Saturday, August 31, 2013

It’s in the box.




Everything comes in boxes these days, everything from new electronics to White goods. 
A long time ago I discovered that when you sell something people always want to know if you have the box it came in.(I dont know, they just do!)
In the interests of getting top dollar should I ever sell anything I started keeping the boxes and of course keeping the manual, unwanted leads, clips etc in the box in case I ever wanted them either.
I found with Camping and Outdoor gear it was best kept in it’s original box for storage but the boxes never lasted… I started wrapping the boxes in Duct Tape.
First you go around all the edges, corners and hinge joints with a lap of tape, then wrapping carefully the whole box. Once that’s done I reinforce around the edges once more until no part of the box remains in sight and the box is tough enough for many years of camping mayhem. In this way all my best camping gear is still in the original Cardboard reinforced Duct Tape Boxes.
                           
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It never really occurred to me until someone looked at the wall half covered by boxes and asked me why they were there… ..and I looked and wondered the same thing.
In all those boxes, all those unread manuals, unwrapped leads, unknown clips and do-hickeys, some boxes empty and some with long forgotten, broken, replaced, upgraded or unloved electronic products. 



 But you know what.. I’m still not going to throw them out because you just never know when you will need them…Right?

8 comments:

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I agree.
Keep the boxes...you never know.

Anyway, being in Aussie, they're probably full of snakes, spiders and other nasty creepy-crawlies.

Kymbo Whitford said...

Hi TSB, much as I'd like to disagree with your assessment of our Spider situation I cannot. I dont dry my clothes outside, I hang them all in my enclosed Veranda to keep the critters and hot sun from ruining the cloth. I took them in as always and the next day when I picked underwear for the day I thought I saw something move... You never just ignore that here in OZ. On closer inspection there was a Black Spider living in my underwear, I had to kill it as it scurried across my floor looking for somewhere to hide.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Set The Tempo" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-sunday-drive.html

Argentum Vulgaris said...

It'll never fly...

AV

Kymbo Whitford said...

Hi Jerry, welcome and thanks for the recommendation.
Hi AV, Im not sure about that, I just have to find a high enough tree..or building

River said...

I used to keep boxes for things when I moved a lot, I'd open both ends and flatten them to store behind cupboards and under beds, small boxes were also flattened and stored in a suitcase. Then hubby got out of the Army and we didn't move so much. I gradually got rid of the boxes. Now I only have a few that hold Christmas ornaments.

Kymbo Whitford said...

Hi River, Packing boxes are getting hard to find now so I keep a few flattened out as well but most of mine are from Consumer electronics, most still with manuals and leads in them. (Have you noticed how many spare leads you get with things now?)

River said...

Spare leads? Never seen a single one, but I do have quite the collection of Allen keys which seem to come with every single thing you buy from Ikea.