How long do you keep your cardboard boxes?

26 replies
Found 27th Jan 2008
Basically, this site makes me buy more things and bigger things over the internet.

How long do you keep the carboard box for (just in case it needs returning?). My house isnt too big and the spare room already has loads of junk in it without adding empty boxes.

How do I stand if I had to return something, but didnt have the original box etc. (or if I have to return a dvd player or tv)

Please and thank you

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boxes that the items are delivered in get recycled straight away, boxes from the products usually get stuffed in the loft and forgotten about (only expensive stuff though)

boxes for ps3, wii etc are kept in back cupboard, everything else is put to recycling

I think if it was a large item, companies wouldn't expect you to package it back up (e.g a plasma tv) as it would be near on impossible, I just keep all the bumpf and obviously the receipts. My advice would be to recycle the cardboard - save cluttering up your loft with loadsa boxes;-)

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Get chucked into shed till the item has been used, abused and cream crackered - lol

Sash6304;1510839

I think if it was a large item, companies wouldn't expect you to package … I think if it was a large item, companies wouldn't expect you to package it back up (e.g a plasma tv) as it would be near on impossible, I just keep all the bumpf and obviously the receipts. My advice would be to recycle the cardboard - save cluttering up your loft with loadsa boxes;-)



actually, my plasma has a slight fault and i was asked to box it up for sending away for repair. i laughed at them, ooohhh suuuure, i got like a dozen boxes i could use :whistling:

they normally get kept a day or 2, until my youngest has had enough of shutting himself in it. I just have to check and make sure he's not still in it when I recycle it ;-)

How long do you keep the carboard box for (just in case it needs … How long do you keep the carboard box for (just in case it needs returning?). My house isnt too big and the spare room already has loads of junk in it without adding empty boxes.



I keep the product boxes for a year at least. ALthough I have some lying round for longer, as I use them when I move house.... my house is so full of boxes!!

i freecycle them after a week. they do great for people wanting to move house.

I always keep all my product boxes as it keeps the resale value up when it's time to sell them on.

loft insulation as previous poster have replied and good for selling on as latter poster replied
especially through the bay

shanecr;1510852

actually, my plasma has a slight fault and i was asked to box it up for … actually, my plasma has a slight fault and i was asked to box it up for sending away for repair. i laughed at them, ooohhh suuuure, i got like a dozen boxes i could use :whistling:



I'd have thought they'd have come to collect it as it was, I think it's silly to ask someone to repackage such a large item. That's madness eh?!:?

If there's one thing that's bound to cause conflict when getting a new product it's me saying "make sure you keep that box safe !"

Drives the other half absolutely bananas as we live in a very small house anyway with virtually no storage. I still have the boxes from a HI FI unit I bought 15+ years ago and wouldn't dream of throwing them away, just in case, lol.

Every now and then the O/H manages to have a cull when I'm away. She thinks i don't know but I do and I'm just waiting for the day we have to send something back in it's original box and she's disposed of it. Another dream because it won't happen will it?

One are I definitely been proved correct in is that if you are reselling something having the original box and packaging can considerably up it's value.

Off for my tablet now...........................................

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thinks you should try two today tony ;-)

sassie;1511472

thinks you should try two today tony ;-)



lol It has been like that, I slept not a wink last night and today and it's not looking good for tonight.

Perhaps I'll try 3 lol.

ps Have you got that hole (vent) in your wall sorted yet ? Getting cold again, brrrrrrrrr

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hottoshop;1511535

lol It has been like that, I slept not a wink last night and today and … lol It has been like that, I slept not a wink last night and today and it's not looking good for tonight.Perhaps I'll try 3 lol.ps Have you got that hole (vent) in your wall sorted yet ? Getting cold again, brrrrrrrrr



awww you poorly?

No i havent, going to get a cowl this week to see if that helps the situation, i dont drive so always have to rely on peeps to take me places as our town doesnt have hardware stores there all out of the town

sassie;1511630

awww you poorly?


Just being a male :cry:

sassie;1511630

No i havent, going to get a cowl this week to see if that helps the … No i havent, going to get a cowl this week to see if that helps the situation, i dont drive so always have to rely on peeps to take me places as our town doesnt have hardware stores there all out of the town


deleted my bad advice

hottoshop - being a heating engineer you have just scared the ***** out of me. Please don't tell anyone to seal a vent that is there for an appliance. That is an incredibly dangerous thing to suggest.

pinkleponkle;1511761

hottoshop - being a heating engineer you have just scared the ***** out … hottoshop - being a heating engineer you have just scared the ***** out of me. Please don't tell anyone to seal a vent that is there for an appliance. That is an incredibly dangerous thing to suggest.



Yeah you're right, apologies. Deleted

pinkleponkle;1511761

hottoshop - being a heating engineer you have just scared the ***** out … hottoshop - being a heating engineer you have just scared the ***** out of me. Please don't tell anyone to seal a vent that is there for an appliance. That is an incredibly dangerous thing to suggest.



How can sassie solve her problem easily then pinkle ? I'm sure she's appreciate good advice

Back on topic for a moment.

The boxes are not required when returning a product, but it is always easier to return them in the correct packaging.

I keep mine in the loft until I need the space.

thesaint;1511846

Back on topic for a moment.The boxes are not required when returning a … Back on topic for a moment.The boxes are not required when returning a product, but it is always easier to return them in the correct packaging.I keep mine in the loft until I need the space.



Me again, apologies OP.
Sassie's original thread
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its ok guys im not that daft, althought at times i look, well ok all the time, but im not really;-)

I simply flat-pack all my product boxes by cutting the tape on them. That way I can store every box inside my large computer box that sits on top of the wardrobe

At the moment I must have at least 15 different boxes flatpacked inside one larger box. I'd never have the room to store them individually!

Whenever I sell something I just re-seal the box back up and it looks like new - easy! :thumbsup:

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hexen;1512091

I simply flat-pack all my product boxes by cutting the tape on them. That … I simply flat-pack all my product boxes by cutting the tape on them. That way I can store every box inside my large computer box that sits on top of the wardrobeAt the moment I must have at least 15 different boxes flatpacked inside one larger box. I'd never have the room to store them individually!Whenever I sell something I just re-seal the box back up and it looks like new - easy! :thumbsup:



i bet you where teachers per too eh - lol

sassie;1512114

i bet you where teachers per too eh - lol



No, just sensible, which is more than I can say for some of the people that post on this forum, lol

Only joking :-D

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hexen;1512124

No, just sensible, which is more than I can say for some of the people … No, just sensible, which is more than I can say for some of the people that post on this forum, lolOnly joking :-D



see me knew you where just too bright, it takes most a fair few months to work that out, some even years, but oh no, not me, i just knew straight away:thumbsup:
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