After our last few trips to our local bulk grocers, we've returned with our usual fare, along with a few cases of apples. We thought their method of packaging seemed a bit overkill, although we appreciated not having bruised fruit when we returned home. To keep the excessive packaging out of the landfill we've decided to... ...use them to pack Christmas ornaments. Although it means we'll have to hang onto them for a few weeks until that sort of things comes out of storage, we think it's worth the wait! If they'll keep our fruit safe, they're sure to keep our breakables even safer.
Even if you're not into collecting ornaments in the same way we are, we think they'd be a great storage system for your home office as well. If you cut it down to a few sections, it would work well to hold small things like paper clips and push pins. Alternately they'd make a great segregated container for holding paints for children or something to sort individual items in for crafts.
How would you put this plastic packaging to use? Leave your ideas in the comments below!