Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday’s Tip, August 31, 2010

Did you know…

…that if you go to your local Wal-Mart, Staples, and other school supply stops, and if you are very polite and ask nicely they will usually give you the boxes that display folders and the like?

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This one opens at the front but sometimes they have the type that have the angled side opening.

Anyway, you can use them for your magazines:

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I got 6 or 7 of these the last time I stocked up.  All it cost me was a little time at the store condensing the folders into other boxes to empty them.  The man at Staples thanked me for doing what he would normally have to do! This is usually a good time to check for them because school supplies are dwindling.

And by the way, if you are inundated with magazines and are planning to get rid of them, consider donating them to your local senior center.  They will usually be very appreciated.

Have a great day sewing!

3 comments:

Peg said...

Good idea Diane!

Holly Knott said...

What a great idea. You could even cover them with some gorgeous fabric.

Jennie Skaggs said...

I did this at Offic Max with their back to school boxes....and I think I received over 20 of them. They were a nice plum color too.