I get on cleaning tangents, some days more so than others and when I do I am like a hurricane taking on landfall! I am very productive during these bursts and I find it counterproductive to stop what I am doing in order to go out and grab some more materials to help get the job done. Sometimes before I start a project I take a look around, summarize what needs done(in my head) and what items I might need in order to conquer the project. If I know what I need ahead, I will run out and grab the items I need to accomplish the task at hand. I also find it counterproductive to run out before the chore begins because I tend to get side-tracked while I am out at the store, which slows me down and then perhaps my momentum is lessened. When this happens, I know NOTHING is getting done!
I began cleaning up the garage the other day, which seems like a never-ending chore. Everyone seems to put what they are finished with in the garage and it leaves the garage looking less than delightful. If there is one item you consistently need in your home it is storage crates of some form, but keeping empty storage crates wastes space! Wait till you see what I Have found for you! Packaways!
My decision in the garage the other day was to actually pack away items that were in stacks, like towels, sheets(throw sheets for painting, etc), but I did not have what I needed to complete this task. I hate stink bugs and they are everywhere so I really wanted to clean up those items rather than finding a bug in one of them! I recently had been sent a small supply of Reusable Corrugated Plastic Containers(NOT CARDBOARD) that stack flat until needed! I dashed up to my bedroom, from beneath the bed and grabbed them. What was about to happen was simply amazing.
A piece of flat, corrugated plastic was about to turn into a full fledged storage crate. It was not cardboard, and it was amazingly simple to use! I took the board from Flat to a Container in 20 seconds or less, simply by opening the box at the top and placing my hand at the place that said, Push here. That was it! A container. I did not stop working, I did not leave my house, I did not have to quit my chore! I took the container, loaded it, stacked it and continued cleaning the garage, without missing a beat! I also love that they are reusable! Simply Frugal!
I had one other use for the containers that day and I feel like it was ingenious. We have an attic in our garage, and I have to climb up a steep set of steps and then back down with Holiday Decor in hand, and it really gets annoying to have to go back up to put my storage bin back away after the decorations from the tote are used! Here is the application I came up with! Use a Packaway to store the holiday decor. Make ONE trip up the steep stairwell and Close the attic door! Once the box is emptied and everything is decorated, collapse the Packaway, place it behind the shelving and then when the season is complete, push the inside flaps down with my hands and BOOOOOM a instant container that I will now take back up to the attic, full, not empty! I LOVE IT! I am saving time, space and trips to that attic.
THE PACKAWAYS CONTAINER DETAILS:
Plastic, unlike cardboard will protect the products inside of it from water and humidity
The containers are absolutely reusable. When I am done storing these towels, rags, sheets, etc., I can simply collapse the container back to its flat position and shove in behind the coach, under a bed, etc. !
There is not tape, glue gun, or stapling required in order to seal this package up! It just closes with the use of slats and a folding lid!
You can be in the middle of a project and just run and grab the container and have it readily set up to use in seconds!
The Packaways I received came in some great COLORS: I have white, Pink and Blue
The sizes I tried out 16, 21, and 12.
WHERE MIGHT YOU USE PACKAWAYS?
I can think of a bunch of creative ways you might use these durable, plastic, collapsible containers, here are just a few:
Storage of kitchen items & and so much more!
The Holidays are coming, think about how many LESS trips you can make, up, down, or anywhere in the house by simply using these totes and storing them behind a coach, sofa, or under a bed! Think about preserving your items in a great container that can take on water and humidity! Think about not having to run out for extra containers all the time because they are so thin you can get a bunch and keep them in the house and use WHEN NEEDED on DEMAND! Have a great holiday and enjoy this great new find!
I was provided with a sample of the aforementioned product and I conducted my own usage test on it to see how I would like it. The opinions in this review are mine and are true and honest. You may have different opinions and findings! PFM is not affiliated with Packaways.