What with having to ship all my stuff back to my long-suffering parents' house while I gallivant, obviously I need quite a lot of boxes. I had some when I last moved, but that was six years ago, so most are long recycled. Luckily I was able to scrounge a few (not enough, as yet) from work before leaving, but drawbacks presented themselves:
- It's a twenty-minute walk, enough to make your arms ache. If you don't believe me, try holding your arms out in front of you for twenty minutes.
- It's a fairly busy route with narrow streets full of A-sign advertising the shop you are literally right outside, beggars and millions of blasted bikes fastened to every conceivable surface - box-carriers are not welcome.
- It's fairly warm right now, so on the plus side not much rain, but carrying more than one box on top of my normal bag is unwelcome effort.
- Boxes are really annoying to carry!
While I was able to cart a few smallish ones home, bigger boxes are a problem - too tall to hoist under your armpit and hold with your hand, too big to squash up into a plazzy bag like the others, so what to do? Luckily, my supervisor had an idea:
Good old British ingenuity at its finest! A nice little lifehack I thought I should share.
- Fold box down into flatpack
- Fold box in half
- Insert bag between halves of box
- Wrap tape around box and through handle of bag
- Carry home easily