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Don’t Throw Out the Cardboard Dividers

It happens every day. A person gets a box that once held some type of product in it. Inside the box, they find a bunch of cardboard dividers. They may think that they have no use for these dividers. They simply pull them out of the box and toss them away. They figure that all they need is the box and anything extra should make its way to the recycling center.

Recycling the cardboard is a good idea. There is nothing wrong with doing something that is good for the environment and the recycled cardboard may have many uses. There is a time and a place for everything. At some point, the cardboard dividers will become torn, bent, or unusable. Until they get to that point, there are plenty of things that can be done with these dividers.

  • Turn them into drawer dividers – Because they are made out of cardboard, they can be cut down to smaller sizes. Take the divider and cut it to a height that is a little lower than one of the drawers in your home. Place the divider in your drawer. You now can separate your dress socks from your athletic socks, your shirts from your pants and all of the junk in the junk drawer. Thanks to the dividers, it will help you organize your drawers and make everything easier to find. For some cases, chipboard dividers will provide something that is stronger and more durable.
  • Keep your chargers organized – The number of electronic devices in the home is becoming difficult to manage. The hardest part of dealing with them is remembering what charge goes to what device. They are not always interchangeable. By adding a bottom to the dividers, you can create a holder for all of the chargers. They can be easily labeled so you know what charger is what.
  • Use them to hold a child’s crayons – Kids need to learn how to be organized. Stuffing crayons into a box can be difficult and does not always happen. Use the dividers to create a holder for all of the different colors of crayons. Make the dividers with the colors so kids will know where to put them back.

The use of chipboard dividers and other box dividers is only limited by a person’s imagination. It may take a little time to figure out what to do, but once you get the idea it will get easier. Because the dividers gold flat when not in use, they are easy to store. Make sure you always have some on hand when you need them.

[3/2/2015]

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