Money Saving Packaging Idea!

Need a money saving packaging idea?

Fiskars Rotary Cutter packaging idea

Well, it might be a bit quicker to send your orders in a box.  However, with this little packaging idea you can potentially use a bubble mailer instead.  If you could use a bubble mailer you’re not only saving on the cost of the box, but you can possibly save on postage too!

When you’re sending small items that you don’t want to get bent, it’s nice and really cost effective to have been cutting off and saving the inside (clean, unmarked) flaps from cardboard boxes that you’ve receive deliveries in.  Just cut these down to size as needed!  This can give you the sturdy support that you need when you can use a mailer instead of a box.  And best of all, it’s free!

Insider tip:  We fold the corners inward so that there are no pointy edges that might be forced through your mailer during transit handling.

Packing Idea

If you want to fold it over so that you have 3 sides covered, simply account for the depth of your item and use a straight Bone Folder (weird name, I know) to crease the cardboard and then easily fold to fit.

Now just tie with some twine and you’re product is ready to travel!

We love the safety of the retracting blade, so we use the Fiskars Rotary Cutter to cut the flaps off of boxes:

We also use the flat board cutter for cutting our invoice and packing slip sheets in half.

Bonus Tip:

Need a way to break up those air packets that you receive?  Yep.  Knife blade.  These are great for paper crafting, but they’re also quite handy for opening boxes, popping those air cushions, and slicing through mailers!  This is the one we use.  Even though the blades are not replaceable, we love it.  My favorite feature is that the blade quickly and easily snaps back in, and while closed, it still has a handy slide blade.