for filler combined with soil for your garden to help keep your plants moistened. Maybe we could start making cardboard clothes, but we couldn't wear them if it was raining.

Please tell me that somebody is on this problem and trying to come up with a solution. Or if there already is a solution would somebody please clue me in.

This problem seems to have me boxed in...

1 comment:

Renee said...

Girl, I worry about you. You need something else to occupy your mind. Use those cardboard boxes to scrapbook on!