Ali was already using boxes leftover from a friend who had recently moved house.
Instead of using sticky labels, she’s writing on boxes with a marker pen.
Charity bags that have come through the door (despite a sign on the letterbox asking NOT to leave them!) are going to wrap breakables and she’s been saving bubble wrap for delicate items.
As ever, our community of zero heroes were full of brilliant suggestions:
Paper based tape
Ania suggested keeping a look out for paper based tape as Audrey pointed out that even if you just tuck the tops of boxes in, you still need to tape the bottoms.
Heather suggested old newspaper for wrapping china and ornaments.
Kathe mentioned wax markers instead of sharpies for making boxes. (I’m assuming that’s a Chinagraph pencil in the UK?)
Hannah and Laurie suggested using bedding, towels and clothing for wrapping delicate items. Hannah explained “that way you don’t need bubble wrap or paper.”
Samantha came up with a great alternative to tape. She wrote “Garden twine instead of tape to tie up boxes. You can compost it afterwards and it doesn’t leave sticky residue on your things.”
What about you? What suggestions do you have for Ali to help her move home without creating unnecessary waste?
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