boxesThe coronavirus pandemic created the need to pivot in so many ways, and boxes played a big part. People had to become resourceful as their lifestyles, and routines took a big hit, especially during the shutdown.

Going online took on a whole new meaning. Those that didn’t use a computer before, started going online with their electronic devices more and more. Shipping items to our homes became essential, especially at the beginning of the pandemic during the shutdown.

We became inundated with boxes of all shapes and sizes from online purchases. And, since we were stuck in our homes, some of us with nothing to do, we decided to make good use of our time by decluttering.

Some became almost obsessed with cleaning out closets, basements, garages, and other spaces that became filled with who-knows-what. We used those shipping boxes from all the online purchases to fill with discards as donations. Since the charities were shutdown, we ended up with discards we couldn’t do anything with.

Everyone kept asking me what to do with all their discards that they couldn’t take to charities. Fortunately, there was an option for donating during the pandemic, was accepting donations shipped to them using all those boxes shipped to your house from online purchases.

The idea is so simple and creates a huge impact in so many ways! Here is a blurb from their website:

‘Give Back Box® provides vendor services to retailers and charities, giving each and every cardboard box a second life to help people in need. So, it is also a ‘green’ solution! Reuse your online shipping boxes in which you received your purchases, or any other cardboard box you may have, to donate your unwanted household items: such as gently used clothing, shoes etc., to make a major difference in the life of another person.’

Give Back Box® is a great way to start off the year on a charitable, convenient and ‘green’ way to declutter. Check out their website to learn how you can make a difference with items you no longer want!