The joy of boxes...lots of 'em ! As a mixed media artist, I'm always having to organize (and re-organize) my collections of stuff that I use. I do have an assortment of odd plastic tubs, boxes, crates, etc., that help to some degree, but today I hit the motherlode! Now THESE are storage boxes...and all of them were free for the taking.
They are all about the right size for much of my stuff...papers, plastics, metals, wood pieces, glass, etc. The best thing about these boxes is that they are stackable (if packed properly). For those of you who might live in the Portland (OR) area, check out the "free box" section at the New Seasons grocery stores. They are practically begging you to take them (big sign..."Free Boxes")! During the summer season, they seem to have an endless supply of these kinds of fruit boxes, all extremely well made with heavy cardboard, and the little flaps to help with stacking. Most of them are very clean...no rotting fruit residue, etc. I walked off with about twenty-five of them this afternoon, but may even grab a few more before the berry season is completely over. Yes...I can feel jealousy in the air!