Need a Money Saving Packaging Idea?
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: I fold the corners inward so that there are no pointy edges that might be forced through your mailer during transit handling.
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 Bone Folder (weird name, I know) to score/crease the cardboard and then you can easily fold to fit.
Now just tie with some twine and you’re product is ready to travel!
With the safety of the retracting blade, the Fiskars Rotary Cutter is great for cutting the flaps off of boxes.
I also use a flat paper trimmer for cutting our invoice and packing slip sheets in half. If you don’t know how to print them on 1 sheet, visit my post here.
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 I use. Even though the blades are not replaceable, I love them. My favorite feature is that the blade quickly and easily snaps back in, and while closed, it still has a handy side blade.
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